Music: Shows to See in Philly This Week
Bad Religion @ The Fillmore | Wednesday, October 5
Do you think people choose to play punk music because punk bands never die? Bad Religion, formed in Los Angeles in 1979, comes to town with Against Me! and Dave Hause. Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz owns music label Epitaph Records.
What So Not with Tunji Ige and Michael Christmas @ Electric Factory | Thursday, October 6
I like this mix: What So Not, an electronic music project from Australian producer Emoh Instead, with Philly rapper Tunji Ige and Boston’s Michael Christmas, plus Philly producer Noah Breakfast.
Crystal Castles @ TLA | Friday, October 7
Experimental, lo-fi electronic duo Crystal Castles are on tour for their new album, the first with singer Edith Frances, Amnesty (I). Frances announced that the band’s share of the album proceeds are going to human rights group Amnesty International.
Project Pabst Citywide Festival @ Electric Factory | Saturday, October 8
There’s pop-punk, indie rock, New Orleans brass and more in the Project Pabst Citywide Festival lineup, featuring Animal Collective, Hop Along, Mac DeMarco, Guided By Voices, Beach Slang, Rebirth Brass Band, Diarrhea Planet and Downtown Boys. The fest is outdoors; Son Little and Vulfpeck play the after-party inside Electric Factory.
Joan Baez with Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Academy of Music | Sunday, October 9
Folk singer and activist Joan Baez, who turned 75 earlier this year, is teaming up with the Innocence Project for this tour to bring attention to the Innocence Network’s efforts to exonerate people who have been wrongly convicted of crimes. Mary Chapin Carpenter is the special guest for the Philly performance.
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