14 concerts to see this week, including Maggie Rogers, Phish, Beta Hi-Fi and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are 14 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 7/23: Dinosaur Jr. at Franklin Music Hall

Alt-rock ear splitters Dinosaur Jr. kick off the week at Franklin Music Hall this Sunday, joined by Clutch. The slacker and sludge rock combo kick off their joint U.S tour on Friday in Washington D.C before heading to PA for two shows in Pittsburgh and Philly. Dinosaur Jr. released Sweep It Into Space in 2021, their first LP in over 5 years, to widespread fan acclaim and a Billboard 200 placement that was celebrated with a lonely live set release titled Emptiness at The Sinclair, in which the band live streamed a full performance during the height of the COVID pandemic. // 7:30 p.m., $45, AA

Dinosaur Jr - Just Like heaven

Sunday 7/23: Kelsey Cork & The Swigs at Kung Fu Necktie

A delicious cocktail of punk, blues, psychedelic, and garage rock, Kelsey Cork & The Swigs have been catching the eye of the greater Philadelphia area for quite some time. Climbing from DIY releases, to the Unprecedented Sessions livestream series, to a slot at Philly Music Fest, the band now comes to Kung Fu Necktie to celebrate the release of their album Lollygagger, which comes out Friday. // 7 p.m., $15, 21+

Kelsey Cork And The Swigs - (Johnny Brenda's) Philadelphia,Pa 12.16.21 (Complete Show)

Monday 7/24: Son Volt at Elkton Music Hall

Celebrate 28 years of Son Volt with Jay Farrar and the gang on Monday at Elkton Music Hall. The alt-country pioneers are on a full U.S tour, playing their groundbreaking 1995 album Trace front to back in addition to fan favorites from 2023’s Day of the Doug. The band’s latest is a collection of covers by famed ‘tex-mex’ musician Doug Sahm, and was conceived by Farrar in 2021 upon discovering the country performer’s innovative music. // 8 p.m., $43.85, AA

Son Volt - Drown

Tuesday 7/25: Phish at Mann Center

The mother of all jam bands, Phish, hasn’t stopped swimming since they came together in 1983. With a career spanning over four decades, many bands would have thrown in the towel or been content to rest on their laurels. Not Phish. Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, and Page McConnell released Sigma Oasis, a project of all new originals, back in 2020 and have most recently gifted fans with The Gorge ‘98, a 5 disc live recording from their performance at Gorge Amphitheater in Grant, Washington in 1998. The band continues to champion free-flowing, avant-garde rock, coming to the Mann Center this Tuesday for the first of two nights. // 6 p.m., $202 (charity platinum), AA

Phish - 4/17/2023 - Tweezer → Simple

Wednesday 7/26: Don McCloskey at McLaughlin Norcross Memorial Dell

Be the first in flight to see Don McCloskey this Wednesday at McLaughlin Norcross Memorial Dell Haddon Lake Park. The indie Americana artist performed at the Brooklyn Bowl in May off the back of his 2022 album The Chaos and The Beauty, which beautifully blended elements of folk, electronica, rock, and pop into his iconic jovial sound, earning both critical praise and a feature in the season two finale of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet on Apple +. McCloskey is also set to appear at XPoNential Fest on September 22. // 7:30 p.m., free, AA

Don McCloskey - First In Flight

Wednesday 7/26: Domenic Angelella at PhilaMOCA

Domenic Angelella ‘s budding career has been nothing but star studded. He’s recorded for albums by Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller, toured with Lucy Dacus and Hop Along, and even formed and fronted a band with Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick. As a solo musician however, he embraces his own influences, making light-hearted indie rock awash with colorful chords and coming-of-age style lyrics. He released his sophomore album, Silver Dreams Don’t Move Me in late 2022, and now comes to PhilaMOCA Wednesday night for an all ages show. // 8 p.m., $12.44, AA

Dominic Angelella - Duckpin

Wednesday 7/26: Beta Hi-Fi at World Café Live

World Cafe Live is hosting its annual Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Artists Festival this week. The four-night battle of the bands begins Wednesday and continues through Saturday, providing a platform for local artists to perform and grow their audiences while competing for cash and other career-boosting prizes. Each night, three artists will perform for a rotating panel of judges (including WXPN’s own John Vettese, along with Joe Steinhardt of Don Giovanni Records). The winning artist from each night will then return on Saturday to compete in the final round. // 8 p.m., free, AA

Thursday 7/27: Sons of Mystro at SteelStacks

Sons of Mystro will be coming to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA for the venue’s ongoing free summer concert series this Thursday. The duo of violin-playing brothers is known for their covers of popular songs, with a focus in reggae music. The brothers have been performing together since 2010, featuring a solid amount of original music as well. This performance is sure to impress purely on musicianship and skill alone, and you may be surprised with an unexpected violin cover as well! // 7:30 p.m., free, AA

Sons of Mystro DESTROY!!! Migos - Stir Fry

Thursday 7/27: Twin Princess at PhilaMOCA

The Philadelphia-based group Twin Princess will take on PhilaMOCA on July 27th, along with Soft Idiot, Soup Dreams, and Meet the Bug. Fresh off the release of their debut album Blood Moon, the band has lots of new music to share. Their recent work has dabbled in dance pop, indie country, and electronic. The four-piece group brings a dark, nighttime energy that feels inventive and exciting. With multiple elements and atmospheres to their new music, it will be interesting to see what instruments and arrangements this band will feature in a live setting. // 7:30 p.m., $15, AA

Twin Princess – Violets (Official Video)

Friday 7/28: Lyle Lovett at American Music Theatre

Veteran folk singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is visiting the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA on July 28th. Accompanied by his Large Band, Lovett will explore his back-catalog of 12 studio albums that date back to his 1986 eponymous project. Lovett’s most recent album 12th of June contains a mix of country, Americana, and blues while touching on topics such as the singer’s opinion on pants, plus a “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” style listing of foods Lovett would love to indulge in on “Peel Me A Grape.” Lovett has toured extensively with blues singer John Hiatt over the years, who he will team up with once again this fall. // 8 p.m., $64 and up, AA

Lyle Lovett - Pants Is Overrated

Friday 7/28: Tommy Conwell at Upper Merion Township Concerts Under The Stars

The 37th annual Concerts Under The Stars series will feature local star Tommy Conwell on July 28th at the Upper Merion Township Building Park in King of Prussia. Conwell is most known for his work as the lead singer of The Young Rumblers, who released the three albums Walkin’ on the Water, Rumble, and Guitar Trouble in 1986, 1988, and 1990 respectively. The Philadelphia-born group saw chart success with their track “I’m Not Your Man,” which peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. The singer will be joined by his band The House Rockers for his show on the 28th. // 7 p.m., $17, AA

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers - Full Set (XPoNential Music Festival 2021)

Saturday 7/29: Altin Gün at Union Transfer

Turkish psych-folk band Altin Gün will appear at Union Transfer on Saturday with support from Brazilian artist Rogê. The group recently released their fourth album Aşk on March 31st via ATO Records, which features tight grooves and catchy riffs focusing on drums, bass, and synths. Each track on Aşk interpolates a traditional Turkish folk song, now backed with arrangements that the band recorded “almost like a live album,” according to bassist Jasper Vulherst. With that being said, expect a pristine and authentic representation of Altin Gün’s live show when listening to their newest album. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Altın Gün - Doktor Civanım

Saturday 7/29: Maggie Rogers at The Mann Center

Rising pop superstar Maggie Rogers will bring The Mann Center’s TD Pavilion to life on Saturday. Bursting onto the music scene with the viral success of her demo of “Alaska,” Rogers has developed a rock-solid career as a pop singer, songwriter, and producer. Now two albums deep, she has evolved her dance-pop sound from an electronic-based style to a grittier, more rock-leaning production for her 2022 project Surrender. With an undeniable knack for euphoric hooks, Rogers will surely create a magical night. Her Philadelphia tour stop will also feature support from fellow NYU-attendee Soccer Mommy. // 7:30 p.m., $32 and up, AA

Maggie Rogers - That's Where I Am (Live From Coachella 2022)

Saturday 7/29: The Drums at Theatre of the Living Arts

In preparation for their upcoming album Jonny, the Jonny Pierce-led group The Drums will perform at the Theatre of the Living Arts on July 29th, with support from Cold Hart. Stated to be more of a solo project than a band currently, Pierce has written and produced the majority of the sixth Drums album, due out on Oct. 13th. The band’s signature light, dance pop sound will be on full display, likely featuring some cool retro synth gear that Pierce has written many of his songs with. Although their full album has not been released yet, The Drums have provided five singles for audiences to get a taste of what they have been up to. // 7 p.m., $26, AA

The Drums - "Better (Edit)"
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