The Week Ahead: Elton John, Mumu Fresh, Joseph, Ted Leo and more

Mumu Fresh | still from video via NPR

Classic rock balladeers, new soul pioneers, singer-songwriters, punk powerhouses and more: here are 15 concerts you can see in and around Philadelphia in the next seven days!

Tuesday 9/11: Elton John at Wells Fargo Center

Sir Elton John has embarked on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which will bring him through Philly this Tuesday and Wednesday for two nights at the Wells Fargo Center. Elton’s saying goodbye to touring in order to lead a quieter life with his family, but he’s not going out without some fanfare — according to RollingStone, it’s “the most bombastic, elaborate, high-tech arena show he’s ever attempted.” If you can’t make this week’s shows, the 300-show tour also includes a stop in Newark in March.  // 8 p.m., $55+, AA // TIX + INFO – Sarah Hojsak

Tuesday 9/11: Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs at PhilaMOCA

Georgia-based indie duo Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs make a stop at PhilaMOCA this Tuesday with I Think Like Midnight and F. Woods & The Fellow Humans. The long-running Americana roots rockers are on tour behind their new album Clippety Clop, their first release in three years. // 8 p.m., $12 – $15, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.

Wednesday 9/12: Mumu Fresh at World Cafe Live

She may be known best for her collaborations with The Roots or her work with various other musical giants, but Mumu Fresh gets the chance to shine the spotlight on herself Wednesday night at World Cafe Live. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and emcee released her latest album, Vintage Babies, last year and is currently on her Up Close & Personal tour, giving audiences a glimpse of who she is as a solo performer. Watch her Tiny Desk Concert below. // 8 p.m., $20 – $22, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.

Wednesday 9/12: Buck Meek at Boot and Saddle

You may know him from his work with beloved indie band Big Thief, but Buck Meek is a solo artist as well, and just released his self-titled debut LP. He’ll showcase his soft and folky solo tunes this Wednesday night at Boot & Saddle, along with local openers The Goodbye Party. Big Thief will return to Philly next month for a sold out Church gig. // 8:30 p.m., $10 – $12, 21+ // TIX + INFO – S.H.

Wednesday 9/12: Royal Teeth at The Foundry

Louisiana alt-pop band Royal Teeth opens for midwestern indie rockers Vinyl Theatre this Wednesday night at The Foundry. The band recently returned with a new single, “Never Gonna Quit,” following a five-year hiatus, and as the title would suggest, they have every intention of sticking around. // 8 p.m., $15, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.


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