Tonight’s Concert Picks: Vagabon at the First Unitarian Church, Steady Hands at Johnny Brenda’s, and Steep Canyon Rangers at Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Vagabon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

2017 has been nothing short of a breakout year for Laetitia Tamko, the New York multi-instrumentalist better known as Vagabon. Their second full-length project, Infinite Worlds, was released in February and met with significant acclaim. Vagabon’s unique tenor voice is mellifluous and versitle; on Infinite Worlds, Tamko shows her indie punk chops as well as a knack for stirringly beautiful acoustic rock. From album to album, it seems like Tamko has gained even more confidence in her playing, production and lyrical content, which leads to more complete work and a dynamic genre-bending style. Vagabon plays the First Unitarian Church tonight alongside New York indie rock outfit Cende and the brainy punk group Radiator Hospital. Consult the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets to go see this stacked lineup.

Key faves and Philly based bar rock punks Steady Hands hit the stage at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, just a mere five days after rocking World Cafe Live with Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, who they’ve been on tour with. Steady Hands has perfected their blend of folk, punk and pint-hoisting rock and roll, and there is no way to stop yourself from grabbing a beer and getting down at one of their shows. Relive your glory days and go rock to Steady Hands at JB’s tonight by picking up tickets from the XPN Concert Calendar; they’re on the bill with Young Statues, who just yesterday appeared on The Key Studio Sessions.

Whether equipped with Steve Martin’s banjo talents or hitting the stage without him, as they will tonight at The Appel Center, The Steep Canyon Rangers are a must see whenever they come to Philly. Their latest record, The Long Awaited Album, includes a delightful assortment of quirky lyrics, folky harmonies, heartfelt folk ballads, and more. For more information and tickets to the show, consult the XPN Concert Calendar.




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