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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cayetana at First Unitarian Church, Hawk Tubley at Boot and Saddle, New Sound Brass at Ortileb’s, and more…

Cayetana | via the artist's Facebook page
Cayetana | via the artist’s Facebook page

Philadelphia indie punks Cayetana will play First Unitarian Church tonight in support of Lemuria.  Earlier this month, they dropped a teaser for their upcoming album New Kind of Normal. It’s out May 5th, but for now, check out their performance of “Hot Dad Calendar” from their recent Audiotree Live session. Find tickets and more information on the show at XPN’s Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Church Girls at Ortlieb’s, Caroline Reese at Sellersville Theater, Lee Fields and the Expressions at Union Transfer and more

Church Girls
Church Girls | Photo by Chris Sikich | sikichphotography.com

Local indie rockers Church Girls make a stop at Ortlieb’s for a fantastic gig with The National Reserve and Tinnarose. Think if Franke Cosmos decided to expand her haiku-like sound with some dirtier guitars, and you end up with some lovely post-punk. The gig is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Radio Dept. at Union Transfer, John Coltraine Tribute at Underground Arts, Pat Finnerty’s Valentine’s Day Tom Petty Tribute at Johnny Brenda’s and more

The Radio Dept. | via facebook.com/theradiodept
The Radio Dept. | via facebook.com/theradiodept

Synthpop masters The Radio Dept. are taking over Union Transfer for the night, kicking off their US headling tour with Germans. The tour celebrates the band’s first record in six years, making tonight’s spectical a long awated one for some. The gig is all ages, and more information/tickets cane be found at the XPN Concert Calender. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Louie Louie at PhilaMOCA, Allison Crutchfield at First Unitarian Church, Free Range Folk at Johnny Brenda’s, and more…

Louie Louie | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN
Louie Louie | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Retro rockers Louie Louie will headline PhilaMOCA tonight with Dark Web and Beat Jams. Their new album Friend of a Stranger dropped today via Born Losers Records, and you can hear them play songs from it live in their recent Key Studio Session. Stream video of their performance of “After Me” below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Talib Kweli at TLA, Bad Bad Hats at Milkboy, Los Hacheros at World Cafe Live, and more…

Talib Kweli| Photo by Joe del Tufo | Moonloop Photography

New York rapper Talib Kweli will headline the TLA tonight as part of his The Seven Tour with Styles P and K’Valentine. He’ll be joined by Philly artists Reef the Lost Cauze and Hardwork Movement. Stream Kweli’s single “Get By” below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more info on the show. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Blood Sound at Johnny Brenda’s, Songwriter Showcase at Bourbon and Branch and more

Blood sound
Blood Sound | Photo via bloodsound.bandcamp.com

Dark electronic three-piece Blood Sound will be opening at Johnny Brenda’s with Black Marble and YOU. Their recent effort True Romance Magazines finds Tim Burton’s version of TRON with dreamy vocals dancing over an atmospheric keyboard, creating an enjoyable ’80s callout sound. The gig is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Tough Shits at Kung Fu Necktie, Philly ReggaE Band at The Barbary

The Tough Shits
The Tough Shits | Photo by Nikki Volpicelli

Lo-fi garage dwellers The Tough Shits are a part of a fantastic Kung Fu Necktie gig featuring Greg Cartwright and Tom Lax. Their fun west coast punk sound is refreshing and welcomed here on the east coast and a perfect soundtrack for the proverbial sunset for the end of a weekend. The gig is 21+ and tickets/more information can be found here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Screaming Females at First Unitarian Church, Ill Doots at The Painted Bride, The End of America at Boot and Saddle

Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist
Screaming Females | courtesy of the artist

If you pay a visit to the About section of Screaming Females’ Facebook page, you’ll only find two and a half words: “Rock n Roll”. Similarly, the Genre section just has the word “Rock” listed three times, but what more do you need to know? The New Brunswick power trio will headline the Don Giovanni Records Showcase tonight with Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires, Outer Spaces, Worriers, and Bad Moves, and you can find tickets and more info at XPN’s Concert Calendar. While you’re at it, check out a performance of a song they definitely (won’t) play at the show below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tangiers at Bourbon and Branch, Wood Brothers at Union Transfer, Lee Bains III and Glory Fires at Kennett Flash

Tangiers | Photo via facebook.com/tangiersband
Tangiers | Photo via facebook.com/tangiersband

Relaxed rock and roll kids Tangiers are heading to 2nd Street tonight for a headlining gig at Bourbon and Branch. Slyly combining a bit of dad rock with some bluesy hard rock elements, they make a fun sound perfect for drinking a cold one. The gig is 21+, and tickets/more information can be found here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Esme Patterson at World Cafe Live, John Francis at Tin Angel, Parquet Courts at Union Transfer and more

Esmé Patterson | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Esmé Patterson | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

The always fun Esme Patterson graces World Cafe Live, bringing her quirky style of alternative pop with local songwriter Abi Reimold. Blending power pop, post-punk and alt-country into a melodic sound is difficult, but comes out terrific on the other side. The gig is all ages, and tickets/more information can be found here. Continue reading →