Tonight’s Concert Picks: KRS-One at The Trocadero, Tweedy at Merriam Theater, and OutBeat Festival ft. David Coss Quartet at Union Transfer

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Photo via The Trocadero

South Bronx hip-hop legend Lawrence “KRS-One” Krisna Parker heads to perform at the Trocadero tonight. Following the death of his DJ in the ’80’s group Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One began effectively developing his solo career and today has over 15 albums under his belt. His most recent album The BDP Revival was dedicated to Boogie Down Productions and included powerful tracks “The Solution,” and “Introducing.” For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calender. Below, check out the video for “Aztechnical.”

Tweedy, the folk duo of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son, Spencer, will take the stage at Merriam Theater tonight. The show is in support of the September 16th release of their debut album Sukierae. Tweedy will also perform hit songs off of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco’s catalogs. For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calender. Below, check out the music video for “Summer Noon.”

The Outbeat Festival, America’s first queer jazz festival, will conclude at Union Transfer tonight. The jam-packed bill of world-renown jazz trios and quartets includes the David Coss Quartet, the Dena DeRose Trio, and the Patricia Barber Quartet. For tickets and more information head over to the XPN Concert Calender. Below, watch a performance of the David Coss Quartet.

Also playing:

Northern Arms at Boot and Saddle (8 p.m., $10, 21+)

Dinosaur Feathers at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., $10, 21+)

Yacht at First Unitarian Church (8 p.m., $15, all ages)

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