Tonight’s Concert Picks: Murchant at Puck, Les Professionnels with Telequanta at MilkBoy, Lockets with Turning Violet Violet at Safety Meeting, Sara Watkins with Field Report at the New Hope Winery, Chill Moody at Hard Rock Cafe


MurchantAnnachristie Sadler brings her new project Murchant to Puck Live in Doylestown tonight.  Formerly one third of local folk collaborators Sisters 3, Sadler’s musical history includes backing up Hoots & Hellmouth and Hezekiah Jones, as well as recording a handful of full-lengths with her sibling bandmates.  With Murchant, though, Sadler takes a turn from the three-part indie pop/folk harmonies of Sisters 3 and instead lends her soaring vocals to more mystical, acoustic arrangements.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Reverend TJ McGlinchey can be found here.  Watch Murchant perform in the NYC metro below.

Murchant – AnnaChristie Sadler from Luciana Botelho on Vimeo.

Les Professionnels bring their sonic space journey to terra firma tonight for Indian Summer: An Acid Western Experience at MilkBoy.   With accompanying visuals by Brooks Bell, Indian Summer is “a psychedelic journey through time and space exploring the inner psyche through sound and vision.”  The recent Philly Local Show guest hosts have worked with Passion Pit, Philly rapper Gliss and had some big names (Lushlife, Eliot Lipp) remix tracks for last year’s Move! EP.  Tonight’s opening set will be performed by Philly electronic artist Telequanta.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, stream and download the original mix of “Move.”

Local bands Lockets and Turning Violet Violet team up for a house show at Safety Meeting in West Philly tonight.  Lockets pairs acoustic / pop singer-songwriter Dani Mari with former punk rocker Todd Mendelsohn in a collaboration that stretches outside the boundaries of both performers’ previous work.  The trance-y, drifting compositions of their 2012 debut Camera Shy LP are gauzy and elusive, with just enough synth structure to keep from floating apart.  Chamber pop / rock outfit Turning Violet Violet released their debut full-length Double Cure last year as well.  More information for tonight’s house show at 51st and Willows Ave with Castellan can be found here.  Below, watch Lockets’ video for “Bitter Teeth.”

Singer-songwriter / fiddler Sara Watkins plays the New Hope Winery tonight with Field Report.  Previously a member of bluegrass trio Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolin player Chris Thile, Watkins has since launched a solo career that presented her self-titled debut in 2009 and the critically acclaimed follow-up Sun Mindnight Sun in 2012.  Tour mates and XPO Fest alums Field Report also released a stunning self-titled record last year, with their single “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” jsut breaking into XPN’s Year in Review list.  Tickets and information for the show in New Hope can be found here.  Below, watch Watkins’s video for “When It Pleases You.”

Local rapper Chill Moody headlines Hard Rock Cafe for Welcome to Talent Island tonight.  Hosted by Hank McCoy and Ashley Coleman, the event will showcase the roster of Talent Island with performances by Beano, Suzann Christine, Teff and Tye James.  Moody, still riding high from the release of his recent RFM LP and a nod from MTVU, shared a brand new video for the title track to RFM earlier this week in which he takes on the roles of both the wise man and the bartender.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 18+ show can be found here.  Watch the video for “RFM” below.

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