Maroon 5's V Tour will make a stop in our hood tonight. Fans of the Los Angeles outfit won't be disappointed: in addition to the eye candy that is frontman Adam Levine, expect a solid setlist including the band's recent chart-topping hits, as well as throwback favorites circa Songs About Jane. Oh, and get there early–opening acts Magic! and Rozzi Crane are worth checking out. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Sugar." Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street.
Kristin Diable has been belting out soulful, Southern-kissed vocals for awhile now, though her latest album, Create Your Own Mythology, is arguably her most impressive work yet. The Louisiana native "incorporates aspects of classic pop, swamp, jazzy rockabilly and smooth country by way of Patsy Cline"–a style that's hard to dislike. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "I've Been Searching." Tuesday, March 10th, 8 p.m., 21+, MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut Street.
If you're in need of a midweek pick-me-up, catch Flight Facilities–the Australian electronic music duo comprised of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell. The pair are known for their dance-inducing, feel-good singles, with "soft-focus synths and pulsing beats" that fall somewhere between EDM and pop. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go, "Crave You." Wednesday, March 11th, 8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
At the ripe age of 18, Dylan Gardner scored a record deal, signing with Warner Bros this past August after wooing Spotify listeners with his track "Let's Get Started," which quickly garnered over 2.7 million plays. Babyfaced and bespectacled, Gardner has a contagious energy and quirky personality–he's "prone to saying things like, 'I cut my teeth playing blues bars in Illinois', and it’s actually true." His upbeat vocals and catchy guitar riffs are easy to fall in love with. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Too Afraid To Love You." Thursday, March 12th, 8 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
With over 20 years since the release of their first album, the Philly-based hip-hop blues trio, G. Love & Special Sauce, have reunited after a long hiatus. Don't miss their hometown stop on the anniversary tour, which will include tracks from their latest album–Sugar–along with funky fan-favorites like "Cold Beverage" and "Baby's Got Sauce." Matt Costa will open the show. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Nothing Quite Like Home." Friday, March 13th, 8:30 p.m., Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), 334 South Street.
If you're a fan of American blues, then you know ZZ Top is simply a must-see gig. The Texas trio–with all original members still onboard–have been playing for four decades, making music that is consistently "instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, and profoundly soulful." Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "La Grange." Saturday, March 14th, 9 p.m., Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th.
As a singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer, Philly local Ross Bellenoit wears many a hat. His talents have scored him some brag-worthy experiences, perhaps most notably "touring with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee's band in 2007." In addition to Bellenoit's musical prowess, the show will feature performances from Bryce Jardine and Alec Stewart. Tickets are available for purchase online. Listen before you go: "Besides." Sunday, March 15th, 7 p.m., 21+, Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd Street.
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