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Here are 12 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philly. For tickets and more information, head to WXPN’s Concert Calendar.

Sunday 4/7: Glass Beach at The First Unitarian Church

Fifth-wave emo trailblazers Glass Beach come to the hybrid music venue/place of worship First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia this Sunday, touring their sophomore release plastic death, which added influences of jazz-rock, progressive metal, and electronic music to their cutting-edge sound. Joining them on the bill are pop-rockers Arcadia Grey and self-proclaimed “gloom-pop” singer-songwriter Fleece Kawasaki. // 8 p.m., $24, AA — Claire Brown

glass beach - the CIA (official music video)

Monday 4/8: Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse at Johnny Brenda’s

You might associate the brothers Kinsella with the 90s heyday of midwest emo, but husband-and-wife-duo Tim Kinsella (of Cap’n Jazz and Joan of Arc fame) and Jenny Pulse are doing anything but. Fresh off Giddy Skelter: Alternates and Outtakes, Tim Kensella and Jenny Pulse together sound less like the side project of an emo celebrity, and more like the coolest late-60s avant-garde band you’ve never heard of. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+ — C.B.

Tim Kinsella & Jenny Pulse - Over & Over (Official Music Video)

Tuesday 4/9: Shovels & Rope at Elkton Music Hall

XPN Welcomes another husband-and-wife-duo, the Charleston, SC country-rockers Shovel & Rope to the Elkton Music Hall this Tuesday for a night of barn-burning ballads down in Elkton, Maryland. With over a decade of experience together (and even lengthier solo careers), Shovels & Rope are sure to put the tears in your beer – if you haven’t spilled it all from dancing. Opening is Maryland’s own folk-pop songwriter Al Olender. // 8 p.m., $44.57, AA — C.B.

Shovels & Rope - Bleed Me (Live from Louisville)

Tuesday 4/9: Land of Talk at Johnny Brenda’s

Hailing from Canada, Land of Talk is a six-piece indie rock group led by singer and guitarist Elizabeth Powell. The band released their sixth album Performances last year. A love letter to their younger selves, it’s full of slow-burning songs with urgent undertones. Since their first release in 2006, Land of Talk has curated a diverse discography with ballads, full-on indie-rock songs, and everything in between. // 8 p.m., $22, 21+ — Emma Polyak

Land of Talk - Sitcom [Official Music Video]

Wednesday 4/10: Old Crow Medicine Show at Keswick Theatre

A must-see for folk and bluegrass lovers, Old Crow Medicine Show are coming to the Keswick Theatre this Wednesday. The band has several awards under their belt, including a Grammy for Best Folk Album, which shows they’ve come a long way from their start in ’98 when they traveled across the country playing pawnshop fiddles. With over 25 years of experience playing live, Old Crow Medicine Show have been described as a blend of folk, alt, bluegrass, and country with a sprinkle of punk. // 8 p.m., $35 and up, AA — E.P.

Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel" (Live at the Grand Ole Opry)

Thursday 4/11: Lucy Kaplansky at World Cafe Live 

Lucy Kaplansky is a folk singer based out of New York who has always followed her heart regarding music. Leaving her home in Chicago at age 18, Kaplansky moved to New York to pursue songwriting and hasn’t looked back since. With a soothing voice and carefully written lyrics, Kaplansky’s music is the perfect thing to carry you into the end of the week. In addition, World Cafe Live is the perfect venue for Kaplansky’s show, providing an intimate setting to embrace her lyrics while also giving you enough space to sway along to her catchy songs. // 8 p.m., $20, AA — E.P.

Lucy Kaplansky - Falcon Ridge 2023

Friday 4/12: Caroline Rose at Union Transfer

Philly’s in for a treat this Friday: Long Island’s greatest, Caroline Rose will light up the stage at Union Transfer sharing songs from their album released last year, The Art of Forgetting, along with a selection of tracks from their albums Loner and Superstar. This will be Caroline’s second time touring the latest album, allowing them to dive deeper into its complex themes, which dig up experiences from their childhood. It’s more somber, but Rose’s stage presence is vibrant, joyful and goofy. // 8 p.m., $29.50, AA — Izabella Patrizio

Friday 4/12: Richard Thompson at Scottish Rite Auditorium

Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson will bring his triple-threat prowess to Scottish Rite Auditorium this Friday. In recent years, he’s been putting out live albums and music for a number of soundtracks. In 2015, he teamed up with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to make his album Still. For his 2018 album, Thompson took the reins on the whole project and produced it himself, showing his skill and devotion to the continuation of his artistry. His solo tour “Ship To Shore” began a month ago in the suburbs of New York, and brings Thompson to Collingswood, New Jersey on the penultimate night of the tour; don’t miss out. // 8 p.m., $49.50 and up, AA — I.P.

Richard Thompson - Falcon Ridge 2023

Friday 4/12: Hour at PhilaMOCA

Twelve-piece Philly super group Hour is made of musicians from different scenes including punk, experimental, and classical. The range of musical exposure in the group fuels the unique sonic style that builds when their instruments harmonize. Their PhilaMOCA show this Friday marks the release of their new album Ease at Work, and will celebrate their first record in six years. The show is the first date of their early spring tour; they will be back to Philly along the way to open for comedian Joe Pera’s tour at Franklin Music Hall. Make sure to get out to a show to hear Hour’s new project live. // 8 p.m., $14.93, AA — I.P.

Too Fast

Saturday 4/13: Rosali at Johnny Brenda’s

In the midst of positive, well-earned critical reviews for her new record, North Carolina-based artist Rosali home to her Philly roots with a Johnny Brenda’s show this Saturday. On Bite Down, Rosali shows up calmly, in a self-assured way. She leaves room for meditation and reflection, but isn’t too precious about her latest work that its sentimentality prevents moments of good humor. (Take the record’s album art, for instance.) Johnny Brenda’s is a natural fit for this spectacular indie act. // 8 p.m., $16, 21+ — Paige Walter

Rosali - Rewind (Official Music Video)

Saturday 4/13: Mandy Valentine at Ortlieb’s

Fans of Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and other honky-tonkers know they have a home at Ortlieb’s reoccurring event Baby’s First Rodeo, which features local country acts, DJs, and even vintage Western-ware pop-ups. South Philly’s Mandy Valentine are the latest to join the hoedown, and come highly recommended from our local “street team” here at XPN. In fact, they’re DJ John Vettese’s latest Key Studio Session to feature on The Local Show on Tuesday night — tune in hear just what you’re in for at Baby’s First Rodeo on Saturday. Folks serious about attending should buy their tickets ASAP before it sells out.  // 8 p.m., $15, 21+ — P.W.

Mandy Valentine - (Kung Fu Necktie) Philadelphia,Pa 7.23.23 (Complete Show)
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