The Week Ahead: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Garbage, To The Front, Dead Milkmen and more

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Lee "Scratch" Perry | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com
Lee “Scratch” Perry | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com

This week, you can chose from cold weather Appalachia and summery dub, vibrant pop from across the pond and homegrown hiphop. Here are 12 concerts you can see in the next seven days in and around Philly.

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Tuesday 10/23: Lily Allen at Union Transfer

Indie singer and songwriter Lily Allen has dabbled in a variety of sounds and styles over her twelve-year career, and her fourth album, No Shame, might be her most pure pop album to date. With a radiant single, “Lost My Mind,” reminiscent of Imogen Heap and Kimbra, the album is bright and infectious, and Allen brings it to Union Transfer on Tuesday night. // 8:30 p.m., $34.50, AA // TIX + INFO – John Vettese

Tuesday 10/23: Mountain Man at World Cafe Live

Beloved Appalachian folk / psychedelica trio Mountain Man finally made their second album. After nearly a decade of cult favorite status — with bandmates getting out in the world in other ways, like Alexandra Sauser-Monnig’s collaborations with Hiss Golden Messenger — the band released Magic Ship last month on Nonesuch Records. They perform at World Cafe Live Tuesday night.    // 8 p.m., $25, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.

Wednesday 10/24: Foxtrot and the Get Down at Johnny Brenda’s

Philly rock and soul outfit Foxtrot and the Getdown fluctuate between four and eight members, depending on how much of a horn section and how many other auxiliary instrumentalists they are bringing with them. We expect they’ll go out for their headlining gig at Johnny Brenda’s, though the core of this band’s show is the vocal interaction between singer-songwriter Colin Budny and singer / keys player Erica Ruiz. // 8 p.m., $12, 21+ // TIX + INFO – J.V.

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