This Wednesday is chalked full of amazing music. First up, the Austrian psych-rock group Tame Impala. Out of the brilliant mind of group leader Kevin Parker, Tame Impala have released two amazing albums, Innerspeaker and Lonerism, both dealing with isolation in a trippy combination of 60s rock and modern electronic music. Tonight, the band plays Electric Factory with Philly’s own Light Heat as the openers. Check out the video for Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” below and click here for more concert information.
Tonight's Concert Picks
Last week, California rockers Rogue Wave released their fifth studio album, Nightingale Floors. For their latest album, the band decided to deal with topics of death by celebrating life and creating an incredibly positive album. Along with the new release, Rogue Wave are on tour and tonight, they play Union Transfer. Playing with openers The Boxer Rebellion and Fossil Collective, it’s definitely going to be a lively show. For ticket information, click here and check out “Siren’s Song” from their latest album below.
They may not have played together since 2003, but this year The Postal Service – the one-off project of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Dntel’s Jimmy Tamborello – have reunited for a large tour, including a stop at The Mann Center. Tonight, you can hear the stunning electronic pop group play songs from their amazing (and only) album Give Up. With such a great headliner and Ra Ra Riot as the opening band, this is a show you really don’t want to miss. Click here for more information and tickets.
Led by Swedish songwriter Jose Gonzales, the band Junip, is sharing the stage with Philadelphia singer Birdie Busch tonight at Union Transfer. Known for their soft, but invigorating sound, both musicians take their own spin on folk by mixing blues progressions with atmospheric, psychedelic breaths, soft rock riffs, and delicate lyrics. Find more information and tickets for tonight’s show here. Watch Birdie Busch’s “These Banks” from her PledgeMusic-funded album, The Greatest Night, below.
Locals Tin Bird Choir bring their soulful folk sound to Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville tonight. It’s a CD release show for the self-proclaimed “barn rock” outfit, whose new record is titled Homesteady. Check them out performing at 30th Street Station a few weeks ago for XPN’s Lunchtime Buskers series. You can find tickets and information here.
Philly indie rock outfit Little Big League will be opening for Titus Andronicus at Union Transfer, warming up for the release of their first LP, These Are Good People (out July 11th on Tiny Engines Records). Fun fact: Drummer Ian Dykstra used to play for Titus Andronicus a few years back! Find tickets and more information here, and check out their new song “Lindsey” below.
PAWS kick-off the free summer concert series at Morgan’s Pier tonight. Hailing from various corners of Scotland, the garage rock trio released their FatCat debut LP Cokefloat! in 2012 and were met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from both sides of the ocean. With a retro nineties sound that brings to mind the best of Stephen Malkmus and J Mascis, PAWS are band best seen live (where their guitars can really squeal). More information about tonight’s free show with We Were Promised Jetpacks can be found here. Watch PAWS perform “Sore Tummy” below.