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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Spirit Family Reunion at Ardmore Music Hall, Elizabeth & The Catapult at World Cafe Live, Ali Wadsworth at Ortlieb’s and more…

Spirit Family Reunion | Photo by Lauren Slusher
Spirit Family Reunion | Photo by Lauren Slusher

Folk / roots outfit Spirit Family Reunion bring their energetic performance to Ardmore Music Hall tonight.  With gospel, Americana and bluegrass influences coursing through their songs, the New York-based band kicks up the dust with expert fiddling and banjo playing, capped off by rousing foot stomping and hollering.  Tickets and information for the show can be found here.  Watch them perform “Green Green Rocky Road” below.

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Stream Like It Never Happened by Elizabeth & the Catapult (playing World Cafe Live on 1/24)

Photo by Meg McLean
Photo by Meg McLean

Indie pop group Elizabeth & The Catapult are back with their third full-length Like It Never Happened.  Following 2010′s effort The Other Side of Zero, the new record builds catchy alt pop tracks from personal lyrics and complex, quirky arrangements.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show at World Cafe Live on January 24th can be found here.  Stream Like It Never Happened here via Paste.  It will be released on January 21st through Scratch Back  / Thirty Tigers.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders at 215 Festival, Freelance Whales at Union Transfer, Spirit Family Reunion at The Abbey and more

The fantastic spectacle that is John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders hits Underground Arts tonight in conjunction with the 215 Festival.  Bringing in special guests Dean and Britta, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Doogie Horner, Paul Muldoon, Alec Ounsworth, Carla Rhodes and The Spinto Band, the Cabinet is sure to entertain with its quirky, vaudevillian mix of comedy, music and storytelling.  Tickets are $15 here for the 21+ show; doors will open at 9:00 p.m.  Watch a promo video for the Cabinet of Wonders below.

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