Tonight’s Concert Picks: Public Service Broadcasting at World Cafe Live, Young Fathers at Boot & Saddle, Divers at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting | photo via Facebook

London-based duo Public Service Broadcasting perform upstairs at World Cafe Live tonight. Musician J. Willgoose, Esq. and percussionist Wrigglesworth started the band with a very specific aesthetic in mind: they pair audio samples from archival recordings, propaganda and PSAs with atmospheric instrumentations to “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.” Their latest release, this year’s The Race for Space, was a collaborative effort with the British Film Institute to recount the competition between the U.S. and Russia to land a man on the moon. Watch the video for “Go!” below and pick up tickets for tonight’s performance here.

Young Fathers bring their new record White Men Are Black Men Too to Boot & Saddle. The Edinburgh-based trio write electronic hip hop songs that strike a chord with Animal Collective’s style of samples and chaotic energy. Their previous record DEAD won the Mercury Prize for best album in 2014, following James Blake’s 2013 win and beating out Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs and Nick Mulvey. Watch the video for “Shame” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

Divers celebrate the release of their new record at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Holding Bodies is the local outfit’s debut LP, recorded at Turtle Studios in South Philly. Divers came onto the scene in 2012 with their single “Eggshells,” following it up with a few more single releases before committing the energy and pure rocking out-ness of their live show to full-length. Check out “Eggshells” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.


Also playing:

Suburban Living at Bourbon & Branch (8:00 p.m., 21+, $10)

Whirr at Ortlieb’s – Two shows! (2:00 p.m., AA, $15 / 9:00 p.m., 21+, $15)

Jeremy Engik at Underground Arts (9:00 p.m., 21+, $12)



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