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Two Carolines, a festival of foliage, and an array of sounds from pop to garage, there’s a lot to take in all around Philly this week. Here are 19 concerts to see in the next seven days; for details and more information about them, consult WXPN’s Concerts and Events page.

Sunday 4/9: Jake Wesley Rogers at The Foundry

Pop singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers starts the week out this Sunday with an all-ages show at The Foundry. A tourmate of Ben Platt and Panic! At The Disco, his most recent project LOVE is a set of songs ruminating on personal connections, both familial and romantic, with undercurrents of religion and embracing one’s queer identity. Canadian artist Stacey Ryan opens the show. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Jake Wesley Rogers - Modern Love

Monday 4/10: The Well at Ortlieb’s

Thrashing Austin trio The Well first gained notice for heavy riffs and raging tempos on 2019’s Death and Consolation, but they have a knack for killer covers as well. Explore their Bandcamp to hear transformed versions of “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” by Roxy Music and “I Feel You” by Depeche Mode, and see them Monday at Ortlieb’s. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Tuesday 4/11: Caroline Rose at Union Transfer

From rootsy rockers to synth-driven pop gems to cathartic emo, Caroline Rose contains multitudes. Their most recent album The Art Of Forgetting is a triumph, their recent Free At Noon was impactful, and they’ll do it again this Tuesday when XPN Welcomes Rose to Union Transfer. // 8 p.m., $26, AA

Caroline Rose - Miami

Tuesday 4/11: Sleaford Mods at Underground Arts

Left of center Brit noisemakers Sleaford Mods take feverish minimal electronica, anti-capitalist / pro-worker lyrical poetry, and a Fall-esque delivery, and fuse it all into into compelling music. The band’s twelfth studio album, UK Grim, released on Rough Trade last month, and they’ll be at Underground Arts this Tuesday with pride of Philly Sheer Mag. // 8 p.m., $25, 21+

Sleaford Mods ft. Amy Taylor - Nudge It (Official Video)

Tuesday 4/11: Twen at Johnny Brenda’s

Brit-rock tinged indie outfit Twen comes to Philly this week, touring their 2022 sophomore LP One Stop Shop. Led by co-songwriters Jane Fitzsimmons and Ian Jones, the band is fleshed out in concert by Merideth Hanscom on bass, Asher Horton on guitar, and Luke Fedorko on drums. Arrive early for two Philly openers: indie quartet Lisa and electronic pop force Cheeky. // 8 p.m., $12, 21+

Twen - Automaton

Wednesday 4/12: Taylor Kelly at Johnny Brenda’s

Fueled by a love of R&B, jazz, soul, and high-energy dance music, Philly’s Taylor Kelly is a pop phenom with irresistible charisma. Which pairs her perfectly with Philly friends Great Time at Johnny Brenda’s this Wednesday. Arrive early and catch a set by Jasmine Cassell, who recently delivered an impressive MilkBoy performance at Brianna Castro’s SP Soul night. // 8 p.m., $12, 21+

Taylor Kelly - The Key Studio Sessions (Full Set)

Wednesday 4/12: Andrew Bird at NJPAC

The whistling king of indie singer-songwriterdom, Andrew Bird is back in the area this Wednesday for a headlining show at NJPAC. Bird’s vast discography of cinematic pop most recently includes Inside Problems, his 14th studio album released last fall. // 8 p.m., $43.50 and up, AA

Andrew Bird - Inside Problems

Thursday 4/13: Mike at First Unitarian Church

Heady New York rapper and producer MIKE has taken an experimental approach to hip-hop music since debuting in 2015, and his catalog numbers ten LPs and 11 shorter projects, with various other collabs in the mix. Last fall saw the release of One More (made with Wiki and The Alchemist) and Beware Of The Monkey, and with cloudy beats and free-associative bars, he’ll transport fans at The Church this Thursday. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

MIKE - Stop Worry!

Thursday 4/13: Tiffany at City Winery Philadelphia

Yes, you’re reading correctly. 80s pop sensation Tiffany is a 2020s singer-songwriter headlining City Winery Philadelphia this week. If you haven’t kept up since the days of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” she’s released a regular string of albums that explore electronic pop, rootsy Americana and more; last year’s Shadows is her 11th LP and she’ll showcase it as well as her back-catalog at the Center City venue Thursday. // 7:30 p.m., $25 and up, 21+

Tiffany - You're My Everything (Official Music Video)

Thursday 4/13: Poison Ruïn at Johnny Brenda’s

Philly outfit Poison Ruïn might be signed to heavy-hitting metal label Relapse, but their vibe is much more Drag City; fuzzy classic garage riffs and belted vocals very much in a Purling Hiss / Osees spirit. This Thursday at Johnny Brenda’s, the band celebrates its new record Härvest with Blank Spell, Invertebrates, and Puffer. // 8 p.m., $20, 21+

POISON RUÏN - Härvest (Official Music Video)

Friday 4/14: Caroline Polachek at Franklin Music Hall

Pop singer/songwriter and sought-after composer Caroline Polachek released her latest Desire, I Want To Turn Into You on Valentine’s Day this year, after a drawn out cycle of singles going back two years. This Friday, she invites fans into the fantasy world she’s crafted in Desire, complete with dance beats, flamenco flair, a chorus of bagpipes, and a feature from Grimes. // 8:30 p.m., $35, AA

Caroline Polachek - Smoke (Official Video)

Friday 4/14: Kayleigh Goldsworthy at World Cafe Live

Philly’s own Kayleigh Goldsworthy was in the building recently for a Key Studio Session that pulled from her thoughtful LP Learning to be Happy. Give it a watch for a preview of Goldworthy’s brand of charming, sentimental indie rock before catching her set at World Cafe Live opening for Laura Stevenson, who is on tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of her celebrated LP Wheel. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Kayleigh Goldsworthy - Keep The Light On

Friday 4/14: Cabinet at XL Live

Local psychedelic folk rock jammers Cabinet have a busy weekend, with a Friday night show at XL Live for our Central PA listeners and The Sherman Theater for our Lehigh Valley listeners. (Philly, they’ll be here 4/23 at Ardmore Music Hall.) Enjoy a carefree evening with this Grateful Dead-sympathetic group that boasts a unique groove. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Cabinet live at Paste Studio on the Road: DelFest

Friday 4/14: Rhett Miller at Sellersville Theater

It’s Rhett Miller in the PA area, again! Longtime XPN name and lead singer of the Old 97’s performs at the Sellersville Theater this Friday evening in support of his 2022 album The Misfit. Philly suburb-area singer and guitarist Jake Bracey opens the night. // 8 p.m., $30, AA

Rhett Miller - Go Through You (Official Video)

Friday 4/14: Grace Vonderkuhn at The Queen

It was almost a year ago now that Wilmington punk rock group Grace Vonderkuhn joined us at NONCOMM ‘22. We’re reminiscing fondly. Get out to see the noisy and inventive three-piece play a pop-up vinyl market at The Queen to celebrate Record Store Day, and maybe they’ll share pieces from a full album’s worth of unreleased material in the works. // 6:30 p.m., $13, AA

Grace Vonderkuhn - Live From The Underground

Saturday 4/15: Cherry Blossom Fest at Kelly Drive

Philly’s long-running Cherry Blossom Festival isn’t just about foliage and Southeast Asian tradition (like the Philly Taiko drumming ensemble KyoDaiko); it’s about music too, and this year’s event includes funk from BaddKitti, jazz fusion from GPS, and more. // Noon, Free, AA

GPS [to the stratosphere] Album Release Show 8/14/2022 - Stratosphere

Saturday 4/15: Ben Vaughn Quintet at World Cafe Live

Imagine the cosmic ballet of driving to Philadelphia with The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn on your car stereo, and then arriving in the city to take in a concert by the Ben Vaughn Quintet. You can experience it yourself Saturday at The Music Hall at World Cafe Live. // 8 p.m., $20 and up, AA

Ben Vaughn - I Dig Your Wig

Saturday 4/15: U.S. Girls at The Foundry

Formerly of Philadelphia, Meghan Remy is back in town performing her experimental pop project U.S. Girls. Her latest LP Bless This Mess came out in February, and explores a range of feelings including new motherhood, as captured on the album’s artwork. // 8 p.m., $20, 21+

U.S. Girls - Tux (Your Body Fills Me, Boo)

Saturday 4/15: Goshupon at Tin Can Bar

For lo-fi indie heads, the new South Philly venue Tin Can Bar is the spot to be for a free set from emerging four-piece Goshupon. Led by Loose Tooth’s Kian Sorouri, it features Pat Conaboy of Spirit of the Beehive and Gladie, Evan Bernard of The Superweaks, and Dan Angel on drums; their album Volume 1, due out soon, is gnarly and hooky at the same time. // 8 p.m., Free, 21+

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