Tonight’s Concert Picks: Guards at Kung Fu Necktie, Elephant Stone at The Fire, Simian Mobile Disco at Making Time, The Coup and Lushlife at Underground Arts


XPN Welcomes emerging indie three-piece Guards to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The New York project is spearheaded by Richie James Follin, frontman for Willowz and a former live guitarist for Cults (which his sister Madeline sings for). The group’s doom-meets-power pop vibe makes their seven-track EP an unexpected dance party staple, which you can pick for free below. Tickets to tonight’s 21+ show are available on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 7:30.

Montreal five-piece psych boys Elephant Stone are performing tonight at The Fire. The band’s self-titled sophomore album is slated for a February release; in the meantime, you can download the dreamy single “Heavy Moon” here. Tickets and more information about tonight’s 21+ show can be found here; watch the band record “Love The Sinner” below.

London electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco are playing the Making Time party tonight at Voyeur. The pair’s third album, Unpatterns, is a giant break from their last two records, casting out the poppy dance-filled hits from 2007’s Attack Decay Sustain Release, instead opting for a more ambient vibe. Tickets to tonight’s 21+ performance can be found here. Watch the video for “Cerulean” from Unpatterns below.

Philly rapper Lushlife is opening for Oakland hip-hop trio The Coup tonight at Underground Arts. The Coup, made up of Raymond “Boots” Riley, E-Roc, and DJ Pam the Funkstress, dropped their sixth album, Sorry To Bother You, in October, their first release in six years. The 21+ show starts at 9 PM; find tickets and more information here. Check out the single “The Magic Clap” from Sorry To Bother You below.

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