14 concerts to see this week including The Fugees, Depeche Mode, My Morning Jacket 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 on these shows and more, visit the WXPN Concerts and Events page.

1) Sunday 10/22: Hiss Golden Messenger at Ardmore Music Hall

The North Carolina-rooted American folk band Hiss Golden Messenger is visiting the Philadelphia area to showcase their new record release Jump for Joy. Led by singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, the band has been nominated for the upcoming Grammy awards for Best Americana Album, Best American Roots song and Best Americana Performance for their new song “Nu-Grape.” // 7 p.m., $26, 21+

Hiss Golden Messenger - Nu-Grape

2) Sunday 10/22: Lucinda Williams at The Keswick Theatre

The renowned folk singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams is bringing her Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart tour to the Keswick Theatre on Sunday. Williams has been writing and performing for decades, and just released her 16th studio album last spring. Despite a two-year hiatus due to health issues, the beloved musician refuses to give up on her life’s passion and is on the road again, and is ready to sing her rock n roll heart out tonight at The Keswick. // 7 p.m., $59, AA

Lucinda Williams - Rock N Roll Heart

3) Sunday 10/22: Noname at The Fillmore Philadelphia

American rapper, record producer and poet Fatimah Nyeema Warner (better known as Noname) is on tour with her new album Sundial. Exploding onto the rap scene back in 2016 with debut album Telefone, she felt conflicted about the spotlight, and after the release of her second record Room 25, she took a long hiatus from music. Her new album, released this summer, has seen Noname receive critical acclaim, and her first tour in five years finds her at The Fillmore tonight. // 8 p.m., $30 and up, AA

Noname - Balloons (Ft. Jay Electronica & Eryn Allen Kane)

4) Monday 10/23: Radiator Hospital at West Shore Theatre

The Philly-based indie rockers of Radiator Hospital are going on a very short tour for their brand new EP Watching A Fire. Following their 2023 full-length Can’t Make Any Promises, released in the spring, frontperson and songwriter Sam Cook-Parrott new EP gravitates away from noisy rock to a more mellow and reflective sound. They’ll be visiting New Cumberland, PA on Monday night for a show at West Shore Theatre, the first in their five-date run. // 7 p.m., $10 and up, AA

Radiator Hospital - Watching A Fire

5) Monday 10/23: Lauryn Hill and The Fugees at Wells Fargo Center

(UPDATE: This concert has been rescheduled to November 25th at Wells Fargo Center.) Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of her time, the iconic Ms. Lauryn Hill will be bringing her “Miseducation” anniversary tour to the Wells Fargo Center arena on Monday. Ms. Hill’s critically acclaimed solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill celebrated its 25th anniversary in August, and though he played it live for Philly fans at the Roots Picnic this summer, this time she shares the bill with her iconic trio The Fugees, with whom she changed the shape of hip-hop in the 90s. If you missed her at the Roots Picnic, now’s your chance to see legends in action. // 7:30 p.m., $74.50 and up, AA

Fugees - Ready or Not

6) Tuesday 10/24: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at Strand Theatre

Singer-songwriter vet Mary Chapin Carpenter is known for her evolution from folk to country music, and has had a successful career with hits like “Passionate Kisses,” “Down at the Twist and Shout” and “I Feel Lucky”; Shawn Colvin broke out in the 90s with “Sunny Came Home” and has continued to captivate audiences with her emotionally intelligent songs. Both artists pair up for an intimate duo tour that make a stop at York’s Strand Theatre this Tuesday for what’s sure to be a memorable show. // 7:30 p.m., $40 and up, AA

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Passionate Kisses

7) Wednesday 10/25: Depeche Mode at Wells Fargo Center

Depeche Mode is set to perform at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this Wednesday, showcasing their pioneering journey from underground electronic club sounds to arena-sized success. With a career spanning decades, their evolution from electro-pop to darker synth-rock has made them an iconic alternative band, and their haunting new album Memento Mori is sure to sound as captivating as their 80s and 90s classics like “Never Let Me Down Again” and “Personal Jesus.” // 7:30 p.m., $69 and up, AA

Depeche Mode - Ghosts Again

8) Wednesday 10/25: M. Ward at Ardmore Music Hall

M. Ward’s latest release, Supernatural Thing, marks the singer-songwriter’s return to music after three years. In 2020, he treated fans to two albums – Migration Stories, inspired by immigration journeys, and Think of Spring, a tribute to Billie Holiday. With guest stars like First Aid Kit, Shovels & Rope, and Jim James, Ward’s performance promises surprises and a blend of original and cover songs, showcasing his evolution since his iconic Transistor Radio record from 18 years ago. // 8 p.m., $35, 21+

M. Ward - Supernatural Thing

9) Wednesday 10/25: L’Rain at Johnny Brenda’s

The project of songwriter, producer, and performer Taja Cheek, L’Rain combines various musical influences and a collective approach to create a unique and ever-evolving sound. With her latest album I Killed Your Dog, Cheek delves into complex themes of love and maturity, crafting an “anti-break-up” record that defies conventional musical norms. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience L’Rain’s sensual, enigmatic, and thought-provoking music live this Wednesday when she plays Johnny Brenda’s. // 8 p.m., $17, 21+

L'Rain - Pet Rock

10) Thursday 10/26: Lili Añel at Lansdowne Folk Club

A native New Yorker but longtime Philadelphian, singer-songwriter Lili Añel has a passion for music nurtured by her mother’s Cuban, jazz, and pop records and her grandfather’s unwavering support for her singing. She moves audiences with her soulful and emotionally-charged songs, drawing from her own experiences and observations. Añel’s music defies genres, blending elements of jazz, folk, soul, and pop, accompanied by her unique vocal style. With a repertoire that includes both introspective reflections and celebratory tunes, Lili Añel’s performance at the volunteer-run Lansdowne Folk Club will be a heartfelt experience. // 7:30 p.m. $20, AA

Lili Anel - Better Days

11) Friday 10/27: Vagabon at Underground Arts

Lætitia Sadier, aka Vagabon, is an astounding storyteller, and her presence on stage is unbeatable. Touring in support of this year’s Sorry I Haven’t Called, an expressive electropop outing and the latest step in her musical journey, she is guaranteed to leave audiences in awe as she showcases her immense musical range. She will be supported by hip-hop artist Nourished by Time, who put out his incredible album Erotic Probiotic 2 in April of this year. These two will certainly leave a mark at Underground Arts. // 8:30 p.m., $20, AA

Vagabon - Lexicon

12) Friday 10/27: Squirrel Flower at Ukie Club

Indie rock singer-songwriter Ella Williams, who goes by the moniker Squirrel Flower, will be making her way to Ukie Club to perform songs from her newest album, Tomorrow’s Fire. It’s the fourth album Williams has released with this project and it features gentle, yet bold instrumentation mixing with her angelic vocals, which will make for a powerful live show in Northern Liberties this Friday. Truth Club and Boo Boo Spoiler open. // 7:30 p.m., $19.04, AA

Squirrel Flower - Full Time Job

13) Friday 10/27: Black Buttafly at Magic Gardens

When she’s not playing keys for any number of touring artists New Jersey’s Kayla Childs makes her own songs under the monicker Black Buttafly. At the top of this year, she dropped the project’s debut single “Imagine,” and is at work recording her first EP, which should be releasing in the first half of 2024. Get a taste of what’s in store Friday night when Black Buttafly plays the Twilight in the Gardens series at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, joined by teaching artist Emily Smith. // 7 p.m., $20, AA

Black Buttafly - Imagine

14) Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28: My Morning Jacket at The Met Philly

It’s a good time to be a My Morning Jacket fan. The band celebrates its 25th anniversary this year; its multi-night run at New York City’s Beacon Theater earlier this weekend kicked off with a full-album performance of the classic It Still Moves album, which turns 20 this year. MMJ’s most recent outing, their self-titled ninth album, released in 2021, and the band is settling in for two nights at The Met to bliss out with Philly fans this weekend. Take a trip with them, from “Magheeta”  to “Love Love Love.” // 8 p.m., $30.50 an up, AA

My Morning Jacket - Love Love Love
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