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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sean Hoots at Johnny Brenda’s, Deerhoof at Union Transfer

SeanPhiladelphia and WXPN’s buddy Sean Hoots will be playing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the propulsion of his solo career. His show tonight will spotlight solo material to be released sometime within this year, as his website says, “2013 is ours for the taking. Join me!” For those who want to listen to Mr Hoots immediately can enjoy his solo Bandcamp where has an atmospheric / soundscape album entitled Volume 1 under the name Raise The Dead! Language, or check out Hoots & Hellmouth’s Bandcamp to peruse their many releases. Tickets and information for the 21 and over show with Water Liars and Small Houses can be found here. Below, watch Sean Hoots play his song “Off to Sea I Go”.

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My Morning Download: “Three Strangers” by People Get Ready (from a limited time only collection of World Cafe downloads)

Photo by Erin Harris
Photo by Erin Harris
Today’s World Cafe download is “Three Strangers” by the Brooklyn band People Get Ready. Members of the band include Steven Reker, Luke Fasano (ex-Yeasayer), James Rickman (ex-Lizzie Trulie, ex-Slow Gherkin), and Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow). In 2006 Reker moved from Arizona to New York City, finding work as a dancer and guitarist on David Byrne’s 2008-09 tour, as a composer in Yasuko Yokoshi’s recent dance work, and as a choreographer for Miranda July’s film The Future. The band released its self-titled debut in October, 2012. They visited World Cafe with David Dye in January; listen to the full interview and performance here.

This month (and this month only) World Cafe is offering free downloads of performances from bands including Calexico, Lord Huron, the Afghan Whigs, Alt-J, John Fullbright, Freelance Whales, Stars, Nick Waterhouse, Allen Stone, The Kopecky Family Band, Sea Wolf, Trey Anastasio and others. Download the entire collection, while they last until March 1st, here.

People Get Ready open for Deerhoof at Union Transfer on Monday, April 15th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.