Do not tell us there’s nothing to do. Even if you wanted to, you couldn’t see all the great live music that’s going on in the next seven days — though we encourage you to try. Here are 28 (count ’em!) concerts to see in and around Philadelphia this week.
Tuesday 7/17: Cut Worms at Johnny Brenda’s
Cut Worms, the Brooklyn-based project of indie rocker, multi-instrumentalist and multi-band veteran Max Clarke, makes a stop in town this Tuesday to headline Johnny Brenda’s. After visiting the XPN studios to record an Indie Rock Hit Parade session (listen below), the band has been busy with the release of their debut LP Hollow Ground. Shy Boys and John Andrews & The Yawns open this week’s gig. // 8 p.m., $12, AA // TIX + INFO – Sarah Hojsak
Tuesday 7/17: La Santa Cecilia at The Foundry
If Sunday’s Nuevofest put you in the mood for more Latin sounds, then The Foundry is the place to be Tuesday night as Grammy-winning six-piece La Santa Cecilia bring their Summer Lovin’ tour to town. The Los Angeles-based band, named for the patron saint of music, released their latest album Amar y Vivir last year. // 8 p.m., $20, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Tuesday 7/17: Felice Brothers at Tellus 360
XPN Fest alums The Felice Brothers take their folk-meets-big-band sound out to Central PA Tuesday night for a gig at Lancaster’s Tellus 360. The band released their last album Life in the Dark two years back and have been touring relentlessly ever since. For those further east, The Felice Brothers also have a show this Wednesday at the Sellersville Theater. // 7 p.m., $15 – $18, 21+ // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 7/18: Speedy Ortiz at PhilaMOCA
After a whirlwind tour following the release of their new album Twerp Verse, Speedy Ortiz return to Philadelphia Wednesday night for a proper hometown show. Last seen in town signing records and scooping Little Baby’s ice cream, Sadie Dupuis and crew will finally have the chance to bring their new tunes alive in their own city for what’s sure to be an enthusiastic and celebratory crowd. // 8 p.m., $15, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 7/18: Dialer at LAVA Space
Four bands are coming together Wednesday night to throw a last-minute gig at West Philly’s LAVA Space, and in the mix is local synth punk outfit Dialer, who debuted on Bandcamp last month with a set of promising demos. They’ll play alongside Labor, in town from Chicago, plus Tangent and Drums Like Machine Guns. // 7:30 p.m., $8, AA // INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 7/18: Gladie at Johnny Brenda’s
Indie scene veterans An Horse and Cherry are certainly both worth catching at Johnny Brenda’s this Wednesday, but the most notable band on the bill is the one kicking things off. Gladie is the new project of Cayetana’s Augusta Koch and Three Man Cannon’s Matt Schimelfenig; it started as a just-for-fun songwriting challenge and turned into a full-fledged band, releasing their debut EP Everyone is Talking But You this spring. // 8 p.m., $12 – $15, 21+ // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 7/18: Slum Village at World Cafe Live
Influential Detroit hip hop trio Slum Village began in the 90s, quickly rising from underground favorites to widespread popularity. They’ll return to Philly Wednesday to head up a stacked World Cafe Live bill that also includes local rapper Ivy Sole, plus Ill Mac and Trio. Slum Village’s last release was 2016’s Vol. 0. // 8 p.m., $18 – $20, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 7/18: AHI at Boot and Saddle
Take a breather halfway through your work week at Boot and Saddle in South Philly, where alt-folk artist AHI (pronounced “eye”) will bring his gruff vocals and sentimental songwriting. He just released the an album, In Our Time, which climbed the ranks of the iTunes top artist chart to #2. // 8:00 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – Mariah Hall
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