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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Chuck Ragan at The TLA, Baths at Union Transfer and Ryan Montbleau at Tin Angel

Photo via chuckraganmusic.com
Photo via chuckraganmusic.com

Tonight at the TLA, singer-songwriter/guitarist Chuck Ragan will celebrate his new record Til Midnight. Despite the hard edge and grit of his earlier work – both solo and with Hot Water Music -  there’s no shortage of love songs or intimacy on his latest effort. Watch “Something May Catch Fire” (which definitely has a Springsteen vibe) below and get tickets here.

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Watch Diego Garcia master the art of being cool and inviting in new “Tell Me” video

Diego Garcia | Photo by Darragh Dandurand Friedman | darraghdf.wordpress.com
Diego Garcia | Photo by Darragh Dandurand Friedman | darraghdf.wordpress.com

As his jet black silhouette does all the talking and emoting in front of a plain white background, Diego Garcia is calm and persuasive in offering his shoulder to cry on in his new video for “Tell Me”. Lifted from his latest release Paradise, “Tell Me” has a simple acoustic arrangement that enhances the smooth texture of the song and Garcia’s sincere lyricism. Watch below and get tickets to his pair of shows at Tin Angel on March 22nd here.

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Local folk singer-songwriter Joel Roberts to celebrate new album release at Tin Angel 2/21

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

West Chester’s Joel Roberts will breathe life into tracks from his new album Someplace I’ve Yet To Be on Tin Angel‘s stage next month. Roberts’s honest storytelling shines through his folk tunes with ease and grace and is reminiscent of Josh Ritter. Get tickets here and listen to “Dark Eyed Daughter” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Broncho at Johnny Brenda’s, You Do You at North Star Bar, Up The Chain at Tin Angel and more

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Tulsa, Oklahoma garage rockers Broncho head to Johnny Brenda’s tonight, with support from Brass Bed and Haggard. Broncho recently released a jamming new EP It’s On, with two new songs that have an aggressive sound mixed with the feeling of apathy that results in a carefree energetic style. Check out “Can’t Bet Past The Lips” below, and get tickets to the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hurry at Boot and Saddle, Anjuli Josephine at Tin Angel, A Fistful of Sugar at World Cafe Live and more

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Boot and Saddle welcomes local bands Hurry, Dreambook, and Mock Suns to its stage tonight. Hurry just released a new single “Oh Whitney”, which you can stream below, from their upcoming LP Everything/Nothing. The band is the solo product of Matt Scottoline of emo four-piece Everyone Everywhere. Dreambook released Only Shadows last year which features their signature distorted guitar sounds and layered drum beats. Psych-pop headliners Mock Suns released their debut album Here Nor There back in 2012. All three acts are lo-fi dream pop-oriented with a splash of something unique. Get tickets here and check out tracks from the bands below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Potty Mouth at Boot and Saddle, Communion Night featuring The Weeks at Underground Arts, Wesley Stace at Tin Angel and more

Photo via facebook.com/pottymouthgirls
Photo via facebook.com/pottymouthgirls

Power-punk quartet Potty Mouth will celebrate their debut album Hell Bent tonight on the Boot and Saddle stage. Their sound is a blend of old school punk and power pop as the new record builds on their 2012 EP Sun Damage. Check out our interview with drummer Victoria Mandanas where she discusses touring and the band’s stance on female empowerment. Get tickets here and watch their video for “The Spins” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Brethren at World Cafe Live, Frog Holler at Johnny Brenda’s, Gov’t Mule at The Tower Theater and more

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World Cafe Live welcomes aggressive indie folk outfit Brethren to its stage tonight. The Lancaster, PA natives released their latest single “There’s No Use” at the end of September. The track is just as pretty as it is melancholic but it works. Its harmonies and guitar melodies bring to mind the smooth sounds of the Beach Boys. Stream it below and get tickets here.

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