The Week Ahead: Letters to Cleo, Caroline Rose, Keyon Harrold, (Sandy) Alex G and more

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Keyon Harrold
Keyon Harrold | photo by Deneka Peniston | courtesy of the artist

It’s starting to get cold out, friends. And before you find yourself faced with the prospect of bundling up in heavy winter attire to get groceries, much less to get to the gig, we recommend you fit in many shows this week as possible this moth. Here are 25 concerts to see in the next seven days all around Philadelphia: free shows, jazz gigs, folk and funk, and one of the most jam-packed Fridays we’ve seen in a while.   

Tuesday 11/13: The Retinas at Ortlieb’s

We’ve been hearing a lot from Philly punk trio The Retinas lately — they released their Yellow Rocket EP last month, and stopped by for a jamming Key Studio Session. This Tuesday they play a gig at Ortlieb’s, the perfect setting for their gutsy garage rock sound. // 8 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – Mariah Hall

Tuesday 11/13: Edie Brickell at TLA

Edie Brickell seems to have a hand in everything, from her back-catalog of 90s singer-songwriter hits to her recent folk collaboration with Steve Martin. This Tuesday the Brickell performers at the TLA with her band The New Bohemians, who just released their latest effort Rocket, an album woven with neo-psychedelic influences. // 8:30 p.m., $40, AA // TIX & INFO – M.H.

Tuesday 11/13: KT Tunstall at World Cafe Live

KT Tunstall dropped her sixth studio album Wax last month, the second entry of the “soul, body and mind” trilogy. Wax focuses on themes of the body and physical relationships, which is communicated through the lyrics and overall sound, driven by heavy electric guitar. The indie rock singer songwriter was featured on World Cafe last week, and plays at World Cafe Live on Tuesday. // 8 p.m., $25, AA //TIX + INFO – M.H.

Wednesday 11/14: Letters to Cleo at Underground Arts

90’s alt-rockers Letters to Cleo returns for their first Philly show since 1995 on Wednesday at Underground Arts. 2016’s Back to Nebraska was their last album, released shortly after their reunion, but they’re sure to play the classics for all those die-hard cult followers. // 8 p.m., $25, 21+ // TIX + INFO – M.H.

Wednesday 11/14: Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers at TLA

The last we saw of Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers was a killer set at Made in America. They artfully mix spoken word, hip-hop and screamo, Johnson wide-eyed and erratic in his delivery. Wednesday the group plays a sold out show at the TLA with Jeffery Lewis and Oliver Tree. // 7:30 p.m., $44, AA // TIX + INFO – M.H.

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