Tonight’s Concert Picks: Joey Sweeney at Maas Building, AllegrA at All Night Diner, Muscle Tough at Johnny Brenda’s, and more

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Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly songwriter Joey Sweeney and his band The Neon Grease lead the lineup at Jojo’s Holiday Variety Show tonight at the Maas Building. The pay-what-you-will event benefits Rock to the Future and is also a release party for Sweeney’s new holiday EP, Smilin’ Through. The event will also feature some other musical acts, including Beat Jams, Hi Soft, Settled Arrows and the Birdsall Band, plus comedy from Doogie Horner and Jaime Fountaine. Listen to Sweeney original song “Don’t Kill Yourself This Christmas,” off the new EP, below and find more information on tonight’s show here.

Philly-via-Pittsburgh DIY favorite AllegrA appeared on the scene in recent months, and tonight they play at All Night Diner as part of an all-local lineup that also includes Ellen Siberian-Tiger, Corey Flood and Soupy. AllegrA released their self-titled debut album just last month, and it’s full of dreamy and upbeat basement pop songs. Listen below and find more information on the show here.

Muscle Tough plays not just one, but two sets tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Self-described as “futuristic funk fusion,” the band plays a heavily improvised mix of jazz, funk, and psychedelia. Philly dance band MINKA opens the show. Muscle Tough last played at JB’s back in March and released a recording of the show, which you can listen to below. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show here.

Also playing:

Hoots and Hellmouth at Union Transfer

Victor Wooten Trio at Keswick Theatre

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