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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Man Man at Underground Arts, Cold Fronts at Hard Rock Cafe, Everyone Orchestra at the Blockley and more

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Photo via facebook.com/wearemanman

Experimental rock outfit Man Man will take the stage at Underground Arts tonight. The band released its most recent album On Oni Pond back in September, mixing quirky yet intelligent lyricism with huge hooks and a wide range of instrumentation. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show here. Watch the video for “Born Tight” below.

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Free new song, free concert from Philly rapper Reef the Lost Cauze

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Philly hip hop chameleon Reef the Lost Cauze and prolific South Philly producer/ beat extraordinaire Haj of Dumhi collaborate on the track “92 Flow” available for FREE here.

In addition to the free track, Reef will be performing with special guest STS (Sugar Tongue Slim) of the Roots crew and Caliph NOW this Thursday, October 24 at Hard Rock Cafe in Philly. The best part? The show is FREE, too.

If you’re not familiar with Haj, he’s been creating beats for a slew of underground artists to lay down on for years, from Reef the Lost Cauze to Burke the Jurke to Ethel Cee. Reef, who’s been rhyming since the tender age of 8, is no stranger to adding his lyrical insignia to Haj tracks. Aside from the Sirens on Snyder EP (featuring “92 Flow”), the two have worked together on plenty of collaborations since meeting in 2008. “92 Flow,” with its jazz-brass influence and funk beats, perfectly embodies the repeated line “listen to the groove, this how brothers rapped back in ’92,” and is guaranteed to have you toe tapping and head nodding the whole way through. Be sure to check out the FREE show at Hard Rock Cafe 10/24.

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JUMP Philly staff guest hosts tonights Philly Local Second Shift on XPN2

This week, the latest issue of upstart local music mag JUMP Philly hits the streets, and tonight the staff takes to the XPN2 airwaves. Publisher G.W. Miller and a group of the magazine’s writers and photographers join me at 8 p.m. to guest host the second hour of the Philly Local Second shift, where they’ll play an assortment of artists featured in the latest issue (including cover star Jill Scott, indie rock mad scientist Shorty Boy-Boy and West Philly rapper Chill Moody), as well as artists artists performing at the various issue release shows they’ve got lined up (Bedroom Problems, at Temple’s Paley Library on Nov. 16; Toy Soldiers who play The Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 17; and Nicos Gun, who are at The Blockley on Nov. 23). Tune in to their set tonight at 8 p.m. on XPN2.org or 88.5 HD-2.