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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bleeding Fractals at PhilaMOCA, Beth Orton at World Cafe Live, Rich Mystics ft. Eric Slick at North Star Bar

Bleeding+Fractals++3For tonight’s installment of the Tuesday Tuneout series, Maggot House Records are bringing Bleeding Fractals and Cool Points to PhilaMOCA. The former is a post-punk rock band which features sharp and driving riffs and screaming vocals (the group claims to have been founded on a shared fear of city bears). The latter, Cool Points, is similarly based in punk noise and lead by talented singer Jill Mallon. This event will also include a screening of the documentary, My Basement is a Shithole, which explores the basement show culture in Philadelphia’s punk music scene. Take a listen to “Colfax Kids” by Bleeding Fractals (which are apparently an unusual sort of mathematical set) and find information on the show here.

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Just Announced: Beth Orton playing World Cafe Live on 8/6

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Continuing to tour in support of her latest Sugaring Season LP, Beth Orton returns to Philadelphia for a show at World Cafe Live on August 6th.  The British folk songstress returned to the studio after a six year break following the release of Comfort of Strangers to record Sugaring Season, working with Tucker Martine and collaborating with M. Ward and Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers).  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Watch Orton’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music below and listen back to her November 2012 appearance on World Cafe here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Beth Orton at The Trocadero, Cousin Brian and Vintage Kicks at PhilaMOCA, Bell X1 at World Cafe Live, David Gray at American Music Theatre, Gossip at The TLA

Singer-songwriter Beth Orton will take the stage at The Trocadero tonight.  The English musician’s forthcoming record Sugaring Season is her first in six years and represents a time of self-reflection and transitions in both her personal life and her music career.  Supporting Beth Orton is Vermont-bred folk singer Sam Amidon.  Tickets for this seated all-ages  show are $29.50, available here.   Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00.  Below, watch the video for Beth Orton’s single “Magpie”.

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Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Beth Orton at The Trocadero tomorrow

Beth Orton is playing The Trocadero tomorrow and we want you to be there.  To enter, comment below with your favorite Beth Orton song; we’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow at noon.  In case you missed it, you can stream the English singer-songwriter’s upcoming album called Sugaring Season (her first in six years) via NPR this week.

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Stream Beth Orton’s Sugaring Season via NPR Music (playing The Troc on Sept. 25)

English singer-songwriter Beth Orton releases her fifth LP, Sugaring Season, next Tuesday, October 2. The album is streaming today via NPR Music, and NPR’s Stephen Thomas writes that the album’s scaled-back production, a surprising direction for the onetime electronica vocalist, recalls English-folk heritage artists like Pentangle.

If anything on Sugaring Season finds its way onto a dance remix, it’ll involve a particularly imaginative sample. Still, for all its deliberate pacing and acoustic flourishes, Sugaring Season isn’t meek: In “Candles,” “Something More Beautiful” and elsewhere, the album unleashes a kind of churning, rumbling urgency in which intensity stands in for speed.

Let the gentle vibes of Sugaring Season soak in here. Beth Orton plays The Trocadero Theater tomorrow with Sam Amidon; tickets and information can be found here.

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Just Announced: Beth Orton show moved from Keswick to Trocadero

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This just in from the folks at AEG Live: Beth Orton‘s September 25 show, originally booked for Glenside’s Keswick Theater, has been moved to The Trocadero for a seated show. All original tickets will be honored, refunds are available at point of purchase. More information on the all-ages show available here. Orton’s new album, Sugaring Season, comes out October 2 on Anti- Records.

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Beth Orton, playing the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, September 25th, debuts a new video for “Magpie”


British singer-songwriter Beth Orton returns with a new album, Sugaring Season, on October 2nd on Anti- Records. The album was produced by Tucker Martine. WXPN Welcomes Beth to the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, September 25th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch the new video for the song “Magpie” via Vulture.

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