Tonight’s Concert Picks: Verbatum Jones at The Fire, Phreak N Queer Kickoff with Vita and the Woolf and more at PhilaMOCA, Philly Tapes Philly at Ortlieb’s, and more

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Verbatum Jones | photo via facebook.com/verbatum
Verbatum Jones | photo via facebook.com/verbatum

Philly rapper Verbatum Jones kicks off tonight’s concert pick selection with his show at The Fire on Girard Avenue. You may remember this article we posted back in March about the Brooklyn transplant’s latest album .winter, which goes in depth about the meaning behind his hit song “Everybody Eats.” Our writer Sameer Rao also talked with him about how his Haitian background has impacted his life and songwriting, and starting a concert series in which the the only price of admission was a food donation. If you missed it, check it out here. Speaking of food donations (in a different kind of way), make sure you get to the show early enough for free water ice. Check out the music video for “The Dawn” below.

This year’s Phreak N Queer festival showcases an array of amazing LGBT artists, many of which are performing tonight at the kickoff event – including Vita and the Woolf, Disco Hootenanny, and The Feverfew. All weekend, the festival will host a wide array of genres and extremely talented artists from the Philly area. Check out this performance by Vita and the Woolf as part of the Red Bench Series below.

Wilbur and Satellite Hearts will both partake in tonight’s Philly Tapes Philly collaboration. Tonight’s collaboration will feature an enticing mash-up of folksy soul and rock and rock and roll (hey that rhymed) from two of the best bands in their respective genres in the Philly area.  Check out the music video for “New York City” by Satellite Hearts below.

Also playing:

Dru Hill at Dell Music Center 7:30pm, $28.90-$76.70, all ages

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