You know boundary-pushing sax player Colin Stetson, even if you don’t realize it. As a performer, he’s best known as a player with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire; as a studio musician, he’s sat in with Tom Waits, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and countless others. His latest solo record, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, came out last week, and tonight he plays World Cafe Live on tour in support of it. The all-ages show with Sarah Neufield begins at 7:00 p.m., tickets are available here. Below, watch the music video for “In Mirrors” + “And In Truth.”
Bi-coastal outfit Port St. Willow sails into Union Transfer tonight for a show with The Antlers. Excelling in ethereal, ambient music, Port St. Willow’s Nick Principe has recorded two albums – 2010’s Even//Wasteland and 2011’s full-length Holiday. Each record traces Principe’s memories of childhood and cloaks them in a heavy fog of white noise and dreamy vocals. Port St. Willow performs ahead of The Antlers at tonight’s all ages show. Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $17 here. Below, watch Port St. Willow’s Shaking Through episode, recorded in 2011 (and then download the song for free here).