Tonight’s Concert Picks: Shannen Moser at PhilaMOCA, Aldous Harding at Johnny Brenda’s

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Shannen Moser | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com
Shannen Moser | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Since releasing the excellent Oh, My Heart record this winter, Philly’s Shannen Moser has been playing a lot of gigs regionally and nationally — including a tour with Sorority Noise — and filming a lot of videos. Rather than go the traditional music video promo route, Moser teamed up with Good Boy Audiovisual to shoot site-specific performances of several of the album’s songs all around Philly, from Penn’s Landing to Grey’s Philly, parks to post-industrial asphalt. Tonight, Moser can be found in the cozy enclosure of PhilaMOCA, opening the show for Clique and Peaer. Tickets for the all-ages show are available now, more information can be found at the show’s Facebook event page.

A singer-guitarist and songwriter with a striking voice and a knack for minimal-yet-moving arrangements, Aldous Harding makes her way from Lyttelton, New Zealand to Johnny Brenda’s tonight for a headlining show. This year, Harding released her sophomore album Party on 4AD Records, and it breaks beyond the more traditional-leaning folk of her self-titled debut and into more haunting and spacious territories constructed around drum loops, double-tracked vocals and atmospheric piano. Fans of Laura Marling and Elliott Smith would do well to take notice; Philly music enthusiasts should also note that Dominic is playing an opening set. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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