Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hiss Golden Messenger at World Cafe Live, Kweku Collins at Johnny Brenda’s, Wolf Alice at The Trocadero, and more

Hiss Golden Messenger | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

The ever-changing personnel and spectrum of recordings from Hiss Golden Messenger is anchored by the uber-talented compositional abilities of band leader M.C. Taylor. The Durham, North Carolina resident, whose instantly recognizable voice straddles Bob Dylan and Jim James, maintained his high level of songwriting and acoustic indie rock on Hiss Golden Messenger’s 2017 project Hallelujah Anyhow. Taylor writes of religious questioning, homesickness, and unexpected love on the new album with a bluesy conviction driving the project along. World Cafe Live hosts Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger tonight, and the set is sure to impress. Pick up tickets quick from the XPN Concert Calendar.

Melodically blessed Evanston, Illinois native Kweku Collins built on his momentum from his 2016 album Nat Love with an eye-opening 2017 release entitled grey. Collins’ music is very hook-heavy and refreshingly honest with slivers of pop elements. After popping off from his hit single “Lonely Lullabies”, Kweku has gained a lot of recognition from Chicago’s underground and has featured multiple Chi town talents such as Jamila Woods, Kipp Stone, and Taylor Bennett on his past two albums. Johnny Brenda’s hosts Collins tonight for the next stop on his so-far highly successful nationwide tour. Experience the cutting edge in rap today by grabbing tickets from the XPN Concert Calendar.

If you are looking to rage this Saturday, stop by the Trocadero to check out Wolf Alice. The fearless North Londoners deliver a heavy brand of modern rock, led by gifted vocalist Ellie Rowsell. After winning a slew of awards for their 2015 album My Love is Cool, Wolf Alice came back strong with Visions of a Life which was released in late September of this year. Get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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