From old school NYC hip-hop to atmospheric indie pop, here are three music picks to keep on your weekend radar.
Kid Capri at The Village in Lancaster
It’s the K-I-D. The Kiiiiid Capri – the certified master of the mixtape and a true legend of hip-hop. The Grammy Award-winning producer manned the turntables for seven seasons of the Def Comedy Jam. His 1998 release The Soundtrack to the Streets features a classic lineup of hip-hop superstars. The Kid is a connoisseur of wax with collection of thousands beats, breaks and grooves and he’s bringing a couple crates to the Village in Lancaster on Saturday at 9 p.m. Time to bust a move. Get your tickets here.
Josh Ritter at the Strand-Capital in York
Ritter is a songwriter’s songwriter. He crafts beautifully stripped down Americana and indie-folk ballads and love songs with a knack for finding the poetry in simple moments. Ritter is considered one of the greatest living songwriters. His talent for writing extends beyond lyrics – Ritter’s novel Bright’s Passage was published in 2011. See his poetry in motion Saturday at 8 p.m. Get tickets here.
R.ariel at The Makespace in Harrisburg (Sunday)
Brian Eno pegged R.ariel as his favorite artist of 2014. Do you really even need any more reasons to go to this show? The singer-songwriter’s latest record Changer was just released a few days ago in NYC. She is currently on a tour of the US and Canada and is working on a book for Papercut Press about her travels. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Sunday and a $5 donation is taken at the door. And speaking of great female guitarists – R.ariel is another one to add to the list.