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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Derrick Hodge at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Amanda X at Space 1026, Maze ft Frankie Beverly at Dell Music Center

Derrick Hodge | photo via artist’s Facebook page

This week’s installment of Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Waterfront Sessions features Philly bassist Derrick Hodge. Hodge takes over the two sets of the night, playing tunes in anticipation of his 2016 release The Second. Find info on the event here, and listen to the title track, “The Second” below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mal Blum and the Blums at Everybody Hits, Jaheim at the Dell Music Center

Mal Blum and the Blums | photo by Chris Sikich via artist’s facebook

Singer-songwriter Mal Blum along with her band (the Blums) are coming through Philadelphia for the second show of their three-city July mini-tour, their last time in Philly being a sold out night at PhilaMOCA. Mal’s last album You Look A Lot Like Me was released in 2015 via Don Giovanni Records and balances exploration of periods of depression with well-placed humor. Catch the show tonight at Everybody Hits. Click here for more information. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hemming and Vita and the Woolf at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Pine Barons at Ortlieb’s, India.Arie at Dell Music Center

Hemming
Hemming | photo by Matthew Shaver | www.brightloud.com

The Spruce Street Harbor Park summer music series continues this week with a pair of local favorites. We fell hard for Candice Martello’s solo Hemming project last year when she released her debut self-titled LP, and even harder this year when it turned into a full band after recording a Shaking Through session. Vita and the Woolf, meanwhile, remains the primary electro-pop outlet of Jennifer Pague and drummer Adam Shumski, who are working on a follow-up to their 2014 debut Fang Song. More information for the free, outdoor show can be found here; watch Hemming’s video for “Some Of My Friends” below.

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PHL Live winners will receive Dell Music Center gig, studio time

PHL Live winners will get to play the Dell
The Dell Music Center | via uwishunu.com

Free studio time and an opening slot at a 5,000 seat venue are two of the prizes in the city of Philadelphia’s inaugural PHL Live competition. The project to spotlight emerging local musicians across a spectrum of genres, launched earlier this summer, announced what its participants were vying for in a press conference at City Hall last Thursday. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Beta Hi Fi Finals at World Cafe Live, Salt N Pepa at Dell Music Center, Rosanne Cash at Sellersville Theater

A1RIdAICcAEi4n3.jpg_largeAll this week, the annual Beta Hi-Fi competition has showcased a variety of new, local bands at World Cafe Live.  The shows have been a great way to get to know emerging artists in the region and tonight marks the final set of performances for the week.  The groups were chosen by the audience’s votes, so all your favorites will be on stage tonight.  The show starts at 7 and best of all (besides the great new music) is that it’s free. Click here for more information about the show.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: War and Parliament Funkadelic at Dell Music Center, Psychic Teens and Metz at Kung Fu Necktie, Anti-Nowhere League at Union Transfer

War – the band that released the hip, funky song “Low Rider” in 1975 – will be coming to the Dell Music Center tonight. They will be playing in addition to George Cinton’s late band, Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets are $40 plus fees, the doors open at 6 p.m. Get down and get funky!

Noisemaking goth-punks Psychic Teens return to Kung Fu Necktie, opening for recent Sub Pop Records signees Metz. Like the Teens, Metz makes high-energy wall-of-guitar ragers, like the song “Headache” which you can download below.

English punk band Anti-Nowhere League started making chaos in 1980. And they’ll be heading over to Union Transfer tonight for an all ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 p.m. Below you can listen to their song “Let’s break the law”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Black Landlord at Union Transfer, Gladys Knight, Freddie Jackson, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, and The Delfonics at the Dell Music Center, and Harsh Vibes at North Star Bar

Tonight Black Landlord are headlining the All Star Beasties’ Rock N Tails benefit show for the non-profit organization Street Tails Animal Rescue. Curse of Samsara, The High Five, Goddamnit!, and Hang Up to Flat will round out the line-up for a night of . Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale for $20 here.

R&B music legends Gladys Knight, Freddie Jackson, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, and The Delfonics are coming together tonight at the Dell Music Center to honor the 30-year career of WDAS radio host Patty Jackson. The anniversary show starts at 7PM and tickets are on sale here for $35-$75.

Local band Harsh Vibes, along with Spotted Atrocious, are opening up for Parlor Mob at the North Star Bar tonight. Tickets for the 21+ show are available for $12 here. Listen to Harsh Vibes’ 7″, Magic Pentagram, below.