Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mick Jenkins at The Barbary, Lightninging at Boot & Saddle, Paper Hearts at World Cafe Live and more…

Mick Jenkins
Mick Jenkins | photo by Robert Beckham

Chicago hip hop artist Mick Jenkins is at The Barbary tonight. He released a new mixtape called The Water[s] last summer, a progressive electronic hip hop record that expertly blends gritty and sublime elements to sound like Jenkins rapping over James Blake. Listen to “Jazz” below and get more information here.

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Philly Local Philes: Lightninging’s “Squiggles”

Photo by Tyler Beck

Tonight, emerging indie-prog outfit Lightninging celebrates the release of its debut full-length record, Like a Kid Would Say, at Underground Arts at the Wolf Building. In today’s Philly Local Phile, we highlight “Squiggles,” a song that works through erratic Dismemberment Plan-inspired structures at the same time as it belts out hooky pop choruses. Give a listen below, and check out the show tonight. Lightninging plays Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill Street, with Tutlie and Faux Slang. The all ages show begins at 9 p.m., tickets are $8.