XPN welcomes new wave outfit The A’s to Underground Arts tonight. Led by charismatic front-man Richard Bush (currently of The Peace Creeps), the Philadelphia band became a fixture in the east coast club scene with their energetic power pop. 1981′s “A Woman’s Got the Power” gave the band its first hit outside of Philly and though the The A’s never broke through to a national audience, their dedicated hometown following remains intact three decades after they parted ways. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Watch a video of the band performing “A Woman’s Got the Power” live below.
Hardworking Philly outfit St. James & The Apostles play RUBA Club Studios tonight alongside Themuffinmanisaband. St. James is Jamie Mahon and The Apostles are Mahon’s cousin Mike Kiker and second-cousin Jeff Castner. Together, the trio fuses anthematic rock with moments of twang and the refreshing power of Kiker’s organ playing on their latest record Baphomet. More information about the 21+ show can be found here. Below, watch St. James & The Apostles’ BITBY video filmed this past October.
On Friday, June 24th, Garland Jeffreys will be stopping by World Cafe Live for a Free At Noon show prior to his performance at Sellersville Theater the following night. The Brooklyn-born musician is touring behind his brand-new album, The King Of In Between, which came out June 14th. Go here to reserve a spot for the show once free tickets become available.)
Tickets for tomorrow’s Free At Noon featuring Joseph Arthur are still available.