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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Slingshot Dakota at First Unitarian Church, The Burgeoning at The Fire, DIIV at Boot & Saddle and more

Photo by Kate McCann | KateMcCannPhotography.com
Photo by Kate McCann | KateMcCannPhotography.com

Slingshot Dakota’s newest album, Dark Hearts, is about exactly what fans would expect based off the record’s name. Though the lyrics are heavy, the two-piece band makes sure the sound is not. Slingshot Dakota, made up of Carly Commando and Tom Patterson, dance up the lyrics of loss and moving forward with twinkly percussion and playful keyboard chords. Hang out with the Bethlehem, Pa. natives along with Iron Chic, Timeshares, Martin and Crybaby tonight at First Unitarian Church. The show starts at 6 p.m. and the $10 tickets can be purchased here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jawnzap7 at The Note, Fly Fest in Lancaster, Shawn Mullins at Sellersville Theater

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Jawnzap7, though the name is confusing, can spit rhymes like no other.  Hailing from Philadelphia, he has a fast hip-hop flow and solid beats to match.  Though the rapper only has a large set of singles and EPs to their name, all of the releases are pretty impressive.  Tonight, Jawnzap7 plays The Note along with a lineup of other up and coming musicians.  Click here for ticket information and listen below to get in on the rap action.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Deep Dark Woods at Kung Fu Necktie, Meatloaf at the Tower, Tayyib Ali at North Star, Wu-Block w/ Ghostface Killah postponed at The Troc

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.