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Tonight’s Concert Picks: CHVRCHES at Union Transfer, Sour Mash at The Fire

CHVRCHES Scottish Electropop outfit CHVRCHES will be bringing their danceable tunes to Union Transfer tonight. Though they’ve only been around since 2011, but they’ve been garnering quite some buzz around their synth-ladden dreamy electronic music. CHVRCHES dropped the Recover EP earlier this past March and they’re also set to release a new full-length album, The Bones of What You Believe on September 24th. Tickets and information can be found here. Check out the trippy music video for their song “Gun.”

Folky bluegrass outfit Sour Mash are playing The Fire tonight. They’ve been playing energetic, charismatic shows around Philly for a few years now (often with a ton of band members), and used to play consistently at the ‘Tute on First Fridays. Below, watch a video of a live performance – washboard included. You can find tickets and more information here.

 

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Freelance Whales to The Abbey Bar, Dave Hause opening for Flogging Molly at The Electric Factory, XPN Welcomes The Stray Birds to World Cafe Live, Sour Mash at City Tap House

Brooklyn indie kids Freelance Whales head out to Harrisburg for a show at The Abbey Bar tonight.  The quintet followed up their 2009 debut with Diluvia last year.  The sophomore effort sees Freelance Whales expanding their sound and their narrative with more intricate arrangements and a complex sci-fi concept running through the tracks.  What hasn’t changed with the new release is the band’s accessible and appealing indie pop sound that got the buzz started in 2009.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Hundred Waters can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Spitting Image.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Last Bison at World Cafe Live Upstairs, Vomitor at Kung Fu Necktie, Sour Mash at The Fire, Os Mutantes at World Cafe Live Downstairs

Virginian seven-piece The Last Bison perform at World Cafe Live Upstairs tonight.  With a folk-roots style that places them in the same breath as The Lumineers and The Decemberists, The Last Bison create music steeped in the Appalachian tradition of the past.  Their debut EP Inheritance was released in October and features the free download “Switzerland.”  Sharing the stage with The Last Bison are New Sweden.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here.  Below, watch the video for “Switzerland.”

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