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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Herbie Hancock at the Kimmel Center, Pouty at Everybody Hits, Daniel Johnston at the Tower Theater

Herbie Hancock | via The Kimmel Center

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock takes the stage at the Kimmel Center tonight for what’s sure to be a sweeping musical journey — the pianist and composer has 41 studio albums to pull from, after all. The groundbreaking musician got his start back in the 50s and 60s and is known for his ever-changing innovative style. Hancock is currently in the midst of an extensive world tour and reportedly prepping for a new album. Get a taste of Hancock’s current touring tunes via the NPR video below, and find tickets and more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Contest: Win a prize pack from Conor Oberst, including a pair of tickets to his show at The Kimmel Center on 11/18

Conor Oberst is coming to The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on November 18th for a special solo show with Daniel Johnston, presented by R5 Productions.  Most notable for his role in Bright Eyes, Oberst finds his plate constantly full with solo projects and side projects including the recently re-banded Desaparecidos.  He’s spent much of the last year touring, both with that reunited post-hardcore five-piece and as a solo act, following the release of Bright Eyes’ 2011 record The People’s Key.

This week we’ve a got a prize pack from the Bright Eyes singer loaded with a pair of tickets for the Philly show show, signed vinyl, a custom screen-printed poster and more.  To enter the contest, leave a comment about your favorite Conor Oberst song.  Winners will be notified by email so make sure to include your full name and an active e-mail address (your e-mail will not be public).  Runner ups will also be chosen to win a pair of tickets for the Sunday night concert.  Tickets and information can be found here. Check out the video for “Jejune Stars” off of the latest Bright Eyes disc below.