Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Dead Flowers are rooted in alternative country, rock and bluesy tones. A supportive fanbase helped to crowdfund their debut album, For You, which was followed by the sophomore LP, His Blues, last year. They will join a host of bands including The Go Set, the Australian punk-folk group, as well as punk bands The Mad Splatter and Hemlines. Listen before you go: "I Won't Go." Monday, September 28th, 8 pm doors, 21+, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street.
New Yorker Bridget Kelly has been known for her songwriting talent, earning a Grammy for Kelly Clarkson's "Einstein" in 2013. After stepping into the recording world and later separating from Jay Z's label, the artist has created an independent voice. Her latest, appropriately-named EP Summer of 17, keeps a warm, poppy beat. She will appear with Philly's Brianna Cash and Afro-alternative artist RoseMary Fiki. Listen before you go: "Act Like That ft. Mack Wilds." Tuesday, September 29th, 7 pm doors, 21+, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street.
Surf rock meets grungy angst when Wavves takes the stage. The group will perform for Philly just days before the official release of their 5th album, V. Their presence will be well complemented by the distortion twang of supporting Chicago band Twin Peaks, and labelmates Steep Leans. Listen before you go: "Way Too Much." Wednesday, September 30th, 8 pm, TLA, 334 South Street.
Philly's Marian Hill are homebound this week for their fall tour after sold-out shows in D.C. and New York. The release of their 2015 EP, Sway, introduced simple but jazzy beats accompanied by Samantha Gongol's alluringly rich vocals. They will be joined by Heavy Mellow, a flamenco group that most recently released acoustic covers of metal hits. Listen before you go: "One Time." Thursday, October 1st, 8:30 pm, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
English singer-songwriter Frank Turner is the master of marrying punk and folk. The release of his sixth album, Positive Songs For Negative People, still features those strong, belted vocals that also incorporate a rock feel. Traditional folk band Skinny Lister and common-man folk singer Jay McAllister, known as Beans On Toast, will join Turner at the newly opened Fillmore. Listen before you go: "Long Live the Queen." Friday, October 2nd, 8 pm, The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal Street.
Supergroups don't always work, but when they do, they're something special. Scottish band Franz Ferdinand, known for their smash dance-rock anthems like "Take Me Out" and "No You Girls," has teamed up with their inspirations, the glam Mael brothers of Sparks. The result is FFS, a cross-generational force that manages to capture the quirks of both bands. Listen before you go: "Johnny Delusional." Saturday, October 3rd, 8 pm, The Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street.
Taylor Davis is an example of talent making it big through the digital channels of YouTube. The violinist has created renditions of music from well-known video games, anime and film. Her new tour will support her first original album of music after having landed on the Billboard Classical charts with her own personal style. Listen before you go: "Nebulous." Sunday, October 4th, 8 pm, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
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