Carnivalesque folk / punk band Mischief Brew play Underground Arts tonight. Born out of former Orphans front-man Erik Petersen’s basement, the local rockers released Rhapsody for Knives in 2012, an EP comprised of three songs that were not included on 2011′s full-length The Stone Operation. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Mucca Pazza and On the Water can be found here. Below, watch a live video of Mischief Brew rocking out at The Barbary from last August.
Local rapper Chill Moody teamed up with Freeway for the grooving new track “Change Coming.” The song is included on Moody’s latest RFM album, which he previewed at his sold-out headlining gig at The TLA this past week. Stream and download the Joe Logic-produced song below, and check out Moody’s plans for 2013 in our interview with him here.
XPN welcomes Artist to Watch The David Wax Museum to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The Americana/Mexican roots duo of David Wax and Sue Slezak released Knock Knock Get Up in August and have since been receiving lots of love from blogs and music publications. Tickets and more information for tonight’s show with Radio Jarocho can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Will You Be Sleeping.”
XPN welcomes the Tedeschi Trucks Band to The Keswick Theatre tonight. Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and their band of eleven are touring in support of their live album Everybody’s Talkin’, which followed up their 2011 Grammy winning debut Revelator. The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs tonight with Charlie Mars & Band. Tickets and more information can be found here. Watch the video for their cover of “Everybody’s Talkin’” below, written by Fred Neil and originally made famous by Harry Nilsson.
XPN Welcomes Philly-area roots band Hoots & Hellmouth to the Sellersville Theater tonight. The Philadelphia-based folk quartet released their latest album Salt in April and with it displayed a knack for blending sweeping sonic landscapes with their signature stomping and swinging. Folk singer-songwriter Mason Porter opens the all-ages concert. Tickets are $19.50 for the 8:00 p.m. show; for more information, go here. Below, check out Hoots & Hellmouth’s video for “Why Would You Not Want to Go There.”
XPN welcomes Grace Potter & The Nocturnals back to Philadelphia for a show at The Electric Factory. The Vermont-based rock band wowed audiences at Coachella and XPN’s Non-COMMvention earlier this year with Potter’s undeniably charismatic stage presence and the band’s explosive songs. In June the band released their eighth studio album with The Lion The Beast The Beat. Tonight, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals perform with The Stepkids. Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show and doors open at 8:30 p.m.; more information is available here. Watch the video for “Timekeeper” below.
Funk-and-soul man Gary Clark Jr. gets the room moving in his new video for “Ain’t Messin’ Around” off of his latest LP Blak and Blu. The Austin musician rocks the party in the video the same way he rocked the crowd at last year’s XPoNential Music Festival, with his big-band sound and blues-infused vocals. Gary Clark Jr. will be in town on Saturday when XPN welcomes him to The TLA with Kat Edmonson. Tickets are still available here for the all-ages show.