Four hot music events in Philadelphia this week

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If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in Philadelphia. From a celebrity hip-hop artist premiering his latest album to a local rock band driving conversation about pressing social issues, here are the local shows worth checking out this week.

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Dice Raw at Silk City

Catch hip-hop legend Dice Raw at Silk City this Thursday night. The Philadelphia native has co-written and produced for The Roots and helped found the former hip-hop group Nouveau Riche.

In addition to premiering his new album, "The Narrative," the artist will share the story of his life and how he survived the music industry.

When: Thursday, May 31, 7-11:30 p.m.
Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St.
Admission: $20 general admission; $50 VIP

Ill Fated Natives at La Colombe Fishtown Cafe

The Philadelphia-based trio Ill Fated Natives is set to kick off the Hope & Fury concert series at La Colombe Fishtown Cafe this Friday evening. The free series aims to showcase voices from the local community to drive conversation on difficult topics.

The Ill Fated Natives will discuss pressing issues, including race, equality and social divide, with the cafe's CEO before performing their blends of hard rock, blues and smooth jazz rooted in grit, raw passion and struggle.

When: Friday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: La Colombe Fishtown Cafe, 1335 Frankford Ave.
Admission: Free

Spinadelphia DJ series at Spin

Head down to ping-pong bar Spin for a fresh edition of its Spinadelphia DJ series. Friday's lineup features Sweat Daddy, Fuego Mayo and Pray for Christian. Expect ping-pong competitions with opportunities to win swag and dancing through the night.

When: Friday, June 1, 8 p.m.- Saturday, June 2, 2 a.m.
Where: SPiN Philadelphia, 211 S. 15th St.
Admission: Free

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Stella Ruze at The Twisted Tail

Philly's Stella Ruze takes the stage at The Twisted Tail this Friday night. The band, which emerged out of Manayunk in 2014, combines traditional American folk music with jazz and pop to create a transcendent signature sound.

When: Friday, June 1, 9 p.m.- Saturday, June 2, 1 a.m.
Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S. Second St.
Admission: Free standing room

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