Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hilly Eye and Attia Taylor at the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel, Vacationer at Underground Arts, Shorty Boy Boy at MilkBoy, Free Energy and Bleeding Rainbow at Arden Gild Hall, Ape School and The Interest Group at Johnny Brenda’s

Titus Andronicus off-shoot Hilly Eye play the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel tonight with Attia Taylor.  Hilly Eye, the new Brooklyn-based duo project of drummer / vocalist Catherine Tung and guitarist / vocalist Amy Klein, have made fast moves in their short time as a band.  They released their first EP in 2010, followed by a 7″ on Don Giovanni last year and this year’s subsequent full-length Reasons to Live.  Pulling from the avant-noise tapestry of Lightning Bolt, Sonic Youth and the 90s “riot grrl” movement, Hilly Eye focus on transcendence both in their message and their sound with breathy vocals set against a backdrop of angular, heavy arrangements.  Tonight they play with Philly-to-Brooklyn transplant Attia Taylor, who just shared a few cuts from her upcoming album Luxurious Corners.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.  Below, watch Hilly Eye perform “Amnesia” at 285 Kent in Brooklyn.

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My Morning Download: “Tourist Traps” by Seamus Browning (ft. Matt Duke) playing The Grape Room on Friday, August 24th

Philly’s Seamus Browning went on hiatus in 2005 and have reformed with some new music and a show on Friday, August 24th at the The Grape Room in Manayunk with Stargazer Lily. The band includes Matt Duke on vocals and guitar, Seán Ferry on bass and Brendan Lafferty on drums and percussion. They recently recorded some new material recorded and engineered by Andrew Lipke at The Record Lounge. Stream the collection below, and download a new song “Tourist Trap” compliments of the band.