Looking to shake those post-holiday, back-to-work, Monday blues? Head to Underground Arts for Drunk Piano, a free weekly series that mixes music, comedy, burlesque, and cabaret. The title says it all: Host Jay Davidson "invites a group of local and international touring artists as guest stars, gets them drunk, and then makes them play piano for the masses." For more information, click here. Monday, January 5th, 9 p.m., Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street.
This Portland, Oregon native was discovered working the New York music scene back in 2012. Since then, MTV has named her one of 2014's "15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop.” See her before she hits the big time at World Café Live, which describes her describes like so: “If you put a mid-career Jenny Lewis album in a room with Regina Spektor's coloring, Joanna Newsom's lyric poetry, and a dose of Tina Fey's sharp wit,” you’ll get Kate Davis. That’s a tall order, but it has our ears perked. January 21st, 8pm, $9-$11, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
You may recognize Turquoise Jeep Records from their two YouTube hits, "Lemme Smang It" and "Did I Mention I Like to Dance." The label currently has one album with four singles. Joining them on set will be Kosha Dillz. Kosha's new album guest appearances from underground hip hop vet Murs to rap queen Gangsta Boo. W.C. Lindsay will also be joining them. He tries to create a dichotomy for his music, which also creates a dynamic show. This will be a great Thursday night. January 22nd, 8:30, $15, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
Marilyn Manson's reputation as one of the most vilified rockers in history precedes him. The man has become famous not only for his musical talent but for being a martyr against censorship—and just plain creepy. Come join Manson and listen to his new album, The Pale Emperor, that will be released January 20th. This concert is open for all ages. January 23rd, 8:30pm, $62.50-$68, Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street.
Many people may know Reel Big Fish from when they started to become more mainstream in the mid-90s. They have been able to expand their following through movie appearances and playing tours worldwide. For all you ’90s fans, the lead singer and songwriter is still Aaron Barrett. Twenty-year vets Less Than Jake will be joining them on stage. January 24th, 8pm, $30.85, Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street.
Electronic music artist Power Animal (aka Philly's Keith Hampson) will be joined at Bourbon & Branch this week by Pregnant, Idiot Forever and Raymond Chalme. Sunday, January 25th, 7pm, $7-$10, Bourbon & Branch, 705 North Second Street.
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