Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Gathering feat. Rhiannon Giddens at Sellersville Theatre, Young Statues with Heartwell at the Barbary, Slingshot Dakota at The Fire, John Fullbright at the Tin Angel, Antibalas at Union Transfer

XPN Welcomes a Holiday Concert with The Gathering featuring Rhiannon Giddens at Sellersville tonight. The string band’s enchanting harmonies weave a different set of carols to celebrate the yuletide. The Gathering, which is Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Laurelyn Dossett, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher, started playing together in 2011 as a seasonal project of the North Carolina Symphony. Their reputation escalated and they were soon being commissioned for more performances, finding their own among the embrace of holiday tours. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performances can be found here; below, watch the band perform “Breaking Up Christmas.”

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Just announced: Antibalas playing Union Transfer in December

Photo © Jacob Blickenstaff 2012

This just in: Brooklyn’s Afrobeat band Antibalas are playing Union Transfer on Thursday, December 13th. Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow, September 28th, at Noon here. Antibalas released their new self-titled album on Daptone Records in August; it’s one big funky affair. Don’t miss their party at Union Transfer in December. Below, watch the video for “Dirty Money.”