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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Screaming Females at Union Transfer, Louie Louie at Johnny Brenda’s, Suburban Living at Underground Arts and more

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Screaming Females | Photo by Megan Lynch | meganlynchart.tumblr.com

New Brunswick rock mainstays Screaming Females will play Union Transfer tonight in support of this year’s Rose Mountain LP. They released a new video for opening track “Empty Head” last month, which follows a cast of paper cutout creatures around an industrial city. Watch it below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show with Vacation, Radiator Hospital and Pinkwash here. Listen back to Screaming Females’ Key Studio Session from last week here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: La Luz at Underground Arts and A Day Without Love at The Fire

La Luz | Photo by Andrew Imanaka
La Luz | Photo by Andrew Imanaka

Seattle-based hazy rock act La Luz will be taking their soundscapes to Underground Arts. Coming to fruition in 2012, they have since released three records, which each one topping the last. Their latest effort, Weirdo Shrine,  teems with summertime surf melodies. Comprised of members Shana Cleaveland on guitar, Marian Li Pino on drums, Alice Sandahl on keyboard and Lena Simon on bass, La Luz does not fall short. You can get tickets and more information on their show here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: John the Conqueror at Underground Arts, The Burgeoning at MilkBoy

John The Conqueror | Photo by John Vettese
John The Conqueror | Photo by John Vettese

Blues boys John the Conqueror open for JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound tonight at Underground Arts. The band, led by Mississippi-born Pierre Moore, is in the process of recording their third album – hopefully we will hear a preview of what they have in the works. It’s also worth noting that this is Moore’s last show as a Philadelphian before his move to Kentucky. Don’t worry, though: John the Conqueror will continue to tour and create more punk-blues goodness. Tickets for tonight’s 21+ show available here. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Bilal

It’s been a long and wild trip for Philly singer-songwriter Bilal. He emerged with a knockout LP called 1st Born Second in 2001, an auspicious time in Philly’s music history. Being surrounded by an insanely talented family of artists, from Jill Scott to Music Soulchild to Floetry and King Britt, certainly gave Bilal a leg up and a platform to stand on. At the same time, it sort of painted him into a neo-soul corner when he was interested in all manners of music, from funk to folk, psychedelic rock to pop. Continue reading →

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Bilal, Son Little and Kate Faust will play WXPN’s Red Bull SoundSelect show on 8/20

Bilal | Photo by Kawai Matthews | via facebook.com/OfficialBilalPage
Bilal | Photo by Kawai Matthews | via facebook.com/OfficialBilalPage

WXPN and The Key are very excited to be curating the August edition of Red Bull’s SoundSelect show at Underground Arts, and we’re doubly psyched about the lineup we put together. Philly soul innovator Bilal joins futuristic singer-songwriter Son Little and electropop maven Kate Faust at the August 20th event. The bill is all-Philly, all-awesome and tickets are only $3 – you can RSVP here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell at Union Transfer, Delicate Steve at Underground Arts, Milky Chance at The Mann

Ben Bridwell, Iron & Wine | Photo via Facebook.com/ironandwine
Ben Bridwell, Iron & Wine | Photo via Facebook.com/ironandwine

This year, Sam Beam of long running indie folk project Iron & Wine got together with Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses to produce Sing Into My Mouth, a record of covers from Talking Heads’ “Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)” to Pete Seeger’s “Coyote, My Little Brother.” Tonight, they headline Union Transfer; tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mr Twin Sister at Boot & Saddle, Meatbodies at Underground Arts, Project Ico at Burlap & Bean

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Mr Twin Sister | photo via Chalker PR

The newly-renamed Mr Twin Sister are at Boot & Saddle tonight. The NYC band added the prefix to its name following the release of their 2011 debut LP In Heaven. Now touring in support of last year’s self-titled effort, Mr Twin Sister are spreading around even more darkly glistening psych-pop. Listen to “In the House of Yes” below and revisit their 2010 Shaking Through session here. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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