This week, our concert agenda includes indie rock institutions as well as left-of-center art popsters, arena shows to DIY shows, rock and roll and folk and Afrobeat and everything in between. Here are 19 concerts you can see in and around Philadelphia over the next seven days.
Tuesday 10/9: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya at PhilaMOCA
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Nnamdi Ogbonnaya brings his eclectic blend of hip-hop, electronic, jazz and gospel to PhilaMOCA this Tuesday night. Coming up in the Chicago DIY community, Ogbonnaya has been involved in several projects over the years, but is currently focused on headlining shows in support of his last album, DROOL. // 8 p.m., $12, AA // TIX + INFO – Sarah Hojsak
Wednesday 10/10: Swearin’ at the First Unitarian Church
Last week, Swearin’ released their first album in five years, the excellent Fall into the Sun. This Wednesday, the band will return to Philly to play a triumphant hometown show; it will be their first local headlining gig since they reunited last year. Swearin’ will be joined by fellow Philly bands Empath and Big Nothing for Wednesday’s show. // 8 p.m., $12 – $14, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 10/10: Death Cab for Cutie at Tower Theater
Two decades into their career, long-running indie faves Death Cab for Cutie recently released their much-anticipated new album, Thank You for Today. For two nights this week, you can find Death Cab headlining the Tower Theater. Tuesday’s show is sold out, but some tickets are still available for Wednesday. Charly Bliss opens both shows. // 8 p.m., $37.50+, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 10/10: Years & Years at TLA
Though its been moved from the Fillmore to the TLA, Wednesday’s show with Years & Years will be no less fun. The London-based electronic pop pioneers are touring in support of their recent album Palo Santo; CYN opens the show. Years & Years frontperson Olly Alexander recently spoke to The Key about his activism in the LGBTQ community and rising status as a queer musical icon. // 8 p.m., $28, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 10/10: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters at Kennett Flash
Asheville-based folk songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and her band of rootsy rockers The Honeycutters have just returned from their European tour, but before heading back home to North Carolina they’ll play a show at the Kennett Flash this Wednesday. The band released their fifth album, a self-titled LP, last year. // 8 p.m., $15, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.