Who’s Playing Philly This Week
Tower Theatre, $35, All Ages
LA-based alt-rock band Silversun Pickups hit the Tower theatre this Tuesday, touring in support of their latest album, Neck of the Woods. With supporting acts Cloud Nothings and Atlas Genius, the show should please any indie rock fan.
Listen: Bloody Mary
TLA, $15, All Ages
Fans of love, loss, desperation and all that comes between? We’re moving to New York, because we have problems with our sleep, but come out on Tuesday and let’s dance to “Let’s Dance to Joy Division.” Make sure to wear your short skirts and keep your long hair down — our hormones are flying everywhere.
Listen: Let’s Dance to Joy Division
Tower Theatre, $35-$55, All Ages
Classic and goofy, Primus have always been a hit with some people (and a miss with many others). However, check out their brand of occasionally–sensical rock this week at the Tower Theatre, and maybe you can convince the band to sing karaoke with you afterwards.
Listen: Last Salmon Man
Milkboy Philly, $8, 21+
Hank & Cupcakes are a husband and wife team, made up of Hank (Ariel Scherbacovsky) and Cupcakes (Sagit Shir). Hailing from Williamsburg by way of Tel Aviv, the pair put out catchy, edgy pop records, and are known for their frantically energetic live shows.
Listen: She’s Lost Control
Johnny Brenda’s, $10, 21+
New Orleans band Generationals have had as much success as it’s possible to have while remaining slightly under the radar, including a Bloomingdale’s commercial and a Starbucks endorsement. But there’s a reason for their mainstream indie-darling status–they continue to produce infectious pop songs with a retro bite with relentless consistency.
Listen: Lucky Numbers
Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, $8, 21+
Savoir Adore are a dream-pop duo from Brooklyn who layer warm harmonies with lush vocals and sweet, storybook lyrics. Don’t miss this show or their new album, which drops October 16th.
Trocadero, $22, All Ages
The genius himself arrives in Philly just in time for fall break. GZA will perform the entirety of Liquid Swords next Saturday, bringing his brand of intellectual OG status to the warm halls of the Trocadero. This is sure to be an event, so consider heading out if only to get a slice of hip–hop history.
Listen: Living In The World Today
North Star Bar, $12, 21+
LA’s Sea Wolf is led by Alex Church, an indie rock band with a folksy vibe. Sea Wolf’s newest album, “Old World Romance” is a cohesive set of lovely songs. For fans of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Listen: You’re A Wolf