Tonight’s Concert Picks: David Gray at Tower Theater, Mumblr at Bourbon and Branch, The Moody Blues at Musikfest

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Photo by Rachel Barrish
Photo by Rachel Barrish

David Gray will be playing tonight at the Tower Theater. The British singer songwriter released his newest album, Mutineers in July. The rather happy album is Gray’s first in over four years. in an interview with Boston Globe about the light atmosphere on this album, Gray explained that “There’s a regeneration going on, a rebirth, a plugging back into the moment, not worrying about the past and being right there in the here and now, and that’s what this record has.” Recently, Gray played a stellar Free at Noon and a great performance at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center. Listen to his performance of “Back in the World Again”, the first track off of Mutineers. Get more details about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Local fuzz rock band Mumblr will be playing at Bourbon and Branch tonight. Recently, the band played a fantastic set at SXSW (and you can check out their journey to the festival). In December, the band released Bang Bang EP as a teaser for their upcoming Full of Snakes LP out September 16. They also just released another, grown up version of “Philadelphia” off of 2013′s White Jesus/Black God. In an interview with Impose Magazine, the group explained that they “wanted to try and highlight the city we live in because it has been a huge part of our lives. We came of age here and the city taught us a lot of things that college didn’t, for better or for worse. It’s kind of us paying our respect to Philly.”  Listen to “Philadelphia” below. Get more info about the show here.

British rock band Moody Blues will be playing tonight at Bethlehem Musikfest. The orchestral rock giants formed in 1964 and since then have released a stellar list of anthems, including “Nights in White Satin” and “I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band).” In a recent interview with Leigh Valley Live, lead singer Justin Hayward humbly explained that “The atmosphere created on stage, that’s very valuable to me,” as the reason behind the band’s enduring force in the prog-rock world. Listen to “Nights in White Satin” from Days of Future Passed below. Get details about the show here.

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