Funky dream pop band Twin Sister plays at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band moves within elements of sound, all staying roughly onthe dreamy side, but also mixing indie pop with chillwave. Their album In Heaven was released in September of 2011. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Lockets and Acres of Diamonds can be found here. Below, enjoy the music video for Twin Sister’s “All Around And Away We Go” from their Color Your Life EP.
On Friday, December 28th, Queens hip-hop artist Action Bronson will be performing at West Philadelphia’s The Blockley. Bronson, a respected chef turned rapper, has released a string of critically acclaimed mixtapes and albums since 2011 and has collaborated with Ghostface Killah (from Wu-Tang fame) and Earl (from the controversial hip-hop collective Odd Future). On his most recent release, a 2012 mixtape called Rare Chandeliers, he was able to work with legendary producer, The Alchemist — who produced tracks featuring the likes of Schoolboy Q and Styles P. Also performing on the bill is Ground Up, Meyhem Lauren, Guy Harrison and Pooda Dappa. For more information and tickets visit the Blockley’s website located here. Bronson’s new mixtape Rare Chandelier can be found here. Below is the video for his latest video “The Symbol.”
Canadian alt-country band The Deep Dark Woods are playing Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Philly’s Tin Horses and Wilmington’s New Sweden are kicking off the 21+ show at 8 p.m. Tickets are available here for $10. Check out The Deep Dark Woods perform their song “The Place I Left Behind” below.
Meatloaf is coming to the Tower Theater tonight at 8 p.m. as part of his “Mad, Mad World” summer tour and in support of his latest album Hell in a Handbasket. Ticket prices range from $42 to $387 and can be purchased here. Watch a vintage video of Meat Loaf on The Old Grey Whistle Test below.
Philly rapper Tayyib Ali is playing the North Star Bar along with Maryland rapper Logic for their VMG Tour. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are on sale for $13 here. Listen to Tayyib Ali’s song “Do It (High School Dropout)”, off his mixtape, Keystone State of Mind and read more about the young rapper here. If you like what you hear, grab a free download of the entire album over at Ali’s website.
Wu-Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah and D-Block’s Sheek Louch have teamed up to form the hip-hop super group, Wu-Block. The group is playing the Trocadero tonight along with openers Saigon, Jawnzap7, and B.A.R.S. Murre. The 18+ show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available for $27 here. Listen to Wu-Block’s first official single release, “Union Square,” in the player below. UPDATE: the Wu Block concert has been postponed, and rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 21.
Every summer, many a Philadelphia hip-hop fan is disappointed as they miss out on Rock The Bells in NYC, due to either distance or the $100+ ticket prices. Thankfully though, the organizers of the four-city festival took note this year, and partnered with promoters Guerrilla Union and House of Blues Entertainment to organize a very one of a kind tour featuring some of the iconic RTB artists. There will be two separate legs of the tour, the first of which stops in Philly tonight and will feature Raekwon and Ghostface Killah performing their 1995 hit album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, as well as duo Mobb Deep performing their breakout LP The Infamous from the same year. The second leg of the Rock The Bells tour will stop in Philly on September 11th at the TLA. That date will feature Black Star (aka Mos Def and Talib Kweli) performing their 1998 collaborative album Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. Damn! Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Mobb Deep perform at the TLA at 7:00 p.m.; tickets to the all-ages show are $42.