Along with quirky popcentrics The Vaselines, melody masters Teenage Fanclub sit atop the perch as both Scottish royalty and Kurt Cobain faves. Twenty five years after TF’s indie rock life-changer, the grungy A Catholic Education, and its ultimate reinvention as rightful heir to the Big Star and The Byrds throne as purveyors of triple-teamed sublime, harmonious pop stylings, the Glaswegian gents are still going strong after eight records of majestic glory. Two of those sweet sounding platters—2005’s Manmade and 2010’s Shadows—are receiving the vinyl reissue treatment via the Fanclub’s Merge Records label in conjunction with its own silver anniversary series celebration. Catch TF tonight—not only is it free but these legends don’t come around these parts too often.
Thu., July 24, 6 p.m., 2014