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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kindred the Family Soul at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Country Music Fest at Bob and Barbara’s, Ton Taun at Chameleon Club

Kindred the Family Soul | via kindredthefam.com
Kindred the Family Soul | via kindredthefam.com

Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon have been making sweet harmonies as Kindred the Family Soul since 2002. With five albums under its belt, including 2014’s A Couple Friends, the duo plays World Cafe Live at the Queen tonight. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Marijuana Deathsquads at Kung Fu Necktie, Kite Party acoustic show at PhilaMOCA for Tuesday Tune-Out, Ton Taun at Silk City

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Marijuana Deathsquads play a late show at Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  Ryan Olson of GAYNGS and POLIÇA started the Minneapolis-based noise / hardcore-electronic band in 2009 and released three subsequent records.  Their first proper studio album, however, will be released this summer and is called Oh My Sexy Lord.  Like GAYNGS, Marijuana Deathsquads’ live shows have been known to include appearances by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer and Dirty Projectors’ Brian McOmber.  Tickets and information for the show can be found here.  Watch the video for “Crazy Master” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Beatnuts at Voltage Lounge, Hurry at Boot and Saddle, JuTaun at MilkBoy

The Beatnuts | via Ticketfly

Queens production duo The Beatnuts helped define the sound of early 90s hip-hop like few others. On the remix front, they worked with artists like Naughty By Nature, Common, MC Lyte and more; they also rocked the mic in their own discography, beginning with 1993’s Intoxicated Demons EP and continuing through a mid-aughties hiatus. While their long-in-the-making Planet of the Crates has still not surfaced, the duo of Jerry “JuJu” Tineo and Lester “Psycho Les” Fernandez continue to tour, and tonight will be at Voltage Lounge. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Ton-Taun perform “Lucky Guy” and “Strangers” live, see them at Lancaster’s Taste of XPoNential

Ton-Taun | Photo via Facebook.com/tontaun
Ton-Taun | Photo via Facebook.com/tontaun

Lancaster six piece Ton-Taun are getting set to perform at Tellus360 in Lancaster this Saturday as part of Taste of Xponential, but not without giving new listeners a taste of their live sound. The experimental indie rock band recently linked up with Lancaster Online as part of their 411 Series to play a few songs and sit down for a Q & A. You can check out the whole piece here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ju-Taun at Milkboy, Heavenly Beat at Ortlieb’s, Ariel Pink at Union Transfer

Ju-Taun
Ju-Taun | photo via www.jutaun.com

South Jersey’s Ju-Taun open the show at Milkboy tonight. The roots rock trio of brothers are working on a record to follow up a pair of singles released over the last couple of years. “By the River” has a dark Southern rock vibe with bluesy guitar riffs and a sing-along chorus that would make fans of Delta Ray and Son Little feel at home. Watch the video for the single below and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ show with Ewert and The Two Dragons here.

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Listen to locals Ju-Taun talk deep Philly roots on an episode of 25 O’Clock

Ju-Taun | photo by Stan Golden for WXPN
Ju-Taun | photo by Stan Golden for WXPN

Dan Drago’s 25 O’Clock podcast has nabbed many of Philadelphia’s key players over the past few years, and the most recent episode featuring James, Jake, and Samoeun of Jersey’s Ju-Taun is no exception. The massive hour and a half talk goes into James and Jake’s upbringing with their promoter and producer father and Samoeun’s coming to America, capped off with a performance from the genre-bending three piece.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Districts at Tellus 360, Amos Lee at Academy of Music, The Skatalites at Underground Arts

The Districts | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
The Districts | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Philly favorites The Districts are shipping out to Lancaster, PA for a one-off at Tellus 360. The show is in support of Beyond the Mountains, an organization dedicated to raising money towards educational efforts in Nepal. A minimum donation of $25 will get you to the gig, which also feature music from Ton-Taun and a presentation from Beyond the Mountains. These guys consistently bring down the house, and you get to see them do it as you simultaneously support a great cause. What more could you ask for? Find more information here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Dove and The Wolf at MilkBoy, Get Up With It at Johnny Brenda’s, The Ok-Oks at Chameleon Club and more

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The Dove & The Wolf | photo by Colin Kerrigan | courtesy of the artist

Paris-founded, Philly-based duo The Dove and The Wolf captured a lot of people’s attention this year – locally and beyond – with their excellent EP, I Don’t Know What To Feel. With atmospheric guitar tones, moving lyrics and delicate harmonies, the duo evokes any number of artists from Azure Ray to The War on Drugs (whose Dave Hartley produced the new EP) to Neil Young and The Grateful Dead. Tonight they headline MilkBoy in center city; Dirty Dollhouse opens the gig. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch the band’s new video for “The Smell of Us” below and check out their Key Studio Session here. Continue reading →