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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kishi Bashi at the First Unitarian Church, XPN Welcomes Jeff Mangum to The Strand, XPN Welcomes Rufus Wainwright to the McCarter Theater, Cheers Elephant at Johnny Brenda’s

Violinist, singer and composer Kishi Bashi performs at the First Unitarian Church tonight.  Using his violin as a starting point, Bashi creates entirely new universes in his compositions with swirling loop sequences, layered vocals and atmospheric synth backdrops.  In addition to touring and collaborating with of Montreal, Regina Spektor, The Barr Brothers and Sondre Lerche, the Seattle native takes his sonic creations to new heights with occasional solo recordings like 2012′s 151a LP.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Plume Giant can be found here.  Watch Kishi Bashi perform “Manchester” from 151a below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Low Cut Connie at Johnny Brenda’s, Field Report at World Cafe Live, Cold Specks at First Unitarian

Low Cut Connie will be performing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s promoting the September release of their sophomore album, Call Me Sylvia. The band’s rollicking party music is carried by poppy melodies and sharp lyrics that make any bar scene the best party in town. The 21+ show starts at 9:30; more information can be found on our concert calendar here. Check out the band’s new video for “Boozophilia” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Wallflowers at The Trocadero, Riley Road at World Cafe Live, Chick Corea at McCarter Theater


XPN Welcomes The Wallflowers to the Trocadero tonight. The Grammy award-winning rock band are touring in support of the recent release of their sixth studio album, Glad All Over. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm, and you can find more information on our concert calendar here. Watch the video for “Reboot The Mission” from Glad All Over below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bleeding Rainbow at Johnny Brenda’s, Rush at Wells Fargo Center, Calexico at Union Transfer, John Hiatt and The Combo at McCarter Theater

The fact that their forthcoming album release date got pushed back by a few months should give you even more incentive to see Philly’s Bleeding Rainbow tonight at Johnny Brenda’s.  The punk quartet will no doubt be playing tracks from Yeah Right (which comes out on January 29th through Kanine Records) when they take the stage with Far-Out Fangtooth and Heavy Medical.  Tickets to the 21+ show are $10; doors open at 8:00 p.m. and music starts at 9:15 p.m.  Watch the video for Bleeding Rainbow’s single “Pink Ruff” below.

Bleeding Rainbow – “Pink Ruff” from stereogum on Vimeo.

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