If you missed out on scoring tickets to the now sold out Frank Ocean show at Union Transfer, fear not; there are myriad opportunities for you to get your music fix tonight.
Let’s start with Boston country/jazz-types Mornin’ Old Sport, who’ll be shacking up at PhilaMOCA along with a whole slew of good-time folky songsters. Also playing are local acts Liz & the Lost Boys, On the Water, and Joshua Alvarez. Admission is on a $7-10 sliding scale; show starts at 8. Listen to “Katie” from Mornin’ Old Sport’s forthcoming album below.
Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jackson Browne will be plucking strings and crooning verses at the Academy of Music. Opening up the show is folk-and-fiddle hero Sara Watkins, whose latest album Sun Midnight Sun came out earlier this summer. Tickets are available here starting at $40. Stream “When It Pleases You”– from Sara Watkins’ latest album — below.
Rufus Wainwright and singer-songwriter Josh Ritter were scheduled to appear at the Festival Pier tonight. The show has been postponed, and a new date will be announced soon. Wainwright is touring to promote his latest album, Out Of The Game, out on Decca. Below, watch the video for the title track from Wrainwright’s Out Of The Game, featuring actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Jackson Browne is playing an acoustic show at the Academy of Music on Wednesday, July 25th. Sara Watkins, founding member of Nickel Creek, is opening the show. Tickets are on sale this coming Saturday, May 5th at 10AM. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch a couple of our favorite classic songs from Browne.
Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan is a fantastic four disc, 76 song collection of Dylan covers honoring 50 years of Amnesty International and celebrating the work of Dylan. More than eighty artists contribute their versions of Dylan classics and lesser known songs including “All Along The Watchtower” by the Dave Matthews Band, “You’re A Big Girl Now,” by My Morning Jacket, Sting’s cover of “Girl From The North Country,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” a collaboration between Jeff Beck and Seal and “Corrina Corrina” by Pete Townshend (see video below). Below, download “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” by Jackson Browne compliments of Amnesty International.