Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tinariwen at Union Transfer, Oddisee at TLA, John Patitucci & Daedalus Quartet at World Cafe Live, and more

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Tinariwen | photo via artist’s Facebook page

Grammy-award winning Tuareg group Tinariwen will bring their sweeping sounds of the Sahara to Union Transfer tonight. The Malian rockers recently released their album, Elwan, which features contributions from Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Alain Johannes, and Matt Sweeney. Find more info on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar, and take a trip to a rock show in the desert by watching the video for “Sastanàqqàm” below.

D.C. rapper / producer Oddisee blends hip-hop, jazz, and dance beats in his recently released album, The Iceberg. If the title is any indication, this is just the start for Oddisee’s success, as he has mastered the art of smart, prolific lyrics  working with infectious club beats. Don’t miss out on his show tonight at the TLA with support from Oliver St. Louis. Find more info here, and listen to his single, “Things” below.

Renowned bassist John Patitucci joins the Daedalus Quartet tonight at World Cafe Live. The performance will feature a fusion of jazz and classical as Patitucci is writing new music specifically for the show. Get info on tickets here and listen to John Patitucci bass it up on the song, “Band of Brothers,” below.

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