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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ben Folds Five at The Tower, James Iha at World Cafe Live, Balmorhea at Johnny Brenda’s, Los Lonely Boys at the Strand, and Chuck Prophet at the Tin Angel

Ben Folds Five will be playing at the Tower tonight after releasing their brand new album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind last week. This is the first record Ben Folds Five has released in over a decade; during the band’s hiatus, Folds enjoyed a solo career in which he produced six solo LPs. According to the band, a portion of the profits from this album’s sales will be going toward Music Education and Music Therapy. The all-ages show tonight at the Tower begins at 8 PM; ticket information can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Brick,” the from 1997′s Whatever And Ever Amen. 

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Tonight: XPN Welcomes Chuck Prophet And The Mission Express at World Cafe Live

Chuck Prophet to Philadelphia tonight for an XPN Welcomes show at World Cafe Live. Earlier this month, Prophet released a new video for the song ”The Left Hand And The Right Hand” off his latest album, Temple Beautiful. You can watch the video below. From the Chuck Prophet camp:

For the “The Left Hand And The Right Hand” video, directors Albert Birney and Nick Krill add, “it was fun to experiment with conveying emotions and feelings through only gestures of the hand. It was like we were puppeteers without the puppets. The records they flip through are all actual records with either hands or brothers on the cover. We only altered one of them by adding a hand. I filmed my grandfather’s hand for the end. I think he finally understands what I do now.”

Chuck Prophet And The Mission Express performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live; tickets to the show are $20-$30.

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Watch the new video for Chuck Prophet’s “The Left Hand And The Right Hand”

Chuck Prophet, who will return to Philadelphia on Thursday, May 24th, for an XPN Welcomes show at World Cafe Live, has just released a new video for the song ”The Left Hand And The Right Hand” off his latest album, Temple Beautiful. You can watch the video below. From the Chuck Prophet camp:

For the “The Left Hand And The Right Hand” video, directors Albert Birney and Nick Krill add, “it was fun to experiment with conveying emotions and feelings through only gestures of the hand. It was like we were puppeteers without the puppets. The records they flip through are all actual records with either hands or brothers on the cover. We only altered one of them by adding a hand. I filmed my grandfather’s hand for the end. I think he finally understands what I do now.”