DJ Brother Mister is the alter-ego of renowned Philly jazz musician Christian McBride. A recipient of three Grammys, McBride is one of the most successful and widely acclaimed bassists and composers of his generation, having performed and worked with the likes of D’Angelo, James Brown, Questlove, and Paul McCartney. As DJ Brother Mister, McBride switches things up, jumping behind a turntable and spinning a variety of R&B, funk, and soul hits, all while playing along with his bass. Tonight, he’s bringing the party to World Cafe Life. You won’t want to forget your dancing shoes for this one. Tickets can be found over at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Angel Haze is an exciting singer/rapper hailing from Detroit, Michigan. She independently released her newest album, Back to the Woods, in September. Equally skilled as both a singer and rapper, Haze crafts unique sound that drifts between catchy R&B hooks (at times she sounds quite a bit like Rihanna) and hard-hitting hip-hop. You can catch her Sunday night at Underground Arts. Tickets to the 21+ show over at the XPN Concert Calendar.
The Ocean Blue know a thing or two about consistency. The Hershey, PA four-piece released their first album back in 1989 and are still going strong, having released their newest, aptly titled album Waterworks in 2014. The group’s brand of jangle rock is a nice throwback to groups like R.E.M. and The Smiths. Tonight’s concert at The Chameleon Club celebrates the reissue of the band’s first three albums for Sire Records, and the group will be performing their first two albums in their entirety at the show. So if you’re a fan of old-school Ocean Blue, make sure to get tickets via the XPN Concert Calendar.
Citizen Cope acoustic at Strand-Capitol PAC (7:30 PM, $31-49, All Ages)
Bryant Vazquez at The Fire (8 PM, $8, 21+)
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