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World Cafe alums Bad Bad Hats play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The indie rockers showed host David Dye around their hometown of Minneapolis, MN last year for a Sense of Place feature and recorded a session in support of their debut LP Psychic Reader. Check out a video of “Midway” recorded live for World Cafe below, revisit their full feature here and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ show with Hey Marseilles here.
When a band is called Free Cake for Every Creature, you’d expect the songs to be sweet and poppy. That’s exactly what we get on “For You,” a track taken from the Philadelphia / upstate New York project’s forthcoming Talking Quietly of Anything With You. The record will be out on April 15th through Double Double Whammy, with a release show at Everybody Hits the following night.
Inaugural Key Fest alum Tiani Victoria brings her club-ready hip hop to Bourbon & Branch tonight for Wood Presents’ Soundcheck Unplugged showcase. The Philadelphia native released her debut mixtape Hard Candy last year after appearing on a song with Reek Da Rookie. Watch her video for “Black Girl Lost” below (featuring a cameo by Dice Raw) and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.
Former XPN Artist to Watch Leon Bridges is probably a household name by now. After releasing his critically acclaimed debut Coming Home last year, the Texas soul singer played a killer set at Non-COMM, has sold out shows at Union Transfer and The Fillmore and just announced a slot at June’s Roots Picnic.
The ninth annual Two Piece Fest takes place at the First Unitarian Church today. As we previously reported, the day-long event is “an exercise in mayhem and minimalism that brings the DIY scene together, one duo at a time.” This year’s line-up includes Joint Chiefs of Math, Brown Rainbow, Empty Vessels and a dozen more. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here; listen to Joint Chiefs’ “Get Rich or Try Dyin'” below.
Tonight’s Communion Residency at Milkboy features Athens, GA based outfit Mothers. Performing in the gritty rock and roll vein of Those Darlins’ and Alabama Shakes, Mothers are prepping for the release of their debut LP When You Walk a Long Distance. Listen to their latest single “Copper Mines” below and pick up tickets to the 21+ showcase here.
Power Animal‘s Keith Hampson has announced a new strain of work called Prayer Circles. Branching away from the electronic pop of the former moniker and into a more experimental realm of tech-based sound, the Philadelphia musician debuted his new project this week with a video for “Swollen Larynx of Highway from Window.”