15 concerts to see this week, including Peter Gabriel, Digable Planets, Madison McFerrin and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are 15 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 9/10: Jeff Rosenstock at The Fillmore

Jeff Rosenstock is no stranger to the ups and downs of life. Although, with the release of his newest album HELLMODE and the success it’s found, it is clear that he’s currently in the middle of a huge “up”. Accompanied by Gladie and Sidney Gish for the first leg of his fall tour, Rosenstock has been releasing intriguing, self-indulgent yet universally cathartic music for over a decade through a lens all his own, culminating now in the form of a record and a tour that encompasses the styles and themes he’s always stood behind. He’ll be at The Fillmore tonight, so make sure you get tickets before they’re sold out (which is a definite possibility). // 6 p.m., $25, AA


Sunday 9/10: Saintseneca at Creep Records

Saintseneca is a staple in homegrown indie-folk. With origins tracing back to Columbus, Ohio in 2007, multi-media extraordinaire Zac Little and his right-hand band of instrumentalists have shaped this project into something truly special, with four studio albums, three EPs, and a multitude of singles to prove it. They’ve just embarked on their fall 2023 tour, which includes a stop at Creep Records this Sunday that you won’t want to miss, with support from local singer-songwriter Shannen Moser. // 6:30 p.m., $21.42, AA

Saintseneca - "Wild Violent"

Sunday 9/10: East Passyunk Music Festival ft Korine and more

The inaugural East Passyunk Music Festival is kicking things off at 11 a.m. this Sunday to show you all that East Passyunk Avenue has to offer in music, food, and more. The festival features a vast array of local artists in different genres, such as new wave-inspired duo Korine, grunge rockers Red Touch Black, Mexican-Colombian fusion act Guachinangos, and many, many more. No matter what you’re into or who you come to see, you’ll surely be blown away by the sights and sounds of Philly’s eclectic music scene. // 11 a.m., free, AA

Korine - Live for WXPN & NPR Music

Monday 9/11: Dinosaur Jr. at XL Live

Formed in Massachusetts in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. is the garage rock brainchild of J Mascis. From the ‘80s to the early 2000s, the band saw significant success, earned praise from bands like Sonic Youth, and even toured with Nirvana as their supporting act – just to name a few of their early highlights. Yet, despite internal tensions, disbanding, and reforming in the early aughts, they’ve carried their momentum and spirit with them, touring and releasing music to this day. You can catch them at XL Live on Monday, where the ‘90s nostalgia factor of their earlier work will fuse with their more modern tracks to make a night of reckless abandon (in a safe and fun way, of course). // 7 p.m., $35, AA

Dinosaur Jr. - Take It Back

Tuesday 9/12: Milk Carton Kids at World Cafe Live

Powerhouse folk duo Milk Carton Kids will be stopping by World Cafe Live this Tuesday to give you a taste of their latest album, I Only See the Moon. Comprised of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, the Milk Carton Kids are some of the best roots-inspired musicians that the current LA indie folk scene has to offer, garnering Grammy nominations and substantial critical acclaim throughout the little over a decade they’ve spent as a collaborative pair. Grab tickets while you still can for a night of technically profound, sonically radiant, all-around solid folk stylings. // 8 p.m., $30 and up, AA

The Milk Carton Kids, I only see the Moon album release show, Union Chapel, 2023

Wednesday 9/13: Squeeze and The Psychedelic Furs at The Met Philly

These two English pop-rock bands found their initial success around the beginning of the 1980s, leading to long-term success for each and trademark hits such as “Tempted” and “Pretty in Pink.” The two bands are leading a USA tour this fall that will stop at The Met on Sept. 13th. With both bands sporting sizable discographies spanning over 40 years, they each have released projects within the decade. Squeeze shared the Food For Thought EP in 2022, and The Psychedelic Furs’ 2020 album Made of Rain marked their first full-length project since 1991. // 7:30 p.m., $39.50, AA

Psychedelic Furs "Pretty in Pink" | Moody Theater | Austin, TX | May 5, 2023

Wednesday 9/13: Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Anchor Rock Club

Formality, limitations, and expectations have never mattered to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, especially when creating their renowned albums and lengthy tracks. F# A# ∞, their 1997 debut project under kranky Records, introduced the Montreal-based band’s orchestral, chamber-rock compositions in three long tracks that total to over an hour of crescendos and progressions. The very-offline band is stopping at the Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City on the 13th as part of an extended tour for their most recent album G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! from 2021. Electronic act The Autumn Leaf will also join GY!BE for this show. // 8 p.m., $35, AA

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Live In Cologne (18 Apr 2023) [Full Show]

Wednesday 9/13: Great Time at MilkBoy

This local trio has been fusing jazz, punk rock, and synth pop since 2018, with one studio album titled Great Music, three EPs and three singles to their name so far. The former XPoNential artist have touched on a wide array of sounds, with their early fan-favorite single “Rushin’” and their 2022 track “I Could Be” leaving listeners with a striking contrast in genre and arrangement. For their show at MilkBoy on Sept. 13th, the band was psyched to have masterful pianist Corey Bernhard join them. Be sure to check out the band’s most recent release Sounds Like ____ [Vol. 3], or their Live in Philadelphia album before attending. // 8 p.m., $16, 21+

GREAT TIME - I Could Be - Live in Philadelphia

Thursday 9/14: The Side Chicks at Bread Box

The former WXPN “Philly 100” feature and this year’s Beta Hi-Fi winners will be continuing their hot streak with a show at the Bread Box in Philadelphia on Sept. 14th, along with openers The Last Word, Looms, and Gartenhead. The five-piece band shares thoughtful lyrics over a jazz-inspired arrangement on their most recent single “Campground Rules,” which also highlights Staci Fink on sax during a terrific solo. As of now, their 2020 EP Moving On is their only body of work released to the public, however the band has teased plans for more music and live shows in the near future. // 6 p.m., $14, AA

Campground Rules- the Side Chicks

Friday 9/15: Florry at Phantom Power

Fresh off the release of their sophomore album The Holey Bible, which earned them praise and recognition from outlets such as Pitchfork and Stereogum, the Philadelphia-based indie-country group is playing Phantom Power in Millersville, PA on Friday. Florry’s new album combines country twang with the energetic arrangements of pop-rock and the instrumentation of folk, creating a fun and quirky experience. Led by Francie Medosch, the six-member band will also be playing an album release show in the city at Johnny Brenda’s the following night of Sept. 16th with @. // 7 p.m., $15, AA

Florry - Live at 529

Friday 9/15: In Lieu Of Roses at PhilaMOCA

Philly indie up-and-comers In Lieu Of Roses celebrate the release of their sophomore EP this Friday at PhilaMOCA with FAST CAR SLOW CAR and Mt. Worry. For Eternity both reflects the band’s sonic refinement since their 2022 debut and proudly wears the group’s diverse influences on its sleeve; with hints of Manchester Orchestra, Pavement, and yelping vocals reminiscent of Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock creating the foundation from which the band has blossomed on its own. // 7:30 p.m., $18.66, AA

In Lieu Of Roses - Commuter

Saturday 9/16: Madison McFerrin at MilkBoy

Experience I Hope You Can Forgive Me live with Madison McFerrin as she performs at MilkBoy this Saturday night. McFerrin’s debut album features all the best parts of her sound: hypnotic dance rhythms, smooth synths, and shimmering, glassy vocals make up the landscape of each song and will no doubt have the crowd swaying as they hang onto every beat. I Hope You Can Forgive Me came out in May of this year, highlighting the singer-songwriter’s versatility and hit making prowess after her acclaimed 2019 You + I EP brought her into the R&B spotlight. McFerrin comes to MilkBoy as part of her I Hope You Can Forgive Me US tour, with other dates including a night at the Pittsburgh Jazz Fest and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. // 8:30 p.m., $17, 21+

Madison McFerrin - (Please Don't) Leave Me Now (Official Video)

Saturday 9/16: Digable Planets at Union Transfer

Digable Planets are the three way intersection of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. Their mellow sound catapulted them to the forefront of hip-hop in 1993 with hits like “Where I’m From” and “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” sampling iconic tracks from Curtis Mayfield, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and more. Despite a Grammy win that year for Best New Group, the trio disbanded following their 1994 sophomore LP Blowout Comb due to creative differences. The story of Digable Planets does not end there however. The MCs reunited a decade later to put out one final record and have toured off and on ever since. Digable Planets now play Union Transfer on Saturday as well as the Starland Ballroom this Tuesday night. // 8 p.m., $35, AA

Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) (Official Music Video)

Saturday 9/16: Peter Gabriel at Wells Fargo Center

With 6 Grammy Awards, 13 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 Brit Awards, and a multitude of other accolades, Peter Gabriel is one of the most celebrated musicians of the last 50 years. The original lead singer of Genesis branched out on his own in 1975 and has since released 10 innovative studio albums with an 11th now on the way. His latest single “Love Can Heal” is set to appear on the new record, titled i/o, and is sure to be included in Saturday’s set list as Peter Gabriel performs at Wells Fargo Center. // 8 p.m., $80 and up, AA

Peter Gabriel - Love Can Heal (Bright-Side Mix) (Official Music Video)

Saturday 9/16: Wallace Tonight! at PhilaMOCA

Philly underground veterans Wallace Tonight! return to PhilaMOCA on Saturday playing with Dead Love Triangle, See Plus, and Gabba Ghoul. Despite only starting in 2021, Wallace Tonight! quickly found an audience in the house show community, packing basements and kitchens with their lighthearted indie rock before moving on to even bigger ventures. Their debut EP Who’s Wallace? turned heads in the local scene and has made Wallace Tonight! an up-and-coming act to keep both eyes on. // 8 p.m., $18.66, AA

Charm City - Wallace, Tonight!
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