18 concerts to see this week, including Hadassah Edith, Titus Andronicus, Lucius and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are 18 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philly. For tickets and more information, head to WXPN’s Concerts and Events page.

Sunday 4/2: Samara Joy at Miller Center for the Arts

23 year old Samara Joy is doing more than just keeping jazz alive; the sparkling vocalist enlivens the genre like the best of them. Think Ella Fitzgerald for the digital era. Her Miller Center performance in Reading this Sunday will be a real treat, and you can also catch her at Princeton’s McCarter Theater. // 3 p.m., $40, AA

Samara Joy: Guess Who I Saw Today | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Sunday 4/2: Hadassah Edith at Central Market House

Last year, Lancaster singer-songwriter Hadassah Edith released her tender debut LP and performed it around the central PA area with a full band. She returns to Central Market House, a kind of home venue for Hadassah, this Sunday opening for the soulful Ali McGuirk. // 8 p.m., $17, AA

Hadassah Edith "Scared of the Sun"

Sunday 4/2: Caracara at Ukie Club

Returning home from tour, Philly-based indie rock band Caracara play Ukie Club on Sunday. Their latest, 2022’s New Preoccupations, has moments of pop punk, sad boy rock, and Philly grit. It’s a winning formula for the Ukie crowds, which skew young and enthusiastic. // 6 p.m., $19, AA

Caracara - Harsh Light (Official Music Video)

Monday 4/3: The Church at Asbury Lanes

Australian post-punk heroes The Church have been consistently releasing music since their mainstream breakthrough in the 80s. This year’s album, The Hypnogogue, has their starry-eyed signature sound, and feels as if it were recorded in outer space. Asbury’s bowling alley venue will make a fun home for this show. // 7:30 p.m., $35 and up, 18+

The Church - No Other You (Official)

Tuesday 4/4: Xylouris White at Solar Myth

We’re excited to have the former Boot & Saddle stage back hosting live music, even if the curation has drastically changed. Xylouris White are a high point on the venue’s concert offering this month presented by contemporary jazz tastemakers Ars Nova. The duo’s wandering and sparse compositions informed by lifelong decorated careers in the industry – Xylouris is a second-generation virtuoso well-known in Greece and White is a multi-faceted drummer who’s worked with Cat Power, PJ Harvey, and Nick Cave among others – will fit the high-brow but accessible vibe of the new wine bar. // 8 p.m., $28, 21+

Xylouris White "Red Wine" (Official Music Video)

Wednesday 4/5: Hiss Golden Messenger at The Queen

It’s Delaware’s chance to hear the soft folk sensibility of Hiss Golden Messenger this Wednesday at Wilmington’s The Queen. Songwriter M.C. Taylor’s Quietly Blowing It is approaching two years old, but it hits just as sweet. As of this writing, The Queen’s website was giving us that good old “Low Ticket Warning” notification, but fear not — if you miss seeing Hiss in the first state, you can catch them Thursday when XPN Welcomes the band to the Sellersville Theater // 8 p.m., $24, AA

Hiss Golden Messenger - "Grace" (Recorded Live for World Cafe)

Wednesday 4/5: Deerhoof at Underground Arts

Eccentric indie favorites Deerhoof transformed their sound once again with their latest and 19th LP, Miracle-Level. Frontperson Satomi Matsuzaki sang entirely in her native language of Japanese, and the band learned to trust the outside influence of a studio producer for the first time. Hear the record live for the first time in Philly at Underground Arts on Wednesday. // 8 p.m., $20, 21+

Deerhoof — 'The Tears and Music of Love'

Thursday 4/6: Titus Andronicus at Underground Arts

Night two of shows we want to see at Underground Arts this week: Titus Andronicus. Last year, The New Jersey pop-punk group with a penchant for stadium rock shared The Will to Live, a grand celebration of life’s ups and downs. WXPN Welcomes the show happening this Thursday at the subterranean venue. Dedicated fans can make it a twofer and catch them in their home state on Friday night too, when they play Asbury Lanes.// 8:30 p.m., $18, 21+

Titus Andronicus - (I'm) Screwed (Official Video)

Thursday 4/6: Immanuel Wilkins at Perelman Theater

Delco-born, Julliard-schooled saxophonist Immauel Wilkins received widespread acclaim in 2020 for his Blue Note Records album Omega; in a profile that summer, WXPN writer Thomas Hagen said “Thick with vital wails, lullabies and whispers, his compositions rehash the moments of horror and grace that have become a “perpetual reality” for Black Americans.” This Thursday, Wilkins returns to Philly for a headlining show at Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Perelman Theater in support of his sophomore album The 7th Hand. // 7:30 p.m., $29, AA

Immanuel Wilkins - The 7th Hand

Thursday 4/6: Josh Rouse at World Cafe Live

Midwestern singer-songwriter Josh Rouse stood out from the pack of late 90s / early 00s singer-songwriters drawing inspiration from Jackson Browne and Nick Drake. His robust and reliably warm discography began 25 years ago with his debut Dressed Like Nebraska, and with his 14th studio album Going Places now under his belt, he headlines World Cafe Live’s Music Hall on Thursday. Local singer-songwriter Jason McCue opens. // 8 p.m., $28, AA

Josh Rouse - She's In LA

Thursday 4/6: Worriers at Johnny Brenda’s

Whether they’re calling NJ, Philly, NY or California home, punky power pop outfit Worriers packs a punch, and they’ll headline Johnny Brenda’s this Thursday with material from their new album Warm Blanket. Philly friends (and tourmates) Lizdelise open, as well as Best Bear. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Worriers - Never Quite Kicks In

Friday 4/7: Guster at The Fillmore

Like a pendulum that swings between zany irreverence and heartfelt feeling, Boston modern rock institution Guster has been making uplifting music for going on 30 years since forming at Tufts University in the early 90s. They played XPoNential Music Festival in 2019 in support of their most recent album, Look Alive, and they’re back in the area this Friday to headline The Fillmore Philadelphia; Texas singer-songwriter and recent Free at Noon star Allison Ponthier opens the show. Fans can also catch them the night before at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall // 7 p.m., $35, AA

Guster - Overexcited (Live at XPoNential Music Festival)

Friday 4/7: Blues Reincarnation Project at Kennett Flash

If you’re looking for some raw and ripping blues rock to kick the weekend off, head to Kennett Flash on Friday, where Wilmington outfit The Blues Reincarnation Project plays. The project of Jeff Attakorah, who we first met in Sug Daniels’ funky seven-piece Hooch Coochi, the band channels the greats from Muddy Waters to Hendrix to Gary Clark Jr., with vibrant hometown flare. // 7 p.m., $20, AA

The Blues Reincarnation Project - Money Talks

Saturday 4/8 Ashanti at Strand Theatre

Popular aughts R&B songstress and Grammy Award Winner Ashanti is promoting the re-release of her breakthrough, self-titled album complete with remixes, instrumentals, and a cappella versions of the beloved songs. Get to the Appell Center’s Strand Theatre for this nostalgic Saturday night concert. // 7:30 p.m., $49, AA

Ashanti - Baby (Official Music Video)

Saturday 4/8: Ron Gallo at Johnny Brenda’s

Philly son Ron Gallo is back in Fishtown making idiosyncratic postmodern pop, and on a recent episode of World Cafe, he discussed how his album Foreground Music opens the release valve on our collective anxieties of the past several turbulent years. He headlines a hometown show this Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s with support from Brooklyn’s John Roseboro. // 8 p.m., $18, 21+

Ron Gallo - At Least I'm Dancing

Saturday 4/8: Lucius at XL Live

After taking time off to work as songwriters and studio collaborators, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig reignited the creative spark of Lucius last year, with a tremendous and discofied album called Second Nature. Their spring tour brings them on a pass through Pennsylvania, headlining Harrisburg’s XL Live for a Saturday night dance party. // 8 p.m., $30, AA

Lucius - Next To Normal

Saturday 4/8: AC Sapphire at Artillery Brewing

Indie singer-songwriter AC Sapphire was a fixture in the Philly folk community for most of her life, making music with her siblings in Sisters 3 as well as on her own. In more recent years spread her wings to re-establish herself in California and Portland, but she’s back east this week, and playing a show Saturday night at West Chester’s Artillery Brewing. AC Sapphire’s 2022 LP Desert Car is a tender collection of atmospheric songwriting in the spirit of Neko Case and Jenny Lewis. // 7 p.m., 21+

AC Sapphire - Stick and Poke Tattoo

Saturday 4/8: Twentythreenineteen at Anchor Rock Club

Close out the week at Atlantic City’s Anchor Rock Club with a lineup of current DIY scene faves, headlined by the ethereal and mathy post-emo energy of Twentythreenineteen. Friend Hospital, In-Dreamview, Slo TV, and Bike Routes also play this 18+ show. // 7 p.m., $15, 18+

Twentythreenineteen - You
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