Music: 5 Shows to See in Philly This Week

Daya at the Trocadero, Big Gigantic at the Fillmore, and more concerts to check out.

Daya plays the Troc on Saturday. Photo from Facebook/The Official Daya

Daya plays the Troc on Saturday. Photo from Facebook/The Official Daya

July Talk @ Boot & Saddle | Wednesday, February 15
Peter Dreimanis’ scratchy, deep voice blends with Leah Fay’s light and sweeter tones atop driving guitar riffs and a thudding-but-danceable rhythm section on this Toronto-based band’s records, including last year’s Touch. They’ve opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer and Alabama Shakes.

Lemuria @ First Unitarian Church | Saturday, February 18
Indie rockers Lemuria out of Albany, New York are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut LP, Get Better. The album and band have an ’80s-into-’90s influence, with shared vocals from drummer Alex Kerns and guitarist Sheena Ozzella. Philly’s Cayetana are also on the bill.

Daya @ Trocadero Theatre | Saturday, February 18
At only 18, Pittsburgh native Daya has already had a few pop songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100, including her first single, “Hide Away,” released when she was just 16. Her debut LP, featuring the title track “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” came out in October. You’ve also heard her voice on The Chainsmokers’ Grammy-winning EDM hit, “Don’t Let Me Down.”

Big Gigantic @ The Fillmore | Saturday, February 18
Electronic duo and festival favorites Big Gigantic are on tour for their new album, Brighter Future, featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, Griz, Cherub, Pell and Angela McCluskey.

Less Than Jake @ The Fillmore | Sunday, February 19
Less Than Jake has been making ska/punk music for 25 years, bouncing around between minor and major labels and getting a big boost from the ska craze in the mid-’90s. Their last full-length studio album was 2013’s See the Light, but they just dropped a new EP, Sound the Alarm, earlier this month. Reggae/rock regulars Pepper will support.

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