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Review: For Now Now, the end of a tour means the beginning of new material

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Maybe you still know them as Now Now Every Children. Or maybe you only know Brad as electronic-pop project Sombear. You could you only know Jess as her indie-pop moniker Tancred. Either way, Minnesota-bred indie rock trio Now Now played a nostalgic set last night at Union Transfer.

Squeezed between opening act Harrison Hudson and headlining band Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Now Now was like the satisfying creamy part to an Oreo playing both favorite throwbacks, like their more developed version of “Friends With My Sister” from 2008 release Cars, and more recent tunes, like “Prehistoric” off of 2012 Threads. Although excited to go home after the tour, Brad mentioned in a small chat at the merch table that we can expect to hear from them again with some new material planned to record once back and rested. Check out the set list and photo gallery below for a recap of the show.

Find some recent remixes of their Neighbors EP via Spotify here.

Setlist
Lucie, Too
Oh, Hi
Wolf
But I Do
Neighbors
Cars
Prehistoric
Friends With My Sister
Thread

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Photo Recap: Jukebox The Ghost, Motion City Soundtrack, Now Now at The TLA

Last night, Jukebox the Ghost returned to Philadelphia for a co-headlining show with Minneapolis pop-punkers Motion City Soundtrack. Opening the show was fellow Minnesotan newcomers Now, Now; check out a photo recap of the night in the gallery above.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hop Along and Kite Party at The Fire, RNDM at Union Transfer, Now Now Opening for Motion City Soundtrack at TLA, Milk Carton Kids at Tin Angel


Hop Along and Kite Party will be performing tonight at The Fire. Hop Along released their debut full-length album Get Disowned earlier this year in May, while fellow local band Kite Party have the entirety of their first album Hand Claps Music available as a free download here. The all ages show tonight starts at 6:30; tickets are available here. Below, watch Kite Party performing “Buried in Dogs.”

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Hear a new Motion City Soundtrack song, “Severance” (playing TLA on 11/4)

Last week Billboard premiered Motion City Soundtrack’s new track “Severance,” which will be on the group’s two-track 7″ vinyl, scheduled for release November 6th. This limited-edition 7″ is part of the group’s Making Moves 7″ series in partnership with Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records; the series has already featured artists like Brick + Mortar and The Skies Revolt. Motion City Soundtrack will be playing at Theatre of the Living Arts next Sunday, November 4th with I Was Totally Destroying It, Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now. Tickets for that show are available here. You can stream “Severance” here.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Now, Now w/ Break it Up and The Pretty Greens at the North Star Bar


Tonight, the Minnesota band Now, Now (formerly known as Now, Now, Every Children) headlines a show at North Star Bar. Now, Now released their album Threads on Chris Walla’s (of Death Cab For Cutie) label, Trans- Records. Opening acts include Philadelphia locals, Break it Up and The Pretty Greens. Break it Up did a Key Studio Session with us back in October, which you can check out here. Tickets to the 21+ show are $10, set begins at 8PM. Below check out the song “Dead Oaks” off Now, Now’s new album, Threads.