The Week Ahead: ZZ Ward, JPEGMafia, Mothers, Creepoid and more

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Creepoid | photo by Megan Matuzak for WXPN

From poppy blues to cerebral rap, classic country to experimental Americana, Philadelphians and those just passing through, we once again bring you a variety of live music to see in the 215 this week — 15 concerts in the next seven days.

Tuesday 2/13: ZZ Ward at TLA

The typically fedora-adorned ZZ Ward uses her robust and raspy voice to blends bits of blues, folk, and pop into her music. She released a new album last summer titled The Storm, which features a guest appearance of Fitz & the Tantrums on track “Domino” for some extra funky throwback fun. Watch a live performance of that below and catch her at the TLA tonight. // 8:00 p.m., $23 +, AA // TIX + INFO – Megan Cooper

Tuesday 2/13: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Merriam Theater

Noel Gallagher as well as his High Flying Birds will be at Merriam Theatre tonight. You know who else will be there? His scissors player, who has been named as Charlotte Marionneau, who actually is the lead singer of french experimental group, Le Volume Courbe. Press ploy or not, I can’t help it, it hooked me. Watch the recently-released video for Noel Gallagher’s recent track, “It’s A Beautiful World,” below. // 8:00 p.m., $42 +, AA // TIX + INFO – M.C.

Wednesday 2/14: Honeytiger at The Foundry

Though Philly rockers Honeytiger are a duo, you’d never guess it with the full and swirling sound members Isaac Clark and Josh Glauser cook up. Dark and gritty, their sound can go from calculated and steady, newer Arctic Monkeys style (think “Do I Wanna Know?” to the brash garage sounds of The Strokes. Track “Interviewer” takes from more of the former, which you can slow jam to below. Then see Honeytiger opening for The Academic at The Foundry. // 8:00 p.m., $13, AA // TIX + INFOM.C.

Wednesday 2/14: JPEG Mafia at Kung Fu Necktie

Some of the more eye-catchingly ironic and/or blunt titles of JPEG Mafia’s latest album Veteran include the likes of “Whole Foods,” “Rock N Roll Is Dead,” “Macaulay Culkin,” and “I Cannot Fucking Wait Until Morrissey Dies.” In the record, he mashes rap with thrash punk and a DIY lo-fi style that matches it’s erratically independent self-recorded nature. It’s aggressively in-your-face with self-aware takes on politics and society, wrapped up in some spooky dark humor. It’s a lot and it’s important. // 8:00 p.m., $15,  21+ // TIX + INFOM.C.

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