Philly four-piece My Son Bison is at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Back in May, they released a music video to go along with their track “Stable Places” off their Electric Singles EP. Watch the video below and check out the guys tonight along with Dead Fingers and Laura & Greg. Tickets and info here. 21+. Continue reading →
Philly fuzz rockers Purling Hiss will play a free show tonight at the Spruce Street Harbor as a fundraiser for Vox Populi Gallery. A re-issue of their 2011 record, Dizzy Polizzy, was recently released and we can expect their new record, Drag City, on September 23rd. Click here for more info about the pop-up show tonight. Continue reading →
Chicago alt-rocke four-piece Veruca Salt will be at TLA tonight. The band reunited after a fifteen year (too) long hiatus, and have been touring all around the U.S. About a month ago, they released a new single titled “It’s Holy,” which you can hear below. Find tickets for the all ages show here. Doors open at 7pm.
Oakland quartet Trails and Ways are causing quite a stir. Two years ago, the band released their debut EP Trilingual, which had multilingual lyrics, political themes and an eclectic blend of 90s shoegaze and modern beats. For example, “Border Crosser” is in support of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. When they’re not making great, politically active music, the band also does dope covers, like their trilingual take on Frank Ocean’s “Lost”. Watch their video for “Tereza” below. The band will make its Philly debut tonight with another talented band, PHOX. Get more details at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Desert rock legends Queens of the Stone Age return to play the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center tonight. Last year, the veteran rockers played a fantastic show at Made in America. The group just released their latest LP …Like Clockwork. Bassist Josh Homme recently appeared in an episode of Portlandia. The band also released an action-filled, drunken adventure for “Smooth Sailing”. Watch the video below. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Cajun band BeauSoleil will bring the music of Louisiana to Philly tonight at the Ardmore Music Hall. Since forming in 1975, the band has tweaked its Cajun sound over the years, incorporating elements of jazz, rock n’ roll, swamp and blues to its music. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more information and tickets.
Indie four-piece Owls are hitting Union Transfer tonight in support of their long-awaited second album, Two. The band, who gained popularity in the early aughts with the release of their eponymous debut album, overcame two different break-ups, but the group’s reunion in 2012 brought forth a full-scale rework of the band’s best qualities. With no disregard to the musicianship that won fans over from the band’s first album, Two brings out an easier listening component but asks for a more dedicated listener lyrically. The band’s growth is sure to bring delight to old fans and new listeners alike, and with a dynamite opener like Philly’s Hop Along this’ll be a show you’ll hear friends raving about the rest of the week. Find ticket information here and check out “I’m Surprised…” from Two.
Local countrified outfit Katie Frank & the Pheromones will be rocking out Bourbon and Branch tonight. The band, whose LP Counting Your Curses was released in March, have steadily been standing out as an artist to watch on the Philly scene, and will appear on the lineup of the Philadelphia Folk Festival later this summer. Information for tonight’s show is available on our concert calendar here, and below you can watch Frank’s smooth cover of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n'Roll.”
Former lead singer of the Walkmen Hamilton Leithauser has set out on his solo career with the Jule release his debut album, Black Hours. With music reminiscent of the 1950s jazzy pop, Leithauser is expanding his sound, and brings his band to the Prince Music Theater tonight. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more information and listen to the single, “Alexandra,” below.