11 concerts to see this week, including A Giant Dog, Susquehanna Folk Festival, Leon Bridges and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Whether your vibe is sweating it out in a punk show crowd or enjoying some smooth soul sounds from a Fairmount Park lawn, this week’s concert picks will fit your needs. Here are eleven shows to see in the next seven days, all around Philly; details and more information can be found at our Concerts and Events page.

Sunday 8/7: Froggy at Ukie Club

Young punks Froggy just put out their much-anticipated debut record Harmburger, and are celebrating at 4333 Collective’s unlikely venue #2, the Ukie Club (anyone remember the brief era of shows at Original 13 Ciderworks’ loading dock?). Vixen 77 and Powerviolets join for what should be a packed show. // 7:30 p.m., $15, AA

Sunday 8/7: Alicia Keys at The Met

R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys’ grand return to Philly has been literal years in the making. Initially announced ahead of COVID, this Met Philly engagement has been postponed a couple times, but we’re finally glad it’s touching down tonight. Carving her own lane in pop in the early 00s when she debuted with Songs in A Minor, Keys has released a stellar run of albums in the past six years — 2016’s Here, 2020’s Alicia, and 2021’s Keys — and we are thrilled to hear her play them all live on North Broad Street tonight. // 8 p.m., $150, AA

Alicia Keys - Underdog

Tuesday 8/9: Ziggy Marley at Wind Creek Steel Stage

The first and arguably most iconic of the next-generation Marley dynasty, Ziggy Marley picked carried the torch that his dad Bob started off with, fusing reggae roots, socially-conscious lyrics, and pop music with global appeal. Though his own catalog is strong, especially 1988’s Conscious Party and 1989’s One Bright Day, his appearance at Musikfest is going to be about his heritage, celebrating the iconic songs of his father. // 6 p.m., $21 – $60, AA

Ziggy Marley - One Love / People Get Ready

Tuesday 8/9: Britt Thomas Band at Liberty Point

Another chance of rain this Tuesday night at Liberty Point, but let’s get out anyway. Britt Thomas and her band lineup give a great show that’s a little bit of every fun-loving genre — from biker bar rock and roll to bluesy Americana. // 7 p.m., $5, AA

Britt Thomas Band - Live At Sunflower Philly

Wednesday 8/12: Guster at Wellmont Theater

Guster plays by their own rules, and starting from a two guitar and percussion duo in the mid-90s, they have built quite the catalog, and the following. From their eclectic pop stylings to their quirkly live shows where fans can be seen throwing ping pong balls on stage during “Airport Song,” they’re easy to love. Come prepared at NJ’s Wellmonth Theater on Wednesday. // 7:00pm, $35, AA

Guster - Overexcited (Live at XPoNential Music Festival)

Wednesday 8/10: A Giant Dog at Johnny Brenda’s

Whether rocking out with glam-tinged XPNFest vets Sweet Spirit or tearing up the stage with their punk band A Giant Dog, Austin’s Sabrina Ellis is a force of nature onstage. The latter is making two stops in the region this week, beginning Wednesday at Johnny Brenda’s; hot off their third Merge Records outing Bone, they’ll share the stage in Philly with UgLi and The Mary Veils. Can’t get to the gig? They’re playing Saturday the 13th at Millersville’s Phantom Power with 25th Hour. // 8 p.m., $15, AA

Friday 8/12: Courtney Barnett at XL Live

After a canceled show (due to rain) at The Mann just a couple weeks ago, Courtney Barnett and Lucy Dacus return to Pennsylvania with two other don’t-miss artists: Faye Webster and Caroline Rose. Barnett is promoting her wonderful 2021 album Things Take Time, Take Time as well as her new confessional documentary years in the making, Anonymous Club. So far the movie is only screening in New York and L.A., so any other Philly fans want to request a premiere here?? // 8 p.m., $65, 21+

Courtney Barnett - If I Don't Hear From You Tonight

Friday 8/12: Fleet Foxes at The Mann

With so much buzz surrounding their early indie-folk debut in 2008, we’re pleased to report Fleet Foxes is still making their best work yet. The 15 originals and three acoustic songs on 2021’s Shore proved the timelessness of frontman Robin Pecknold’s writing. Get out to hear it under the pavilion at The Mann this Friday night. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

Fleet Foxes - Featherweight

Friday 8/12: Susquehanna Folk Festival at York Expo Center

Active since 1985, the Susquehanna Folk Music Society are relative newcomers to the roots music scene compared to legacy organizationss and events like Newport and Philly Folk. But their own Susquehanna Folk Festival has grown into a destination in its own right, and this Friday it launches its 2022 edition at York Expo Center; XPN’s own Ian Zolitor of the Folk Show hosts throughout the weekend, and the list of artists includes Watkins Family Hour, Rory Block, Raye Zaragoza and more. // 7:30 p.m., $20 per day / $100 for weekend, AA

Raye Zaragoza - Millennium Stage Live

Saturday 8/13: Leon Bridges at The Mann

Leon Bridges, a soul singer and overall musical master, has had a relatively short career in the public eye but in that time he has made a huge impact, with multiple songs having been certified Gold and few going on to obtain the Platinum status. Along with his wonderful collaborations with fellow Texas based psychedelic band Khruangbin the dual EPs Texas Sun and Texas Moon, his catalog is deep. Bridges, joined by Little Dragon, play at the Skyline Stage at The Mann on August 13.// 7:30, $60, AA

Leon Bridges - Why Don't You Touch Me Pt. 1

Saturday 8/13: Horse Jumper of Love at Ukie Club

Close out the week with another 4333 show at Ukie Club with Horse Jumper of Love,  a raw indie-rock-and-slowcore-all wrapped-into-one band hailing from Boston. Babehoven and buzzing Philly band Sadurn are on tour with Horse Jumper, making all the more reason to get to the gig Saturday night.// 7:30, $17, 18+

Horse Jumper Of Love - I Poured Sugar In Your Shoes
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