Tonight’s Concert Picks: St. James & The Apostles at RUBA, Folkadelphia presents ((TACO)), Prairie Empire and The Sun Flights at Green Line Cafe, We’re About 9 at PSALM Salon, XPN Welcomes Garland Jeffreys at World Cafe Live at The Queen, Many Arms at The Rotunda

St. James & the ApostlesHardworking Philly outfit St. James & The Apostles play RUBA Club Studios tonight alongside Themuffinmanisaband.  St. James is Jamie Mahon and The Apostles are Mahon’s cousin Mike Kiker and second-cousin Jeff Castner.  Together, the trio fuses anthematic rock with moments of twang and the refreshing power of Kiker’s organ playing on their latest record Baphomet.  More information about the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch St. James & The Apostles’ BITBY video filmed this past October.

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Philly Local Philes: The Love Club’s “Blow”

One of several musical pursuits of David Mitchell Esparza – aka (((taco))) – The Love Club deals in steamy, noisy electric blues, raw and right to the point. Today’s Philly Local Phile spotlights “Blow,” an unapologetic cautionary tale from their 2011 EP, Of Love and Other Demons. Stream it below, or take in the racket in person when The Love Club plays a free show at Kungfu Necktie this Thursday, Dec. 22, opening for Arrah and the Ferns and Chandelier Ballroom.