Head to Ortlieb's this Tuesday and get your boogie on. An evening of free (!) live jazz will be hosted by Joe Breidenstine–a funky trumpeter who has studied under renowned brass teachers like Carmine Caruso. Insider's tip: the soulful tunes pair perfectly with the bar's solid craft beer offerings and killer tacos. Listen before you go: "Mamacita." Tuesday, March 3rd, 8 p.m., 21+ Ortlieb's, 847 N. Third Street.
Since their debut in 2008, Punch Brothers have modernized the sound of bluegrass, "weaving in elements of classical, alternative rock, jazz and even mainstream pop." The quintet mixes warm vocal harmonies with rapid-fire string arrangements, utilizing the mandolin, fiddle, and banjo to push the boundaries of their sound. The show will feature songs from their well-received fourth album–The Phosphorescent Blues–which was released last month. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Julep." Wednesday, March 4th, 8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
If you happen to have a playlist dedicated solely to the sweet harmonies of Boyz II Men, this show is for you. Philly-based group MPrynt delivers contemporary melodies reminiscent of classic R&B artists, with sounds "rooted in the rich, soulful musical tradition the City of Brotherly Love is legendary for." Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "One Sweet Day feat. GoodGirl." Thursday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m., Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), 334 South Street.
Three years ago, Utah-based rock band Desert Noises packed their bags and hopped in a van, leaving behind jobs, family, and ideas of a conventional lifestyle to travel America and pursue music full-time. Since embarking on that journey, the foursome has built a reputation "as a must-see live act by touring relentlessly and bringing their signature brand of unbridled, infectious rock to clubs and major festivals throughout the U.S." The show will also feature Levee Drivers and Can You Canoe. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Oak Tree." Friday, March 6th, 8 p.m., 21+, Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad Street.
If you've turned on the radio any time in the last year, you're probably familiar with Hozier's single, "Take Me To Church," dubbed the most-shared Spotify tune of 2014 with over 87 million plays. With bluesy, gospel-laced songs stripped of frills, the Irish native differs from many of the contemporary artists sharing similar accolades. Sharp, smoky vocals are coupled with wicked strings to produce trance-like tracks that beg for your full attention. He's just one of those artists you need to see live. You can still find tickets right here. Listen before you go: "From Eden." Saturday, March 7th, 8:30 p.m., Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street.
Founded by frontman Kevin Barnes, of Montreal is a noted member of Elephant 6, the recording company responsible for launching many of 1990's independent bands, all known for their shared appreciation of 1960s pop. The funky Georgia rock band is also known for their constant musical evolution, with records that explore a vast range of sounds from psychedelic pop to glam rock. Their 13th album, Aureate Gloom, will be released this week. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Empyrean Abattoir." Sunday, March 8th, 8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
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