Music: 6 Shows to See in Philly This Week

Beyonce, James Blake, and Alessia Cara are in town.

From Beyonce's Instagram account.

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The Bird and The Bee with Samantha Sidley @ Underground Arts | Wednesday, September 28
Musicians Inara George and Greg Kurstin teamed up for The Bird and The Bee, with George handling the vocals and Kurstin focusing on the music for the indie pop duo. Fellow Los Angeles-based singer Samantha Sidley is also on the bill.

Jenny Hval @ PhilaMOCA | Thursday, September 29
Jenny Hval’s new album, Blood Bitch, comes out Friday, and — wait, let me explain. She’s just “tying her personal life to a fictitious fantasy world inhabited by vampires.” Concept aside (or not, your call), Hval’s music has a haunting, intimate quality that’s worth checking out.

Beyonce @ Lincoln Financial Field | Thursday, September 29
Bey brings her Formation World Tour back to Philly for a second show at the Linc, so if you didn’t see her here in June you’ve been blessed with a second chance.

James Blake @ Electric Factory | Friday, September 30
British musician James Blake is on tour for his new album, The Colour in Anything. Maybe he’ll come to Philly a day early to see Beyonce; he’s featured on her Lemonade. Moses Sumney opens.

Alessia Cara @ The Fillmore | Friday, September 30
Twenty-year-old pop singer Alessia Cara is more Lorde than Ariana Grande: Her 2015 hit, “Here,” is about feeling uncomfortable at a party.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox @ Keswick Theatre | Monday, October 3
This show is next week, but since I don’t write about music on Mondays you’re getting a heads up now. Postmodern Jukebox, a collective founded by Scott Bradlee, does retro, jazzy covers of pop songs, like this remake of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child (Beyonce’s former group):

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