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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tin Bird Choir at Steel City Coffeehouse, Mumblr at Kung Fu Necktie, Los Lonely Boys at Keswick Theater and more

Tin Bird Choir | Photo courtesy of the artist
Tin Bird Choir | Photo courtesy of the artist

Tin Bird Choir describes themselves as “organic, free-range, Pennsylvania barn rock.” And quite frankly, that’s pretty spot on. The folky four-piece is performing tonight at Steel City Coffeehouse, but they won’t be alone. Joining the band will be A Fistful of Sugar, Sweetbriar Rose and Kicking Down Doors who are coming together to perform a benefit show for Phoenixville Area Community Services, or PACS. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the $14 can be purchased here.

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Tin Bird Choir, A Fistful of Sugar, Sweetbriar Rose, and Kicking Down Doors set to rock a benefit show this Friday at Steel City Coffee House

Tin Bird Choir | Photo courtesy of the artist
Tin Bird Choir | Photo courtesy of the artist

When a bunch of Philly folk bands team up, only good things can come of it and this Friday’s benefit show in Phoenixville is just that. Tin Bird Choir, A Fistful of Sugar, Sweetbriar Rose, and Kicking Down Doors will play at Steel City Coffee House to raise money for Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) which works to provide basic necessities for those in need. Tin Bird Choir’s Heather Hurlock says of the event:

“We really wanted to do something to raise awareness for PACS. They’re a local organization that helps the working poor of Phoenixville with everything from food, housing, utilities, and health needs. Their mission is to empower the people to achieve self-sufficiency. Our song ‘We Are the Working Poor’ resonates with people for a reason. There are a lot of us (working poor) and we need to help each other out when we can.”

Watch Tin Bird Choir’s video for “We Are the Working Poor” below and get tickets here.

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: “Christmas at the Wawa” by Tin Bird Choir

Tin Bird ChoirThe second week of WXPN’s 12 Days of Local Christmas begins today with Chester County folk four-piece Tin Bird Choir. Their strummy new number “Christmas at the Wawa” tells the story of wearied holiday travelers driving through the night and celebrating Christmas at the break of dawn in the parking lot of the ubiquitous Delaware Valley convenience store. Download the song below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Savages at Union Transfer, A Flock of Seagulls at The Trocadero, Tin Bird Choir at Upper Merion Township Concert Under The Stars

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Savages are a post-punk band hailing from London who released their debut album, Silence Yourself, back in May.  Even though they’re fairly new on the music scene, Savages are already gaining a lot of attention and appeared on Jimmy Fallon a few weeks back.  Tonight, the group plays at Union Transfer.  If you’re looking to keep the weekend going into Sunday night, you’ll definitely want to check out this concert tonight.  Click here for ticket info and listen to their song “Shut Up” below.

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Watch Tin Bird Choir’s new video for “Sea Change” (playing Concerts Under The Stars on 7/14)

Tin Bird Choir

Local folk-outfit Tin Bird Choir have just released an official video for their track “Sea Change.” The charming tune is straight off of Tin Bird Choir’s forthcoming record, Homesteady, due out July 2nd. Like what you hear? (and see?) Then be sure to catch Tin Bird Choir on July 14th at Upper Merion Township’s Concerts Under The Stars series for Helen Leicht’s Philly Local night. Find more info here, and watch the “Sea Change” video below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tin Bird Choir at Steel City, Cody ChesnuTT at World Cafe Live, Curly Castro / Dice Raw / Truck North at The Fire

Tin Bird Choir

Locals Tin Bird Choir bring their soulful folk sound to Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville tonight. It’s a CD release show for the self-proclaimed “barn rock” outfit, whose new record is titled Homesteady. Check them out performing at 30th Street Station a few weeks ago for XPN’s Lunchtime Buskers series. You can find tickets and information here.

Tin Bird Choir busking at The Porch at 30th Street Station from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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Watch Tin Bird Choir perform WXPN’s lunchtime buskers’ series at The Porch at 30th Street Station

TinBirdChoirThe Chester County-based folk group Tin Bird Choir performed in a stripped down two-piece configuration for this weeks’ installment of the WXPN lunchtime buskers’ series at The Porch at 30th Street Station. The band mixes poppy harmonies with the acoustic troubadour tradition, and is releasing its Kickstarter-funded second record next month. The band’s CD release party will be June 15th at Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville. Watch a video of them performing below, and be on the lookout for next week’s installment of the series featuring The Districts.

Tin Bird Choir busking at The Porch at 30th Street Station from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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Helen Leicht’s Philly Local Pick of The Day: Tin Bird Choir

Today’s Philly Local Pick of the Day is “I Want My Truck Back” by Tin Bird Choir who were part of the XPN Philly Local Showcase at the Philly Folk Festival earlier this month. The local quartet shared the stage with Jake Snider, Mason Porter, Dave Quicks Trio and the Ben Arnold Band.

Upcoming shows include:
Sept. 19th – Jenkintown Festival of the Arts
Oct. 2nd  – Lancaster Dispensing Company
Nov. 20th  – Capitol Theatre

Listen to Helen Leicht’s Philly Local Pick weekdays from 1–2 p.m. on XPN.