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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jungle at Union Transfer, Jake Shimabukuro, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and Moosh & Twist

Moosh & Twist via Facebook
Moosh & Twist via Facebook

The British electro influenced R&B band Jungle, make their Philadelphia debut tonight at the Union Transfer. Listen below to “The Heat” a track layered with swooning and swelling tech sounds, R&B grooves, all mirrored by soothing vocals. Get tickets and more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar here.

Playing tonight at the Junction Center in Manheim, is Jake Shimabukuro, the Hawaiian ukulele genius. His shows are nothing short of breathtaking and he is indeed a master at his instrument. In “143 Kellys Song” from Peace Love Ukelele, as in all of his music, Shimabukuro pours his heart into acoustic melodies that roll and tumble through him. Tickets and more information about the show here.

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, an infectiously fun Zydeco band, are playing tonight at Building 24. Chubby Carrier fuses 70’s funk, blues, rock and roll and Zydeco sounds into high energy dance songs. Carrier can liven up even a standstill crowd and often pulls audience members onstage as he jams out on his accordion. Below is audio for “Shake it” one of Chubby’s funkiest dance tunes. Tickets and more information about the show here.

Moosh & Twist, a hip hop Philly duo, is playing tonight at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster. Hands down, they’re one of Philly best live hip-hop groups and the duo have an exorbitant amount of energy on stage and are out on tour in support of their new Living Out Loud album. Tickets and more information about the show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Generationals at Johnny Brenda’s, Killing Joke at Union Transfer, Jake Shimabukuro at Keswick

generationals New Orleans duo Generationals play tonight at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. They recently released a new album, Heza, on Polyvinyl records. The indie pop band brings a lot of fun with their sound as they utilize various guitar tones, 80’s-esque beats, claps, bells, and an overall uplifting tone. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Splashh can be found here. Below, check out a music video for the band’s “Put a Light On” off their new record album.

Influential post-punk band Killing Joke comes to Union Transfer tonight. Hailing from England, the band formed in 1979 and have released 14 albums  (their most recent being MMXII in 2012), 3 EPS, and 23 singles, becoming a large influence on rock bands today. Tickets and information for the all-ages show with Czar can be found here. Below, watch the video for their classic, “Eighties.”

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele master, will be playing at the Keswick Theatre tonight. He has used the instrument in ways many people have not seen before, and continues to do so with his recent album, Grand Ukulele . His style of playing breaks boundaries on many levels, and he has also been the subject of a documentary entitled Life on Four Strings. Tickets and information for the all-ages show with Leo Kottke can be found here. Below, check out an a live performance of his song “Dragon”.