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Tonight’s Concert Picks: SOAK at Boot & Saddle, Joie Kathos at The TLA, Archers of Loaf at Union Transfer and more…

Soak
Soak | photo via Facebook

Buzzing Irish artist SOAK plays Boot & Saddle tonight. Following up last year’s single release “Blud,” Bridie Monds Watson released her debut full-length Before We Forgot How to Dream earlier this month via Rough Trade. Her musical style is both intimate and expansive, lyrically hitting on nuanced emotions while incorporating strings, samples and atmospheric production. Check out the video for Sea Creatures below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show with Abi Reimold here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mr Twin Sister at Boot & Saddle, Meatbodies at Underground Arts, Project Ico at Burlap & Bean

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Mr Twin Sister | photo via Chalker PR

The newly-renamed Mr Twin Sister are at Boot & Saddle tonight. The NYC band added the prefix to its name following the release of their 2011 debut LP In Heaven. Now touring in support of last year’s self-titled effort, Mr Twin Sister are spreading around even more darkly glistening psych-pop. Listen to “In the House of Yes” below and revisit their 2010 Shaking Through session here. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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PREMIERE: Watch Bacio play “What Should I Wait For” live at Gradwell House, download “Simplest Things”

Bacio
Bacio | photo by Jessi Melcer

New Jersey post-rockers Bacio will celebrate the release of their self-titled record at Boot & Saddle this Thursday night, joined by friends in It’s a King Thing and Joy Riding. As a preview leading up to the show Bacio have shared a video for “What Should I Wait For” and a free download of “Simplest Things” taken from the LP.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Holly Herndon at Johnny Brenda’s, Hutch and Kathy at Boot & Saddle

Holly Herndon
Holly Herndon | photo by Suzy Poling

San Francisco musician Holly Herndon performs at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The experimental songwriter is touring behind her sophomore LP Platform, a collection of sounds and textures influenced by the warehouse techno scene of Berlin where Herndon grew up. It a dark, sparkling and glitchy LP. Watch the video for “Interference” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Marshall Allen and Chris Powell here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Johnny Showcase at Boot & Saddle, Cayetana at Millworks, Christopher Davis-Shannon at Sundrop Music Fest and more…

Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase | photo courtesy of the artist

Johnny Showcase and his “absurdist soul” band The Mystic Ticket take over Boot & Saddle tonight. The band is prepping for the release of their new record The Octopus, which will put the steamy, colorful vibes of their live show on vinyl. Check out the title track below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Peter Matthew Bauer at Milkboy, Cherokee Red at Ortlieb’s, Laser Background at Boot & Saddle and more…

Peter Matthew Bauer
Peter Matthew Bauer | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.com

Peter Matthew Bauer headlines the Communion Philly line-up at Milkboy tonight. It’s barely necessary to even mention Bauer’s former affiliation with The Walkmen as the Philadelphia musician created such a great solo presence with his debut Liberation! last year. He brought the record to XPN for a Free at Noon concert in March, which you can listen to here. Watch the video for “Philadelphia Raga” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Icky Blossoms at Milkboy, Joe Pug at Boot & Saddle, A Day Without Love at Kung Fu Necktie

Icky Blossoms
Icky Blossoms | photo via Facebook

Icky Blossoms play Milkboy tonight. The Nebraska-based band released its debut self-titled record in 2012, which will be followed by Mask next month through Saddle Creek. Single “In Folds” captures the band’s dance-focused songs that echo both club vibes of the eighties and contemporary electro-pop outfits like Friendly Fires. Listen to the track below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gold Lake at North Star Bar, Six Organs of Admittance at Boot & Saddle

Gold Lake
Gold Lake | photo by Blanca del Amo

Gold Lake perform at North Star Bar tonight. The Madrid / Brooklyn based band released its debut record Years last year, a dreamy collection of indie pop songs in the vein of Local Natives with wisps of Warpaint’s elusiveness. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Watch Gold Lake perform “We Already Exist” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Protomartyr at Johnny Brenda’s, Monophonics at World Cafe Live, Mohican at Boot & Saddle and more…

Protomartyr
Protomartyr | photo via Facebook

Detroit’s Protomartyr perform at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band released its sophomore record Under Color of Official Right last year, a dark blend of post-punk and shoegaze with bright guitar tones. They team up with previous Philly show friends Amanda X for the 21+ show tonight. Pick up tickets here and watch Protomartyr perform “Maidenhead” for KEXP in Seattle below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Public Service Broadcasting at World Cafe Live, Young Fathers at Boot & Saddle, Divers at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting | photo via Facebook

London-based duo Public Service Broadcasting perform upstairs at World Cafe Live tonight. Musician J. Willgoose, Esq. and percussionist Wrigglesworth started the band with a very specific aesthetic in mind: they pair audio samples from archival recordings, propaganda and PSAs with atmospheric instrumentations to “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.” Their latest release, this year’s The Race for Space, was a collaborative effort with the British Film Institute to recount the competition between the U.S. and Russia to land a man on the moon. Watch the video for “Go!” below and pick up tickets for tonight’s performance here.

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