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Here are 12 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 8/6: The Flaming Lips at The Fillmore

Wayne Coyne and company will be live at the Fillmore tonight. The Flaming Lips are touring throughout this August in support of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The anniversary edition of the album contains 100 tracks of demos, bonus tracks, and live recordings. During their summer tour, the Flaming Lips will be mainly playing Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, along with a handful of tracks from their extensive discography. Despite releasing their debut album all the way back in 1986, the band has stayed extremely active, with one album and two collaborative projects in the past couple years alone. // 8:30 p.m., $63 and up (verified resale), AA

The Flaming Lips - Fight Test live in London (Eventim Apollo, 28.04.2023)

Monday 8/7: Wallace, Tonight! at Anchor Rock Club

Eclectic and engaging Philly rock group Wallace, Tonight! will be appearing at the Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City, NJ on Monday, Aug. 7th. The five-piece band has built up a reputation as a staple act of the youthful Philadelphia live music scene with their danceable, multi-stage compositions and charismatic personalities within the group. Their debut EP Who’s Wallice? was released in May, featuring recorded versions of live show classics. The complete all-local bill for the night will also include performances from Shark Earrings, Te Vista, and Disaster Artist. // 7:30 p.m., $10, 18+

Wallace, Tonight! Full Set | 3/4/2023 | Anchor Rock Club, Atlantic City, NJ

Tuesday 8/8: Sweeping Promises at Johnny Brenda’s

Fresh off a June 30th release of their second album Good Living Is Coming For You, the Kansas-born duo Sweeping Promises have set out on a North American tour that will stop at Johnny Brenda’s on Tuesday. Drummer and audio engineer Spenser Gralla will join members Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug on tour, helping to bring their lo-fi, minimalist recordings to life on stage. Sweeping Promises newest album was co-released through Ohio label Feel It Records and esteemed Seattle-based label Sub Pop. Their Philly show will feature local acts Mesh and POSITRONIX. // 8 p.m., $16, 21+

Sweeping Promises x Unacceptable Color

Tuesday 8/8: Queens of the Stone Age at The Mann

After releasing their first album since 2017’s Villains this June, Queens of the Stone Age have begun a large USA tour that will span from August until November. After getting their start in the late 1990s, the group has gone on to release eight albums containing hits such as “No One Knows” and “Make It Wit Chu.” The band will headline the Mann’s TD Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 8th, with opening performances from The Armed and Phantogram. In preparation for the show, check out the band’s newest album In Times New Roman…. // 7 p.m.,  $32.50 and up, AA

Queens Of The Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu (Open'er Festival 2023)

Wednesday 8/9: Kari Faux and Ivy Sole at The Foundry

Kari Faux’s REAL B*THCES DON’T DIE! Tour is coming to The Foundry in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The eponymous tour follows the release of Faux’s fifth album from May, which featured Big K.R.I.T., Gangsta Boo, and Phoelix. Throughout her career, Faux has developed an unpredictable and diverse palette of sounds and inspirations, ranging from RnB arrangements on 2019’s “LEAVE ME ALONE” to her recent success “Mo’ Liquor” with Smino, which samples The Showboys’ iconic “Drag Rap” beat. While she has been in the industry since the mid 2010s, Faux is someone to watch in the coming years, as is her tourmate Ivy Sole, the North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based, Philly-made rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer who put out her album candid. last February. // 8 p.m., $22, AA

Kari Faux - ME FIRST | A COLORS SHOW

Thursday 8/10: DJ Aktive and DJ Cash Money at The Mann Center

Celebrate 50 years of hip-hop with DJ Aktive and DJ Cash Money this Thursday at The Mann Center. Hosted by Philly rapper Chill Moody, the event will also feature a performance from local dance group Project Positive. DJ Aktive and DJ Cash Money are two prolific names in the world of beat breaks and record scratching. Aktive is a producer for NBC’s “That’s My Jam” and has worked with names such as Janet Jackson, Common, Puff Daddy and more. Meanwhile, Cash Money has spun tracks for Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes and more, and was the first inductee in the DJ Hall of Fame in 1998. // 8 p.m., $37, AA

DJ Aktive - 1994 East Coast DMC Finals

Thursday 8/10: The Chicks at Hersheypark Stadium

The Chicks are superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms. From their earliest days as the Dixie Chicks and “Wide Open Spaces” to their triumphant foray into glitzy modern pop with 2020’s Gaslighter, the trio of Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar) and sisters Martie Maguire (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar) and Emily Strayer (vocals, guitar, banjo) have become a cultural phenomenon in the world of country music. Currently on a star-studded world tour with singer Elle King, The Chicks come to Hersheypark Stadium this Thursday. // 7:30 p.m., $39 and up, AA

The Chicks - Wide Open Spaces (Official Video)

Friday 8/11: Hurry at Johnny Brenda’s

Philadelphia based indie fuzz band Hurry is playing Johnny Brenda’s on Friday night, celebrating the release of their new album Don’t Look Back. The record release party finds the band joined by Superviolet, Dim Wizard, and Trace Mountain, with Hurry headlining with a set of songs from the new LP. Don’t Look Back is the sixth full length project by singer-songwriter Matthew Scottoline, who got his start playing bass in Everyone Everywhere but takes the lead with Hurry, both writing and singing the warm power-pop anthems in addition to playing guitar. Hurry released “Something More” on August 1 ahead of the new record, complete with catchy vocal melodies and grooving dynamics that fit perfectly as the sun sets on summer. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Hurry - Beggin' For You (Official Music Video)

Friday 8/11: The Clientele at Underground Arts

Formed in London during the early ‘90s, The Clientele is still going strong. They recently shared their newest album, I Am Not There Anymore, adding to an already rich discography spanning multiple decades, simultaneously fusing classic themes of ‘60s pop with a ‘90s indie flair, all through a modern lens. If you’re in the mood to become entranced by the experimental yet nostalgic sounds of a band that’s constantly evolving while remaining consistent in its alternative appeal, you should probably head to Underground Arts this Friday. // 8:30 p.m., $25, 21+

The Clientele - Blue Over Blue (Official Music Video)

Friday 8/11: The Wordsmith Experience with Peedi Crakk, Dice Raw, and more at Cratediggaz Records

If you’ve done any exploration into the Philly rap scene in the past couple years, you’ve heard of The Wordsmith Experience. Led by Philly native and expert emcee Dell-P, The Wordsmith Experience is designed to be fun, celebratory, and welcoming to all, but don’t be fooled; this month’s lineup, taking place on the 50th anniversary of hip-hop’s birth, will blow your mind. With the likes of Peedi Crakk, Dice Raw, Reef the Lost Cauze, and more, alongside Dell-P himself and DJ Wax Spinner, this Friday will be a night to remember, brought to you (of course) by Cratediggaz Records. // 7 p.m., $10, AA

Dell-P Presents: The WordSmith Experience Ep 1

Saturday 8/12: Sylvan Esso at Franklin Music Hall

Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso debuted in 2014, yet even nine years later, each release feels like it’s the first time. Their most recent full-length, last summer’s No Rules Sandy, is sheer proof of this, coming in hot with a fun, pop-driven sound that will make for a great live set. The pair is comprised of vocalist Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, whose on-stage chemistry and presence has stunned audiences since the 2010s and will surely continue to do so for years to come. Check them out at Franklin Music Hall this Saturday! // 8 p.m., $45, AA

Sylvan Esso - Will The Night (Live At Electric Lady)

Saturday 8/12: Atmospheric Streams at Johnny Brenda’s

Philly-born and bred rock act Atmospheric Streams is returning to Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday to debut their upcoming album Looking Sideways. Led by singer-songwriter Britt Thomas, this band is guaranteed to bring out your inner flower child with inspirations such as the Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd, as well as nods to Thomas’s German upbringing. To be fair, it says it all in the band’s name; if you care to indulge in the atmospheric sounds of Atmospheric Streams, be sure to grab tickets to Saturday’s gig. // 9 p.m., $12, 21+

Atmospheric Streams: Alli Song
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