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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gun$ Garcia at Ortlieb’s, Chill Moody and Reef the Lost Cauze at Johnny Brenda’s, Cold Cafe at Underground Arts and more…

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Gun$ Garcia | photo via Facebook

Local DJ Gun$ Garcia headlines a free night of music at Ortlieb’s. The D.C. native honed her record-spinning skills while at art school here in Philadelphia, joining up with the Brick Bandits collective and getting tapped for sets at the Mad Decent Block Party thanks to her dance-centric style of DJing. Stream Garcia’s remix of “A Little More” by Ariana Grande below and get more information for tonight’s show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Standing Rock Benefit at HH Ranch, Frank Turner at The Fillmore, Ceramic Animal at Johnny Brenda’s

Brujo De La Mancha | still from video
Brujo De La Mancha | still from video

HH Ranch has organized a fundraiser this evening to benefit the Standing Rock Water Protectors. The night will live video projections and painting, spoken word, performances by Eight, Mitch Esparza, and Princess Rabbit, and traditional Aztec ritual and dance from Brujo De La Mancha. A suggested donation of $5-$10 will go directly to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council. Check out a Brujo De La Mancha performing a traditional fire dance below. Then, Find more information on the event here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thin Lips at Boot and Saddle, D.R.A.M. at The Foundry (The Fillmore), Rebirth Brass Band at Ardmore Music Hall, and more…

Thin Lips | photo by Jessica Flynn | courtesy of the artist
Thin Lips | photo by Jessica Flynn | courtesy of the artist

Philly pop-punks Thin Lips will play Boot & Saddle tonight as part of Lame-O Records’ “Rock Residency”. They’ll be joined by The Superweaks and The Obsessives, with evening’s performance will benefit The Attic Youth Center. At the end of the month, Thin Lips will embark on a European tour with The Superweaks and Modern Baseball, and in preparation, all three bands have contributed a brand new song to a new split EP. For tickets and more information on the show, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Bigness at Bourbon & Branch, Telepathic at Ortlieb’s, Black Horse Motel at Boot & Saddle and more…

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The Bigness | photo by Bryan Karl Lathrop Photography | http://www.bklphoto.com/

Local four-piece The Bigness are ready to bring their songs to Bourbon & Branch tonight. Led by Kristen Bigness, the indie rock outfit released its latest LP Time Traveler in the fall, a collection of songs steeped in the lineage of acts like Fleetwood Mac and The Breeders. Watch a video for “Run! Run! (Escape Anthem)” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Circa Survive at The Fillmore, Flat Mary Road at Boot and Saddle, Square Peg Round Hole at Johnny Brenda’s

Circa Survive | photo via facebook.com/CircaSurvive
Circa Survive | via the band’s Facebook page

Doylestown rockers Circa Survive will play The Fillmore tonight with support from mewithoutYou and Turnover. The show will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophomore album album On Letting Go. Stream the video for that album’s single, “The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose” below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Run the Jewels at the Electric Factory, Cabbage at Kung Fu Necktie

Run The Jewels perform at Union Transfer in 2014 | Photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN | brightloud.com
Run The Jewels perform at Union Transfer in 2013 | Photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN | brightloud.com

Run the Jewels kick off two months of touring tonight at the Electric Factory, a show that comes just couple days before the highly anticipated release of RTJ3. Leading up to this week rappers / producers Killer Mike and El P shared album single “Talk To Me” as well as a comedic trailer clip that sees the duo visiting Portlandia for some promotional strategy brainstorming. Check out that video here and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Teenage Bigfoot at The Fire, Weekender at Bourbon and Branch, Snake Club at World Cafe Live

Teenage Bigfoot
Teenage Bigfoot | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com
Local pop-punk trio Teenage Bigfoot returned last year with the playful and rifftastic 2 Lit 2 Quit EP. Tonight, the band rocks a set at The Fire on Girard Avenue; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Derrick Hodge at Johnny Brenda’s and Alejandro Escovedo at World Cafe Live

Photo by Chris Baldwin
Derrick Hodge | photo by Chris Baldwin | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia bassist Derrick Hodge will perform at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with support from DJ Junior. His latest full-length, The Second, dropped last year, and just a few months ago, he performed at The White House as part of Common’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. Watch a performance of “Dances with Ancestors” at the Kennedy Center below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Joy Ike at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Shots Called at The Fire, Ben Arnold at World Cafe Live, and more…

Joy Ike performs at World Cafe Live for NPR Music's Tiny Desk Road Show | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com
Joy Ike performs at World Cafe Live for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Road Show | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Singer/songwriter Joy Ike will play World Cafe Live at the Queen tonight. Last month, she performed an intimate set at Burlap and Bean, and now, she’ll support Angela Burns at her CD release show. Check out a live performance of “Nomad” from last year’s Escape To The Lake Festival below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Not Fur Longs at Boot and Saddle, Zeek Burse at Warmdaddy’s, Orchestra Afrisa International at Johnny Brenda’s, and more…

The Not Fur Longs | via the band's Facebook page
The Not Fur Longs | via the band’s Facebook page

New Jersey indie rockers The Not Fur Longs will support Gene Wildest and Kodiak Park at Boot & Saddle tonight. Their latest full length, Not Fur Songs, dropped a little over a year ago, but just last month, they shared “We Wish You a Marley Christmas,” a reggae-tinged holiday track and their latest contribution to the long-running Arbor Christmas compilation series. Stream the video for Not Fur Songs below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar to grab your tickets for the show. Continue reading →