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.
Thursday 2/15: Kississippi at Everybody Hits
Zoe Reynolds of Kississippi, or Kissy as I hear the hip n cool kids are calling her these days, is doing big things. She recorded at Headroom Studio last year and is gearing up to release what is supposed to be the record equivalent of the beez kneez. I don’t know why I suddenly just turned into a full-on grandpa, but what I do know is that you need to get to this gig at Everybody Hits. Because in addition to Kississippi, the bill boasts SF’s DIY, haiku-loving country crooner Field Medic, along with Philly’s own Shannen Moser and Cherry. A.k.a. get 2 the ~gig.~ // 8:00 p.m., $12, AA // TIX + INFO – M.C.
Thursday 2/15: Shelby Lynne at Sellersville Theater
Alabama born singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne hits the stage with her younger sister Allison Moorer spreading the love of music as well as showcasing their duet album Not Dark Yet. The two sisters stay true to their southern roots, but also mixe blues, soul, rock, Western swing, and contemporary pop into their work. // 8:00 p.m., $39.50 – $55, AA // TIX + INFO – Shannon Vo
Thursday 2/15: Good Old War at Underground Arts
Folk-pop trio Good Old War is back and better than ever before, and will be in Philadelphia on Thursday. The trio will be sharing the stage with American-Canadian artist Justin Tokimitsu Nozuka at Underground Arts. Collectively, their upbeat melodies and catchy hooks will for sure get stuck in your head. // 7:30 p.m., $22 – $25, AA // TIX + INFO – S.V.
Thursday 2/15: You Do You at Boot and Saddle
You Do You is no stranger to the party life. This funky Philly group can get your body grooving and head bopping just with a couple of chords. They blend funk, country, rock and pop to make some quality jams. You Do You will definitely be dancing the night away on Thursday with Juice, a seven man band from Boston, and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, a Michigan based rock band. // 8:00 p.m., $10 – $12, 21+// TIX + INFO – S.V.
Friday 2/16: Mothers at Space 1026
Since we last heard from Athens-formed rock band Mothers, they uprooted and relocated to Philly, and will play an intimate gig in their new hometown this Friday at Chinatown’s Space 1026. This indie rock band incorporates folk influenced melodies lilted with some heavy lyrics in order to create a powerfully vulnerable performance. Lead vocalist/guitarist Kristine Leschper bares her soul throughout every show, wearing her heart on a tattered sleeve to bring those lyrics to life. The four of them will be stirring up some emotions this Friday at Space 1026, which will include performances from artists like fellow Georgian-turned-Philadelphian Ada Babar Situation, as well as Nina Ryser. // 8:30 p.m., $5, AA // TIX + INFO – S.V.
Friday 2/16: Lizdelise at PhilaMOCA
Pop rock duo Lizdelise will dazzle PhillyMOCA this Friday, February 16th, with electrifying guitar riffs and silky vocals. The Philly project, who is taking a bit of time to work on their second release, will be joined by Carroll, Alpenglow, and Swim Camp. // 8:00 p.m., $10 – $12, AA // TIX + INFO – S.V.
Friday 2/16: Bardo Pond at Johnny Brenda’s
It’s pretty impossible to tell where Philly experimental space rockers Bardo Pond are in their discography at this point; what constitutes an official LP? What do you consider their more informal releases like Volume 8, which is 40 minutes of airy guitar-wrangling bliss not tied to any label or press cycle? Does any of that really matter? Just hop over to JBs on Friday and bliss out with some of Philly’s best, who have been at it for a quarter century at this point. // 9:00 p.m., $12, 21+ // TIX + INFO – John Vettese
Friday 2/16: Greg Sover Band at World Cafe Live
Regional rock and roll singer-songwriter Greg Sover will showcase his new record Jubilee Friday night in Philly, his first of a handful or regional release parties in support of it. The EP is a survey of Sover’s various skills, from the storytelling classic blues in the Muddy Waters vein to the more anthemic Black Keys / Gary Clark Jr. arena rocking approach, like his single “Hand on my Heart.” He also dabbles in reggae, in pop and more, for a robust listen that will get the World Cafe Live audience in the feels. // 9:00 pm., $12, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.
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