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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hey Marseilles at Sellersville Theater, Joey Bada$$ at the Trocadero, Joan Baez at the Mann Center, Saintseneca at Moonbase Nix

MG_7783-HEY MARSEILLESWEB2013Seattle indie band Hey Marseilles play Sellersville Theater tonight with stellar duo Lucius.  After releasing a highly acclaimed debut, To Travel and Trunks back in 2010, Hey Marseilles followed up with another gorgeous record, Lines We Trace last March.  This band has mastered the art of making songs that are both catchy and meaningful.  Check out the video for their latest single, “Heart Beats” below (watch Lucius’ “Don’t Just Sit There” video too) and click here for tickets and more information.

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Funky Friday: Roots Picnic edition

RootsPicnic_2013_Schedule_WEB Tomorrow is the Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with a stellar lineup including Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grimes, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James, Gary Clark, Jr., Solange, Grimes, Robert Glasper, How To Dress Well, Philly’s Lushlife, DJ Premiere and others. The music starts at Noon; schedule is above. Being that’s it’s Funky Friday today, we bring you the Roots Picnic edition of Funky Friday with some of our favorite jams below. See you at the picnic!


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Listen to new Joey Bada$$, “Word Is Bond” (playing Roots Picnic this Saturday, June 1)

Joey-Badass-Summer-Knights-art Our friends at Okayplayer just tipped us to a new song, “Word Is Bond,” by Joey Bada$$ produced by Statik Slektah. It’s the first taste of a new release, Summer Knights. In case you missed JB’s 1999 mixtape, (highly recommended by the way), you can download it for free here. Bada$$ is in town this Saturday, June 1, for the Roots Picnic. Don’t miss it. Download “Word Is Bond,” below, with some serious beats by Selectah, and some fantastic flow by Bada$$.