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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Harrowgrove at Bourbon and Branch, Escort at Underground Arts, Shark Tape at Boot & Saddle and more…

 

Harrowgrove | photo courtesy of the artist
Harrowgrove | photo courtesy of the artist

Harrowgrove is the project of alternative R&B artist C.J. Davis and was one of John Vettese’s Top 5 music discoveries of 2015. Originally a guitar-based band, Davis slowly transformed Harrowgrove into music with intense soundscapes and trap influences with his release last September, Holy Broken Free Spirit. Davis will be bringing the music of Harrowgrove to Bourbon and Branch tonight with Starwood, Kim Jong Ill, and Revolution, I Love You. The show is $10 at the door and is 21+. Information can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Weather Station at Johnny Brenda’s, Dogs on Acid at Boot & Saddle, Robyn Hitchcock at Sellersville Theater

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The Weather Station | photo by Yuula Benivolski | courtesy of the artist

Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman performs as The Weather Station at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band’s third LP Loyalty was released last year via Paradise of Bachelors and was heralded as one of 2015′s best indie folk records, earning a featured spot on David Dye’s World Cafe: Next podcast. Listen to “Way It Is, Way It Could Be” below; tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Julien Baker at Boot & Saddle, Madalean Gauze at Kung Fu Necktie, Torres at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

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Julien Baker | photo by Jake Cunningham | courtesy of the artist

Memphis native Julien Baker brings her debut solo LP to Boot & Saddle tonight. K. Ross Hoffman explored Sprained Ankle for a Key profile last week, noting that that the songs are “harrowing stuff; an impressionistic but unflinching annal of addiction, self-loathing and spiritual crisis…” set up against “unadorned but graceful melodies and simple, minimal acoustic guitar and piano arrangements.” Listen to “Something” below and pick up tickets to the 21+ show with Abi Reimold here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nels Cline at Boot & Saddle, Spill at Ortlieb’s, Michelle Lordi at Philadelphia Museum of Arts and more…

Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com
Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

Ars Nova Workshop presents the Nels Cline / Larry Ochs / Gerald Cleaver Trio at Boot & Saddle tonight. Cline, perhaps best known for his role in Wilco, spent a large part of his career as an exploratory and experimental jazz musician. Just last year he released a collaboration with NYC avant garde outfit White Out called Accidental Sky, which received nods as one of 2015′s best experimental albums. Tickets and information for tonight’s trio performance can be found here. Watch Cline perform a song at Johnny Brenda’s for Out of Town Films below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Gathering at The Rotunda, Hardwork Movement at Kung Fu Necktie, Lithuania at Boot & Saddle and more…

The Gathering | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | koalafoto.com
The Gathering | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller | koalafoto.com

The year’s first Gathering of All-Styles competition happens at The Rotunda tonight. Round one will feature a one-on-one battle for all styles of dancers, while round two will be one-on-one emcee challenge. More information can be found on the Facebook event page here. Check out judge Dinita “Princess Di” Clark freestyling in Rittenhouse Square below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eliza Hardy Jones at Boot & Saddle, Eric Slick at PhilaMOCA, The Retinas at Ortlieb’s

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Eliza Hardy Jones | photo courtesy of the artist

Eliza Hardy Jones has been a key part of many local bands (Buried Beds, Nightlands, Teen Men and Strand of Oaks, etc.) but now she’s going solo with a forthcoming record and tour slot opening for Grace Potter (whose band she also plays in). Tonight’s show at Boot & Saddle will be a preview of Because Become, which is out later this month and features lead single “Criminal.” Listen to that song below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Jesse Hale Moore here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tutlie at Boot & Saddle, Fabio Mittino and Bert Lams at Kennett Flash

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Tutlie | Photo by Philip Vitsky

The local baroque pop band Tutlie has been teasing new material recently (including this quick clip), which hopefully means a follow-up to 2014′s beautiful debut Young Cries is not too far away. Listen to “Puselet” below and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ at Boot and Saddle with Son Step and Tinmouth here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hemming at Boot and Saddle and Robert Glasper at World Cafe Live

Hemming | Photo by Megan Lynch | meganlynchart.tumblr.com
Hemming | Photo by Megan Lynch | meganlynchart.tumblr.com

Candice Martello, better known by her stage name Hemming, is a singer-songwriter from right here in Philly and will be performing tonight at Boot & Saddle as part of the month-long Weathervane Music Recidency. She will bring her brand of raw, emotional folk rock alongside fellow Philadelphians Rosa Lup; for more information on the show go the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Pine Barons are headlining Boot & Saddle for a show you won’t want to miss

Pine Barons | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Pine Barons | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

One of our favorite up-and-coming local bands Pine Barons first first introduced themselves to a larger audience this summer when they played an electric set at the XPoNential Music Festival. If you missed out on that show or just need more Pine Barons in your life — who doesn’t? — than this weekend’s show at Boot & Saddle will quench your thirst for indie rock awesomeness. Continue reading →