The Week Ahead: The Menzingers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Orion Sun, Shabazz Palaces and more


The Menzingers | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
The Menzingers | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
We’ve got a gig for every day of the week for you this week; on most days we have several. Punk rock from The Menzingers, hip hop from Big K.R.I.T., expansive post rock from the great Godspeed and more. Read on to see what’s up in The Week Ahead.


Thursday 3/15: Hoots and Hellmouth at Ardmore Music Hall

This Thursday, local folk rock band and WXPN faves Hoots & Hellmouth return to the Ardmore Music Hall, a venue the group are no strangers to. The band’s most recent output came in the form of 2016’s LP In The Trees Where I Can See. A co-headliner bill, Chris Kasper also appears on the night, with opening tunes provided by Benjamin Jaffe of Honey Honey. // 8:00 p.m., $18, 21+ // TIX + INFOJ.M.

Thursday 3/15: Anaïs Mitchell at Boot & Saddle

Vermont-born indie folk singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell swings by Boot & Saddle this Thursday night on a mini March Northeast US tour. Mitchell took to Facebook to write that “all shows are in duo format,” and it appears that she’ll be joined by Charlotte Cornfield on stage in South Philly. Watch the music video to “Now You Know,” off Mitchell’s 2012 album Young Man in America, ahead of the Thursday night gig. // 8:00 p.m., $17, 21+ // TIX + INFOJ.M.

Friday 3/16: Orion Sun at Johnny Brenda’s

Ascendent singer-songwriter Orion Sun performs at JB’s this Thursday night as part of the Pussy Claps Back night – more info on the initiative can be found on the event page. Orion Sun released the aptly titled tape orion sun (a collection of fleeting moments and daydreams) last July. Check out our recent interview with the R&B artist, and listen to the track “antidote” below. // 9:00 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFOJ.M.

Friday 3/16: The Bigness at PhilaMOCA

Philly indie-rock four piece The Bigness play PhilaMOCA this Friday night alongside Alyssa Joseph on her EP release show. Stream the catchy tune “Beautiful Life” below, and check out The Bigness’ Key Studio Session ahead of the gig for a taste of their live sound. // 8:00 p.m., $12, AA // TIX + INFOJ.M.




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