Can we collectively agree to retire the aughties hipster cliche “Rocktober”? Not because the tenth month of the year is no longer jam-packed with live music — it absolutely is, moreso than ever, as any casual glance at the calendar will tell you — but because there are many more offerings at your disposal this month than mere rock.
This week alone, there is Nigerian-tinged R&B, homegrown hip-hop, jazzy folk, folky punk, and so much more. Here are 27 concerts you can see in Philadelphia in the next seven days, with a whopping eight options on Saturday night. Heck, even Monday has four shows you can choose from — Monday! GTTG, Philly.
Monday, 10/8: Sheer Mag at First Unitarian Church
After a year-plus of touring their well-received 2017 record Need to Feel Your Love, Philly punk five-piece Sheer Mag is heading back to the basement Monday night to headline at the First Unitarian Church; they’ll be joined by peers The Number Ones and Dark Thoughts. // 8:00 p.m., $15, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.
Monday, 10/8: Lykke Li at Union Transfer
Swedish pop / indie rock luminary Lykke Li brings her fourth album, So Sad So Sexy, to Union Transfer on Monday. The record is her first in four years, and features collaborations with Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, as well as Skrillex. // 8:00 p.m., $33, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.
Monday, 10/8: Median at Voltage Lounge
Media-rooted indie rock outfit Median will open the show at Voltage Lounge on Monday, where they’ll support Abandoned By Bears We Were Sharks, and Youth Fountain. The pop-punk five piece recently released its new EP Shortsighted, which you can listen to below. // 8:00 p.m., $15, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.
Monday, 10/8: Soul Glo at Everybody Hits
One of the best punk bands active in Philadelphia right now — or hell, the whole dang country for that matter — Soul Glo will give Everybody Hits a dose of off-the-charts energy and revolutionary politics on Monday to wrap one week and usher in another. // 8:00 p.m., $7, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.