10 concerts to see this week, including Feist, Y La Bamba, Josh Ritter and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

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

Sunday 5/14: Chris Kasper at 118 North

Inspired by time spent in country music’s homeland, Chris Kasper returned to his native Philadelphia suburbs with dreams of Nashville dive bars and the vast West Texan landscape. He brings these influences and his laid-back, stoner-friendly mentality to Wayne’s 118 North this Sunday for what is sure to be a relaxing afternoon. // 3:30 p.m., $16, AA

Chris Kasper - “Beyond Me” (2022)

Monday 5/15: Feist at The Fillmore

XPN Welcomes alternative pop star Feist to The Fillmore this Monday. The “1234” singer, who broke into the mainstream via an Apple iPod commercial, is sharing Multitudes, her first new album since 2017. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Feist - Borrow Trouble (Official Music Video)

Wednesday 5/17: Y La Bamba at Johnny Brenda’s

Though their psychedelic Latin rock is far removed from the country and western tradition, Southern California art rock group Y La Bamba’s latest album Lucha began with a cover of Hank Williams’ classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” and developed into a hazy kaleidoscope of atmospheric, breathy tones. The assist from warm avant-garde singer/producer Devendra Banhart on “Hues” completely fits the bill, and the band’s always dazzling live show returns to the Johnny Brenda’s stage tonight. // 8 p.m., $18, 21+

Y La Bamba - Hues feat. Devendra Banhart (Official Music Video)

Thursday 5/18: The New Pornographers at Union Transfer

Veteran indie supergroup The New Pornographers have a new album, Continue as a Guest, and they’re joined by Brooklyn folk rockers Wild Pink for the album’s live Philly debut. Along with the new material, you’re sure to hear some of their early favorites as Electric Vision just turned 20 years old. // 8 p.m., $35, AA

The New Pornographers - Really Really Light (Official Music Video)

Thursday 5/18: Josh Ritter at Keswick Theatre

Do we remember NON-COMM 2023 still, or is it all a blur? If Josh Ritter’s night one performance stood out to you, then you’ll be happy to hear the performer brings his band to the Keswick Theatre this Thursday. If you weren’t in attendance at NON-COMM, we missed you, but listen to Ritter’s charming new “For Your Soul” if Americana singer-songwriter is your style. // 8 p.m., $35+, AA

Josh Ritter - "Strong Swimmer" (Recorded Live for World Cafe)

Friday 5/19: Julianna Barwick at Annenberg Center

For some ambient bliss on Friday night, head up Walnut Street to the Annenberg Center, where composer and soundscaper Julianna Barwick plays the Harold Prince Theatre. Over the past dozen years, the LA-based artist has released four albums of breathtaking soundscapes, some based around synth wizardry and some built on layers of voice, and seeing it performed live will be a rare and transportive occasion. // 8 p.m., $29, AA

Julianna Barwick - Inspirit (Official Video)

Friday 5/19: Froggy at MilkBoy

Philly-area punk trio Froggy is on a two-week tour of the Northeast with like-minded New Yorkers Sorry Mom, and their hometown stop hits this Friday at MilkBoy. Froggy’s Hamburger album dropped last summer, and it’s a perfectly punchy set of rock riffs and cathartic vocals; show up ready to rage. // 8:30 p.m., $16, 21+

Froggy - Stupid Rich Boy

Friday 5/19: Mo Troper at Johnny Brenda’s

Between the meditative show at Annenberg and the high-octane MilkBoy gig, Fishtown’s Johnny Brenda’s splits the difference with a largely introspective night propelled by a power pop pulse. Portland’s Mo Troper made a strong impression at Lame-O Record’s tenth birthday festival in December, with wispy Elliott Smith-styled songs; opening are Philly’s Hurry and 2nd Grade, who both worship at the altar of Big Star. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Mo Troper - I'm The King of Rock n Roll

Saturday 5/20: Roberta Lea at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Our friends at Bethlehem’s Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks have an incredible calendar of free programming on deck this summer, in the mix with the multifaceted event space’s regular music offerings. You have several opportunities per week between now and September to see a range of artists from locals like Jackson Pines and Emily Drinker as well as nationally renowned players Tomberlin and Celisse. One of this week’s highlights is Virginia singer-songwriter Roberta Lea, who first hit our radar with an appearance on Black Opry Revue’s World Cafe Session, playing her song “Ghetto Country Streets” from her debut Just A Taste. Since that release, Lea has shared an eclectic array of singles, some collaborative and some solo, and we’ll hear the gamut at the majestic SteelStacks stage this Saturday. // 7:30 p.m., Free, AA

Black Opry Revue: Roberta Lea - "Ghetto Country Streets" (Recorded Live for World Cafe)

Saturday 5/20: Christine Havrilla at World Cafe Live

Rock and roll singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla has been a local favorite since the 90s, and her high-energy music is kindred in spirit with Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, and Brandi Carlile. She and her band appear on The Key Studio Sessions this Tuesday, ahead of a headlining show Saturday night at World Cafe Live, so listen for them on the radio, then see them in real life. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

Christine Havrilla - California Night
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