Tonight’s Concert Picks: Delorean and City Rain at Morgan’s Pier, Douglas Thomas at The Fire, Evening River Band at Kung Fu Necktie

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Spanish dance group Delorean plays a free show at Morgan’s Pier tonight. Last year, the group released its second album, Apar, produced in the band’s private studio in El Poblenou. The title is a Basque term that means to froth or foam. The sounds in the album, a very minimum instrumentation and vocals, has a feeling of being destroyed yet remaining strong. The band released a playlist of some of the fantastic remixes they’ve done this year, as well as a warped video for “Unhold” featuring Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek. They will be joined by Philly’s City Rain, who were featured on the Key’s Unlocked Series. Similar to Delorean, City Rain recorded its newest album High School Dance near a family shore house. Catch both bands for their free show at Morgan’s Pier. Get more details at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Lancaster’s Douglas Thomas headlines The Fire tonight. The young singer-songwriter recently released his newest track, “Amphibious”, a poignant presentation of the struggle to find an identity. The single is off of Thomas’s second album Gone To Seed, which comes out September 30th. The album is a follow up to 2012’s debut album Trimmings. Check out Thomas’s dramatic live performance from Barshinger Hall below. Get more details here.

New Jersey garage rockers Evening River Bend play Kung Fu Necktie tonight, celebrating the release of its self-titled album due out August 19th. The band consists of Denny Barron, Lou DiDomenico and Jeffery Fields. “Sing!”, the first single from the album, has a strong, melancholy bluesy rock and roll feel. The band also released two tracks via American Rock Mix. Evening River Band will be joined by Harsh Vibes and Jantones. Get more details here. Listen to “Sing!” below.

Also playing:

Tim Motzer at Johnny Brenda’s ($10, 21+, 8:00 pm)

1k Sessions: Tim Motzer & Markus Reuter [Extended Version] from Dejha Ti on Vimeo.

Black Landlord at Milkboy (Free, 21+, 8:00 pm)

Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes at Underground Arts (21+, 8:00 pm, $15)

Marian Hill at North Star Bar ($10, 21+, 8:00 pm)

On the Water at Kung Fu Necktie ($5, 21+, 7:30 pm)



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