The Week Ahead: Deer Tick, Gospel Roots, Skull Eclipses, Beth Ditto and more

Beth Ditto | photo by Mary McCartney | courtesy of the artist

In like a lion, right? But the Philly concert calendar is like that all the time anyway — though, with another nor’easter poised to hit our region tomorrow, a handful shows in our weekly roundup are question marks. So here are 17 and maybe even 20 concerts you can see locally in the next seven days, from the kickoff of XPN’s Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll series to a set from legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb at South, and beginning tonight with the farewell show from Philly indie rockers Callowhill.

Saturday 3/10: Epic Beard Men at Kung Fu Necktie

Rap BFFs Sage Francis and B. Dolan have joined forces to create the duo Epic Beard Men. After years of collaborations and urging from fans, they’re releasing music together with the goal of keeping things fun. // 7:00 p.m., $20.00, 21+ // TIX + INFOM.L.

Saturday 3/10: Ellen Siberian Tiger at Johnny Brenda’s

Philly feminist indie rock trio Ellen Siberian Tiger is opening up for Son Step at Johnny Brenda’s. With a mixture of dynamic vocals, musical complexity, rage, and energy it’s sure to be a good time. Check out their Studio Session here. // 9:00 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFOM.L.

Saturday 3/10: Marah at Arden Gild Hall

American Rock ‘n’ Roll band Marah is coming to Delaware at Arden Gild Hall with special guest Phil Young this Saturday. The Philadelphia rooted band is going to throw you back to the 90’s with an intense sweat-soaked performance. The live show will be dedicated to their 2005 LP If You Didn’t Laugh, You’d Cry so you’ll be able to rock out to all of their oldies. // 8:00 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFOShannon Vo

Saturday 3/10: Darla at 118 North

Progressive funk group Darla describes their sound as ‘basement blender funk’ which sounds pretty damn cool. The eight piece group’s music is driven by the sweet sounds of the horn and have mastered the art of fusing different sounds together to create an infectious harmony. Darla has such great chemistry in the studio as well as on stage, and you can see it for yourself this Saturday at 118 North in Wayne. // 8:30 p.m., $5, AA // TIX + INFOS.V.

Sunday 3/11: Craig David at Coda

British singer/rapper Craig David is bringing his smooth-talking seductive self to Coda on Walnut this Sunday for his TS5 “The Time Is Now US Tour”. The R&B artist’s voice is heavenly and will make you melt inside. His music triggers a nostalgia for early 2000’s pop radio. It is so upbeat and catchy that you’ll find yourself bouncing to the beat all night long, especially with his last album The Time Is Now. // 8:00 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFOS.V.

Sunday 3/11: Augusta Koch and Anika Pyle at Space 1026

Augusta Koch and Anika Pyle are wrapping up their The Daylight Savings Tour in Philadelphia this Sunday at Space 1026. The two will also be accompanied by Worriers and Kayleigh Goldsworthy throughout the tour. The show will be an acoustic jam session, and apparently, Anika Pyle might be playing some new tunes at the show. // 7:00 p.m., $5-$10, AA // INFOS.V.

Sunday 3/11: Beth Ditto at Union Transfer

After the end of dance punk trio The Gossip in 2016, Beth Ditto continued to pursue her career in music, and she has been killing it as a solo artist. Her debut album Fake Sugar showcased her soulful vocals and lyrical talents, establishing herself in the musical world. Beth isbrings her 2018 tour to Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday. // 8:00 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFOS.V.

Sunday 3/11: Jimmy Cobb at South

Self-taught soloist drummer Jimmy Cobb has been playing since the 50s/60s. From hanging with Miles Davis to playing with Billie Holiday in D.C, Cobbs has brought sweet music to the ears of people from all different walks of life. Even at 89 years old, he is still performing on different stages and he will be in Philadelphia this Sunday. The show is at South so you’ll be able to have a great meal while enjoying a performance by Jimmy Cobb with the Emmet Cohen Trio! // 9:00 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFOS.V.



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