Tonight’s Concert Picks: Instamatic at North Star Bar, The Tweeds at MilkBoy Philly, Patrick Watson at World Cafe Live, Strawbs w/ John Wesley Harding at Sellersville Theater

Tonight Philly synth pop band Instamatic will be bringing their electronic vibes to the North Star Bar for a melding of contemporary electo music with Chicago indie electronica band Gemini Club and Philly electro band The Bad Doctors. The 21+ show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here for $10. Below, check out Instamatic’s new remix EP.

Philly psychedelic dream pop band The Tweeds are set to play MilkBoy Philly tonight with local bands The Gazettes, We Are Fauna, and Forest Fools. Doors for the 21+ show open at 8 p.m. and the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Tickets are available here for $10. Listen to The Tweeds’ latest release in the player below.

Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and his eponymous band will be playing a show tonight downstairs at World Cafe Live. The show also features fellow Canadian folk rock band Great Lake Swimmers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $16 to $22 and are available for purchase here. Below watch the music video for Patrick Watson’s song “Into Giants” from the band’s latest album Adventures in Your Own Backyard.

Finally, WXPN welcomes English rock band Strawbs, who formed back in 1964, to the Sellersville Theater tonight for a show with English folk singer John Wesley Harding. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here for $25.


Patrick Watson releases new album, playing World Cafe Live in September

You may have never guessed that Canadian singer/songwriter Patrick Watson used to play keyboard in the ska band Gangster Politics. What began as a solo project has since emerged into a full band that dabbles in chamber pop, jazz, and alternative rock. First garnering attention for his album Close to Paradise in 2006, Patrick Watson’s music focuses on piano and sweetly tuned vocals, similar to a male Norah Jones with passionate and devoted lyrics. The fourth studio album Adventures in Your Own Backyard was almost entirely recorded in Watson’s home in Montreal. Adventures in Your Own Backyard is out now on Domino Records; Patrick Watson will be journeying to World Cafe Live on September 6, tickets are available here to this all-ages performance. Below, watch a video of Patrick Watson performing the title track to his new album at SXSW this past March, and also listen the impeccably beautiful tune “Lighthouse”.