When last we saw Minneapolis rapper Finding Novyon, he was making his Philadelphia debut playing a packed house at our final Red Bull Sound Select concert in September. His bridging of hip-hop eras is impeccable and impressive — he can do boom bap, he can do big bass, he can do lyrical and melodic. Novyon returns to town tonight to hit the Underground Arts stage, opening for oft-collaborator Allan Kingdom. Details and ticket information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch the video for the Kingdom collab “Lots” below.
Local singer-songwriter vet Ben Arnold plays a stripped down solo show tonight at burbsy caffeination station Kennett Flash. He’s in the midst of a July residency at the venue, and is showcasing last year’s very fine Lost Keys LP as well as material he’s cooked up in the time since. Tickets and more information can be found here. Watch him perform “Detroit People” in WXPN Studios for his Key Session below.
Noir, atmospheric 80s icons Echo and the Bunnymen take to the Mann Center’s Skyline Stage tonight in a co-headlining appearance with Violent Femmes, sure to delight anybody in the 35-and-older age bracket. Details and info on the show can be found here; watch the video for “The Killing Moon” below.
Ed Sheeran at Wells Fargo Center (7:30 p.m., $35 – $95, all ages)