Tonight’s Concert Picks: Trampled by Turtles at Union Transfer, Vilebred at Burlap and Bean, Bell X1 at Johnny Brenda’s and more

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Photo by Zoran Orlić/Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Zoran Orlić/Courtesy of the artist

Five-piece indie folk group Trampled by Turtles headlines tonight at Union Transfer. The Minnesota men made their mark at number one on the US Folk charts with their recently dropped album Wild Animals. This well-rehearsed band has performed their soothing sound at countless national festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, Rock the Garden, and Firefly. Below, check out the video for title track “Wild Animals.” For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calender.

Vilebred, an eclectic Delaware County band with an ever-changing sound will take the stage at Burlap and Bean tonight. Composed of a long line-up of members Sam Vile (brother to Kurt), Will Donahue, Dug Gillin, Chelsea Sue Allen, Paul Vile, and Jared Pennington, the groupformed in 2006 and have been turning out electrifying tracks ever since. Their latest album, Skeleton Melodies, is a roller coaster ride of sounds as each track takes on a genre of its own. Below, watch their performance of “Hot Tamale.” For tickets and more information check out the XPN Concert Calender.

Bell X1, a successful indie band from Dublin, Ireland will play their hits at Johnny Brenda‘s tonight. Members Paul Noonan, David Geraghty, and Dominic Philips formed the band over a decade ago, and have developed a reputation for their powerhouse live performances. Their eighth studio album Chop Chop reached number one on the Irish music charts with slow and soothing tracks such as “Starlings Over Brighton Pier” and the powerful piano sound of “Diorama.” Below, listen to “A Thousand Little Downers.” Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calender.

Also playing:

Watery Love at Boot and Saddle (8:30 p.m., 21+, $10)

Brown Sabbath at District N9NE (8:00, all ages, $15)

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