Tonight’s Concert Picks: Boom Room Studio’s first anniversary party, Zammuto at Johnny Brenda’s, Cheers Elephant and more at Maysie’s Farm Fest, Gotye at The Tower Theatre, Melody Gardot at The Merriam Theatre

Photo by Theresa McCullough |

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Fishtown recording studio Boom Room has booked a monster of a show.  Headlined by hip hop group Camp Lo, The W.E. featuring R&B singer Jaguar Wright, psych-jazz trio Grimace Federation and Kuf Knotz, the event will have an outdoor stage, an indoor dance party and an after party.  Complementary food and beverages will be provided by Vitamin Water, Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Local 215 food truck so really, you have no excuse to not dance your feet off.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here for the 21+ party, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m.  Below, watch a promo video for Boom Room Studios.

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Listen to interviews and performances by The Spinto Band, The Menzingers, Chill Moody and more on XPN2 on Memorial Day

The Menzingers
The Menzingers

Next Monday, May 28th, XPN2‘s Eric Schuman will be reaching into the archives to play interviews and performances by bands (both local and out-of-town) who have recently appeared in the studios. The full lineup can be found below:

Noon – The Spinto Band
1 p.m. Stevie Jackson
2 p.m. Hop Along
3 p.m. The Menzingers
4 p.m. Zammuto
5 p.m. Chill Moody


Listen to Zammuto’s interview and performance on XPN2

As one half of the New York experimental duo The Books, guitarist Nick Zammuto made a name for himself as a master of fusing sprightly pop with avant-garde sensibilities. When The Books disbanded earlier this year, Nick was already forming a new group, simply dubbed Zammuto. Nick and his full band recently paid a visit to the XPN2 studios for one of our most fascinating studio sessions, and now you can stream our session with Zammuto whenever you like!

You’ll hear the band perform songs from their newly-released self-titled album (along with a previously unheard surprise cover), and XPN’s Eric Schuman talks with Nick about his techno-centric approach to songwriting and his artistic endeavors outside of music.

Click HERE to stream our session with Zammuto!

And, check out this video of “Real Beauty Turns,” the video collage/composition Nick created for the Band on a Can 25th Anniversary concert.