Folk favorites The Avett Brothers are the headlining performers at Musikfest tonight. Last year, the band released Magpie and the Dandelion and played a phenomenal set at the Mann. Recently, Joe Kwon, the band’s cellist, explored the fusion of Korean and Southern food with Garden and Gun. In an interview with Atlanta Constitution, banjo player, and singer, Scott Avett talked about the various creative avenues he’s pursued from acting to painting, saying “Whether it’s poetry or books or something else, one thing informs the next thing.” Listen to “The Ballad of Love and Hate” from Emotionalism below. Get more info at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Philly via Canada singer-songwriter Anjuli Josephine plays The Fire tonight. Last year, she recorded a stunning Key Studio Session following the release of her self-titled EP. Earlier this year, Joesphine played at the Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival. The show will be this year’s first with a full band and Josephine will be debuting her newest songs. In the meantime, listen to “Heart Heart Heart Hurt” from her session below. Get more info here.
The Rosebuds will be playing at Boot and Saddle tonight. The indie rock duo released their newest album, Sand + Silence this week. The album features Justin Vernon on guitar and synth, and Matt McCaughan and Nick Sanborn (from Bon Iver and Sylvan Esso respectively) on drums and bass. The new album is a sweet distillation of the essence of The Rosebuds, especially tracks like “Blue Eyes”. Listen to it below and get more details here.
Hound at Johnny Brenda’s ($12, 21+, 8:00 pm)
Mo Lowda and the Humble at Ortlieb’s ($8, 21+, 8:00 pm)
The Naked Sun at Tin Angel ($10, 21+, 8:00 pm)
Jake Lewis and the Clergy at World Cafe Live at the Queen ($7, all ages, 8:00 pm)
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