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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Amos Lee at Tower Theater, Oh! Pears at Ortliebs, Slackwater News at Chameleon Club and more

Amos Lee | Photo by John Vettese
Amos Lee | Photo by John Vettese

Philly’s own Amos Lee will take to the Tower Theater stage for a night of soulful folk tunes. Lee released his fifth album Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song on Blue Note Records last month and treated fans at World Cafe Live to a live set of new material at his Free at Noon concert. Get tickets to tonight’s show here and watch him peform “Chill In The Air” below.

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Watch The Slackwater News jam with the deceased in “Ghosts” (playing The Chameleon Club on 11/3)

Lancaster folk-jam combo The Slackwater News released its latest full-length record Graveyard Mates this week, and its first single is the appropriately-timed “Ghosts.” Below, check out the music video where singer Dan Zdilla stumbles upon an abandoned house to find a group of ghost musicians – who closely resemble his own bandmates. Candles flicker on, sheets are tossed asunder and everybody jams in translucent, sepia-toned glory. Check it out below, and listen to a stream of the album after the jump. The band plays a release show this weekend at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster; tickets and information are available here.

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