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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Screaming Females at First Unitarian Church. Immortal Technique at the TLA, Jimmy Cliff at the Keswick Theater

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New Brunswick’s Screaming Females come to the First Unitarian Church tonight for a label showcase with Waxahatchee and Tenement.  The indie punk trio, fronted by powerhouse vocalist / guitarist Marissa Paternoster and formed in the sweaty basements of North Jersey’s buried punk scene, released its fifth studio record last year on Don Giovanni, receiving critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum and A.V. Club.  In the spirit of label collaboration, Screaming Females and Tenement just released a split 7″ that will be available during the fall tour.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Watch Screaming Females’ Tiny Desk Concert on NPR below.

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Download “Civil War” by Immortal Technique (playing The TLA 9/29)

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Underground hip hop heavyweight Immortal Technique will be touring with Brother Ali of the Rhymesayers crew, and the two have a show at the TLA on September 29th as part of their War and Peace Tour. Immortal Tech last released The Martyr as a free download in 2011, but has quite a few projects underway for the near future. He’s still working on his new album The Middle Passage, which was delayed but will be released sometime next year. Due to the success of the first compilation download, the rapper also plans on releasing The Martyr 2, which will include some songs that he ended up scrapping off of The Middle Passage. Immortal Technique has also recently said that his activist hip-hop collective Rebel Armz (a slew of hip hop artists and producers including Diabolic and Poison Pen who will also be appearing at the TLA show) have decided to finally work on releasing a new album. Tickets for the September 29th are on sale now – you can find more information here. Below, check out and download “Civil War,” a track from The Martyr featuring Brother Ali and Killer Mike.