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Grandchildren, West Philadelphia Orchestra and Gliss to perform at End-of-Beer-Week free music fest

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Grandchildren | photo courtesy of the artist

Beer Week is coming to an end, but its not over yet. The week will close out with the Dock Street 6th Annual End-of-Beer-Week Free Music Fest and Scavenger Run. This year, the fest lineup includes Philly artists Grandchildren, West Philadelphia Orchestra and Gliss. The three performers bring an array of musical genres to the festival stage. Orchestral pop band Grandchildren will craft soundscapes with tons of synth, while West Philadelphia Orchestra is rooted in Eastern European folk and brings the traditions to life. Rapper Gliss rounds out the bill, bringing the heart and soul of hip-hop in his music. Catch the three performers this Sunday, June 8 outside Dock Street Brewery. The music fest is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Philly Beer Week website. Listen to all three of the artists’ music below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: M.I.A. at Tower Theater, Gliss at Kung Fu Necktie, Woods at Boot and Saddle, and more

Photo via facebook.com/miauk
Photo via facebook.com/miauk

Tonight, M.I.A. graces the Tower Theater stage and fans (old and new) should, as always, expect a little bit of everything from the singer-songwriter’s genre-bending music. On her latest album Matangi, it’s clear that her sound is still a hybrid of electronic, pop, hip-hop and world music. Best known for her 2007 platinum hit “Paper Planes”, M.I.A. isn’t a traditional singer or rapper; she’s crafted a style that’s somewhere in between and it’s infectious. Watch “Y.A.L.A.” below and get tickets here

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New Music: “Inner Visions” by Gliss

GlissMore new aural goodness from Philly rapper Gliss hit our radar today thanks to the folks at Vibe.com. “Inner Visions,” the latest cut from his forthcoming High on a Weekday LP, has a nice Boomerang Soundtrack-era R&B underbelly, bent and warped around Gliss’ wandering rhymes dissecting the state of the world circa 2013. Listen to it below, and keep your eyes peeled for High on a Weekday this summer.

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Vibe out with Philly rapper Gliss in his new music video for “Same Sh*t”

Screen shot 2013-03-28 at 11.31.09 AMPhilly MC Gliss is getting ready to drop his mixtape High on a Weekday, and lest there be any confusion about what that title alludes to pretty much flat-out says, the new music video for “Same Sh*t” alleviates it in the first two seconds. Watch Gliss get mellow with his pizza-munching production crew – our homies Les Professionnels, who have a pretty priceless exchange mid-track about who among them is truly “the space cowboy” – and download the song here. Look for the release of High on a Weekday this summer.

Gliss x Same Sh*t from Sil ‘Spike Jordan’ Beyah on Vimeo.

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Free Download: “Same Sh*t,” a new single from Philly rapper Gliss

He dropped the “Young,” but Philly rapper Gliss is still the same pointed and promising MC. On the other hand, his new single is about that point where same-ness reaches monotony, and the day to day grind calls for escape. Gliss is unapologeticly open about what kind of escape he’s looking for; download the track, recorded with Philly production crew Les Professionnels, in the player below.

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