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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nickel Creek at Tower Theater, Matt Pond PA at Underground Arts, Nels Cline at Johnny Brenda’s

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Acoustic folk trio Nickel Creek are riding high on the success of their new album A Dotted Line, which arrived last month and coincided with their 25th anniversary as a band. Tonight they bring the excitement to the Tower Theater stage. Mostly folk but at times leaning toward bluegrass, their music, which rests on the band’s intricate musicianship and harmonies, has a raw quality that’s soulful at heart. Watch them perform “Rest Of My Life” live on Soundcheck below and get tickets here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: PAWS at Morgan’s Pier, The Go-Go’s at The Keswick Theater, Roosevelt Dime at The Tin Angel

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PAWS kick-off the free summer concert series at Morgan’s Pier tonight.  Hailing from various corners of Scotland, the garage rock  trio released their FatCat debut LP Cokefloat! in 2012 and were met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from both sides of the ocean.  With a retro nineties sound that brings to mind the best of Stephen Malkmus and J Mascis, PAWS are band best seen live (where their guitars can really squeal).  More information about tonight’s free show with We Were Promised Jetpacks can be found here.  Watch PAWS perform “Sore Tummy” below.

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