Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tin Bird Choir at Steel City, Cody ChesnuTT at World Cafe Live, Curly Castro / Dice Raw / Truck North at The Fire

Tin Bird Choir

Locals Tin Bird Choir bring their soulful folk sound to Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville tonight. It’s a CD release show for the self-proclaimed “barn rock” outfit, whose new record is titled Homesteady. Check them out performing at 30th Street Station a few weeks ago for XPN’s Lunchtime Buskers series. You can find tickets and information here.

Tin Bird Choir busking at The Porch at 30th Street Station from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

Eclectic funky rocker Cody ChesnuTT plays World Cafe Live tonight. The Roots featured ChesnuTT in their album Phrenology when remade his tune “The Seed” into “The Seed (2.0).” His 2012 album Landing On A Hundred (his first in ten years) includes a great blend of old fashioned funk rock, r&b, blues, and even a tinge of reggae. Tickest and information can be found here, and you can listen to him play an acoustic version of “Parting Ways” below.

Saturday night also brings a handful of great local hip-hop artists to The Fire in Northern Liberties. Rapper Truck North will be headlining – he recently released his EP Our American Cousin, which includes a great track called “Capital Crime” with Black Thought and Asher Roth (you can check it out below). This summer he’s also supposed to release the mixtape Murder by Mourning. Also performing is Dice Raw, formerly a member of the Roots crew and a longtime part of the Philly hip-hop scene. The lineup also includes Curly Castro‘s electro-infused raps and Quon Logic. Listen to some of their tunes below.