Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cayetana at WXVU’s Fall Gig, Dreamswell at Underground Arts, Rickie Lee Jones at World Cafe Live

Cayetana | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman |

If you missed out on getting tickets to Japanese Breakfast’s sold-out headlining show in the basement of the First Unitarian Church tonight, fear not — there’s plenty of live and local music to take in tonight. A short SEPTA ride in to the west of the city will land you at WXVU’s Fall Gig at Villanova University, and it’s a stacked show. We are, of course, biased in saying this — Key staffer Megan Cooper organized the gig, and picked some of our fave Philadelphians to play — but, I mean, look at that lineup! Punk rock awesome ladies Cayetana in the headlining slot, alongside pysch-blues ripper dudes Ill Fated Natives, rapper Ivy Sole, electropop visionary Aphra and basement scene faves Soft Idiot. The gig is free, information can be found here and you can get ready to sing along to Cayetana’s “Mesa” below.

Over at Underground Arts, the folks at Good Behavior Records organized a benefit show for ongoing hurricane relief efforts. We’re psyched for Dreamswell, the new doom rock project from Candice Martello of Hemming and Madalean Gauze, along with friends along with drummer Jon Martello and guitarist Gina Piccari; it’s High on Fire level heavy and super awesome. Also in the mix is Chronic Anxiety, a band informed by noiserock and riot grrrl which caught our ear this year at Key HQ, as well as the new anthem punk act Dialer as well as the downbeat Inside Voices; tickets and info on the show can be found here.  

Meanwhile at World Cafe Live, singer-songwriter icon Rickie Lee Jones headlines the downstairs stage. The versatile musician, whose style spans folk, pop, jazz and blues, most recently released new music in 2015 with The Other Side of Desire, her 15th album. Go back to her 1979 self-titled debut for the below performance of the smooth and graceful “Chuck E’s in Love,” and get tickets and more information on the show here.



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