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Experimental rock outfit Man Man will take the stage at Underground Arts tonight. The band released its most recent album On Oni Pond back in September, mixing quirky yet intelligent lyricism with huge hooks and a wide range of instrumentation. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show here. Watch the video for “Born Tight” below.
Nineties power popper Matthew Sweet headlines World Cafe Live tonight. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is on a short run of east coast dates between his stint on the LP Tour celebrating 1992′s Girlfriend, and his latest installment of the Under the Covers project with Susanna Hoffs, due in November. Sweet’s most recent album was 2011′s Modern Art. Opening the show is Philly rock and soul group Modern Inventors; tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch videos from Sweet and the Inventors below.
The latest edition of our Key Studio Sessions compilations is out today – now streamable and downloadable from Soundcloud! Check out this year’s in-studio appearances with The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 7, including the down-tempo folk stylings of Waxahatchee, the thrashing punk of Pissed Jeans and the all-out rock jams of Ruby the Hatchet. Thanks to production assistants Fred Knittel, Madeleine Lesperance, and Dan Malloy as well as photographers Rachel Del Sordo and Kate McCann, and videographers The Angry Mountain, HotBox Studios and Out of Town Films for sharing their work.
Dante Bucci kicked off WXPN’s lunchtime busker series on Wednesday and The Key revisited the local musician’s 2008 effort Reminiscence in advance of his set at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Bucci will perform at the Tin Angel on May 1st; tickets and information can be found here. Stream the EP below or download it at Bandcamp.