Prolific Philadelphia bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma makes an appearance at World Cafe Live tonight, sharing the stage with Saxofour. He got his start almost 40 years ago in the Prime Time ensemble with jazz great Ornette Coleman, and released a string of boundary-pushing solo albums in the 80s and 90s that abstractly dabbled in a variety of styles, from abstract free jazz to funk. In the late aughts he teamed up with guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour and drummer G. Calvin Weston in the trio Free Form Funky Freqs. Tickets and more information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
When he’s not playing bass in Phish, Mike Gordon makes contemplative, surrealist singer-songwriter reminiscent of Robyn Hitchcock, early Dr. Dog, and of course his own band. Tickets and more information on his show at Union Transfer tonight can be found here.
Brooklyn punk four-piece Worriers headlines Boot and Saddle tonight. The collaboration of dynamic frontwoman Lauren Denitzio and longtime east coast punk Mikey Erg, the band is getting ready to release its latest LP, Imaginary Life, this august via Don Giovanni Records. Philly faves Cayetana open the show; tickets and more info can be found here.
Fucked Up at International House (8 p.m., $15, all ages)
Ma Jolie at The Fire (7 p.m., $10, all ages)
Boot and Saddle, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mike Gordon, Union Transfer, World Cafe Live, Worriers