Tonight’s Concert Picks: Les Professionnels at Milkboy, Tanlines at Union Transfer, Honeychurch at Puck, Other Lives at Johnny Brenda’s, Temple University ALS Benefit at the Palombaro

Tear up Milkboy Philly’s dance floor tonight with Philly electro-pop trio Les Professionnels. The group, whose hot new EP Move dropped earlier this month, is available here. The EP features remixes of their catchy single, “Move,” but you can check out the original track here. The 21+ show tonight starts at 9:30; go here for tickets and information. Below, check out Les Professionnels’ remix of fellow Philly electronic act City Rain’s “Watch Out.”

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Photo Recap: XPoNential Music Festival Day 3 (Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, Carbon Leaf, Shemekia Copeland, + more)

For photos (and audio + video) of local artists performing at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival—including Clap Your Hands Say YeahJukebox The GhostSun AirwayMatt DukeKuf KnotzNicos Gun, and more—take a look at our Local Spotlight posts.


Watch the new video for Other Lives’ “For 12”

From the band:

In the small, prairie town of Stillwater, Okla., there lives a band of symphonic troubadours
that has capitalized on the meaning of isolation. Other Lives’ sophomore album, ‘Tamer Animals,’ mixed by longtime Beck drummer Joey Waronker, explores cinematic landscapes through dark-star strings over a base pad of contemplative folk.

“For 12” employs this concept perfectly through spaghetti-Western strings, with an almost Latin-feeling beat that pushes the song along like a thoroughbred horse. The video, directed by Nick Davidge, seeslead singer Jesse Tabish high above the Martian landscape about to explore its lonely surface…

Influenced by Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Davidge developed a spaceship of analog controls,
filled with flashing, beeping lights. “I think I’d seen some of the latest NASA photos that were coming back from Mars and there’s something amazingly familiar about them but at the same time so alien,” the director says. “There is no life, just these expansive empty vistas of red rocks and sand. It felt so close yet in reality, so far away. It seemed like the perfect emotional backdrop for this song.”

Other Lives will perform at the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival, which takes place at Camden County’s Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront, from Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th.


Givers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Deb Callahan, and Other Lives Added to the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival lineup

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Givers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Deb Callahan, and Other Lives have just been added to the lineup for this year’s XPoNential Music Festival. The artists join an already jam-packed lineup featuring over 30 musicians, including Ra Ra Riot, Citizen Cope, Sun Airway, Hezekiah Jones, Ben Folds, Booker T., and many more. The festival will take place at Camden County’s Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront, from Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th. The daily schedule for the festival has also just been announced. View the lineup by day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) online now.

Tickets are currently on sale to the general public, with daily passes available at the Early Bird price of $15 for WXPN members and $25 for non-members. Early Bird three-day passes are $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Early Bird tickets may be purchased online or by phone (215-222-1400) through July 15th. Beginning July 15th, daily passes will be $20 for WXPN members and $30 for non-members. Three-day passes will be $45 for members and $65 for non-members. Children’s tickets (ages 2-12) are available for $5/day at any time. Tickets can also be found at select regional retailers.

For full details regarding the festival, visit the homepage.

Check out this trailer for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new album, Hysterical, set to be released on September 20th. —Claire Fishkow

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Hysterical from CYHSY on Vimeo.