Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foster the People, These United States with Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang

Tonight, Foster the People, the band that won the world over with their single, “Pumped Up Kicks” from their album Torches, is playing at the Mann Center. They have already had stellar success playing with The Beach Boys at the Grammy’s this past year and just finishing up an appearance at Bonnaroo.

Gina Vespa from says about their next album:

The band is piecing together ideas for the follow-up to their 2011 studio release of ‘Torches.’ While they’re still in the beginning stages of planning the new record, they have high and exciting hopes for it. As Foster commented to Billboard, “I think it’s going to take a lot of left turns … It’s going to be really celebratory … I think there’s going to be more grit, and I think it’s gonna be extremely percussive.” He also mentioned that the new music will likely be greatly influenced by what he’s been listening to lately, like the Kinks and the Clash.

Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra open for Foster the People at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 PM, tickets are $29.50-36.50, all ages

Below, check out a video for “Warrior” that lead singer, Foster did with A-trak and Kimbra for the new edition of 3 artists 1 song.


And over at Johnny Brenda’s, The Swollen Fox and R5 present These United States, the alt-country rock band who just released their new self-titled album are playing with Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang. Purchase tickets for the 21+ show here OR, enter The Swollen Fox’s ticket give away here.


My Morning Download: “Dead & Gone” by These United States (playing Thursday night at Johnny Brenda’s, presented by The Swollen Fox)

Photo by Todd Roeth

These United States just released their new self-titled album. The band plays this Thursday night, June 14th at Johnny Brenda’s for a show presented The Swollen Fox. Opening is Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang. Stream the new album by These United States in its entirety below and download “Dead & Gone” from the band’s new album.

These United States and openers Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang perform at Johnny Brenda’s on Thursday, June 14th. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets to the 21+ show are $10. More info