11 concerts to see this week, including Patti LaBelle, Stephen Sanchez, Thee Sacred Souls and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are ten concerts to see this week, all around Philly. For tickets and more information, head to WXPN’s Concerts and Events page.

Monday 12/4: Bill Callahan at Ardmore Music Hall

Emerging onto the indie rock scene in the 1990s, singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is set to grace Ardmore Music Hall’s stage tonight. On his 2022 record YTI⅃AƎЯ, Callahan has woven in ethereal jazz elements and striking backing vocals into his sound, creating an immersive soundscape to start out your week. // 7:30 p.m., $28, 21+

Bill Callahan - Coyotes

Tuesday 12/5: Squirrel Nut Zippers at City Winery Philadelphia

The Squirrel Nut Zippers rose to prominence during the 90s swing revival, making their debut in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Now, two decades later, this nine-piece group boasts nine records to their name and a new lineup of musicians who are dedicated to preserving the band’s legacy. Their latest release, Lost Songs of Doc Souchon, was shared with the world during the pandemic lockdown, collecting new originals and older material, all inspired by the New Orleans Jazz preservationist Edmond “Doc” Souchon. This Tuesday, the band’s Holiday Caravan tour will bring that energy in a seasonal kind of way, celebrating the year-end holidays and beyond at City Winery. // 7:30 p.m., $35 and up, 21+

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot Christmas

Wednesday 12/6: GA-20 at Ardmore Music Hall

Driven by their deep affection for traditional heavy blues, R&B, and rock and roll from the late 50s and early 60s, Virgina trio GA-20’s passion and honesty shine through in their live performances. They played knockout sets at NON-COMM and Free At Noon over the past couple years, and this Wednesday they headline Ardmore Music Hall. // 8 p.m., $25, 21+

GA-20 - NON-COMM 2023 (Full Set)

Wednesday 12/6: Stephen Sanchez at Franklin Music Hall

Stephen Sanchez, exuding the confidence of a seasoned musician, embarked on a rapid ascent to a thriving career over the past year. Sanchez’s music skillfully transports listeners to the nostalgic ambiance of the 1950s and 1960s while retaining a contemporary twist. His 2023 album, “Angel Face” is a masterful collection of storytelling, weaving a narrative reminiscent of an Elvis-era crooner entangled in a perilous love triangle. Experience the dramatic climax of this tale at his upcoming performance at Franklin Music Hall on Wednesday. // 8 p.m., $30, AA

Stephen Sanchez - Evangeline

Thursday 12/7: Alana Springsteen at World Cafe Live

Rising country music star Alana Springsteen is the young and honest figure we all need to hear from. Her storytelling skills are formidable, exploring the everlasting perils of youth and love. Her vocals are impeccable, and she sings with the same intense emotion that she writes with, enthralling listeners. Her skill has led her to high-profile collabs with artists like Chris Stapleton, and a tour that comes to World Cafe Live this Thursday. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Alana Springsteen - you don't deserve a country song

Thursday 12/7: Gus Dapperton at Union Transfer

Indie sensation Gus Dapperton will be bringing his eccentric spirit to Union Transfer this week. His newest album, Henge,  presents itself as an ode to classic pop music, including groovy, impressive production along with his iconic soprano vocals. Over the years, Dapperton has progressed immensely as an artist, and if you want to hear his most recent sonic achievements in person, UT is the place to be Thursday night. // 7 p.m., $25, AA

Gus Dapperton - Horizons

Friday 12/8: Another Michael at Creep Records

Another Micheal definitely knows how to tug at heartstrings. Their songwriting reflects the joy and nostalgia that life can provide, mixing indie rock sounds with a soothing country flair that makes listeners feel like they have achieved the utmost levels of peace. If you want to relax and reminisce, head to Creep Records on Friday to hear Another Micheal perform songs from their latest record, Wishes to Fulfill. // 7 p.m., $20.23, AA

Another Michael - Common Ground

Friday 12/8: Kendra Morris at Tellus360

Kendra Morris has a voice so profound, it can speak through generations. The NYC-via-Florida artist blends a soulful voice with rock-inspired arrangements, resulting in a catalog of songs that are silky smooth. Her vocals have been heard on projects of all genres, including MF Doom’s and Czarface’s Czarface Meets Metal Face, making her an extremely versatile act. Morris will be performing songs from her latest album, I Am What I’m Waiting For, this Friday at Central Pennsylvania’s Tellus360. // 8 p.m., $12, 21+

Kendra Morris - What Are You Waiting For

Friday 12/8: The Lone Bellow at Johnny Brenda’s

The vocal abilities that surface from XPN faves The Lone Bellow are enough to fully capture a crowd alone. The Brooklyn band’s sound is raw, awe-inspiring, and emotional. They are guaranteed to provide a breathtaking concert experience for fans at Johnny Brenda’s during their tenth anniversary two-night stand this weekend. // 9 p.m., $45, 21+

The Lone Bellow - Gold

Saturday 12/9: Thee Sacred Souls at Union Transfer

Thee Sacred Souls are a dapper trio, bringing classic sounds back into the mainstream. Their vocal harmonies and moving arrangements parallel 70’s legends among the likes of Al Green, creating a mellow environment for fans from all generations. If you want to experience a true blast from the past, proceed to Union Transfer this Saturday night; LA LOM opens. // 8 p.m., $25, AA

Thee Sacred Souls - Can I Call You A Rose?

Saturday 12/9: Patti LaBelle at The Met Philly

Patti LaBelle has been influencing R&B culture for decades with her magnificent vocals and unhindered confidence. Originating straight from our beloved city of Philadelphia, LaBelle has collected many deserved accolades throughout her lengthy career, including three Grammys, six NAACP image awards, and an array of lifetime achievement honors. Her hometown concert at The Met this Saturday will present an array of her hits, from “Love, Need, and Want You” to “Lady Marmelade.” // 6 p.m., $59.50, AA

Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew (Audio)
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