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.

Saturday 2/17: Creepoid at Union Transfer

After a decade as bandmates and a lifetime as friends, Philly psych punks Creepoid close the book on this phase of their creative existence with a blowout headlining gig at Union Transfer. The support is stacked: the almighty Mannequin Pussy, the resurrected spastic hardcore freaks An Albatross, the up and coming brooders Night Sins, DJ Nicky Money of Nothing spinning between sets. The band is primed from a surprise house gig in South Philly on Sunday night, ready to unleash crushing guitar tones and atmospheric vocals. If the night doesn’t end with utter instrumental destruction, I’ll be surprised. For more on the band and their run, check out Megan Matuzak’s extensive requiem for Creepoid here. // 8:30 p.m., $17, AA // TIX + INFOJ.V.

 

Saturday 2/17: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live

For psych rock of a more lighthearted variety, check out locals Ceramic Animal headlining the downstairs stage of World Cafe Live this Saturday. The band’s full-length debut The Cart dropped back in August, and they’ve already got LP 2 under way, evidenced by the new single “So Familiar.” It’s trippy and catchy, a combo the band does expertly well. // 7:30 p.m., $16, AA // TIX + INFOJ.V.

Saturday 2/17: Olden Yolk at Boot and Saddle

New Yorkers with various Philly roots, Olden Yolk headlines South Philly’s Boot & Saddle on Saturday, a pre-release party for their self-titled debut, which comes out February 23rd on Trouble In Mind Records. The band features Shane Butler of XPN faves Quilt, who shares songwriting duty with Philly native Caity Shaffer. Their eight-minute debut single, “Takes One To Know One,” was described by The Key’s Sarah Hojsak as “a thorough, winding exploration of humanity through differing perspectives.” // 8:30 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – J.V.

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