Tonight’s Concert Picks: Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer, Something Like A Monument at Kung Fu Necktie, These Wild Plains at Tellus360

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Courtney Barnett | Photo via facebook.com/courtneybarnettmusic
Courtney Barnett | Photo via facebook.com/courtneybarnettmusic

It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for Courtney Barnett, who went from a Melbourne musician with a couple of EPs to the toast of the indie singer-songwriter scene. Propelled by her wit and lyrical charm, perhaps best exhibited on the infectious “Avant Gardener” – the first single from her 2013 release A Sea of Split Peas – Barnett headlines Union Transfer for the second time tonight, and according to her recent interview with The Key’s Kate Bracaglia, will show off a few new songs from the album she’s releasing next year. Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch a video of “Avant Gardener” performed live in the studio for World Cafe.

Local four-piece Something Like a Monument return home from tour tonight at Kung Fu Necktie, bringing along their heavy bend of blues cranked to 11 and expansive, exploratory prog rock structures. The band released its debut LP …and the crowd goes mild in 2013, and on Saturday dropped its brand new single “The Hours Believe,” which you can listen to below via Bandcamp. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.

Cambridge, Mass. five-piece These Wild Plains headline Tellus360 in Lancaster tonight. The band has been building momentum over the past year with a handful of 7″ singles and a stirring, dusty Americana sound. They’re in the process of finishing their first full length record, and recently released its first single, “Virgina,” which you can listen to below. Tickets and information can be found here.

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