New Brunswick’s Screaming Females come to the First Unitarian Church tonight for a label showcase with Waxahatchee and Tenement. The indie punk trio, fronted by powerhouse vocalist / guitarist Marissa Paternoster and formed in the sweaty basements of North Jersey’s buried punk scene, released its fifth studio record last year on Don Giovanni, receiving critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum and A.V. Club. In the spirit of label collaboration, Screaming Females and Tenement just released a split 7″ that will be available during the fall tour. Tickets and information can be found here. Watch Screaming Females’ Tiny Desk Concert on NPR below.
Immortal Technique brings his War and Peace Tour to The TLA tonight. The Peruvian rapper, born Felipe Andres Coronel, released a compilation album of unreleased tracks called The Martyr in 2011, which featured appearances by Killer Mike, Dead Prez and Brother Ali (who joins Tech on his current tour). A third full-length, The Middle Passage, is currently in the works. Though he’s spent time in prison and was prone to fighting in high school and later, Coronel now focuses much of his energy on raising money for children’s hospitals, orphanages and teaching in prisons. Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here. Stream “Civil War” below.
Legendary reggae artist Jimmy Cliff is using his current “Many Rivers Crossed” tour to pull the curtain back on many of his classic and landmark songs. He will share stories about the songs’ creation and history, drawing from a catalog that is credited with bringing reggae to a wider audience. The tour comes after Cliff’s 2012 LP Rebirth won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album and simultaneously celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Harder They Come, which Cliff starred in. Tickets and information for tonight’s special performance at the Keswick Theater can be found here. Watch Jimmy Cliff perform “I Can See Clearly Now” below.