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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rusted Root at Chameleon Club, Cottaging at Kung Fu Necktie

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Tonight, WXPN and the Chameleon Club present Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root for a night of worldly rock music and jamming. The band has sold more than three million records since their beginnings in the early nineties, and have continued to grow in popularity thanks to their deep spiritual messages and talented percussion section. Their newest album The Movement came out in 2012, but frontman Michael Glabicki has a new song called “Smarty Pants” that will be featured on a compilation entitled Buy This Fracking Album to spread awareness of the effects of natural gas mining in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Check out that song and an interview with the singer below. Get tickets to the 18+, $20 show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Plow United at The Boneyard, Mock Suns at Johnny Brenda’s, Cheap Girls at North Star Bar and more

Plow United will be playing at Atlantic City venue The Boneyard tonight. After looking like they might never come back to the stage, the thrashcore pop-punk band made an unexpected return and proudly released their new album, Marching Band, last April. Can’t make it tonight? Catch Plow United tomorrow at the Mojo Main in Delaware. For more information and tickets for tonight’s show, click here. Watch a video of the band performing a cover of Siouxie and the Banshees’ “Burn-Up” from this week’s Key Studio Session below.

Plow United “Burn-Up” – WXPN Key Studio Session from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cheers Elephant at Underground Arts, Rusted Root at Musikfest Cafe, Meg Hutchinson at Burlap and Bean, Stinking Lizaveta at Kungfu Necktie

IMG_1455-620x413Philly-based Cheers Elephant have been busy lately. When they’re not rocking the City Hall Presents concert series, they’re probably off in Brooklyn performing on rooftops for Paste Magazine. The local indie-rockers will be back at it once more tonight, when they’ll be bringing their delightful psych-pop to Underground Arts, for a show with Wild Adriatic. The band’s latest, Like Wind Blows Fire, came out in May of last year. Tickets and info can be found here, and watch the video for their song “Doin’ It, Right” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Low at Main Street Music, Rusted Root at Sellersville Theater

low090113wMinimal music pioneers Low release their latest collection of heartrending Americana, The Invisible Way, on Sub Pop Records tomorrow. The album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff tweedy and is a phenomenal study of space and tension – you can stream the entire thing via NPR Music’s first listen series here. Though the band isn’t playing a full-on show in Philadelphia in support of this album, it is making a local appearance tonight at Manayunk’s Main Street Music for an in-store performance. The free, all-ages show begins tonight at 7 p.m., and more information can be found here. Below, listen to “So Blue” from The Invisible Way.

Worldly pop music jammers Rusted Root return to the area tonight for an appearance at The Sellersville Theater. The band released its seventh studio album, The Movement, last fall and is touring in support of it. For information on the all-ages show, check the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch a music video for “Monkey Pants” from The Movement.

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The Peach Music Festival brings The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter and more to Scranton (at the Toyota Pavilion on 8/15 to 8/18)

imageNow in its second year, Scranton’s Peach Music Festival is coming back to the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on August 15th to August 18th.  Presenters and headliners The Allman Brothers Band return for two nights, accompanied by Rat Dog, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rusted Root and more.  Following last year’s much-loved “Wake Up With Warren” solo set, this year festival-goers will be greeted by “Brunch With Bobby” on the Sunday morning, featuring an acoustic set by Bob Weir.  Head over to the Peach Music Festival website here to view the full line-up (more acts will be announced soon).  Presale tickets will be available tomorrow at 10am, with general tickets going on sale this Friday, February 22nd.  More information can be found here.  Below, watch Gregg Allman perform “Midnight Rider” with Zac Brown Band at last year’s inaugural festival.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Roky Erickson at Union Transfer, Maserati at Kung Fu Necktie, Rusted Root at The Abbey Bar


Psychedelic rock trailblazer Roky Erickson will be performing tonight at Union Transfer. Erickson recently collaborated with Okkervil River 2010′s True Love Cast Out All Evil, which was Erickson’s first release of fresh material since 1995′s All That May Do My Rhyme. The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., for more information go here. Watch Erickson’s 2010 performance of “You’re Gonna Miss Me” at Johnny Brenda’s below.

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Just Announced: Lucy Stone fall tour dates (playing World Cafe Live at The Queen 9/20)

Lucy Stone and her band just announced new tour dates for the month of September, including shows supporting Rusted Root  in the Northeast, Midwest, and Canada. Stone’s tour includes a stop at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington with Jen Creed on September 20th, as well as a TBA Philly show on September 28th. Tickets for the all-ages show at The Queen are on sale here for $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m. See Lucy Stone’s entire tour schedule and watch the band cover Young the Giant’s “My Body” below. Continue reading →