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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Koji at Voltage Lounge, The Stray Birds at World Cafe Live, Marah at Underground Arts and more

Koji | photo by Mitchell Wojcik | via facebook.com/kojimusic

Central PA acoustic punk fave Koji is coming out east for a gig at the Voltage Lounge, bringing along The Homeless Gospel Choir, Steve Layman, and Space Cadets to open the show. His most recent release is this year’s Keeping Count 7″. The gig is all ages, and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Bad Plus at World Cafe Live, Rhye at Union Transfer, Birdstriking at Ortlieb’s and more…

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The Bad Plus | photo courtesy of the artist

Minnesota jazz trio The Bad Plus perform at World Cafe Live. The group is touring in support of its new collaboration with sax player Joshua Redman, a record that balances traditional jazz playing with funky explorations. Listen to Tom Moon review the album for NPR’s All Things Considered here and check out “Dirty Blonde” below. Tickets and information for the show can be found here.

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Adventure Kids: Teen Men, The Front Bottoms and The Mynabirds on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade

Teen Men | Photo by Jessica Scarane
Teen Men | Photo by Jessica Scarane

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is BACK tonight at 11pm with an all new show (following last week’s time-traveling diversion). Tune in for a mix of hot-off-the-presses tracks and a few moldy old favorites thrown in for good measure. Each week on the Hit Parade we like to, among other things, spotlight a newly released album by playing a couple of tracks from it (like you might at your local record mongery). This week’s spotlight is on a band that’s been kind enough to join us for an IRHP Session in the past, Wilmington multimedia pranksters Teen Men. We’ll dig in to their self-titled debut in the second hour of tonight’s show. What else will you find on this week’s Indie Rock Hit Parade? You’ll just have to listen in to find out. Alternately, you could check out a few of the tracks below (but you should definitely should still listen tonight):

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hoots and Hellmouth at The Sellersville Theater, Lithuania at the First Unitarian Church, Birds of Maya at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo via facebook.com/hootsandhellmouth
Photo via facebook.com/hootsandhellmouth
Philly-area folk staples Hoots and Hellmouth headline The Sellersville Theater tonight. The band spent a few weeks this fall holed up in Dr. Dog’s studio, recording their fourth full-length, due out sometime in 2015; which means we’ll probably hear some new jams in the mix tonight along with favorites like “Want on Nothing” and “Why Would You Not Want to Go There.” Singer-songwriter Chris Kasper plays an opening set; he released a great LP called Bagabones last October. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Creepoid at Underground Arts, The Stray Birds at World Cafe Live, and Marsha Ambrosius at The TLA

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Creepoid | Photo by Adam Wallacavage

Heavy psychedelic foursome Creepoid return to their hometown of Philadelphia to headline Underground Arts tonight. The band made a name for itself after producing a unique blend of psych, grunge-induced sound reminiscent, echoing Bardo Pond and Dinosaur Jr. This year has been a productive one for them: they produced their self-titled second LP in March, followed it up with their EP Wet in April, relocated to Savannah and went on tour with Against Me!, Balance and Composure and more. Welcome them back to town for a headlining slot tonight. You can find more information on tonight’s show here. Check out their video for “Yellow Wallpaper” below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mimicking Birds at MilkBoy, Younger Me at Kung Fu Necktie

Mimicking Birds | via facebook.com/mimickingbirds

Portland folk-rockers Mimicking Birds are bringing their soft sounds to MilkBoy tonight. The band’s latest release, EONS, is due out in May on Glacial Pace Records (the label run by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse) and the band is celebrating its new music during this tour. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. and the $10 tickets can be purchased here.

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