Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at Johnny Brenda’s, Ground Up at Underground Arts, Olds Sleeper at Re:Create Arts Initiative and more

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Creepoid plays The Atlantic for FEST 13 | Photo by John Vettese
Creepoid plays The Atlantic for FEST 13 | Photo by John Vettese

Psychedelic Philly doomsayers Creepoid celebrate the release of their new LP Cemetery Highrise Slum tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The album is heavy and expansive, the strongest distillation to date of the hard-touring band’s live energy. Tickets and more information on the show can be foudn at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Local hip-hop faves Ground Up bring the party to Underground Arts tonight. The trio’s latest project, 1711, is named for the street address of the Temple University house they lived in when the band formed in the mid-aughts. The mixtape is due to drop in the fall, and we’re expecting to hear a few goodies from it tonight. Tickets and info for the show can be found here.

Olds Sleeper is the evocative lo-fi folk project of Lancaster’s Heath Harden. Its latest LP, Cowgirl, blends rustic Americana with a gruff Tom Waitsy delivery and raw, Lou Barlow-esque recording. It’s kind of in the same vein Daughn Gibson, except recorded on an 8-track. (Check out “Sunset on You” below to see what I mean.) Tonight Old Sleeper plays the Re:Create Arts Initiative in Lebanon; tickets and more information can be found at the show’s Facebook event page.

Also playing:

Red Martina at Boot and Saddle (8 p.m., $12, 21+)

Red Baraat at Ardmore Music Hall (8:30 p.m., $16, 21+)

Cape Wrath at Tin Angel (8 p.m., $10, 21+)

Cold Roses Neil Young Tribute at Hard Rock Cafe (8 p.m., free, all ages)

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