9 concerts to see this week, including Devon Gilfillian, The Felice Brothers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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As you bask in your holiday weekend afterglow, don’t forget about shows. You have options aplenty on Saturday — if you missed our New Year’s Eve picks, check those out here — and though Monday and Tuesday are sparse, the week picks up at the midway point. Here are nine concerts to see in the next six days; details and more information can be found at our Concerts and Events page.

Wednesday 12/28: Feeble Little Horse at Johnny Brenda’s

This Johnny Brenda’s date is a big outing for Pittsburgh’s Feeble Little Horse, but only the beginning of a future full of big outings for the recent Saddle Creek signees. Uncovered in XPN’s Samantha Sullivan’s conversation with the band, Feeble Little Horse’s four members considered it accomplishment enough just to put out their latest Hayday. Their exciting future however is the pride of fans like me who never thought much would come from those dingy basement days. Fellow Pittsburgh star Merce Lemon will also stun with her poignant poetry of songs. // 7 p.m., $12, 21+

Feeble Little Horse — Alive in the Basement: WNYU Sessions

Wednesday 12/28: Broke Body at PhilaMOCA

Wild three-piece Broke Body leads a riotous bill at PhilaMOCA this Wednesday, and with many of us on holiday, there’s no excuse for not staying out late on a weeknight. More sensitive than hardcore and more thrashing than indie rock, Broke Body will surprise you with their unbridled energy. // 7 p.m., $12, AA

Thursday 12/29: Devon Gilfillian at Ardmore Music Hall

A Devon Gilfillian show will always be a good one, especially when he’s accompanied by his brother Ryan, and this time, Philly’s one and only marching R&B crowd-pleasers, Snacktime. There’s a lot of funk sensibility to love here, and will be a family-friendly evening for holiday occasions. // 7:15 p.m., $20, 21+ unless with parent or legal guardian

Devon Gilfillian - Let The Water Flow

Thursday 12/29: Sacred Monsters at Kung Fu Necktie

Check seeing a show at KFN off your Christmas list with this local pop rock bill. Sacred Monsters is building their live set after becoming a band in 2020, and sharing parts of songs exclusively virtually. Their vision, however, is more cohesive than you’d expect from a pandemic project. // 8 p.m., $12, 21+

Sacred Monsters - Bones

Thursday 12/29: The Felice Brothers at Brooklyn Bowl Philly

It feels almost like sacrilege to see The Felice Brothers on anything but a beaming summer day on the waterfront, but these XPoNential Music Festival vets are coming back through the Philly area this Thursday to headline Brooklyn Bowl Philly. Come early for an opening set by Philly pop powerhouse Taylor Kelly; stay through what’s sure to be a glorious “Jazz on the Autobahn” singalong. // 8 p.m., $25, 21+

The Felice Brothers - Jazz on the Autobahn (live at XPoNential Music Festival)

Thursday 12/29: Gov’t Mule at The Met Philly

The Warren Haynes-led jam rockers Gov’t Mule touch down in Philly this Thursday for a headlining show at The Met. The southern rock stalwarts released their twelfth studio album, Heavy Load Blues, in 2021.// 8 p.m., $39.50 and up, AA

Gov't Mule - Make It Rain (live)

Friday 12/30: St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Brooklyn Bowl Philly

After they play World Cafe Live for Free at Noon and before they ring in 2023 in Fishtown, Alabama belters St. Paul and the Broken Bones play their first of two nights at Brooklyn Bowl Philly this Friday. Across four studio albums, including this year’s The Alien Coast, the band’s sound has spanned Stax soul to Studio 54 disco, all centered around the powerful voice of frontperson Paul Janeway. // 9 p.m., $39.50, 21+

St. Paul and the Broken Bones - The Last Dance

Friday 12/30: Philly Reunion Band ft. Orrin Evans at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

It’s an all-star cast of Philly jazz luminaries thsi Friday night at Sansom Street haunt Chris’ Jazz Cafe. Led by pianist Orrin Evans, and fueled by drummer  Ari Hoenig, and bassist Kevin Arthur, the one-night-only collaboration is a perfect excuse to take in a pre-New Year’s dinner and show. //7 p.m., $75, 21+

Orrin Evans & Greg Osby- The Glide Live at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Friday 12/30: Big Fat Meanies at Phantom Power

Since the great reopening of 2021, Harrisburg’s Big Fat Meanies have been making a lot of noise on the Central PA music scene with their high-octane modern rock that mixes mathy prog complexity with emotive voicals. Their final gig of the calendar year takes place at Millersville’s Phantom Power, with Sun Not Yellow and Fast Car Slow Car joining them on the bill // 7 p.m., $15, under 21 with parent or guardian only

Big Fat Meanies - Yellowmoose (live on WITF)
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