Tonight’s Concert Picks: Turning Violet Violet at Kung Fu Necktie, Bleeding Rainbow at Johnny Brenda’s, Mary Lattimore at Kung Fu Necktie, Philebrity Valentine’s Day special with Juston Stens at Underground Arts, plus more

Local indie group Turning Violet Violet play Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  The Key Studio Session alums carve out chamber alt-rock songs on the fringe of art-rock that seem bathed in a purple glow, though that might just be residual effects of their band name.  Either way, the songs on Turning Violet Violet’s debut full-length Double Cure are swathe-y, sweeping compositions that strike all the right feelings chords.   Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with TeamMate and Donora can be found here.  Revisit Turning Violet Violet’s Key Session here and watch their video for “Cold Bread” below.

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Listen to a new song from Donora (playing Kung Fu Necktie tomorrow evening 2/14)

Indie-popsters Donora have a new EP out called Play Nice. The Pittsburgh trio are playing at Kung Fu necktie tomorrow evening, February 14th, opening for one of Philly’s finest Turning Violet Violet. Also on the bill is the LA indie duo TeamMate. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, stream and watch the video for “Play Nice” by Donora. Continue reading →