Tonight’s Concert Picks: Big Audio Dynamite the Electric Factory, Moonface at Kung Fu Necktie and Schoolly D at Elena’s Soul Lounge

Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite are performing at the Electric Factory this evening at 8:30 p.m. The other day we gave you 5 reasons why we’re psyched to see Big Audio Dynamite tonight. Of course, it’s Mick Jones from The Clash that we’re all excited to see this evening when he and the B.A.D. crew roll in to town. Click here for ticket information.

When it comes to concert fare, organ music may not be your first inclination. That’s okay, we suppose, but for Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown frontman Spencer Krug’s solo project Moonface, it’s quite necessary to make an exception. This past Tuesday, the Canadian indie rock veteran released Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, a five track, 37-minute debut LP that is as scattered as it is beautiful. Coupled with bleeping, layered organ melodies, Krug’s always strong lyricism creates an evocative soundscape that lingers and invites repeat listens. A drummer has also reportedly been accompanying Krug on this tour. Also performing tonight will be fellow Canadian Flow Child. Moonface performs with Flow Child at Kung Fu Necktie at 8:00 p.m.; tickets to the 21+ show are $12.

And if you catch yourself in West Philly after work today, consider stopping by Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll at Elena’s Soul Lounge, 4912 Baltimore Avenue, from 6 to 8 pm. as Schoolly D will be DJ’ing. It’s free.


Five reasons we’re psyched to see Big Audio Dynamite at the Electric Factory this Thursday night

After Clash guitarist Mick Jones parted ways with his former mates he started Big Audio Dynamite with film director, musician and DJ Don Letts. Throughout the mid-80’s and 90’s the band recorded a handful of excellent records and created a body of work that drew on many of the same musical and cultural influences as The Clash: rock, hip-hop, reggae, punk and DJ culture. After laying low for several years, Jones formed Carbon/Silicon with Tony James in 2005 and many of us saw Jones (and ex-Clash bassist Paul Simenon) on tour with Gorillaz last year. Even with this activity loyal B.A.D fans waited impatiently for a reunion that seemed like it was never going to happen. All that changed when Jones decided to get the original lineup together and played Coachella, Glastonbury and decided to go on a proper tour. The band performs in Philadelphia this Thursday night at Electric Factory at 8:30 p.m. with the legendary HR of Bad Brains opening the show. Tickets to the all-ages show are $29.50. Below, watch five of the classics from Jones and his band. Who is ready for this show?


Big Audio Dynamite playing Electric Factory on August 4th

Big Audio Dynamite is playing the Electric Factory on August 4th. General admission tickets are on sale now and are $39.70 (including service charge). This past January, former Clash member Mick Jones announced the original BAD lineup was reforming after splitting in 1988. They played several shows in the UK this past March and April before heading to the States where they played their first American reunion show at Coachella. Below, check out the video for their song “E=MC2.” To watch their entire set from Coachella, click here.