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Experimental neo-folk guitarist Ben Chasny, better known by the stage moniker Six Organs of Admittance, is playing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Chasny, who is also part of Comets on Fire and Rangda, dropped Ascent in August, which has been received as being an especially psychedelic and heavily gnostic release. The 21+ show tonight starts at 9:15; tickets and information can be found on our concert calendar here. Stream “Wasawasa,” the shredding first track from Ascent, here.
The “First Lady of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn, will be gracing the stage at Keswick Theatre this evening. The Appalachian songstress’s last album, 2004′s Van Lear Rose, is one of more than sixty studio records Lynn has released since her first #1 hit in 1967, “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).” Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performance can be found here. Below, check out Lynn’s performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
XPN welcomes the Tedeschi Trucks Band to The Keswick Theatre tonight. Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and their band of eleven are touring in support of their live album Everybody’s Talkin’, which followed up their 2011 Grammy winning debut Revelator. The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs tonight with Charlie Mars & Band. Tickets and more information can be found here. Watch the video for their cover of “Everybody’s Talkin’” below, written by Fred Neil and originally made famous by Harry Nilsson.
XPN Welcomes five-piece Philly folk-pop band Low Road as they reunite tonight in celebration of the Tin Angel’s 20th Anniversary. Low Road’s popularity in the nineties, ignited by frontman Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner’s prevalence in the Philly music scene, led to two albums on Caroline Records. The band will be playing a sold-out show at 7 pm, but tickets are still available for the 10 pm show, which you can find here. Both shows are 21+. Below, check out Low Road’s “The Devil’s Pocket” from their 1994 album of the same name.
New York rapper Nas brings his Life is Good tour to The Electric Factory tonight for a show with Lauryn Hill. The legendary lyricist released his seventh and critically acclaimed studio album in July, following up 2010′s Distant Relatives collaboration with Damian Marley. South Jersey’s Lauryn Hill is also sharing some new material on the tour; the influential soul/hop hop artist debuted a new track called “Black Rage”, though the ex-Fugee hasn’t released a solo album since 2002. Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here. Jhene Aiko will open the all-ages show. Below, watch Lauryn Hill’s surprise performance with The Roots on the 4th of July.
Benjamin Gibbard gets some questionable advice for re-branding his “normal” image in a funny new video for his single “Teardrop Windows.” Gibbard’s solo record Former Lives was released on October 15th through Barsuk Records. The Death Cab for Cutie front-man comes to The Keswick Theatre on November 7th; you can pick up tickets and get more information here. In an effort to aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Ben will donate $1 from every ticket sold for this show (as well as tickets for Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.) to the ATC Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. All donations will be re-allocated by ATC to organizations contributing to the relief effort; a specific list of organizations will be announced once it is clear where funding is most needed.