Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sammus at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hezekiah Jones at Underground Arts, Beach Fossils at The Church, and more

Sammus | from the “Qualified” music video

Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo wowed us as the unapologetically herself beat-maker / spoken-word-style lyricist Sammus, at her recent Folk_KEY-delphia Studio Session. Tonight, she’ll no doubt do the same at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for tonight’s Afrofuturist Affair Costume Ball, which is organized by Black Quantum Futurism and presented as part of Philadelphia Assembled. The night will also feature performances by Moor MotherKing Britt / Fhloston ParadigmMovaKween, and :3LON; along with tarot card reading, body paintings, mask making, a fashion show, and a ton more. Find additional info on the free event here, and watch the Alanis Morissette inspired video for “Mighty Morphing” below. Continue reading →


XPN Fest Recap: Davy Knowles brings bluesy rock to close out the Marina Stage

Davy Knowles | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

Shouts of “Davyyy!” were in full force even before Helen Leicht came on stage to lead the crowd in a full-blown, proper chant of the blues rock favorite’s name: Davy Knowles.

Once on stage, the former Back Door Slam member did what he does best: he slayed that flippin’ guitar of his. Playing tracks off his newest album, Three Miles from Avalon, along with old favorites, Knowles and his crew fed off the crowd’s energy for a heavy, searing set. Continue reading →