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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Jezabels at World Cafe Live, The Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem, Tim Reynolds at Sherman Theater

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The Jezabels | photo by Cybele Malinowski | via Facebook

Australian rockers The Jezabels headline World Cafe Live tonight. The four-piece is touring in support of a new record called Synthia, a buzzing follow-up to 2014’s The Brink. The last time the band trekked through Philly, they played a nearly sold-out set at Johnny Brenda’s so expect big things from the poppy Aussies in this larger space. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here; watch “Pleasure Drive” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hoots and Hellmouth at Ardmore Music Hall, Vessna Scheff at Bourbon and Branch, and Norah Jones at the Academy of Music

Hoots and Hellmouth | courtesy of the artist
Hoots and Hellmouth | courtesy of the artist

Philly folk rockers Hoots and Hellmouth reached new heights on their latest album In The Trees, and tonight, they’ll demonstrate that newfound altitude by headlining Ardmore Music Hall with support from Cris Jacobs. Stream the video for groovy, new single “Diction” below, and read our interview with frontman Sean Hoots here. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more info on the 21+ gig. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mothers at Johnny Brenda’s, Strand of Oaks at Arden Gild Hall, Dominic at Ortlieb’s and more

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Mothers | Photo by Kristin Karch | courtesy of the artist

Athens, Georgia rock four-piece Mothers had a break out year in 2016 with the release of When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. The band teeters between emotive melodies and explosive dissonance, and in concert that contrast is heightened. Tonight they return to the stage at Johnny Brenda’s; 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: MH The Verb at Silk City, Diana at Boot and Saddle and A.M. Mills at Ortlieb’s

MH The Verb | Photo courtesy of the artist
MH The Verb | Photo courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia jazz-inspired hip-hop artist MH The Verb plays tonight at Silk City. The rapper recently released a video for his song “Last Dance” commemorating the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut in collaboration with his production collective ArtHouse95. Check out the video for “Last Dance” below and click here for more information and tickets. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Mike Gordon at Union Transfer

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Mike Gordon | photo courtesy of the artist

When he’s not ripping on bass in Phish, the versatile Mike Gordon is making music of his own. His fourth solo album, Overstep, was released in 2014, and it was a breezy collection of dubified funk; he followed it up the following Record Store Day with The Last Step, a 10″ vinyl EP, and his fall 2016 tour brings him to Union Transfer tonight. Tickets to the all ages show are still available, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Flightschool at World Cafe Live, A$AP Ferg at TLA, Dinosaur Jr. at Union Transfer, and more…

Flightschool | courtesy of the artist
Flightschool | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia jam rockers Flightschool will play World Cafe Live tonight for the 10th anniversary of the venue’s Thanksgiving Box Social fundraiser. They’ll be joined by Lightning Jones and Denizen, and the event will also feature a custom beer from Dock Street Brewery. If that’s not enough, a portion of the proceeds will go to Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, which provides children from low-income families with access to safe, tuition-based schools. For tickets and more information, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at Kung Fu Necktie, Peter Hook and the Light at The Trocadero, Mother Moses at Milkboy

Creepoid | photo courtesy of the artist
Creepoid | photo courtesy of the artist

After much anticipation, Creepoid celebrate the release of their new Burner EP at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The local grunge-psych outfit are following up last year’s Cemetery Highrise Slum LP with a collection that is notably more restrained than their more recent output. They shared EP cut “Dripping Eyelids” with Brooklyn Vegan earlier this week – check that out here, watch “Dried Out” from last year’s LP below, and pick up tickets for the 21+ release show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lower Wolves at Boot & Saddle, David Gray at Scottish Rite Auditorium

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Lower Wolves | photo by Lainie DeCoursey | via Facebook

Local R.E.M. tribute band Lower Wolves headline a night of covers at Boot & Saddle. Highlighting the early days of the classic college rockers, the tribute band has said they’ll be dusting off some songs they haven’t played in a while and trying out a few they’ve never covered before. Re Du, a Husker Du tribute, opens the show. Tickets and information can be found here; watch Lower Wolves play “Sitting Still” from R.E.M.’s 1983 debut Murmur below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Laura Cantrell at the Tin Angel, Mikey Erg at Kung Fu Necktie, Post War Dream at Bourbon & Branch

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Laura Cantrell | photo via Facebook

NYC singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell performs at the Tin Angel tonight. Around the release of her latest LP No Way There From Here in 2014, Cantrell recorded an interview and live performance on World Cafe. Listen back to that appearance here and check out “Someday Sparrow” below. Tickets and information for the concert can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Whaler at The Barbary, Stevie Nicks at the Wells Fargo Center

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Whaler | photo by Frank Apollonio | www.frankapollonio.com

Surfy pop outfit Whaler play The Barbary tonight. The Philly-based four piece made waves with a pair of singles released earlier this year, dipping their toes back in the recording game after releasing a debut LP called Natural Barriers in 2015. “Deep End” and “The Weather Lately” were recorded with Jeff Zeigler – stream them below and get more information for the 21+ show here.

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