Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bombadil at Johnny Brenda’s, Glen Phillips at World Cafe Live

Bombadil | photo via artist’s website

Durham, NC trio Bombadil bring their new Fences LP to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The record comes after an intense time of change and regrowth for the folky pop outfit and is the first of their efforts not self-produced; instead, they welcomed veteran singer/songwriter and engineer John Vanderslice into the fold. Listen to “I Could Make You So Happy” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Download new Grant Lee Phillips EP; playing World Cafe Live Thursday 10/4

Singer/songwriter Grant Lee Phillips’ recent EP Green Corn Songs: Live at McCabes is now available for free download on NoiseTrade. Phillips, who will be playing at World Cafe Live this week with Glen Phillips, is known for his solo music, his work with 90s alt-rock band Grant Lee Buffalo, and his uncanny covers. He released an album of ’80s covers in 2006 called Nineteeneighties. Below, you can listen to Phillips’ cover of The Cure‘s “Boys Don’t Cry.”