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


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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Jimmy Cliff’s Many Rivers Crossed tour comes to The Keswick on 9/29

It’s been forty years since Jimmy Cliff released his incredibly popular soundtrack-album The Harder They Come, an album which helped popularize reggae in America.  In honor of the anniversary, Cliff is going on tour to play some of his best songs and tell the stories behind each one.  One of his stops will be the Keswick Theater September 29th in Glenside.  Click here for ticket information and check out a song from his latest album, Rebirth as well as one of his classics from The Harder They Come below.


Ticket giveaway: Win a four-pack of tickets to to see Reggae In The Park with Jimmy Cliff at the Mann this Sunday

Jimmy Cliff

We’ve got a “family four pack” (four tickets) to giveaway to Reggae In The Park at the Mann Center this Sunday, June 10th. Performing are reggae legends Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Luciano and other performers including Trevor Hall, Steppin Razor, Inna Sense; over 14 performers and DJ’s on three stages. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 6 p.m. Friday, June 8th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guests will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.) You can check out the complete list of artists performing and set list times here. Bring the family and get in to some reggae vibes for the day at the Mann Center.


Jimmy Cliff and Beres Hammond to headline Reggae In The Park in June at The Mann

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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is performing at The Mann on Sunday, June 10th, as part of the Reggae In The Park tour. Other performers include Beres Hammond, Luciano, The Movement, Trevor Hall, Steppin Razor, and more on two stages. Cliff is releasing a new album this summer (date to be announced) produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who joined Cliff at his performance last weekend at Coachella. Last November, Cliff released the Sacred Fire EP including covers of The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton,” and “Ruby Soho” by Rancid. Tickets to Reggae In The Park go on sale tomorrow, Friday, April 20th at 10AM. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.