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Tonight’s Concert Picks: J. Dilla Tribute ft Slum Village at Johnny Brenda’s, Liz De Lise at Kung Fu Necktie, Ben O’Neill at Boot and Saddle

The Kings Court Tour comes to Johnny Brenda’s tonight to pay tribute to the late J Dilla. Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, and Black Milk will be performing music to honor the memory of “one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists.” For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Philly’s Ben O’Neill explore the New Great American Songbook

Ben O'Neill | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ben O’Neill | Photo courtesy of the artist

Ben O’Neill is a guitarist from Philadelphia who has performed and toured with artists such as Common, Kanye West, Jill Scott, John Legend, and Erykah Badu. Ben is also a recording artist in his own right, and is currently working on a series of twelve live cover videos of modern American songwriters. He releases one video in the series each month, and covers so far have included Sturgil Simpson, Jason Isbell, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and others. Continue reading →