Tonight’s Concert Picks: Big Thief at Electric Factory, Sheila E. in Cedar Park, Superfive at World Cafe Live, plus more

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Big Thief | Photo: Shervin Lainez
Big Thief | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

It’s been a minute since Big Thief have been to Philly. The Brooklyn folk-rockers-who-can-totally-shred have since followed up their 2016 debut album Masterpiece with the comparatively downbeat and emotional Capacity, and now they’re bringing all your favorite tunes to the Electric Factory as part of the Project Pabst festival. Though it’s definitely worth heading over to the festival just to see Big Thief, other standout performers on the lineup include Speedy Ortiz, Thin Lips, and The Menzingers. More information can be found on Project Pabst’s website. Watch Big Thief perform “Paul” for The Key below.

There’s a Prince tribute happening in West Philly, featuring the Purple One’s own collaborator Sheila E. It’s all a part of the 2017 N2N (Neighborhood to Neighborhood) Festival, a day-long event in the Cedar Park neighborhood, spanning from 49th to 51st between Willows and Catharine, with performances at 50th and Baltimore Ave. Other performers include DJ Questlove and Morris Day. Admission is free, and the festival promises plenty of food and family fun. Find more information here.

Bensalem’s Superfive bring their guitar-driven punk-influenced power pop to World Cafe Live upstairs for a fun performance. The quartet of friends played in separate projects for years before joining forces, and they’ve been playing shows all over the region ever since. Jo Wymer opens tonight’s show. Find tickets and more info on the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to Superfive rock out below, and stay tuned for the band’s next release, Pleaser, in November.

Also Playing: 

Secret American at The Barbary (8 p.m., $10, 21+)

Palmyra Delran at Boot & Saddle (8 p.m., $10, 21+)

Diet Cig at Chameleon Club (6:30 p.m., $15, all ages)

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