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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Echo and the Bunnymen at Union Transfer, Rosanne Cash at Longwood Gardens

Echo and the Bunnymen
Photo by James Christopher | via facebook.com/TheBunnymen

Evocative Liverpool outfit Echo and the Bunnymen headlines Union Transfer tonight, and reports from its summer tour indicate that the band is drawing from across its 36-year catalog of catchy post-punk in this run of shows. Hits like “The Killing Moon” and “Bring on the Dancing Horses” are in the mix, as well as a variety of deep cuts and selections from its new LP Meteroites, released this year. Also listen for some sweet covers – a Brooklyn Vegan rundown of the band’s two-night stand at Irving Plaza showed covers of Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” and The Doors’ “People Are Strange.” Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the music video to “Lips Like Sugar.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Picks: Trail Of Dead + Surfer Blood at First Unitarian Church, Echo And The Bunnymen at The Troc

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

Can’t get out of the office tomorrow afternoon to see And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead perform a Free At Noon concert at World Cafe Live? You can see the post-hardcore act tonight (along with one of last year’s critics darlings, Surfer Blood) tonight at First Unitarian Church. Meanwhile, over at The Trocadero, Echo And The Bunnymen will be performing their first two classic albums, Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here. (Didn’t win tickets to the show from our recent contest? Thankfully, the show hasn’t sold out yet.) And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, performs with Surfer Blood, True Widow, and Weekends at 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church; tickets to the all-ages show are $13-$14. Echo And The Bunnymen perform with Kelley Stoltz at 8 p.m. at The Trocadero; tickets to the all-ages show are $30.

Also playing: J. Roddy Walston And The Business + These United States, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb at North Star Bar (8 p.m., 21+, $10)

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This Week’s Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Echo And The Bunnymen at The Trocadero on May 12th

Echo And The BunnymenThis week, we’ve got a handful of tickets to give away for Echo And The Bunnymen‘s performance at The Trocadero on Thursday, May 12th. (The band will be performing its first two classic albums, Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here). For a chance to win the tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. Monday, May 9th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; winners can pick their tickets up from the WXPN/World Cafe Live building. (Just, you know, make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)