Tonight’s Concert Picks: DJ Cash Money at Rittenhouse Square, The Strypes at Union Transfer, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and more…

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DJ Cash Money
DJ Cash Money | photo courtesy of the artist

DJ Cash Money opens this week’s free concert at Rittenhouse Square, presented by Philly Weekly.  The legendary turntable master started his DJ career in Philadelphia in the eighties, coming up alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff.  He’s credited with creating a number of DJ techniques, including the “Pee Wee Herman” scratch and the “Babuggamas” scratch.  Check out his moves tonight, along with Pablo Batista and Worldtown Sound System – more information can be found here.

Irish buzz band The Strypes headline Union Transfer tonight.  The four-piece rock and roll outfit released its debut LP Snapshot in September of 2013, earning a TV spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, five sets at this year’s SXSW and earning comparisons to The Strokes.  With influences ranging from the Arctic Monkeys to Howlin Wolf, The Strypes blend rhythm and blues into a frenetic brand of rock that.  Watch their performance on Late Show below and get tickets here.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform at the Sellersville Theater tonight.  The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the release of a new studio record, Libation.  Working in strains of fusion music, the All Stars combine the traditional baskeda style with influences from all over the world.  Tickets and information for the show can be found here.

Also Playing:

Lithuania at Kung Fu Necktie (8:00 p.m., 21+, $5)

XPN Welcomes Diego Garcia at Haddon Lake Park (7:30 p.m., AA, free)

Bear In Heaven at Johnny Brenda’s (8:00 p.m., 21+, $14)

Will Hoge at World Cafe Live (7:00 p.m., AA, $15-$25)

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