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Here are 12 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philly. For tickets and more information, check out our concert calendar.

Sunday 3/10: KMFDM at Brooklyn Bowl Philly

It’s a treat for the freaks, truth or dare, but if you haven’t checked in on the high-energy industrial metal of German legends KMFDM since their early millennial output, be aware they never stopped making music, and their catalog is vast. Tonight’s show at Brooklyn Bowl supports their latest offering, Let Go, it marks 40 years since frontperson Sasha Konietzko founded the band in Berlin, and will provide a veritable tour through their 23 albums deep catalog, from the 80s to present.// 8 p.m., $47.50, 21+ – John Vettese

KMFDM - Let Go

Monday 3/11: Cherry Glazerr at The Foundry

On their fourth album, I Don’t Want You Anymore, LA’s Cherry Glazerr draws on an array of inspirations, from The Kinks to Pink Pantheress, as frontperson Clem Creevy recently shared in a guest DJ set on the Indie Rock Hit Parade. The band’s later winter tour in support of the record brings them to The Foundry tonight; Pittsburgh’s Ex-Pilots open. // 8 p.m., $38, AA – J.V.

Cherry Glazerr - Ready For You

Monday 3/11: Thievery Corporation at Brooklyn Bowl Philly

DC electronica outfit Thievery Corporation have been fusing house, trip-hop, and other groove-oriented jams with globally conscious sampling and soundscaping for over 25 years. The band is on a North American tour this March, and without a new album to promote or a major anniversary to tout — maybe it’s to celebrate 20 years of their 2004 mix The Outernational Sound? But that’s a deep cut for sure — it’s bound to simply be a blissful set of bountiful sounds and vibes. City Of The Sun opens. // 8 p.m., $57 and up (verified resale), 21+ – J.V.

Thievery Corporation - Red Rocks

Thursday 3/14: Liz Longley at Arden Gild Hall

Locally-rooted, Nashville-based artist Liz Longley will be gracing Arden Gild Hall to share music from her most recent project, the EP When You’ve Got Trouble,  her first collection of new songs she has released since 2020’s Funeral for My Past. Longley earthy, unmistakable voice intoning lyrics of positivity during life’s toughest moments is there as a guiding light forward and helps one let go of past struggles. Arrive early for a set from her Philly-area friend Brittany Ann Tranbaugh. // 8 p.m., $24.93, AA – Izabella Patrizio

Liz Longley - I Thank You

Thursday 3/14: Glen Hansard at The Stone Pony

During Glen Hansard’s short stint around NJ and NY, he will be stopping by the iconic Stone Pony to play some tracks from the LP All That Was East Is West Of Me Now. This new addition to Hansard’s expansive seventeen year long discography follows a time after the release of This Wild Willing and a period of focusing only on collaborations with greats, Eddie Vedder and Cat Power. With his focus back on his solo work, Glen was able to craft a heartfelt, powerful slew of rock songs with an array of instruments that are heavy pretty much throughout, with the exception of gentle moments that shed a spotlight of strings and cello. // 7 p.m., $100 and up (verified resale), 21+ – I.P.

Glen Hansard - There's No Mountain

Thursday 3/14: Sam Roberts Band at Underground Arts

Singer/songwriter Sam Roberts and his quartet of instrumentalists spread the spirit of 80s melodic rock with a ting of 90s Brit Pop hits highlighted through their infectious lyricism and on stage charm. They are taking their latest album The Adventures of Ben Blank on the road following its release this past fall. This is  the band’s first full tour since 2018, due to the pandemic-canceling previous tour dates. Their tour journey kicked off in their hometown of Montréal, on February 2nd and will bring them to Underground Arts this Thursday. // 8 p.m., $25, 21+

Sam Roberts Band - Projection

Thursday 3/14: Sug Daniels and Sam Rise at World Cafe Live

No strangers to World Cafe Live, two of our local favorite Black Opry members Sug Daniels and Sam Rise play in the Lounge opening for chamber-pop, indie folk band Cloudbelly. Sug will have a full band with her, and we imagine so will Sam, so this is certainly not one to miss.  // 8:30 p.m., $16, 21+ – Paige Walter

Take Your Time (Official Music Video) - Sug Daniels x Shane Palko x Samuel Nobles

Friday 3/15: Common at Parx Casino

North of the city this Friday, you’ll find rapper, actor, and activist Common at Parx Casino. In his prolific discography, 2021’s A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 & 2 stands out for its powerful messaging and impressive list of featured artists including Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Black Thought, Brittany Howard, and more. More recently, Common starred in the play Between Riverside and Crazy. The talented multi-hyphenate trades Broadway for the open road, and we’re lucky for it. // 8 p.m., $49 and up, 21+ – P.W.

Common - Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It) ft. PJ (Official Music Video)

Friday 3/15: Brandy Clark at The Sherman Theater

Celebrated country songwriter Brandy Clark, who’s written for the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert, performs her own songs at The Sherman Theater this Friday night. Her latest, 2023’s self-titled album, features vocals from Derek Truck, Lucius, and the other country Brandy: Brandi Carlile. Collaborator and country gentleman Hayes Carll opens this bill made for fans of story-telling Americana. // 8 p.m., $25 and up, AA – P.W.

Brandy Clark - Dear Insecurity (2024 GRAMMY Performance)

Friday 3/15: Pissed Jeans at Underground Arts

Allentown rockers Pissed Jeans describe their strain of punk as “loud, heavy, noisy.” The origins of the group begin in early 2000’s Allentown where the bandmates met at high school. Now based in Philly, they have released six records of explosive, thrilling punk. In a review for XPN, Sean Fennell wrote that their just released new record, Half Divorced, showcases the band “as adept as ever” with “a bit more contrast to be had between moments of harsh discord and their sneakily melodic throughlines.” Even as the four-piece incorporates a slightly poppier sonic direction, they never sacrifice the riff-heavy power that fans know and love. // 8:30 p.m., $20, 21+ – Dylan Itkin

Pissed Jeans - Moving On

Saturday 3/16: Beyond The Bars showcase at World Cafe Live

Beyond the Bars began in 2015 as a non-profit organization aiming to bring musical education to incarcerated people in Philadelphia. Since then, it has grown into a much larger program that works with various communities and specifically centers the talent and skills of students, working to interrupt the city’s cycles of violence with creative opportunities and artistic expression. Various local musicians including the rapper Reef the Lost Cauze and members of the punk group Soul Glo have served as instructors to young students. Recently, the organization has held various jam sessions, done workshops at elementary schools, and hosted a showcase at Ortlieb’s. Last December, the organization’s students recorded a studio session at WXPN. You can catch them showcasing their musical talents at World Cafe Live this Saturday. // 8 p.m., free, AA – D.I.

Beyond the Bars - Accelerating Change Video 2023

Saturday 3/16: Joyce Manor at Phantom Power

On Joyce Manor’s last record, 2022’s 40 oz. to Freedom, only a single song ran over 2 minutes. This California band is big on brevity but they pack their powerful punk tracks with catchy pop melodies and undying energy. They take influence from a huge range of artists: Television, Weezer, the Smiths and – perhaps above all – Blink-182. The band’s sound pulls from emo, new wave, and their home state’s history of punk to create something totally fresh. At Phantom Power in Millersville, the rising Marquette, Michigan rockers Liquid Mike will open the show. // 7 p.m., $25, AA – D.I.

Joyce Manor - Gotta Let It Go
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