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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Magnet 21st Birthday Party with Guided By Voices at The Trocadero, Ryan Tennis at Boot & Saddle, The Ghost In You at Vinyl Revival and more…

Guided By Voices | photo courtesy of the artist
Guided By Voices | photo courtesy of the artist
To celebrate its 21st birthday, Magnet Magazine is throwing a party at The Trocadero tonight with Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood and Titus Andronicus.  The Philly-based indie music publication has been a mainstay in the music news and interview world since 1993.  Also a mainstay in their world of post punk / indie rock, Guided By Voices have been active again in recent years thanks to a few reunion albums, including Cool Planet, which was just released last week.  Take a listen to “Ticket To Hide” below, read Kate Bracaglia’s overview of 21 GBV essentials here and pick up tickets to the 21+ show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mastodon at the Electric Factory, Pine Barons at Vinyl Revival, the Italian Market Festival

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Mastadon | photo courtesy of the band

American metal/ prog-rock band Mastadon will bring their crushing sound and screaming vocals to the Electric Factory tonight. With a new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, due out June 24 via Reprise Records, there should be plenty of new material for the show. Get tickets to the event here. Watch “High Road” below.

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Listen to The Ghost in You cover John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko” on the new Wes Anderson tribute I Saved Latin!, out today

The Ghost in You | photo courtesy of the artist
The Ghost in You | photo courtesy of the artist

Few filmmakers have a knack for pairing music and visuals like Wes Anderson, and today a new 23-song double album pays tribute to Anderson’s soundtracks, I Saved Latin!, streaming here, features an impressive roster of artists, including Mike Watt, Kirstin Hersh, Matt Pond, PHOX and Juliana Hatfield. In the mix is Philly artist Billy Pollard, aka The Ghost in You, who contributed a rendition of John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko” (featured on the Rushmore soundtrack), and a review in NME said the “stripped-back, sweetly acoustic rendition couldn’t be more quintessentially Wes if it tried.” Listen to the cover below, and catch The Ghost In You one May 22nd at The Vault, a new mini-theater space at Vinyl Revival Records in Lansdowne; tickets and info can be found here.

(Read More – The Ghost In You: Billy Pollard talks video games, the suburbs and the challenges of home recording)