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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Palma Violets at Johnny Brenda’s, XPN welcomes The David Wax Museum to The Sellersville Theater, Hayes Carll at The Strand-Capitol Theater

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British punk rock band Palma Violets stage a return to Philadelphia tonight with a show at Johnny Brenda’s.  The South London-bred four-piece is touring in support of their debut album 180, named for a venue in Lambeth, London where the band got its start.  To get a sense of their raucously wild live show, check out a recap of Palma Violet’s SXSW house party here.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with The Orwells can be found here.  Watch their Beatles-esque video for “Last of the Summer Wine” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kishi Bashi at the First Unitarian Church, XPN Welcomes Jeff Mangum to The Strand, XPN Welcomes Rufus Wainwright to the McCarter Theater, Cheers Elephant at Johnny Brenda’s

Violinist, singer and composer Kishi Bashi performs at the First Unitarian Church tonight.  Using his violin as a starting point, Bashi creates entirely new universes in his compositions with swirling loop sequences, layered vocals and atmospheric synth backdrops.  In addition to touring and collaborating with of Montreal, Regina Spektor, The Barr Brothers and Sondre Lerche, the Seattle native takes his sonic creations to new heights with occasional solo recordings like 2012′s 151a LP.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Plume Giant can be found here.  Watch Kishi Bashi perform “Manchester” from 151a below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ash at Johnny Brenda’s, Smokey Robinson at the Strand Theater, Martha Wainwright at World Cafe Live, John Hiatt at Sellersville Theater

Northern Irish rockers Ash will be performing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The alt-rock/pop four-piece from Downpatrick has been performing since 1992 with some change in their lineup over the years (including English singer Charlotte Hatherley, Bloc Party‘s Russell Lissack, and LaFaro‘s Alan Lynn). In 2011 most of the band’s performances included “Best of” sets as well as most of 2001′s Free All Angels. Go here for details and tickets to this evening’s 21+ show; doors open at 8. Below, watch the video for “There’s A Star” from Free All Angels. 

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