Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green brings his City and Colour project to The Electric Factory on September 18th. The former Alexisonfire guitarist / vocalist released his critically acclaimed Little Hell LP in 2011 and will follow it up this year with The Hurry and The Harm, set for a June 4th release and recorded in Nashville. Tickets for the September show will go on sale Saturday, April 13th. More information will be available here. Below, listen to “Of Space and Time” from the new album and listen back to City and Colour’s World Cafe session here.
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XPN welcomes Thao & The Get Down Stay Down to Underground Arts tonight. Touring in support of their third full-length We the Common, the San Francisco group is a socially-aware folk band working under the guise of dance-happy indie pop concoctions. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside can be found here. Below, watch Thao perform the title track to the new LP at a rally in support of the women inside Central California’s Women’s Facility and download the album cut.Continue reading
Local wild men Man Man close out a month long national tour at Union Transfer tonight. About to release their fifth studio album this summer, the eclectic rock outfit talked to The Key’s Kate Bracaglia recently about pre-show tea drinking rituals, Instagram posts and the “natural progression” of the new album from 2011′s standout Life Fantastic. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Murder By Death and Northern Arms can be found here. Stream and download “Mayan Nights” from Man Man below. UPDATE: tonight’s Man Man show is sold out.
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.”
Indie pop favorite Cat Power headlines The Electric Factory tonight. Singer, songwriter and Georgia native Chan Marshall released her first album of original material since 2006 last year with Sun, following up 2008′s covers record Jukebox and 2006′s The Greatest. Unlike many new releases, Marshall announced the title of Sun back in 2006 when work initially started. Departing from her previously introverted, quiet and often sad sound, Marshall incorporated bright electronic layers and a tougher vocal style on Sun to trumpet her return. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Cherokee.”