Tonight’s Concert Picks: LVL UP at Union Transfer, Ortolan at Boot and Saddle, Failure / Hum at Electric Factory, and more

LVL UP | Photo via artist's Facebook
LVL UP | Photo via artist’s Facebook

Purchase, NY’s LVL UP open for Basement with Palehound and Adventures at Union Transfer this evening. The band most recently released EP Three Songs after the success of third full-length Hoodwink’d. Though they have not hit the “mainstream,” LVL UP excel in the quieter spaces of the music world – a must-see live act. Get tickets for the show here.

Sister quartet Ortolan headline Boot and Saddle. Their music is best described as captivating indie pop, and their latest LP Covered in Black asserts Ortolan’s place in the ever-talented Philly music scene. Listen below, and get tickets for the 21+ show here.

The Electric Factory welcomes the Failure / Hum double bill tonight. Failure returned to music last year after a 17-year hiatus and released The Heart is a Monster this summer to critical acclaim. Hum, another 90’s group that has gone through an hiatus or two, has returned to play a handful of shows with Failure. Tonight presents a musical opportunity that may not come back around again – get tickets here.

Also playing:

Clique at Ortlieb’s (9:00 p.m., $8, 21+)

Mercury Radio Theater at Johnny Brenda’s (8:00 p.m., $10-12, 21+)

Nik Greeley at MilkBoy (8:30 p.m., free, 21+)

Rebirth Brass Band at Ardmore Music Hall (7:00 p.m., $25-30, 21+)



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