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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Middle Kids at Johnny Brenda’s, Queue at World Cafe Live, John Popper at the Sellersville Theater

Middle Kids | photo via middlekids.bandcamp.com

Sydney, Australia’s Middle Kids are in the midst of a lengthy tour over here in the States, and tonight they bring their eclectic folk-tinged indie rock to Johnny Brenda’s. The band first made a splash last year with the release of their first two singles, and now they have a self-titled debut EP. If you still need to be convinced of how good the band is, just know that Elton John is a fanBel Heir opens tonight’s show; find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch Middle Kids’ World Cafe session from last year’s Sense Of Place: Sydney. Continue reading →

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Listen to John Popper And The Duskray Troubadours’ Non-Comm performance at World Cafe Live At The Queen

Via NPR Music:

Best known for his role as the harmonica-toting frontman of Blues Traveler, John Popper also sports serious skills as a guitarist and singer, as well as an impressive career dating back to the 1980s.

His new project’s eponymous release, John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours, features 12 original tracks. It’s described by Popper himself as the “liberating, scrappy, roots-rock alter ego of Blues Traveler,” and he’s pretty much on the money.

Popper and his band recently took the stage at The Queen in Wilmington, Del., for a special show at the NON-COMMvention radio conference.

You can listen to last night’s entire performance here.