Tonight's music picks: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Trongone Band & more

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You know DJ Jazzy Jeff as Will Smith’s sidekick in the early ’90s hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and Will’s homeboy Jazz on the television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But he’s been holding it down behind the ones and twos for decades now. Check out this epic mix from DJ Jazzy Jeff’s recent set at Johnny Brenda’s dedicated to the late, great J Dilla. Kick it old school at Tellus360. Doors open 8 p.m. and tickets are $20.


The Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents Hot Club of Cowtown – the Austin-based trio of Elana James on fiddle, Whit Smith on guitar and Jake Erwin on bass puts a little twang in jazz standards and a little jazz in country and western music. Their name combines the two genres with a nod to the ’30s Parisian hot jazz clubs where legends like Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played and the Texas roadhouses where the sounds of country singers like Bob Wills called home. Beautiful harmonies and golden vintage sounds fill the Unitarian Universalist Church of York. Doors open at 6:30, tickets are $10-$22.


It’s the end of a long workweek and you need to go out and have a few cold beers and listen to some music. The Winner’s Circle in Hanover and The Trongone Band have the cure for what ails you. Blow off some steam with the Richmond, Va-based five-piece family band who specialize in the best drinking music ever invented: soulful groove-based southern rock. Just listen to their song “Ain’t It Funny” below. The band goes on at 9 p.m. This is a free show.


Also tonight: Kid Cousin w/ Hiding Scarlet (Chameleon Club, 8pm); Blue Man Group (American Music Theatre, 8pm); Kilmaine Saints (Abbey Bar, 8pm)


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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