Tonight’s Concert Picks: A Winged Victory for the Sullen at First Unitarian Church, The Get Up Kids at Chameleon Club, Galactic at Electric Factory and more…

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Neo-classical duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen perform at the First Unitarian Church tonight. Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and classical composer Dustin O’Halloran released their first collaborative LP in 2011, after which Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor approached them about writing the score to a new a piece for his own company. That exercise resulted in Atomos, released as the band’s second effort last year. Watch a video of McGregor’s Random Dance Company performing to Atomos below and pick up tickets for the all ages concert here.

Missouri alt-rockers The Get Up Kids hit Lancaster tonight for a show at the Chameleon Club. The band was one of the leaders of emo music in the Midwest during the nineties, releasing four LPs and opening for Green Day and Weezer before a three-year hiatus began in 2005. 1999’s Something to Write Home About not only gave them widespread acclaim, it also helped their label Vagrant Records (now home to Edward Sharpe, PJ Harvey and more) get a permanent foothold in indie music. Listen to “Out of Reach” from Something to Write Home About below and pick up tickets for the show with PUP and Restorations here.

Funk band Galactic headline the Electric Factory tonight. The New Orleans-based outfit was inspired by heritage acts like The Meters and Professor Longhair, fusing the brass band sound of the city with funk, hip hop, rock and jazz. Typically an instrumental project, Galactic often collaborates with vocalists on stage and in the studio. 2012’s Carnivale Electricos is the group’s latest full-length, though they released a single with JJ Grey called “Higher and Higher” just last month. Listen to that track below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show here.

Also playing:

Diamond Rugs at Ortlieb’s (8:00 p.m., 21+, $20)

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