You know what the doctor says: A little music every day keeps the blahs away. To help, we round up a concert for every day of this week.
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit first plucked their way into our hearts with their cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" in 2008. They soon became buddies with indie poster boy Connor Oberst and their popularity soared. Now a full-fledged headlining act, these young artists have been busy doing the late night circuit and selling out shows. Be sure to see them as they hit Philly Monday before tickets are gone. Monday, June 9th, 8:30 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026, Spring Garden Street.
Also known as "Jr. Gong" and "Gong Zilla", Damian Marley has made a name for himself as a reggae artist, despite the towering shadow of his father, legend Bob Marley. Damian has been performing since 13, and has six studio albums under his belt. Along with hip hop group Atmosphere, Damian will light up the Electric Factory with music and good vibes. Tuesday, June 10th, 7:30 p.m., The Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street.
Experimental rockers Animal Collective have been touring all over the place since the release of their album Centipede Hz two years ago. Ten bucks is a steal to catch this trippy act. Group members Deacon and Geologist will be manning the DJ table and playing from the bands catalog of music. The show is only for those 21 an older, so younger fans will have to wait until the next time these guys hit Philly. Wednesday, June 11th, 10 p.m., Dolphin Tavern, 1539 Broad Street.
Eric Goulden, aka Wreckless Eric, recently celebrated his 60th birthday by starting a tour across his native England as well as several stops here in the states. The Brit rock and roller has not lost a step , with the singer-songwriter continuing to produce music. While it has been almost 40 years since his hit single "(I'd Go the) Whole Wide World", Eric is showing no signs of slowing down. WXPN is hosting the show this Thursday at the Tin Angel - a great place to sit, eat and enjoy the music. Thursday, June 12th, 8 p.m., Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd Street.
Music legends Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss are touring together for the first time this summer. This will be an unforgettable show with two of the best artists country has to offer combining for a night of music at one of the city's best venues.Get your tickets now before they go. There won't be a bad seat in the house. Friday, June 13th, 7 p.m., The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue.
California based group Rebelution have created a unique rock/reggae sound that has grown more popular with release. On June 10th, Count Me In, the groups fourth studio album hits shelves and they have wasted no time in spreading the word. Rebelution will hit the newly renovated Festival Pier Saturday as part of their Count Me In Summer Tour. An outside venue is the ideal place to see these guys. With several other bands set to open, make a day out of the beautiful scenery and good music. Saturday, June 14th, 6:30 p.m., Festival Pier (at Penn's Landing), Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street.
One of the few shows on their tour to have not sold out, tUnE-yArDs will bring their pop-electronic-downright fun sound to Union Transfer. A show for all ages, tUnE-yArDs is the project of New England native Merrill Garbus. By layering live instruments with drum loops made up on the spot, their sound is equal parts catchy and fun. Nikki Nack, the groups third album was released last month, so expect to hear some new tunes that are sure to get you moving. Act fast. Sunday, June 15th, 8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
Extra Reading: More shows in our 2014 Summer Concert Guide