BERNIE WORRELL ORCHESTRA
As a member of Parliament-Funkadelic and an unofficial member of The Talking Heads, Bernie Worrell changed the game when it comes to the sound of modern funk, and his signature minimoog synthesizer riffs laid the groundwork for West Coast rap. Worrell has been continually sampled in hip-hop and has collaborated with everyone from Mos Def to Les Claypool. Check out a living legend tonight at The Stage on Herr in Harrisburg. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12.
The Pittsburgh-based five-piece experimental, genre-bending band travels east and embarks on their Great White Lightning Tour of PA – which is a grueling two-show affair in Philly and Lancaster – in support of their 3-track EP METHOD:observation. The super quick run means you only have one chance to check them out in Central PA and that’s tonight at the Lancaster Dispensing Company. If you miss out you’ll have to travel across the state for the band’s performance at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh on April 11 (which sounds awesome and you probably should go to anyway). Openers Evy Zee play from 9:30-10:15 and Working Breed plays two sets beginning at 10:30.
THE 91s W/ CRASHED GIRAFFE, THE GIVE TAKE & MATTE BLACK
Stoner-rock trio The 91s unleash a psychedelic rock sludge fest on the Abbey Bar. Also, the duo Crashed Giraffe release their latest album Universe Uterus, The Give Take and Brooklyn-based trio Matte Black perform their brand of DIY underground rock. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.
Also tonight: Ton-Taun w/Echoes the Soul & Here Inside (The Depot, 8pm); A Week Away benefit concert feat. Bells, Younger Me, Mike McMonagle & Seth Walker, Saint Sycamore, The Youngers, Meg & The Right Sound and The Separators (Tellus360, 6pm)