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The Week Ahead: Selwyn Birchwood, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sinkane, Sweet Spirit and more

Sun Ra Arkestra | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

It’s a big week for shows big and small — noisemakers NOTS taking to Boot & Saddle tonight, The National bringing their sweeping new record to The Mann on Tuesday, Sun Ra Arkestra leader Marshall Allen celebrating his 95th at Union Transfer on Thursday, Dave Matthews Band settling into the BB&T for a two-night stand this weekend. And that’s just for starters; here are 16 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philly. Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Jamila Woods, Darlingside, Rosali and more

Rosali | still from video

Could it be? Is it actually a reasonably chill week in the concert calendar? Indeed, and you’ve earned it, Philly. After months of multiple show options per night, it’s nice to have a breather, especially when the weather is so agreeable. All that said, get yourself to a show, whether its futuristic pop from Jamila Woods at The Foundry tonight, the whimsical folk of Darlingside on Wednesday, or the smorgasbord of West Philly Porchfest on Saturday. But enjoy your you-time this week as well.  Here are six concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philadelphia.  Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Radiator Hospital, Anderson .Paak, Jonatha Brooke, Native Harrow and more

Radiator Hospital | courtesy of the artist

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. Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Steve Earle, The Felice Brothers, Strand of Oaks, Olivia Neutron-John and more

Strand of Oaks| photo by Alysse Gafkajen | courtesy of the artist

The highlight of the week, hands down, is the hometown album release party for Eraserland, the new masterpiece by Philly’s Strand of Oaks. But that’s not all that’s going on this week; lots of folk, some punk, a side of experimental electronic sounds…here are ten concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philadelphia. Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Peter Bjorn & John, Girlpool, Center City Jazz Fest, Joan Osborne, and more

Jeff Bradshaw performs at Center City Jazz Fest 2018 | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

The annual Center City Jazz Fest is always one of our favorite days of the year, and if that’s all Philly had going on this week, we’d still be over the moon excited. But there are, as always, a variety of options, from heartfelt singer-songwriters to the Detroit band that arguably invented punk in the U.S. Here are 15 concerts to see in the next seven days all around Philadelphia.
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19 Philly concerts we’re looking forward to in spring of 2019

Natalie Prass | photo by Natalie Piserchio for WXPN / The National | photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN / Jamila Woods | photo by Koof Ibi Umoren for WXPN

Sunnier days and warmer temperatures have arrived, and we are collectively at the point of the year where Philly concertgoers have more options than we’ve seen in months. Gone are the days of getting to the gigs to keep the doldrums at bay; now we’re out and about because it’s one of the best things you can do with your time in the 215. From DIY punk gigs to jazz festivals, to some of the biggest pop stars in the world, here are 19 concerts we can’t wait to see in spring of 2019. Continue reading →