Tonight’s Concert Picks: Surgeon at Kung Fu Necktie, The Killers at Susquehanna Bank Center, XPN welcomes the Philadelphia Songwriters Project to The Blockley


Philly metal band Surgeon will release their new album tonight at Johnny Brenda’s Kung Fu Necktie (the show was moved due to a water main break).  Chemical Reign has been a long time coming for the local four-piece: we first got a sample of the new songs back in 2011 when the band stopped by for a Key Studio Session, a few years after their 2008 debut Angry Guest was released.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Swarm of Arrows, Ominous Black and Skeleton Hands can be found here.  Below, watch a live video of Surgeon performing “Greed.”

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Meet the winners of the 2012 Philadelphia Songwriters Project

photo via Philadelphia Songwriters Project

Singer-songwriters Kwesi Kankam, Joy Ike, Casey Cattie, and Anthony D’Amato (pictured above left to right) are the winners of the 2012 Philadelphia Songwriters Project. Below, listen to a song from each of the winners. More information about the Philadelphia Songwriters Project can be found here. Below, listen to some songs from a few of the winners.