18 concerts to see this week, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LP, Abraham Alexander and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are 18 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philadelphia. For tickets and more information, check out the WXPN Concerts and Events page.

Sunday 11/5: Paint It Black at the First Unitarian Church

After going hard for a sold out crowd in the basement of the First Unitarian Church last night, Paint It Black are back onstage for night two. Any time the Philadelphia hardcore icons reconvene to release new music is cause for much excitement, and on their new record Famine — released Friday on Revelation Records — bandmates Dan Yemin (vocals), Josh Agran (guitars), Andy Nelson (bass), and Jared Shavelson (drums) probe the ills of 2020s America, from wealth inequality to a lack of accountability for those in power. “It’s as American as taking from your neighbor / Pledged to the flag of stolen land, stolen labor.” And that’s just on the title track that opens the record. The Messthetics, Spaced, and Raskol join Paint It Black for night two. // 7:30 p.m., $25, AA

Paint It Black - Famine

Sunday 11/5: Yard Act at Underground Arts

Birth of the same fertile UK post-punk soil that gave us IDLES, Savages, Slaves, and Sports Team, Leeds four-piece Yard Act headline Underground Arts tonight on a tour landing in between their acclaimed 2022 debut The Overload and next year’s much-anticipated Where’s My Utopia?. Revisit their 2022 Indie Rock Hit Parade session below and see them with UVA tonight. // 8 p.m., $18, 21+

Monday 11/6: Tortoise at Union Transfer

Slow-burning Chicagoans Tortoise were on the forefront of slowcore and post-rock in the 1990s, and have expanded their sound over the ensuing decades to lean further and further into their studied jazz chops — thanks in no small part to acclaimed guitarist Jeff Parker, who has been a member since 1998’s TNT album, which the band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of on their fall tour that comes to Union Transfer on Monday. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Tortoise (full set) | TNT Midwinter 2019

Monday 11/6: Mary Lattimore at The First Unitarian Church

In the mood for some symphonic string soundscapes? Catch the classically trained, Philly-rooted and LA-based harpist Mary Lattimore at The First Unitarian Church on Monday. Lattimore is an exceptional solo artist, as well as a musical collaborator with the likes of Jeff Zeigler, Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Steve Gunn, and more. Showcasing her newest studio album Goodbye, Hotel Arkada, Mary Lattimore is sure to entrance any listener with her dreamy sounds. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me (ft. Meg Baird & Walt McClements) [Official Video]

Tuesday 11/7: Mama’s Broke at Fort Hunter

Canadian folk duo Mama’s Broke pays a visit to the Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s Fort Hunter venue this week. Lisa Maria and Amy Lou Keller were both touring separately when they met each other in 2014. Since then, they’ve been casting dark and mystical songs composed of folky fiddles and enchantingly haunted ballads. Escape to Fort Hunter on Tuesday night to hear their moody spin on traditional folk sounds for yourself. // 7:30 p.m., $24, AA

Mama's Broke - Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday 11/8: Blonde Redhead at Union Transfer

The alt rock veterans of Blonde Redhead are bringing their shoegaze-shaped sound to Union Transfer this Wednesday. You may recognize their biggest hit “For the Damaged Coda” from the first season of the famous cartoon Rick and Morty. After supporting Tool on their U.S. tour last year, the musical trio of Kazu Makino and brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace are on the road again to showcase their 10th studio album, Sit Down for Dinner. Blonde Redhead is for their cathartic genre-morphing live performances, this is a show you won’t want to miss. // 8 p.m., $30, AA

Blonde Redhead - Sit Down for Dinner (Part 1) (Official Audio)

Wednesday 11/8: GAYLE at The Foundry

The young pop icon GAYLE has done nothing but blossom since the start of her music career. Her hit single “abcdefu” dominated the charts worldwide back in 2021, and opened for Taylor Swift’s Era’s Tour last spring. She recently released a string of new singles, including “i don’t sleep as good as i used to” and “leave me for dead.” GAYLE writes, “I hope my music can help you be more confident and comfortable inside your emotions because writing and singing about them helps me.” Experience that feeling in person this Wednesday at The Foundry. // 8 p.m., $20, AA

GAYLE - abcdefu (Official Music Video)

Wednesday 11/8: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at The Met Philly

The anticipation has been burning, and this Wednesday, celebrated modern rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs return to Philly for a headlining show at The Met. Rooted in New York City’s early 00s art punk scene, the trio of Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase have a measured but fullfilling discography — every one of the five records they have released in the past 22 years hits hard in its own way, and the chance to see the band’s new Cool It Down (number 12 in XPN’s Best of 2022 MEGA LIST) performed live will be a treat. // 8 p.m., $39.50, AA

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Spitting Off the Edge of the World ft. Perfume Genius (Official Video)

Thursday 11/9: Moon Taxi at Brooklyn Bowl Philly

Alabama-rooted jammers Moon Taxi are traveling the country this fall, and make a stop in Philly this Thursday to headline our chapter of the Brooklyn Bowl franchise. Fifteen years running, and currently based in Nashville, Moon Taxi released their seventh studio album Set Yourself Free in June, and its a mix of heady instrumental jamming, synthesizer driven atmospheres, and a strong pop sensibility. // 8 p.m., $27, 21+

Moon Taxi - Say

Friday 11/10: LP at Franklin Music Hall

After they play Free at Noon on Friday, singer-songwriter powerhouse LP proceeds to the Callowhill section of the city for a headlining gig at Franklin Music Hall. Based in Los Angeles and a veteran of festival stages around the country (we first saw them at Firefly in 2013), LP released their Love Lines, which presents emotional introspection in the form of pop bangers. // 8 p.m., $35, AA

LP - One Like You

Friday 11/10: Geese at The Foundry

Are you ready to get weird on a Friday night? Then head to The Foundry, where New York City’s Geese headline a stacked bill. The band grabbed our attention in 2021 on the strength of their Television-inspired mix of guitar soundscaping and deadpan poetics; their more recent material finds them exploring rootsy country tones through a sardonic lens. Joining Geese are LA dreampoppers Winter — vets of the Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Sessions — as well as Cold Court, an expansive genre-defying band that’s one of Philadelphia’s most exciting live acts of the moment, blending punk energy, Latin rhythms, and cosmic psychedelica. // 8 p.m., $46 (verified resale), AA

Geese - 4D Country

Friday 11/10: Nation of Language at Union Transfer

Alternative indie pop band Nation of Language is coming to impress audiences at Union Transfer with their unique darkwave sound. The band will be performing cuts from their latest album, Strange Disciple, which explores the obsession that comes with loving, whether that be a person or an abstract object. After seeing them at Free at Noon earlier this year, we can attest they are guaranteed to bring an exciting atmosphere with them to this performance. // 8 p.m., $22, AA

Nation of Language - Sole Obsession

Friday 11/10: Abraham Alexander at 118 North

Abraham Alexander is a man of many talents. He pulls inspiration from soul, blues, and rock within his music. His lyrics are complex and emotional, while his vocals bring a relaxing energy to audiences everywhere. Alexander played a knockout set at NON-COMM earlier this year — watch video below — and you can see him at 118 North on Friday, November 10th for an assured serene experience.  // 9 p.m., $17, 21+

Saturday 11/11: Spiritualized at Union Transfer

UK psychedelic rock band Spiritualized will bring their ethereal sound to Union Transfer this Saturday. Critically acclaimed for decades, with an abundance of respectable sources including NME and Pitchfork singing their praises, Spiritualized’s immense sound anchored by Jason Pierce’s lush vocals and guitar will certainly provide a spiritual experience for all. // 8 p.m., $35, AA

Spiritualized - Always Together With You (Official Music Video)

Saturday 11/11: 10,000 Maniacs at The Colonial Theatre

After their massively successful MTV Unplugged album, alternative folk rock outfit 10,000 Maniacs parted ways with their original lead singer Natalie Merchant, who was blossoming her way into a solo career. After over 20 years and three additional with lead singer Mary Ramsey — including a 40th anniversary run last year — the band continues to celebrate their legacy on the road this fall, now with Sixpence None The Richer’s Leigh Nash fronting the band at the vocal mic. They’ll come to Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre this Saturday. // 7 p.m., $32.50, AA

10,000 Maniacs - More Than This

Saturday 11/11: Codeine at Underground Arts

Colossally influential New Yorkers pioneered what came to be known as the slowcore genre in the early 90s with their albums Frigid Stars and The White Birch. Though their original run was brief, they reunited in 2012, and again this year, in celebration of a newly unearthed collection Dessau — songs recorded in 1992 but released last year — and their tour comes to Philly this Saturday at Underground Arts. Opening the show is California alternative rock singer-songwriter Barbara Manning, who played in an array of 90s underground bands (notably the Matador Records act SF Seals) and released idiosyncratic and infectious solo records as well (the chilling 1212 is a must-hear). // 8:30 p.m., $28, 21+

Codeine - Realize

Saturday 11/11: Ndichu at 118 North

A person as well as a band, Ndichu is the vehicle of Kenyan-born Philly-based singer-songwriter Liz Ndichu and an array of players that bring keys, horn, and percussion to her contemplative and uplifting pop/rock songs. After following up her 2019 EP with this year’s new album Renewal, Ndichu comes to Wayne this Saturday to headline 118 North. // 9 p.m., $10, 21+

Ndichu - Raindrops

Saturday 11/11: Pissed Jeans at the First Unitarian Church

Allentown-bred, Philly-based sludge punk outfit Pissed Jeans are always good for a laugh, or a circle pit, or a laugh at the machismo-minded folks who tend to enjoy circle pits. Equal parts socially critical and self-depricating, the band likes to put a mirror to society with riffs and roars that both roast and rock the house, and they’ll headline The First Unitarian Church basement this Saturday, with support from grindcore outfit Bandit, as well as Cavernous Bells and The Kensington Stranglers. // 7 p.m., $20, AA

Pissed Jeans - The Bar Is Low
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