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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queens of the Stone Age at the Mann Center, The Clientele at Boot and Saddle, Turks Head Festival at Everhart Park

Photo via facebook.com/QTSA
Photo via facebook.com/QOTSA

Desert rock legends Queens of the Stone Age return to play the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center tonight. Last year, the veteran rockers played a fantastic show at Made in America. The group just released their latest LP …Like Clockwork. Bassist Josh Homme recently appeared in an episode of Portlandia. The band also released an action-filled, drunken adventure for “Smooth Sailing”. Watch the video below. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. 

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Make Music Philly Spotlight: Joy Ike

joy ikeHere’s another great artist you don’t want to miss at Make Music Philly this Friday: Joy Ike.  This Pittsburgh singer-songwriter falls somewhere between Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.  In January, she released her third LP, All or Nothing, an album of love songs approached from different people perspectives, stories and attitudes.  Using everything from piano to cello to wurlitzer (and her powerful voice), Joy Ike is a gifted songwriter who crafts catchy melody after catchy melody.  On Friday, she plays the Fleisher Art Memorial at 1:00.  You don’t want to miss this afternoon show.

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Meet the winners of the 2012 Philadelphia Songwriters Project

photo via Philadelphia Songwriters Project

Singer-songwriters Kwesi Kankam, Joy Ike, Casey Cattie, and Anthony D’Amato (pictured above left to right) are the winners of the 2012 Philadelphia Songwriters Project. Below, listen to a song from each of the winners. More information about the Philadelphia Songwriters Project can be found here. Below, listen to some songs from a few of the winners.