Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kanye West at Revel Ovation Hall, Rebirth Brass Band at The Blockley, Kalob Griffin Band at Chameleon Club

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Tireless entertainer Kanye West brings his bright and bold live show to Atlantic City’s Revel Ovation Hall for the final night of a three-night stand. Though West did not have a proper solo release this year, he appeared on Cruel Summer, a compilation showcasing the roster of his G.O.O.D. Music label; plus, he’s still riding high on Watch The Throne, the outstanding collaborative album he released with Jay-Z last year. More information on the show can be found here. Friday’s opening night show made some headlines when West appeared onstage in a diamond-encrusted mask, later swapping it out for a mask-and-powered-wig combo that Fuse compared to a Yeti. Check out a video below and decide for yourself.

New Orleans musical institution Rebirth Brass Band brings the party to the World Cafe Live stage tonight. Active for close to 30 years, the group released its 15th album, Rebirth of New Orleans, last year. Information on the show can be found here. Below, check out a clip of RBB playing Philadelphia Folk Festival in 2009.

After headlining a show with Toy Soldiers here in Philadelphia, Kalob Griffin Band heads out west to Lancaster to perform tonight at the Chameleon Club, opening the show for Brethren and Gary Miller. Tickets to the 18+ show are $10, more information is available here. Read The Key’s interview with Kalob Griffin Band here, and check out the fan favorite track “IPA” from their LP June Found a Gun below.

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