This month, local experimental rock ensemble Upholstery is celebrating ten years of bringing left-of-center sounds to the Philadelphia stage. Yesterday saw the release A Decade of Decadence — not the Motley Crue box set, but rather an anthology of the Upholstery’s sounds and styles, from its post-Man Man beginnings in 2007 to its more recent oddball outings. Proceeds from the record will benefit Musicopia, and tonight the band headlines an anniversary extravaganza at Johnny Brenda’s. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Philly R&B singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild released his eighth studio outing, Feel The Real, last month via eOne Music, and tonight he brings the double-LP to his hometown stage with a headlining gig at the Electric Factory. Joining him are two of his local contemporaries: Vivian Green and Bilal. Tickets and more information can be found here. Watch the video for “Simpler Things” from the new record below.
Rock and roll vet Joan Osborne dove into the work of one of the masters this year, recording and releasing the tribute album Songs of Bob Dylanhere. Tonight, she’ll play Mr. Zimmerman’s music and more at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. Tickets and more information can be found ; listen to Songs of Bob Dylan below