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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Self Defense Family at Boot & Saddle, MPrynt at The TLA, David Ford at World Cafe Live and more…

Self Defense Family
Self Defense Family | photo via Run For Cover Records

Self Defense Family headline Boot & Saddle tonight. The band is an international collective of musicians with roots in Philadelphia, London, Los Angeles and Albany. They released an LP in 2013 called Try Me, landing somewhere between the heavy punk of Pissed Jeans and the enlightened punk of Sonic Youth with occasional surprises of indie rock (specifically “Mistress Appears at a Funeral”). The band followed-up that effort with two 7″ splits this year, one with Touche Amore and another with Creative Adult (also playing tonight). Watch their video for “Tithe Pig” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Recap: David Ford and Villagers preform Free at Noon

This weeks Free at Noon was a special double header with singer/songwriter David Ford and indie folk band Villagers. This was Ford’s first of two stops at World Cafe Live today. He will being playing upstairs tonight, tickets are still available and can be purchased here. This was Villagers’ last US performance before they embark on tours to Canada and Europe. Check out the photo gallery above, the set lists below and listen to Ford’s set here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →