Start the week out with hooky power-pop from Worriers. Wrap it up with dreamy folk by Native Harrow, or the propulsive Break Free Fest, centering marginalized artists in punk. In the middle, catch psych, funk, one timeless singer-songwriter, and so much more. Here are fourteen concerts to see in the next seven days all around Philly.
Monday 5/20: Worriers at PhilaMOCA
After reissuing an extended version of their most recent album Survival Pop, Philly outfit Worriers is bringing their melodic punk tunes to PhilaMOCA tonight. Fronted by songwriter Lauren Denitzio, the band recently signed with 6131 Records. Worriers are touring with California indie rockers awakebutstillinbed and pop-punk duo Pity Party. // 8 p.m., $10-$12, AA // TIX + INFO – Sarah Hojsak
Tuesday 5/21: Warpaint at Underground Arts
Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint returns to Underground Arts this Tuesday on a break from their current tour with MGMT. The dreamy psych rock band celebrates their 15th anniversary this year. Their most recent album was 2016’s Heads Up, and while the band members have focused on solo projects lately, they’re about to hit the studio to make a new record. // 8:30 p.m., $27.50-$30, 21+ // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Tuesday 5/21: Radiator Hospital at PhilaMOCA
Though we know and love the scrappy indie rock band version of Radiator Hospital, songwriter Sam Cook-Parrott has brought the project back to its solo roots with the new album Sings ‘Music for Daydreaming,’ on which he plays every instrument himself. He’ll play a stripped-down record release gig this Tuesday at PhilaMOCA, with fellow Philly bands Big Nothing, Swanning and Cherry opening the show. // 7:30 p.m., $10-$12, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Tuesday 5/21: Anderson .Paak at The Met Philly
Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals stop by The Met on Tuesday night for their biggest Philly show yet, and tickets are going fast. The California rapper-singer released his new album, Ventura, last month, and he’ll be joined by Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat for this show. Anderson .Paak will return to town to play Made in America later this summer. // 7:30 p.m., $$44.50+, AA // TIX + INFO – S.H.
Wednesday 5/22: Jonatha Brooke at World Cafe Live
Singer, songwriter and performer Jonatha Brooke released her new EP Imposter this past April and is out touring the country in support of it. We’re psyched that World Cafe Live is the Philly spot for us to witness her sweet voice and fiery spirit in person on Wednesday night. Check out her song “Imposter” below. // 8 p.m., $30, AA // TIX + INFO — Rae Burach
Thursday 5/23: Lady Lamb at The Foundry
Aly Spaltro, the woman behind Lady Lamb, brings her recently released music to the Foundry this Thursday. Her fourth and newest album Even in the Tremor contains beautifully introspective — and sometimes experimental — tracks written by Spaltro. She will be touring the East Coast throughout the month. // 8 p.m., $16 // TIX + INFO — R.B.
Thursday 5/23: Maya de Vitry at The Locks at Sona
A former member of acclaimed folk trio The Stray Birds, Maya de Vitry comes to Philly to perform at The Locks at Sona in Manayunk. de Vitry’s debut solo album Adaptations, released this year, is a self-expression of solitude and de Vitry’s personal journey. Listen to “My Body is a Letter” below to get a taste. Folk-pop duo The Sea The Sea is also on the bill for Thursday night. // 8 p.m., $12-15 // TIX + INFO — R.B.
Friday 5/23: Billy Joel at Citizens Bank Park
That’s right — the man who needs no introduction will be bringing his half-century-long career to Citizens Bank Park this Friday. Though he hasn’t released new music in nearly 30 years, the insurmountable Joel continues to be one of the most loved musicians of today. Tickets don’t run cheap, but come on… he’s THE Piano Man. // 8 p.m., prices vary // TIX + INFO — R.B.
Friday 5/24: AIME at Warehouse on Watts
Philly artists Aime, Max Swan, and Eric Boss will converge at Warehouse on Watts this Friday for Lifecycle, a brand new event series. Each artist will be showcasing their recent output, such as Max Swan’s newest album The Fisherman and Aime’s newest release Flowers Started Dying Yesterday. The event hopes to bring “new formats, new energy, and new growth in the cycle of a life in music and art.”// 8p.m., $10, AA // TIX + INFO – Ian Hranilovich
Friday 5/24: Goodnight/Goodluck at Ortlieb’s
Punk, psych, and indie vibes will be served on the 24th, as Philly natives Goodnight/Goodluck will take the stage at Ortlieb’s. The five-piece rock outfit will be joined by Nematode, Talk Louder! and Brooklyn’s Ritual Talk. Goodnight/Goodluck will showcase music from their most recent album Missing, released last year. The band’s unique blend of punk and indie rock are sure to shake the walls of the historic Northern Liberties venue. // 8:00 p.m., $10, 21+ // TIX + INFO – I.H.
Friday 5/24: Passion Pit at the Fillmore
Indietronica group Passion Pit needs no introduction at this point, as frontman Michael Angelakos has kept himself busy feeding hungry fans with consistent output from numerous releases throughout the years. The group has made a name for themselves through their infectious pop and electronic vibes. His current tour, however, is in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the group’s debut record, Manners. Adored by many, the album features the band’s smash hits “Little Secrets” and “Sleepyhead,” among others. The 18-date U.S tour will stop by The Fillmore this Friday, so be sure to catch them bringing their well-known blend of electronica, indie, and pop to the stage. // 8:30 p.m., $37, AA // TIX + INFO – I.H.
Saturday 5/25: The Dove & The Wolf at Johnny Brenda’s
Singer-songwriters Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard, otherwise known as The Dove & The Wolf, are coming to Johnny Brenda’s to celebrate the release of their new album, Conversations. The nomadic duo — they were based in Philly for a long time, and currently live in both Nashville and their native Paris — has made a name for themselves with their dreamy stylings of pop, folk, and soft rock. Michelle Blades and Shamir will share the stage with them at Johnny Brenda’s. // 9:00 p.m., $12, 21+ // TIX + INFO – I.H.
Saturday 5/25: Break Free Fest at The Rotunda
The third-annual celebration of black and brown artists in punk and hardcore will take over The Rotunda for two days on Memorial Day weekend; Saturday is stacked with sets by Philadelphians Soul Glo, Samara, and Yarrow, as well as San Antonio, TX’s Amygdala, while Sunday includes can’t miss sets by The Ire and 700 Bliss, Moor Mother’s project with DJ Haram. Single day tickets as well as weekend passes are available. // 6:30 p.m., $15-$25, AA // TIX + INFO – John Vettese
Saturday 5/25: Native Harrow at World Cafe Live
Last month, the hard-touring indie-folk duo of Devin Tuel and Stephen Harms released their latest long-player Happier Now, a collection poppy songs and moving ruminations in the vein of Quilt or (going further back) Fairport Convention. Nestled in Chester County after living nomadically for a while, the band plays its first Philly show in support of the new music this Saturday at World Cafe Live before heading out on the summer touring circuit. // 8 p.m., $8, AA // TIX + INFO – J.V.