11 concerts to see this week, including Khruangbin, Rufus Wainwright, Hozier and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Here are 11 concerts to see in the next seven days, all around Philly. For tickets and more information on these shows, head to the WXPN Concert Calendar.

Sun. 5/19: Echo and the Bunnymen at Franklin Music Hall

Post-punk in the springtime? Make it make sense! If that’s the goal, though, Echo and the Bunnymen are up for the challenge. Their roots dig into the occult and mystical (if KLF biographer John Higgs is to be believed) and their discography stretches across four decades, most recently gaining a new entry with 2018’s The Stars, the Ocean, the Moon. Their show at Franklin Music Hall on Sunday, though, will showcase the span of it, promising (like their 1985 greatest hits collection does) an array of Songs To Learn And Sing. // 8 p.m., $49.50, AA

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Sun. 5/19: Moor Mother at Solar Myth

Lauded Philadelphia experimentalist Moor Mother tours the world with her jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements and delivers solo sets of her avant garde electronica at festivals from Vancouver to London. She’s also been busy as an educator at USC’s Thornton School of Music, so having her back home in Philly is a rare treat. Moor Mother’s latest, The Great Bailout, released in March, and is a visceral mix of evocative poetry and chilling sound design contemplating generation trauma and collective liberation. // 8 p.m., $37.08, 21+

Tue. 5/21: serpentwithfeet at The Foundry

serpentwithfeet has emerged as a genre-bending must-see artist immersed in gospel, opera, and everything in between. His music pushes the limits of R&B, expanding and experimenting with the genre and featuring some of its biggest names, and he brings this winter’s GRIP LP to The Foundry on Tuesday. // 8 p.m., $35.25, AA

serpentwithfeet - Damn Gloves

Tue. 5/21, Wed. 5/22, Thu. 5/23: Khruangbin at The Met Philly

Effervescent groove riders Khraungbin are set to bring not one, not two, but three nights of impossibly cool music to Philly this week, headlining a monster run at The Met Philly. The band’s fourth album, A La Sala, was released last month and has all the vibes you need to help you with that slide from spring into summer. // 7:30 p.m., $60.10, AA

Khraungbin - A La Sala

Wed. 5/22: Pouty at Johnny Brenda’s

Philadelphia-rooted indie rocker Rachel Gagliardi returned this spring with Forgot About Me, a stellar set of sun-kissed punk that marries the grit of the scene that gave her a start with the blis of her current California home base. Pouty pays a visit to Philly for a Johnny Brenda’s headliner with Gladie, The Talking Kind (aka Spraynard’s Pat Graham) and a UK band called Shit Present, a perfect bill for anyone who missed out on getting super sold out Mannequin Pussy tickets this week. // 8 p.m., $15, 21+

Wed. 5/22: Rufus Wainwright at Keswick Theatre

For the past 25 years, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been bridging the worlds of effervescent pop and rock with grandiose musical theater and opera. This week, his brings his collaborations and covers collection Folkocracy to The Kewswick Theater in Glenside. // 8 p.m., $44, AA

Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town ft ANOHNI

Thu. 5/23: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at Upper Marion Concerts Under The Stars

Blues ripper Christone “Kingfish” Ingram puts on a killer show, whether he’s at Free at Noon, the XPoNential Music Festival, or NON-COMM. We’re stoked at the opportunity to see him play a gig outside of our immediate network, though, and his songs from 662 and his self-titled debut will absolutely smoulder under the stars at Upper Merion Township. // 7 p.m., $35, AA

Thu. 5/23: Drexel Sonic Soup at World Cafe Live

A fixture of the Drexel University music industry program, the annual Sonic Soup showcase brings together an array of talented Philly artists who have spent the past semester in promotions and development with a group of student-run record labels. This gig is the culminating event, and stars Djella, Laur, Luke Santana, Greaves, Boy Beverly, Sophie Price, Karlia, and Heavy Metal Chess Club, making for a jam-packed night of Philly-centric music. // 7 p.m., $5, AA

Karlia - WXPN Key Studio Session

Fri. 5/24: Another Michael at Johnny Brenda’s

Ambitious Philly indie rockers have grown from the heart-on-sleeve 2021 debut New Music and Big Pop to this past year’s grand two-part release; last fall’s Wishes To Fulfill showcased their hookier, pop-leaning side, while the new Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down will delve into their more experimental releases when it drops at the end of this month. A week out from drop date, the band headlines a hometown show at Johnny Brenda’s in the midst of a tour supporting both projects.  // 9 p.m., $15, 21+

Another Michael - Angel

Fri. 5/24: Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Transfer

The leader of the world’s most unpredictable, imaginative big band, Marshall Allen turns 100 this Saturday! To mark the occasion, a major centennial bash is happening this Friday at Union Transfer in celebration of a person and collective that has constantly striven to move music forward, both under the spiritual guidance of the legendary Sun Ra, and under Allen’s own time conducting the Arksetra and bringing its spirited live shows into a new century. If you’ve never witnessed a Sun Ra Arkestra concert, this is one you don’t want to miss. // 8 p.m., $30, AA

Sun Ra Arkestra - Tiny Desk Concert

Sat. 5/25: Hozier at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Andrew Hozier Byrne went and did it again. Last year’s Unreal Unearth is his latest entry in a discography of instant classics, mixing existential dread with infectious pop on “Eat Your Young,” “Francesca,” and the Brandi Carlile collab “Damage Gets Done.” His last two Philadelphia concerts, a pre-release pop-up concert at World Cafe Live and a late summer headliner at The Mann Center, both sold out before the album even released. In the comparatively bigger Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, tickets held out for a little longer, but don’t wait to snag yours. // 8 p.m., $70.48, AA

Hozier - Francesca
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