Mostly known for her role as frontwoman for grunge-pop band Speedy Ortiz, Sadie Dupuis is slated to release her first solo album Slugger on November 11th under the moniker Sad13. She kicked off her debut tour on Thursday, and is paying Philadelphia a visit tonight at PhilaMOCA. Sad13’s music is largely centered around the idea of empowering women, and we’re all for it. Joining this Massachusetts synth-popper will be Philly artists Ivy Sole and Empath with NYC-based rapper Sammus topping off this stacked lineup. Go to the WXPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on this all ages show. Get a taste of Sad13 with this song off her new album, “Devil in U.”
In celebration of the forthcoming Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, The Kimmel Center made tonight’s show by Mexican rock band Mexrrissey a free ticketed event. The seven-piece outfit was called a “Global Phenomenon” by The Guardian and was this year’s winner of “Best Latin Alternative Album” by Billboard Magazine. The group translates songs from the likes of Morrissey to The Smiths into Spanish, and puts their own twist on the well-known tracks. The concert does require a ticket, if you don’t have one you can join the standby line before the show and extra tickets will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Go to the WXPN Concert Calendar for more information, and check out Mexrrissey’s video for “Estuvo Bien (Suedehead)” below.
For the seventh year in a row, Philly post-apocalyptic blues band TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb is putting on their Halloween Murder Show at Underground Arts. The group has been compared to Tom Waits and a ’70s drunken Elvis, if that gives you any idea as to what you can expect at the show. Joining these rowdy rockers will be fellow Philadelphia/Pennsylvania-based groups: Ceramic Animal, MINKA, Grubby Little Hands and Straw Hats. Click here for more information, and check out this video from 2014’s Murder Show. If you decide to go, don’t forget to wear a costume!
Survive at 714 for Making Time (9 p.m., $15, 21+)
Philly Bloco at Ardmore Music Hall (9 p.m., $20, 21+)
The Snails at The TLA (8p.m., $15, All ages)
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