Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jane’s Addiction w/ Die Antwoord at the Mann, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band w/ T.J. Kong & the Atomic Bomb at Rittenhouse Square and Dom Flemons at World Cafe Live

Legendary alt-rockers Jane’s Addiction are bringing their Theatre of the Escapists Tour to Philly tonight for a show at the Mann Center in support of their latest album, The Great Escape Artist. The show also features the up-and-coming weirdo South African rave-rap duo, Die Antwoord who will make for an interesting show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $55 and can be purchased here.

If you’re looking for some free live entertainment, look no further than the Rittenhouse Square Concerts in the Park Series. Tonight’s show starts at 7 p.m. and features performance by Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band and TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb for a night of Americana and blues music. Below, listen to TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb’s track “Maximilian,” which is available for free download here. You can also check out the band’s Key Studio Session from Oct. of 2010.

Dom Flemons, multi-instrumentalist of the Grammy-winning old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, along with acoutsic blues guitarist Boo Hanks, will be playing the upstairs stage at World Cafe Live tonight. The pair recently put out the collaborative country-and-blues-influenced album, Buffalo Junction, named for Hanks’ hometown. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here for $12. Listen to the duo perform “Move to the Outskirts of Town” in the player below.


Tonight’s Concert Pick: Die Antwoord at The Trocadero

Vulgarity can make for interesting (if not exactly radio-friendly) music, as long as you know how to pull off “trashy, yet flashy.” According to the Cape Town-native hip-hop trio Die Antwoord (which means “The Answer” in Afrikaans), the band’s outrageous approach is remnant of Zef, a South-African style that emanates many things glitzy and glamorous yet simultaneously hard and raunchy. Die Antwoord specializes in odd, catchy hooks and is far from afraid to douse its music videos with racy scenes and creepy visuals. Band members Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek might seem a bit scary with their in-your-face, outlandish appearances and antics—but are musically skilled and stay true to their own interpretations of what it means to live and speak freely. Die Antwoord performs at 9 p.m. at The Trocadero; tickets to the 18+ show are $22 – $24. —Lisa Henderson


Our favorite SFW moment from the new Die Antwoord/Diplo video

We probably should have known better, but we couldn’t stop ourselves from hoping that we’d get a chance to post and comment on the new video for “Evil Boy”—the collaboration between South African hip hop group Die Antwoord and Philadelphia’s own Diplo—once it was released. Well, Pitchfork posted the totally NSFW video earlier this afternoon, and we got about 25 seconds in before realizing that was some extremely wishful thinking on our part. In fact, we should probably go wash our mouths out with soap just for mentioning the video.

However, we are happy to report that there are a few shots in the video we can post—especially this friendly guy, who pops out from behind a trash pile to say hello in the video’s opening:

Evil BoyLook at that lovable little scamp! Sure, he looks like a reject from the set of Critters—but really, he’s just trying to hang out, see? Oh, and does he let it all hang out later in the video. No, we can’t show you that part.