Music: 8 Shows to See in Philly This Week

Skinny Lister is on a U.S. tour.

Skinny Lister is on a U.S. tour.

Election Night Special @ L’Etage | Tuesday, November 8
It’s a singer-songwriter election night at L’Etage with Adeline Hotel and Minor Moonplay, plus Kristian Rodriguez and Leaf Print.

Tennyson @ Underground Arts Black Box | Wednesday, November 9
The siblings behind electronic duo Tennyson are barely out of their teens, but their experimental sound has a grown-up edge. Luke produces and is on keyboard, while little sister Tess plays drums.

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Music: 6 Shows to See in Philly This Week

Tegan and Sara. Photo by Pamela Littky

Tegan and Sara. Photo by Pamela Littky

Lera Lynn @ World Café Live | Tuesday, November 1
You’ve heard Nashville singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lera Lynn on the True Detective soundtrack. Now hear her live upstairs at World Café Live playing from her new album, Resistor. Anthony Aparo opens.

Tegan and Sara @ Fillmore Philadelphia | Thursday, November 3
Twin sisters Tegan and Sara are on tour for their eighth album, Love You to Death. The Canadian indie pop duo also have some thoughts about Trump and the election.

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 @ Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center | November 3-5
Louis Langrée, music director of the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony, leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in Brahms’ Second Symphony. But first, guest violinist Midori performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

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Music: 5 Shows to See in Philly This Week

The Rolston String Quartet will play the Astral Winners Concert. Photo by Tianxiao Zhang

The Rolston String Quartet will play the Astral Winners Concert. Photo by Tianxiao Zhang

Astral Winners Concert @ Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center | Wednesday, October 26
Six rising solo musicians and one chamber ensemble made the cut out of hundreds in the 2016 National Auditions at Astral, a Philly-based nonprofit that develops the early careers of classical musicians. Hear the winners at this inaugural concert.

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Music: 5 Shows to See in Philly This Week

The Philly Pops start their season with the songs of Elvis Presley.

The Philly Pops start their season with the songs of Elvis Presley.

Esperanza Spalding @ TLA | Tuesday, October 18
Jazz songwriter, singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding is on tour for Emily’s D+Evolution, which Pitchfork named a Best New Album.

Lalah Hathaway @ Tower Theatre | Wednesday, October 19
Stressed about…everything? Relax to the smooth sounds of soul singer Lalah Hathaway, daughter of musicians Donny and Eulaulah Hathaway.

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Music: Shows to See in Philly This Week

Bad Religion @ The Fillmore | Wednesday, October 5
Do you think people choose to play punk music because punk bands never die? Bad Religion, formed in Los Angeles in 1979, comes to town with Against Me! and Dave Hause. Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz owns music label Epitaph Records.

What So Not with Tunji Ige and Michael Christmas @ Electric Factory | Thursday, October 6
I like this mix: What So Not, an electronic music project from Australian producer Emoh Instead, with Philly rapper Tunji Ige and Boston’s Michael Christmas, plus Philly producer Noah Breakfast.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Corinne Bailey Rae at Union Transfer

Corinne Bailey Rae at Union Transfer. Photo by Fabiola Cineas.

Corinne Bailey Rae at Union Transfer. Photo by Fabiola Cineas.

At around 10:30 Tuesday night, the stage at Union Transfer was hazy with smoke—Corinne Bailey Rae had just completed her set, but the crowd didn’t immediately file out. Instead, they began to chant and cheer for the songstress and her four-person band. And just like that, within minutes, Bailey Rae, in her luxe pink jumpsuit, graciously returned to the stage and gave us a 2006 throwback—“Just Like A Star.”

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