Tonight’s Concert Picks: M.I.A. at Tower Theater, Gliss at Kung Fu Necktie, Woods at Boot and Saddle, and more

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Tonight, M.I.A. graces the Tower Theater stage and fans (old and new) should, as always, expect a little bit of everything from the singer-songwriter’s genre-bending music. On her latest album Matangi, it’s clear that her sound is still a hybrid of electronic, pop, hip-hop and world music. Best known for her 2007 platinum hit “Paper Planes”, M.I.A. isn’t a traditional singer or rapper; she’s crafted a style that’s somewhere in between and it’s infectious. Watch “Y.A.L.A.” below and get tickets here

Philly rapper Gliss is headlining an all-local hip-hop bill on the Kung Fu Necktie stage tonight. Joining him are Taylor Dunn, Kylledge and Lil’ Ram. More info here.

Folk-rockers Woods will celebrate the release of their brand new record With Light And With Love tonight at Boot and Saddle. Their Beatles-esque approach to folk music is rich in melody and lyricism as it wins over listeners. Check out lead single “Leaves Like Glass” below and get tickets here.

Also playing…

Fanfarlo at Underground Arts (8:00pm, $15, 21+)

Perfect Pussy at First Unitarian Church (7:30pm, $10-$12)

XPN Welcomes Ani DiFranco at World Café Live Wilmington (8:00pm, $30-$42)

Pattern is Movement at Bourbon and Branch for Night Panther residency (8:00pm)

Lo-Fang at MilkBoy (8:30pm, $10-$12, 21+)

Low Cut Connie at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15pm, $12, 21+)

The Whigs at North Star Bar (9:00pm, $12-$15, 21+)

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