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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Toy at Kung Fu Necktie, Rebirth Brass Band at Underground Arts, Against Me! at Chameleon Club, and more

TOY | photo by Danny Mitchell
TOY | photo by Danny Mitchell

Coming from London, psych rock band Toy makes a stop Kung Fu Necktie tonight, on tour in support of their second album Join The Dots. Drawing influence from early electronic music, and some rock from the eighties and early nineties, Toy makes sonic walls of raw guitar, clashing drums, and some straight up noisy electronics. Check out the music video for “Join The Dots” below to see how they can go from laid back to in your face so easily. Toy will be joined by Spires, Far Out Fangtooth, and The Black Hollies. This 21+ show is only $10, get tickets here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kanye West at Revel Ovation Hall, Rebirth Brass Band at The Blockley, Kalob Griffin Band at Chameleon Club

Photo by Kristian Dowling

Tireless entertainer Kanye West brings his bright and bold live show to Atlantic City’s Revel Ovation Hall for the final night of a three-night stand. Though West did not have a proper solo release this year, he appeared on Cruel Summer, a compilation showcasing the roster of his G.O.O.D. Music label; plus, he’s still riding high on Watch The Throne, the outstanding collaborative album he released with Jay-Z last year. More information on the show can be found here. Friday’s opening night show made some headlines when West appeared onstage in a diamond-encrusted mask, later swapping it out for a mask-and-powered-wig combo that Fuse compared to a Yeti. Check out a video below and decide for yourself.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: War and Parliament Funkadelic at Dell Music Center, Psychic Teens and Metz at Kung Fu Necktie, Anti-Nowhere League at Union Transfer

War – the band that released the hip, funky song “Low Rider” in 1975 – will be coming to the Dell Music Center tonight. They will be playing in addition to George Cinton’s late band, Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets are $40 plus fees, the doors open at 6 p.m. Get down and get funky!

Noisemaking goth-punks Psychic Teens return to Kung Fu Necktie, opening for recent Sub Pop Records signees Metz. Like the Teens, Metz makes high-energy wall-of-guitar ragers, like the song “Headache” which you can download below.

English punk band Anti-Nowhere League started making chaos in 1980. And they’ll be heading over to Union Transfer tonight for an all ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 p.m. Below you can listen to their song “Let’s break the law”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Gold Motel, Laser Background, Mindy Smith, and the Rebirith Brass Band

While you get psyched for the XPoNential Fest this weekend, check out some of these awesome shows happening tonight:

A hot new band from Chicago who call themselves Gold Motel have been playing together for three years creating vivacious indie pop sounds perfect for your summer playlist. Tonight they play at North Star Bar along with local singer/songwriter Lucy Stone, as well as Tailain Rayne and Dark Black. Tickets to this all ages show are $10, doors open at 7pm. Listen to Gold Motel’s song “Leave You in Love” below.

The new dream pop project from Andy Molholt, Laser Background, is having its self-titled EP release party at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Laser Background takes pieces from zooming laser sound effects to jazzy percussion to vocal tracks resembling Echo & The Bunnymen. Watch his video for “Weird Conscience” below. Supporting acts tonight include Arrah & The Ferns and Circadian Rhythms. This 21+ show is only $5 and starts at 8pm. Go here to get your tickets.

Over at World Cafe Live at the Queen, WXPN welcomes Grammy award winning brothers from New Orleans, the Rebirth Brass Band. The heavy funk group has also just announced that they will be going on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers starting in November. You can purchase tickets to their show in Wilmington tonight here.

At World Cafe Live Upstairs, singer/songwriter Mindy Smith‘s Closer Tour stops by, with an opening set from Rosi Golan. The show begins at 8pm, tickets are $18 in advanced and $20 day of show.