Electropop and electrifying punk; free concerts in public spaces; a celebration of contemporary Latin music; one of the greatest vocalists of the past two decades. Here are 20 concerts you can see in and around Philadelphia this month.
Tuesday 7/10: Bandname at Boot & Saddle
Rock n rollers of Philly-past Bandname are making a return Tuesday night at Boot & Saddle. The trio of Cat Park, Jeremy Jams, and Gregory Labold put out a feisty LP titled Breakfast back in 2010 – we loved it back then and the songs still kick ass today. Also appearing on the bill are special guests Hurry, Late Bloomer, and Yankee Bluff. // 8 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – Jack Madden
Tuesday 7/10: Pinkwash at Lava Space
Philly duo Pinkwash play Lancaster Ave’s Lava Space Tuesday night in a benefit for the space and Morris Home. The duo released their debut LP, Collective Sigh, on regarded New Jersey label Don Giovanni back in 2016. The material is raw, heavy, and emotive, much like the band’s live show. The first time I saw Pinkwash I was blown away at the amount of raw sound produced by the duo, and it is sure to be replicated at Lava on Tuesday. In the two years since Collective Sigh, they’ve kept busy — singer-guitarist Joey Doubek touring the world as drummer in The Downtown Boys and drummer Ashley Arnwine doing the same in Waxahatchee. This is their first gig in over a year, and they have new material to debut. Also appearing on the night are Jenna Pup, Juice, and Fleabite, who are celebrating the release of their latest project NVM. // 7:30 p.m., $5-10, AA // INFO – J.M.
Tuesday 7/10: Bombino at World Cafe Live
Nigerian singer-songwriter Bombino knows how to shred. The artist garnered the attention of many following the release of his 2011 album Agadez, which debuted #1 on the iTunes World Chart. Since then, Bombino has released albums produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and another produced by Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth. If you haven’t read it already, check out the NYT’s recent piece on Bombino and his desert blues brand of rock, titled “How Bombino Became the Sultan of Shred.” Stream “Tehigren” below, from 2018’s Deran. // 8 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFO – J.M.
Wednesday 7/11: Rosali at Johnny Brenda’s
Rosali kicks off her summer tour with a hometown record release show at Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday night. The solo project of Rosali Middleman of Long Hots and Wandering Shade, Rosali released the lush and personal sophomore album Trouble Anyway at the beginning of the month. The album’s tracks are sweeping and expansive instrumentally, yet intimate in themes and lyrics. Check out album opener “I Wanna Know” below, and read The Key’s Emily Herbein’s writeup on the music video ahead of the show. // 8 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – J.M.
Wednesday 7/11: Os Mutantes at The Foundry
Influential Brazilian psych rockers Os Mutantes return to Philadelphia for an intimate show at The Foundry Wednesday night. The band rose to fame in the late 60’s thanks to their seminal self titled debut, and became associated with the Tropicália movement in Brazil at the time. The band currently has 10 studio albums under their belt, and countless compilations and live albums to boast as well. Stream “Baby” from the group’s debut album below. // 8 p.m., $35, AA // INFO + TIX – J.M.
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