Music: 9 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days
The Kominas @ Johnny Brenda’s | Wednesday, June 14
The Boston-based Kominas have been mixing punk with psych, surf and Punjabi folk for more than a decade now. It’s got an edge but I swear you can dance to it. If you want. The band recently recorded an episode of the Shaking Through video series with the Philly-based Weathervane Music non-profit. The track below, from 2015’s Stereotype, puts a snarky spin on a sad-but-true story of discrimination, and hammers it home with bit of the Friends theme.
Wesley Stace and the English UK @ Pastorius Park | Wednesday, June 14
Not only is Wesley Stace a world-class singer, songwriter and showman, but this free concert is an excellent excuse to check out a park Chestnut Hill has been hiding from us.
Sorority Noise @ Union Transfer | Wednesday, June 14
Sheesh, Wednesday night is busy. I was all set to ignore these Hartford emo dudes, but this video kinda got its hooks into me. Here, now it’s your problem. It follows.
Sera Cahoone @ Milkboy | Wednesday, June 14
This Seattle singer-songwriter (and Carissa’s Wierd/Band of Horses alum) is a third country, half Americana and three-quarters indie rock. Sera Cahoone’s latest, From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner), dropped in March. Show up on time to see local favorite Birdie Busch.
American Airlines and Mastercard Present Carrie Underwood @ Fillmore Philly | Thursday, June 15
It was so cool watching American Airlines and Mastercard Present Carrie Underwood win American Idol back in 2005. And then when she sang the anthem at the Stanley Cup Finals, I was like, you go, American Airlines and Mastercard Present Carrie Underwood. Just a heads up: All tickets for this show must be purchased using an American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard credit card brought to you by Underwood/Halliburton, a division of Carl’s Junior in the Year of the Perdue Wonder Chicken.
Sigur Ros @ The Mann Center | Friday, June 16
Sigur Ros is Iceland’s number one exporter of experimental drone pop to listen to with a bowl of cotton balls, marshmallows and Ambien. I like it, but I’m also like it’s a good thing I’m not driving right now. Here, watch a bunch of novelists go nuts.
Lizzo @ Fillmore Philly | Sunday, June 18
With a voice like a soul singer and tongue like a battle-tested MC — am I making sense right now? — Minneapolis rapper Lizzo aims to make you feel good.
Kuf Knotz @ Bourbon & Branch | Monday, June 19
The Philly rapper infuses his music with an experimental spirit and positive vibes.
Bubba Sparxxx @ Kung Fu Necktie | Tuesday, June 20
Sparxxx is still out there reppin’ the Dirty South in rap. Remember when Missy Elliott loaned him that “Get Ur Freak On” sample? Anyway, here’s a new one.