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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frank Turner at Electric Factory, Slayer at Susquehanna Bank Center, Penrose at Boot & Saddle, and more

Frank Turner | via Facebook

English folk punk favorite Frank Turner headlines The Electric Factory tonight, with backing band The Sleeping Souls. His newest release, Tape Deck Heart, is evidence to just how cheery and creative he can be. With sweet guitar riffs, simple beats, and upbeat singalong lyrics, Turner’s music will take you out of the cold and back to the warm days of summer for a few hours tonight. This diverse show will also feature sets from Australia’s punks The Smith Street Band and Minnesota’s electro pop band Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Find tickets here.

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Just Announced: Frank Turner to Play Electric Factory 11/29

Frank Turner @ Free at Noon
Frank Turner @ Free at Noon

English Folk-Punk musician Frank Turner will return to Philadelphia this November to play The Electric Factory on November 29. Turner last played a sold-out show with his band The Sleeping Souls at Underground Arts, and also played XPN’s Free at Noon concert a few weeks ago. After his band Million Dead broke up, Turner embarked on a solo career and recently released a new album in April called Tape Deck Heart. Below you can watch turner perform “Losing Days” for Free at Noon at World Cafe Live. You can also check out the music video for Turner’s awesomely lush song “Recovery.” Tickets go on sale for the show on Friday June 28th, more information can be found here.

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Photos: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Underground Arts

All photos by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com

After a rousing Free at Noon performance yesterday afternoon (listen to the archive here), punk-rooted UK singer-songwriter Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls brought their high-energy live show to a sold-out Underground Arts last night. Check out scenes from the performance in the gallery above, and see the setlist below. Continue reading →

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Recap: Frank Turner preforms Free at Noon

British folk / punk singer Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls hit the Free at Noon stage this afternoon for a seriously high energy performance. Turner was warming up for his sold out show at Underground Arts tonight in Philadelphia with The Architects and Beans on Toast. He recently released a new album Tape Deck Heart. Check out the photo gallery above, the set list below and listen to the entire performance here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Frank Turner playing Underground Arts on 6/7

FrankTurnerEngland’s Frank Turner will come to Underground Arts on June 7th in support of his forthcoming Tape Deck Heart LP.  The new album, set for release on April 23rd, follows the folk/punk singer-songwriter’s 2011 album England Keep My Bones, which was placed on Paste’s Top 50 Albums of 2011.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with The Architects and Beans on Toast can be found here (tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th, at noon).  Turner performed a Free at Noon at World Cafe Live in November 2011; listen to the full audio via NPR here and watch his video for “If Ever I Stray” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Divine Fits at Union Transfer, Franz Nicolay and Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew at First Unitarian, King Tuff and Poor Moon at Johnny Brenda’s

Divine Fits are playing tonight at Union Transfer in support of their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, which was released in August. An indie supergroup of sorts, Divine FIts is spearheaded by Spoon‘s Britt Daniel, New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brow, and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. Tickets for the all-ages show are available here. Below, check out the video for “Would That Not Be Nice.”

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Listen to Frank Turner’s Free At Noon performance at World Cafe Live

Via NPR Music:

A folk-punk singer-songwriter from Winchester, England, Frank Turner combines rock with poetry, juxtaposing gorgeous melodies and an aggressive stage presence. He spent his early years fronting short-lived bands like Kneejerk and Million Dead, but since striking out on his own in 2005, he’s played ever-larger stages, even supporting Green Day on its European tour.

Turner’s latest album, England Keep My Bones, offers a compelling assortment of acoustic ballads, hard-rock ragers and an a cappella account of the Norman Conquest. Hear his songs from a performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

You can listen to the performance in its entirety here.