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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Minus the Bear at Electric Factory, Mark Kozelek at First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, Chill Moody at Love Park, BITBY One Year Anniversary at Johnny Brenda’s, John Lee Hooker, Jr. at Warmdaddy’s

XPN Welcomes Seattle indie rockers Minus the Bear to the Electric Factory tonight. In August the band released its fifth studio album, Infinity Overhead,  to praise from critics who have said it has been “not so much transforming their sound as transcending it” (The Village Voice). Minus the Bear will be playing tonight with Cursive and Caspian. The all-ages show begins at 8:30 and more information about the show can be found here. Watch Minus the Bear’s new video for “Steel and Blood” below.

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Chill Moody to perform Who Do You Love? live in its entirety at Love Park Sept. 28


West Philly rapper Chill Moody announced today that he and his crew of collaborators – singer Beano, production guru Hank McCoy – would perform their entire Who Do You Love? collaboration in its entirety (and backed by a live band, Band for Higher) at Love Park in Philadelphia on Friday Sept. 28 at noon. “Think MTV Unplugged meets VH1 storytellers meets #nicethingsTV,” wrote Chill in a blog post today.

yesterday we went uptown for the first rehearsal. this is the first time any of us has heard this band play any of these songs. we weren’t like nervous, cuz we are familiar with Band For Higher they play for like everybody, but we were def anxious to see how things would turn out. needless to say we were pleased.

the show is going to be amazing. figuring out all the transitions is going to be the most difficult part, but i think we got it.

Check out footage from the rehearsal below. The show on Sept. 28 is free, open to the public, and will be followed by a 1 p.m. set.

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