A four-band bill at The Fire tonight will raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts along the Jersey Shore. Headlining the show is Philly avant rock trio Purples (pictured), who are joined by the soulful swing of Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang, the big-beat meyhem of City Rain and the dynamite voice of Kate Faust. The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $10 at the door, more information can be found here. Below, watch Purples record their Key Studio Session earlier this year (as filmed by Bands in the Backyard).
City Rain‘s Ben Runyan filmed a behind-the-scenes video in his studio over the weekend, giving us a tour of his recording set-up and a sneak-preview of a new song called “No Turning Back” that may find its way onto the synth-pop band’s next album. City Rain will perform at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit concert at The Fire on Sunday, November 25th with Purples, Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang and Kate Faust. Tickets to the 21+ event are $10, and more information can be found here.
XPN welcomes Grace Potter & The Nocturnals back to Philadelphia for a show at The Electric Factory. The Vermont-based rock band wowed audiences at Coachella and XPN’s Non-COMMvention earlier this year with Potter’s undeniably charismatic stage presence and the band’s explosive songs. In June the band released their eighth studio album with The Lion The Beast The Beat. Tonight, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals perform with The Stepkids. Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show and doors open at 8:30 p.m.; more information is available here. Watch the video for “Timekeeper” below.