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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at the Tower Theater, Shlohmo at Johnny Brenda’s, Art Star Craft Bazaar and more

Thievery Corporation | Photo via facebook.com/thieverycorporation
Thievery Corporation | iPhoto via facebook.com/thieverycorporation

DC-born downbeat electronic duo Thievery Corporation is closing in on two decades of activity, and the scope of their influence is massive. Without the collaboration of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, there would be no Air, no Four Tet and no Pretty Lights. Their ninth album, Saudade, was released in the fall, and the band headlines the Tower Theater tonight with guests Polica and Break Science. Get tickets and more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “Depth of My Soul” from their recent album, Saudade.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Tutlie, Pattern is Movement, Hurray for the Riff Raff

Tutlie | Photo by John Vettese
Tutlie | Photo by John Vettese

Tutlie brought their imaginative new record to life for this week’s Key Studio Session.  Among the tracks taken from Young Cries, released a few weeks ago, is an even newer song called “Kaito” planned for a forthcoming record.  Stream and download the track below and get the full set here.

Pattern is Movement was the subject of this week’s Unlocked series.  The local duo finally released their self-titled effort, years in the making and as complex as it is accessible.  Stream and download “Suckling” from Pattern is Movement below and check out the rest of the feature here.

Yesterday’s Free at Noon performers Hurray for the Riff Raff released their label debut Small Town Heroes in February on ATO.  Monday’s My Morning Download, “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)” was taken from that effort and can be downloaded for free below.

Thievery Corporation have released “Depth of My Soul” as a free download through Soundcloud.  The song is taken from the DC duo’s new LP Saudade, and WXPN will welcome them to the Tower Theater on May 19th with Policia.

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Download the hypnotic and symphonic “Depth of My Soul” by Thievery Corporation

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Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, just released their new album, Saudade. Drawing on the love of Brazilian music that brought them together originally, Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. Since their debut, Thievery Corporation have blended a variety of musical styles. In addition to Brazilian music they’ve tapped into jazz, funk, electronica, and reggae. They’re notorious collaborators and over the years have worked with David Byrne, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Anoushka Shankar, Sleepy Wonder, Seu Jorge, Chuck Brown, Femi Kuti and others.

WXPN Welcomes Thievery Corporation and Polica to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets are on sale now. Below, download “Depth of My Soul,” with ethereal vocals by Shana Halligan. The song is exquisite and sultry, and set to a symphonic hypnotic groove.

Purchase Saudade here.

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Stream the new Thievery Corporation album, see them at The Tower with Polica on 5/10

ThieveryCorp
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Thievery Corporation and Polica are playing the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th. Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are releasing their new album, Saudade, on April 1st. Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. You can stream the new album in its entirety here.

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Today is day 2 of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City and Dave’s set list from last night’s show

Today is day two of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Today’s lineup highlights include Warren Haynes, Thievery Corporation, Guster and another full set by the Dave Matthews Band. Below, the set list from Dave Matthews Band’s set last night which included a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times” and Morphine’s “Buena.” Setlist via Dave Matthews Band: On The Road. Gates open today at 1PM. Ticket information is here.