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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lights at The TLA, Split / Red at Johnny Brenda’s, and Los Lobos at Merriam Theater

LIGHTS | Photo by Charlotte Jacobson
LIGHTS | Photo by Charlotte Jacobson

Electropop singer/songwriter Lights will play the TLA tonight. The project of Valerie Anne Poxleitner gained worldwide attention after receiving the Juno award for Best New Artist and her album Siberia was nominated for Pop Album of the Year. Now she has taken to touring after releasing her album Little Machines last month as well as producing a new music video for her song “Up We Go” (which you can watch below). Click here for more information on tonight’s show.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nothing at Kung Fu Necktie, Mike Gordon at Union Transfer, Los Lobos at World Cafe Live Wilmington and more

Photo by Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist
Philly noise-punk band Nothing is celebrating something. On March 4th they’ll be releasing their debut album, Guilty of Everything but until then, NPR is giving fans a little taste with a full stream of the record. The album is heavy but melodic, loaded with ambient vocals and in-your-face breakdowns. Hang out with the band tonight at their album release show at Kung Fu Necktie. The 21+ show will start at 8 p.m. and tickets will be $10.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Belle and Sebastain and Yo La Tengo at The Mann Center, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys at Sands Bethlehem and Many Free Concerts

First up tonight is the incredible double header of Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo.  The Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian have been making beautiful indie pop since the 90s and they’re releasing an album of rarities and B-sides this August.  But before they do that, they’re going on a huge tour, including a stop at The Mann Center.  And joining them is another legendary group Yo La Tengo.  Bouncing from genre to genre and covering numerous songs along the way, Yo La Tengo have been making music their way since the 80s and just released an incredible new album, Fade, in January.  Tonight you can catch both groups at The Mann Center.


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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Port St. Willow at Union Transfer, Los Lobos at The Keswick Theatre, Carsie Blanton at Psalm Salon

Bi-coastal outfit Port St. Willow sails into Union Transfer tonight for a show with The Antlers.  Excelling in ethereal, ambient music, Port St. Willow’s Nick Principe has recorded two albums – 2010’s Even//Wasteland and 2011’s full-length Holiday.  Each record traces Principe’s memories of childhood and cloaks them in a heavy fog of white noise and dreamy vocals.  Port St. Willow performs ahead of The Antlers at tonight’s all ages show.  Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $17 here.  Below, watch Port St. Willow’s Shaking Through episode, recorded in 2011 (and then download the song for free here).

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Exclusive: Readers of The Key get two-for-one tickets to see Los Lobos

WXPN welcomes influential east-L.A. Chicano rock band Los Lobos to The Keswick Theater later this month, and today we’ve got a special offer for readers of The Key. You can buy two-for-the-price-of-one tickets at this link – just enter the offer code “XPN” to claim your discount. Added incentive for fans: the band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its album Kiko by playing the landmark ’92 record in its entirety, plus other hits from across their career. The show takes place Sunday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m., you can find more information here.

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Tonight in shows: roots will rock with Los Lobos and Taj Mahal at the Keswick Theatre

Tonight’s double header show has an outstanding lineup of two of our favorite roots-rock acts. Los Lobos and Taj Mahal perform tonight at the Keswick Theatre. Tickets and information about the show right below the videos. In case you missed it, you can listen to Los Lobos on World Cafe with David Dye here.

Los Lobos perform with Taj Mahal at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA at 7:30PM. Tickets to the all-ages event are $49.00 and $59.00