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All Dogs is kicking off its spring tour at The Church

All Dogs | Photo by Nick Fancher | courtesy of the artist
All Dogs | Photo by Nick Fancher | courtesy of the artist

Columbus, Ohio punk four piece All Dogs released a great debut record last year – Kicking Every Day, which you can and should listen to here – and they’re taking it out on tour this spring, kicking things off with an appearance at the First Unitarian Church on March 5th.

The band, which recalls contemporaries like Cayetana as easily as 90s greats like The Lemonheads and Velocity Girl, appears alongside locals Pinkwash, Spirit of the Beehive and Loose Tooth. The all ages show is on sale now, more info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “That Kind of Girl” from Kicking Every Day and check out the full rundown of tour dates.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: METZ at First Unitarian Church

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METZ | photo by David Waldman | courtesy of the artist

Toronto trio METZ headline the First Unitarian Church tonight. The noise rock / punk outfit released its sophomore LP II last May, sharing a boisterous collection of songs that are at once sludgy and cathartic. The band announced a follow-up in the form of a 7″ single for February, and shared a video for a-side “Eraser” last week. Check it out below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Bully and So Pitted here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Maceo Parker at Ardmore Music Hall, Thief, Steal Me a Peach at Kung Fu Necktie, Xiu Xiu at First Unitarian Church and more

 

Maceo Parker | photo by Philip Ducap | courtesy of the artist
Maceo Parker | photo by Philip Ducap | courtesy of the artist

Maceo Parker is a one-of-a-kind performer, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t willing to borrow from the best. Playing saxophone in bands with both George Clinton and James Brown provided a pretty solid basis for how to get a crowd going and Parker has used this experience, as well as his own long solo career, to put together one of the most energized and exciting live performances going. Parker will be at Ardmore Music Hall tonight alongside Philly-natives Rugby Road; click here for more info. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Spacin’ at Everybody Hits, Julia Rainer at Kung Fu Necktie, Field Mouse at First Unitarian and more

Photo via facebook.com/spacintheband
Photo via facebook.com/spacintheband

Philly’s Spacin’, whose frontman is Jason Killinger of Birds of Maya, are ready to take 2016 by storm with a new album titled Total Freedom. The band will debut the record tonight at Everybody Hits! They have released their first single off the album “Titchy” — which you can listen to below. For more information on tonight’s show, go to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, Speedy Ortiz at First Unitarian Church, Dogs on Acid at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Thievery Corporation | photo via Facebook

DC electronic duo Thievery Corporation headline The Fillmore tonight. 2015 marks the group’s twentieth year as a band, a career that started over an admiration of club life and a love for dub, bossa nova and jazz music. 2014’s Saudade is their most recent release; watch the video for “Depth of My Soul” below and pick up tickets to the show here. Continue reading →

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Watch Palm’s bizarre, yet mesmerizing new video for “Ankles”

 

Photo via facebook.com/palmnewyork
Photo via facebook.com/palmnewyork

Palm are a band who split their time between in Philly and Brooklyn and – just like their geographic location – their music is tricky, if not impossible to pin down. “Art rock” may be the best qualifier, but their main goal seems to be to create the unexpected in a way that can be both harsh and inexplicably enjoyable at the same time. Last week Palm released the video for “Ankles,” a single off of Trading Basics which came out last month via Inflated Records. Continue reading →

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10 concerts you don’t want to miss in December

The Arcs | Photo credit: Richard Swift
The Arcs | Photo by Richard Swift | via facebook.com/TheArcsMusic

December may the busiest month of the year so we apologize ahead of time for adding to the already packed schedule. We suggest you maybe skip that 12th family party or perhaps wait for that blockbuster movie to come on demand and instead make time for these ten shows that you are just not going to want to miss. Tickets and information on all of these shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →