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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The A’s at Ardmore Music Hall, Winter Doldrums Music Festival at World Cafe Live, Jonathan Wilson at Underground Arts and more

The As_LP_inside_bandReunited Philly new wave-era rockers The A’s cross over county lines tonight to play a show tonight at Ardmore Music Hall. The five-piece force behind pop hits “A Woman’s Got The Power” and “After Last Night” staged a successful comeback last January at Underground Arts, where they reportedly played almost every single song in their catalog in a show they billed “Last Dance.” After a extremely positive fan response, The A’s decided to make the Last Dance a regular thing. Tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch a video from the Underground Arts show below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes The A’s to Underground Arts, Nightlands at Kung Fu Necktie (downstairs), Catnaps at Kung Fu Necktie (upstairs), Ladyfest Philly Benefit at Kung Fu Necktie (downstairs), XPN Welcomes Garland Jeffery’s to The Sellersville Theater

XPN welcomes new wave outfit The A’s to Underground Arts tonight.  Led by charismatic front-man Richard Bush (currently of The Peace Creeps), the Philadelphia band became a fixture in the east coast club scene with their energetic power pop.  1981′s “A Woman’s Got the Power” gave the band its first hit outside of Philly and though the The A’s never broke through to a national audience, their dedicated hometown following remains intact three decades after they parted ways.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Watch a video of the band performing “A Woman’s Got the Power” live below.

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Return to the Philly of the 80s with The A’s (playing Underground Arts on 1/26, tickets on sale today)

These days Richard Bush tends to kick around the Philadelphia music scene with his pop-rock band The Peace Creeps, but some 30 years ago, he was one of the frontrunners of the city’s New Wave scene in The A’s. The freewheeling band put out two full-length albums on Arista records and one self-released EP, and even though it parted ways in the early 80s, the guys reunite every now and again – like the Electric Factory show they played in 2007, or the Underground Arts appearance that goes on sale today. Tickets for the January 26 appearance will be available here at noon today. While we’re waiting, here are a few blast-from-the-past moments from The A’s video archive.

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Charlie and Richie Ingui to perform with David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket at XPoNential Music Festival

This just in! Charlie & Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors will be joining David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket band this Saturday night at the XPoNential Music Festival. The set is at 7:55PM on the Marina Stage and will also be broadcast on WXPN as part of the festival live broadcast. The Soul Survivors had a 1967 top five hit song with “Expressway To Your Heart.” It was the first big hit song for songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Charlie and Richie are joining Hooters’ drummer David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket band, which also includes Rob Hyman and John Lilley of The Hooters, Richard Bush (formerly of The A’s and current leader of the Peace Creeps), Tommy Conwell, Steve Butler (Smash Palace), Jay Davidson on sax and Cliff Hillis on bass. Below, check out the classic “Expressway To Your Heart.”

It’s not too late to get your tickets to this year’s festival, which starts this Friday at 5:30. Ticket information is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQpTEaPFHXQ

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