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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Loop at Kung Fu Necktie, The Revivalists at World Cafe Live, The Behn Gillece Quartet at Underground Arts

Loop | Photo via facebook.com/soundheads
Loop | Photo via facebook.com/soundheads

Before there was Pure Phase, before there was Screamadelica, there was Loop. The short-lived UK four-piece blended nervy electronic rhythms and towering psychedelic arrangements in a similar manner as Spiritualized and Primal Scream, but disbanded before those artists really took off. Reunited in 2013, Loop is taking a pass through the U.S. this spring and headlining Kung Fu Necktie tonight; get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar, and watch a video for their cover of Suicide’s “Rocket U.S.A” from the 1987 album The World In Your Eyes below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Roof Doctor at Kung Fu Necktie and Nina Persson at World Café Live

Roof Doctor | photo by Abi Reimold
Roof Doctor | photo by Abi Reimold

Philly’s Roof Doctor will bring its eclectic blend of surf, punk and indie rock to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Their latest album Mobile Freedom Home arrived late last month just in time for Spring. Check out “Bulldog” below and get $5 tickets at the door before showtime at 8pm.

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The Deadeyes release upbeat lament “Why Would She Love Me”

Photo via facebook.com/thedeadeyes
Photo via facebook.com/thedeadeyes

Philly folk-punk three-piece The Deadeyes aren’t short on inspiration lately – they’ve released three new songs in the past few weeks, with the latest being the upbeat string-laced affair “Why Would She Love Me”. Clocking in at 6 minutes, it’s a bit long for a punk rock song but the violin and the slight melodic shift keep it interesting. Check it out below and catch them live at Kung Fu Necktie this Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Acres of Diamonds at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/AcresofDiamondsMusic
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/AcresofDiamondsMusic

Acres of Diamonds’ sound stems from a variety of influences – from Fleetwood Mac to Sonic Youth, the band somehow mixes and mashes different genres into a sound completely their own. Tonight, they’ll be presenting that very sound at Kung Fu Necktie along with bands Elsinore and Vivre Sa Vie. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. and the $8 tickets can be purchased here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Human BBQ at Pi Lam, Amy Ray at World Cafe Live, No Other at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Photo courtesy of the event's Facebook page
Photo courtesy of the event’s Facebook page

University of Pennsylvania’s punk rock frat, Pi Lam, is ringing in spring the right way: by way of 18 local acts paired with a “face-melting” BBQ (with vegan-friendly items) they call “Human BBQ XXXIV.” On the bill, we’ve got bands like Roof Doctor, Mumblr, Cold Fronts, Secret Plot to Destroy the Universe and Slingshot Dakota with plenty, plenty more. The event costs $15 (that’s not even a buck per band!) and starts at noon and is scheduled to go until midnight at the frat.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Louis Logic at Kung Fu Necktie and Steep Canyon Rangers at Sellersville Theater

Photo via facebook.com/louislogic
Photo via facebook.com/louislogic

Brooklyn-bred emcee Louis Logic will present his rhymes to a crowd at Kung Fu Necktie tonight on The Rhymin’ Gosling Tour. Formerly a member of rap group Demigodz, Logic began his solo career over 10 years ago and has earned the coveted dual stamp of critical acclaim and underground approval. Watch him perform “The Idiot Gear” and get tickets tonight at the door before showtime at 8:00pm.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: OhBree at Kung Fu Necktie, The Stray Birds at World Café Live, Daley at Union Transfer and more

OhBree | Photo by Jake Beadenkopf
OhBree | Photo by Jake Beadenkopf

Yesterday, we premiered their new single “Sweater” and tonight Philly’s OhBree brings their brand of oddball pop to the Kung Fu Necktie stage. There’s much to celebrate as the band’s new LP Death by Broomstick comes out in just a few weeks on April 15th via Lillian Records. Tickets are available at the door before showtime at 8:00pm.

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PREMIERE: Get poppy-strange with Philly’s OhBree on their new single “Sweater”

OhBree | Photo by Jake Beadenkopf
OhBree | Photo by Jake Beadenkopf

Behind their facepaint and bright attire, Philly seven-piece OhBree are a crew of snappy pop songwriters. The band is about to release its second LP, Death By Broomstick, and today we’re bringing you the premiere of its song “Sweater.” It’s got a bouncy beat, a bright horn section and a slick doo-wop feel that gives way to a gruff, punk-edged refrain – “Nothing makes you better than a sweater on a cold and rainy day.”

You can hear a very evident Man Man influence in OhBree’s unconventional, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to arrangement, but this band also exhibits a fun and carefree retro-rock side that Philly’s leading avant-pop crew only began to hint at with last year’s single “Head On.” Get a download of “Sweater” below, and check out the track listing and album art after the jump. The album is out April 15th on Lillian Records.

OhBree headlines Kung Fu Necktie tomorrow night, Saturday March 29th; tickets are available at the door, and more information can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sonni Shine at Hard Rock Philly and Shapebreaker at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Best known for her work with reggae outfit The Underwater Sounds, Philly’s Sonni Shine is all on her own tonight for an intimate acoustic show at Hard Rock Philly. It’s been two years since her band has released new material, but on its Facebook page they promise 5 new tracks are on the way. With elements of funk and jazz, the band’s music is designed to be danceable and melodically seducing. Listen to “What You Waiting For” from their 2012 release Que Se Queda below and come out to see the free show tonight at 5:00 p.m.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Hundred Acre Woods at Kung Fu Necktie, Commonwealth Choir at MilkBoy, Marissa Nadler at Johnny Brenda’s and more

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordo.tumblr.com

Philly folk outfit The Hundred Acre Woods recently joined us for their stellar Key Studio Session and tonight they play at Kung Fu Necktie. A folksy take on pop-rock, their sound is lively and fresh as heard on their latest 7″ Cold In The Morning. Check out a video of the band performing “All I Love” at their session and get $5 tickets tonight at the door before the show kicks off at 8:00 p.m.

Milkboy welcomes Commonwealth Choir to its stage tonight. The Doylestown natives released their Shirtless EP with a rock-based pop sound reminiscent of The Smiths and The Replacements. Watch a performance of “Pacers” below from their recent Key Studio Session and get tickets here.

Fresh off the release of her new album July which Stereogum calls “an ethereal spine-tingler”, Marissa Nadler brings her folksy dream pop to Johnny Brenda’s stage tonight. With underlying gothic themes, Nadler’s music is haunting and pretty all at once. Watch the video for “Dead City Emily” below and get tickets here.

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Also tonight…

You Do You at Boot and Saddle (8:30 p.m., $10, 21+)

Hogmaw at The Depot (9:00 p.m., $5, 21+)