Electronic music enthusiasts, this one's for you. Catch a full set by Fhloston Paradigm (the artist formerly known as King Britt) tonight, with sounds described as "a manifestation of afro futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape." I am not entirely sure what that means–but it sounds like a good time. There will also be a DJ set by Robotique, a spoken word performance from Rasheedah Phillips, and visuals courtesy of Mike Todd. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "The Phoenix." Monday, December 15th, 8 p.m., 21+, Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.
Chris Pureka is a country-inflected folk singer, with soft, breathy vocals and influence drawn from Neil Young. While spending over 10 years touring, Pureka has "crisscrossed the states, sharing the stage with such artists as the Lumineers, Sera Cahoone, Y La Bamba, Martin Sexton and Ani DiFranco." Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Barn Song." Tuesday, December 16th, 8 p.m., 21+, Boot and Saddle, 1131 South Broad Street.
He is luckily well past the days of frosted blonde hair and matching denim-on-denim outfits with Britney Spears–but a heartthrob, he remains. Justin Timberlake will make a stop in our 'hood this week, performing hits from his latest Grammy award-winning album, The 20/20 Experience. By now you should know the facts about JT: his voice is consistently on point, his songs are addicting, and his energetic performances are worth the splurge. Not to mention, the dude pulls off a suit and tie like no other. Tickets are still up for grabs right here. Listen before you go: "Tunnel Vision." Wednesday, December 17th, 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.
Constantine V.–a.k.a. Dreamshow–is an artist, musician, and avid skateboarder born in Manhattan. Accompanied by other guitarists, his sound is influenced heavily by his passion for drumming, and his voice "distinctly punk, but with a fresh emotional range, most notably in the anxious stretches of strong pop melody." The show will also feature sets from The Escape, Alright Junior, and Moonstriker. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Chasing Control." Thursday, December 18th, 8 p.m., 21+, Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut Street.
Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, the du0 known as Johnnyswim, have performed on The Today Show, at the 2013 Bonnaroo Festival, and 333 feet underground in Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns. Their sound, which conjures elements of rock, blues, boleros, folk, and contemporary R&B, was dubbed "infectious" by Vogue. The couple will perform festive tunes from their holiday album, A Johnnyswim Christmas. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Friday, December 19th, 8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
Tall Tall Trees, otherwise known as Mike Savino, has released two records on his own start-up label, Good Neighbor Records. He's worth checking out for his wild banjo playing alone; an instrument he owns by bowing, drumming, and strumming, all coupled with various effects and loopers. Folk musician Ian Fitzgerald will perform as well. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Highwire." Saturday, December 20th, 8 p.m., Central Market House, 34 W Philadelphia Street, York, PA.
Chase Rice is a country singer-songwriter born in North Carolina, known for cowriting the hit single "Cruise," performed by Florida Georgia Line. He released his full length album–Ignite the Night–gaining popularity and a solid following ever since. He also appears to have an affinity for sipping Jack Daniel's on stage, so his shows are pretty much a guaranteed feel-good time. Regularly priced tickets are sold out, but you can still find tickets right here. Listen before you go: "Ready, Set, Roll." Sunday, December 21st, 8 p.m., Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street.
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