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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tygaton at Ortlieb’s, Anderson East at World Cafe Live, David Bowie Tribute at The Fire

Tygaton
Tygaton | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia space-rock band Tygaton will be at Ortlieb’s tonight. The band blends classic rock dramatics and new-age instrumentation with hints of krautrock and psychedelia. Also at the show will be Dreambook and Woven In. The show is 21+ and costs $10. More information here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jane Siberry at Tin Angel, Pell at The Barbary

Jane Siberry
Jane Siberry | courtesy of the artist

Long-running Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry will debut her new album Ulysses’ Purse for Philadelphia fans tonight with a headlining gig at The Tin Angel. At the same time as she teases that it may be her last proper record – following a career that’s seen her move in step with Suzanne Vega, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Kristin Hersh – she also called it the album “more universal recording, meant for a wider audience” in an interview with The Key’s K. Ross Hoffman. Tickets and more information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Revisit “One More Colour” below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Underwater Sounds at Underground Arts, Sheer Mag at Ortlieb’s, Wiki of Ratking at Ardmore Music Hall, and more…

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Underwater Sound | photo by Samuel Markey Photography

Down Under: The Underwater Sounds take on Underground Arts for the last time tonight. The Philly reggae group has been together playing shows in the area for around six years now, so do not miss this last chance to see them. Everyone who attends the show will receive a copy of Visions Of Love And Light Part II. Also performing will be The Snails and The Rosemary Fiki Band. For more info, check out the link here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Mysteries at Kung Fu Necktie, Spot Collins at Creep Records, Lawrence at World Cafe Live

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After making a heck of a lot of noise at the Queen of Jeans record release party on Saturday night, Philly retro-rockers The Mysteries are back on the Kung Fu Necktie stage tonight for a gig with High Wasted and Seismic Thrust. (We hear they just bunkered down with sleeping bags in KFN upstairs and spent yesterday brunching in West Kenso.) Their self titled debut, released back in the fall, is equal parts The Cramps and The Box Tops (with a bit of jangling Kinks-y cleverness thrown in to boot). Basically, they sound like the weird wonderful world of the Nuggets compilations of yore, and would make for a most rocked out Monday night in your life. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Glitter at Johnny Brenda’s, Montana of 300 at Voltage Lounge, Indigo Girls at The Keswick Theater

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Glitter | photo by Isaac Turner | courtesy of the artist

Philly indie-pop five-piece Glitter celebrates the release of their new LP Ancient Rome tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The band, fronted by singer and songwriter Jayme Goukas, recalls Beat Happening and The Magnetic Fields, and you can listen to their entire LP – being released on Square of Opposition Records – over at Brooklyn Vegan now. Tickets and more info on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queen of Jeans at Kung Fu Necktie, Lou at Bourbon and Branch, RFA at MilkBoy and more

Queen of Jeans
Queen of Jeans | photo by Kelly Kurteson | courtesy of the artist

Indie rock four-piece Queen of Jeans is one of our faves of the Philly scene right now, and you can find out why at their EP release party at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The self-titled set is out now on Third Uncle Records; listen to it below, check out the band’s Key Studio Session here and get info on tonight’s gig with Louie Louie and The Mysteries at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Harrowgrove at Bourbon and Branch, Escort at Underground Arts, Shark Tape at Boot & Saddle and more…

 

Harrowgrove | photo courtesy of the artist
Harrowgrove | photo courtesy of the artist

Harrowgrove is the project of alternative R&B artist C.J. Davis and was one of John Vettese’s Top 5 music discoveries of 2015. Originally a guitar-based band, Davis slowly transformed Harrowgrove into music with intense soundscapes and trap influences with his release last September, Holy Broken Free Spirit. Davis will be bringing the music of Harrowgrove to Bourbon and Branch tonight with Starwood, Kim Jong Ill, and Revolution, I Love You. The show is $10 at the door and is 21+. Information can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Residuels at Johnny Brenda’s, Questlove Supreme at The Foundry

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Residuels | video still by Kyle Garvey for WXPN

Philly heavy psych-blues trio Residuels headlines Johnny Brenda’s tonight with support from Daddy Long Legs, The Whips and Straw Hats. The band recently appeared on The Key Studio Sessions to rock out a set of new songs and a 13th Floor Elevators cover. Watch a 16mm video of “Enough” below, download the entire session here and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: DRGN King at Bourbon and Branch, Weekender at Johnny Brenda’s, HighKick at Ardmore Music Hall and more

DRGN King | Photo by Cameron Pollack
DRGN King | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Philly indie rock faves DRGN King are going on hiatus for 2016 as its various bandmates and collaborators head into a busy year with a variety of other projects. Tonight, they play their last show for a while at Bourbon and Branch tonight with Mumblr and Mostly Only, and we’re expecting a full assortment of jams from 2014’s awesome Baltimore Crush and 2013’s equally awesome Paragraph Nights. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to “Hazy Memories” below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Three Man Cannon at Boot and Saddle, Groovy Movies at Ortlieb’s, Howlish at Bourbon and Branch

Three Man Cannon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN
Three Man Cannon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

The Lame-O Records Rock Residency at Boot & Saddle continues tonight with a headlining gig from Three Man Cannon. In many ways, these dudes are the glue that holds the Philly DIY scene together. Not only do these guys rock their own blend of howling and heavy guitar-rock, their Matt Schimelfenig is an ace producer who has worked with a bunch of awesome local folks – Cayetana, The Menzingers, Petal – and even heavy hitters like The War on Drugs. Joining them tonight are Sun Organ and lowercase roses. Listen to last year’s Will I Know You EP below and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →