15 concerts to see this week, including Whitney, Macy Gray, Don Giovanni Records’ 20th Anniversary Expo and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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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 10/1: Joy Oladokun at Union Transfer

All the way from Nashville, multi-genre singer and songwriter Joy Oladokun is taking over the Union Transfer stage tonight. On the road for her fourth studio album Proof Of Life, Oladokun is stopping in Philadelphia to show off her sweetly dulcet voice infused with her lively musical variety. Her new record features guest spots from renowned artists like Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy, Manchester Orchestra, Maxo Kream, and Chris Stapleton. Sharing her experiences as a queer woman of color through music inspired from her folk, country and R&B roots, Joy Oladokun is an artist you don’t want to miss out on. // 8 p.m., $24, AA

Joy Oladokun - Changes

Sunday 10/1: YES at Bergen Performing Arts Center

The legendary English rock band YES is visiting the Bergen PAC theater in Englewood, NJ tonight. The critically acclaimed Grammy-winning group is insurmountable, with 23 studio albums, 18 live albums, and 41 singles released since the start of their musical career in 1968. Starring Steve Howe on guitars and vocals, Jon Davison on vocals and acoustic guitar, Geoff Downes on keyboard, Billy Sherwood on bass and Jay Schellen on drums, the iconic rock hitmakers of the 70s are bringing the “Classic Tales of YES Tour”. If you missed their performance at The Met last week, this is the perfect second chance to catch the noteworthy and beloved progressive rockers. // 7 p.m., $75 and up, AA

YES - Owner of a Lonely Heart

Monday 10/2: White Reaper at XL Live

The garage rock punkers of White Reaper are seizing the stage at XL Live this Monday night in Harrisburg. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the group consists of Tony Esposito, Ryan Hater, Hunter Thompson, Nick Wilkerson, and Sam Wilkerson. At the ripe ages of 17, Esposite and Wilkerson founded White Reaper in 2012. Their career started picking up when they signed with Polyvinyl Records a few years later. Opening for big name bands such as Twin Peaks, Weezer, and Billy Idol, White Reaper created a substantial buzz for themselves. After changing labels to Elektra in 2019, their hit single “Might Be Right” peaked at number 6 on the US rock and alternative charts. Now on tour for their newest record Asking For A Ride, White Reaper is sure to put on an incredible punk-ridden show on Monday. // 8 p.m., $32.50, AA

White Reaper - Might Be Right

Monday 10/2: Shabazz Palaces at MilkBoy

Shabazz Palaces, the first ever hip hop group to sign with Sub Pop Records, is coming into center city this Monday night to perform at MilkBoy. The Seattle rooted group, led by Ishmael Butler (a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro), is sonically experimental, producing a visionary of modern hip-hop’s evolution as a genre. With six studio albums released since their start in 2009, Shabazz Palaces is touring in anticipation of their new LP Robed in Rareness, due out on October 27th. Come out to MilkBoy this Monday to hear the free-flowing sounds of Shabazz Palaces. // 8 p.m., $20, 21+

Shabazz Palaces - Fast Learner

Tuesday 10/3: Mariee Siou at Kung Fu Necktie

Neo folk artist Mariee Siou will be in Fishtown this Tuesday at Kung Fu Necktie. The softly mystical singer and songwriter headlines the night with her gentle vocals and delicate acoustic strumming. Born on the west coast, Siou discovered her connection to folk and bluegrass music in her early childhood. Since she began plucking on her acoustic guitar and fusing together her poetic lyrics, Siou has released four records and two EPs. Opening for renowned acts such as Mazzy Star, Bert Jansch, Brightblack Morning Light and more, Mariee Siou is headlining her own tour, sharing her wisdom through song in every city she finds herself in. // 7pm, $12, AA

Mariee Siou - Wild Eyes

Wednesday 10/4: Macy Gray at Keswick Theater

Iconic R&B singer Macy Gray remains a classic staple in many households. On stage, she will be joined by her wonderful band The California Jet Club, who worked with her on her newest album, The Reset. They have also joined her for her entire Reset Tour, which will continue until December of 2023. Her strong, unique vocals matched with the sensational groove of her band will ensure that the Keswick Theater is filled with high levels of energy and soul on the fourth of October. // 8 p.m., $35 and up, AA

Macy Grey - Sweet Baby

Wednesday 10/4: Adeem The Artist at MilkBoy

Adeem the Artist is certainly making waves in the country scene, being one of the few openly queer artists in the community. Their signature twang and impactful lyrics will be featured at MilkBoy, with support from songwriter Flamy Grant. Their latest album White Trash Revelry explores themes of family, queer love, and identity, which is sure to lead to a passionate and intimate performance. // 8 p.m., $14, 21+

Adeem The Artist - Run This Town

Thursday 10/5: Frankie Cosmos at First Unitarian Church

Indie pop band Frankie Cosmos will be performing songs off of their latest album, Inner World Peace, along with the expanded version, Clean Weird Prone (Inner World Peace Deluxe) at First Unitarian Church. Frankie Cosmos will be joined by the wonderful bands Good Morning and Highnoon. All of these artists have a gentle sound that will surely tug at your heartstrings. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

Thursday 10/5: Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily at McCarter Theatre

After gaining much traction from their Tiny Desk Performance, this powerful trio has proven that they are one of a kind. The three stars of the jazz and experimental music scenes are bound to create a haunting aura at the McCarter Theatre. Arooj Aftab’s controlling vocals matched with the intense instrumentals that are generated by pianist Vijay Iyer and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily will be impeccable to see live. It’s a must-see show for lovers of ambient music; the music from the trio’s album Love in Exile will evoke rare emotions in the audience. // 7:30 p.m., $25 and up, AA

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily - Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday 10/5: Whitney at White Eagle Hall

Indie Folk band Whitney is centered around the sultry vocals of founding bandmates Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, matched with grand brass instruments and soft guitar lines that create a calming yet optimistic musical adventure. This week, the band headlines Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall, where they will be supported by experimental Iranian-American artist Rahill. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Whitney - Real Love

Friday 10/6: Joe Louis Walker at Sellersville Theater

Prepare for an unforgettable evening as the critically acclaimed blues virtuoso, Joe Louis Walker, graces the Philadelphia region with his soul-stirring voice. With a lifelong connection to the guitar, starting his journey at the tender age of 8, Walker possesses an innate ability to capture an audience with the mere pluck of his strings and his vibrant, ear-pleasing vocals. Set your calendar for this Friday at 8 p.m. and make your way to the Sellersville Theater to witness this blues legend in the prime of his craft. // 8 p.m., $25 and up, AA

Joe Louis Walker - Live At Caffe Lena

Friday 10/6: Cosette Gobat at The Grape Room

Hailing from Philadelphia, the talented non-binary singer-songwriter Cosette Gobat is known for their genre-blending approach, seamlessly weaving folk, electronica, indie, and classical elements into their music. With poetic yet simple lyrics, mesmerizing guitars, and intricate vocal harmonies, Cosette has been captivating audiences since the age of 14, performing across the U.S. East Coast and the UK. A classically trained vocalist and audio engineer, Cosette’s self-production prowess shines through. Join them on Friday as they perform new singles like “In My Bedroom” and “Telephone,” alongside tracks from their backlog, alongside beloved Philadelphia artists Wescansin, Wallice Tonight, and Yellow Alert. // 7 p.m., $10, 21+

Cosette Gobat - In My Bedroom

Friday 10/6 and Saturday 10/7: Don Giovanni Label Expo at First Unitarian Church

Don’t miss the two-day music extravaganza happening on Friday, October 6th, and Saturday, October 7th, at 6 pm at the First Unitarian Church. This event celebrates the 20th anniversary of Don Giovanni Records with an incredible lineup of artists including Weakened Friends, Paisley Fields, Tenement (making their first appearance since 2017), Laura Stevenson, and more. Experience the diverse sounds and talents from the Don Giovanni Records label, with appearances by Mikey Erg, Chris Gethard, The Homeless Gospel Choir, Screaming Females, and many others. It’s a weekend of music and celebration that promises to be a must-attend event for music enthusiasts in Philadelphia. // 6 p.m., $20 per day, AA

Screaming Females - I'll Make You Sorry

Saturday 10/7: Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak at Scottish Rite Auditorium

Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak are set to ignite the stage at the historic Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ, this Saturday. Lovett, a pioneer of alternative country and Americana, and has left an indelible mark on the music scene with his clever songwriting and genre-blurring sound. Meanwhile, Isaak, known for his sultry rockabilly croon, brings a timeless charm to his performances. With hits like “Wicked Game” and a career spanning decades, Isaak’s showmanship is nothing short of legendary. This promises to be a night where classic melodies and musical excellence converge in an unforgettable performance at a storied venue. // 8 p.m., $59.50 and up, AA

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band w/ Chris Isaak - Straighten Up & Fly Right (Indy 7/20/22)

Saturday 10/7: SLOMOSAPIEA at Bamboo Gardens

The SLOMOSAPIEA Festival is a celebration of local music that brings a roster of Fishtown regulars — The Dawn Drapes, Cosmic Guilt, Lady HD, Sixteen Jackies, and namesakes Slomo Sapiens — to a camping destination on a tranquil lake in Southampton Township, New Jersey. Which sounds like the premise to an 80s horror movie, but we assure you, it’s a rock show. Tickets are available for $45 and up, and it’s an all-ages event, making it the perfect outing for Philly music lovers in a beautiful setting. // 1 p.m., $45 and up, AA

SLOMO SAPIENS - TONGUES II (Official Lyric Visualizer)
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