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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Metric at Sands Bethlehem, Phil Lesh at Tower Theater, The Paper Kites at Johnny Brenda’s

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Canadian pop / alt-rock quartet Metric will be performing at Sands Bethlehem tonight. The band manages to merge smart, socially conscious lyrics and potent vocals with driving beats and heavy guitar hooks. The result is biting and the show promises to be the same. Metric will be performing with Paramore, and you can find tickets and more information hereWatch the video for “Youth Without Youth” below.

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Phil Lesh and Friends are playing three nights at the Tower Theater in November

pf-20080621_02-philFounding bassist of The Grateful Dead Phil Lesh announced a fall run of tour dates that brings him to Upper Darby’s Tower Theater for three nights in November. His band on this run of dates features “old friends and new” including his son Grahame Lesh and singer-songwriter Anders Osborne on guitar, lead guitarist Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi All Stars, fiddler Jason Crosby (of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, among others) and drummer Tony Leone. Tickets for the run of shows go on sale this Friday, September 13th, at 10 a.m. Go here for more information. Below, watch Lesh and friends perform “Life Is A Carnival” at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. last November; look out for Crosby’s fiddle solo at the 2:45 mark.

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Just Announced: Furthur will play The Mann Center on 7/13

Furthur2013SummerHome Furthur have announced dates for their annual East Coast summer tour, which will bring the band to Philadelphia on July 13th for a show at the Mann Center.  Furthur is the brainchild of former Grateful Dead guitarist / vocalist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh.  Joining Weir and Lesh on this tour are the usual cast of musicians including Jeff Chiamenti (RatDog), Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo), John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), Jeff Pehrson and Sunshine Becker. Building their set lists out of Grateful Dead tracks, covers of classic favorites and several songs of original material, Furthur have simultaneously kept the spirit of The Grateful Dead alive and created a fresh outlet for jam band fans.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m.  More information will be available here. Below, watch fan footage of the band performing “Shakedown Street” in Brooklyn.