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Tonight’s Concert Pick: 4th of July Jam on the Parkway

Questlove and The Roots  | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com
Questlove and The Roots | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

For the 4th, the city of Philadelphia will host a giant free concert located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  At 7pm there will be live performances from The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Granda and more! The evening closes with Fireworks over the Art Museum.  Find full information here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bird Watcher at Bourbon and Branch, Boy Wonder at World Cafe Live, Levee Drivers and more at Boot and Saddle

via facebook.com/wearebirdwatcher
via facebook.com/wearebirdwatcher

Julian Booker and Jesse Soifer AKA Bird Watcher are at Bourbon and Branch tonight along with Paperhaus and Auctioneer.  They recently played the Ardmore Music Hall along with Beth Sorrentino and Marco Benevenuto.  Their highly anticipated LP is due out this summer.  The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $10.  Full info here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: F’ed Up at Morgan’s Pier, The Lawsuits at Pastorius Park and Sage Francis at Union Transfer

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Aggressive Canadian punk band Fucked Up will be at Morgan’s Pier tonight.  The Toronto-based band just released their fourth album, Glass Boys, and just wrapped a European tour.  This will be an awesome show to see outside and not to mention it’s FREE!  The show is 21+ and starts at 9pm.  More info here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Interest Group at Johnny Brenda’s, Donovan Wolfington at The Fire and Kansas Bible Company at MilkBoy

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The Interest Group via Philadelphia Magazine

The Interest Group will bring their melodic, psych-pop vibes to Johnny Brenda’s tonight to open for Beat Culture and Blackbird Blackbird.  The foursome is returning to the stage after debuting some new tracks over a month ago at Underground Arts.  If you are looking for a relaxing evening zoning out to some chill ambient pop tunes, then definitely stop by.  Doors open at 8 pm for the 21+ show.  Find tickets for $10 here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Warhawks at Bourbon and Branch, Deb Callahan Band at Steel City, Aspiga at Studio Luloo

Photo via facebook.com/thewarhawks
Photo via facebook.com/thewarhawks

Gloucester City rockers The Warhawks return to play Bourbon and Branch tonight. Two years ago, the band did an interview with the Key’s John Vettese where they discussed their recording process, their inspiration and their experience at SXSW. Last month, the band released their latest EP Exodus. The newest music is slightly more aggressive than their previous work. Along the same lines, the video for their single “Just Let Me” shows a very punk rock recording session. Listen to “Just Let Me” below. Get more information at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion at Havana New Hope, Eubanks Brothers at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Kingsfoil at Chameleon Club and more

Photo via facebook.com/gingerbakers.jazzconfusion
Photo via facebook.com/gingerbakers.jazzconfusion

Lengendary drummer Ginger Baker returns with this latest project, Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion, at Havana New Hope Tonight. Recently, he released Why?, his first album in 15 years, a fusion of jazz and rock. Though the drummer recently turned 75, he’s still relentlessly touring and rocking out. Over the years, Baker has played with bands like Cream and Blind Faith as well as his own solo work.  Earlier this year, he released an Anthology “A Drummer’s Tale” album along with a picture book chronicling his career. He also did a very inspiring interview with BBC 2. Listen to a live recording of Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion below. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Tiani Victoria at the TLA, Tutlie at Kung Fu Necktie and Rat Fist at Space 1026

Photo via King Astro of Batcave Radio
Photo via King Astro of Batcave Radio

Philly born and bred Tiani Victoria performs at the Theater of Living Arts tonight, not long after her XPN Studio Session this past week. Her vocal skills have made her an up and coming Philly performer you should look out for; check out some video from the session below, and get ticketing info for the all ages $29 concert here.

The Key Studio Session: Tiani Victoria “Marinate” from Bob Sweeney on Vimeo.

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