by Adam McGrath
Here are the shows in and around Philly that caught my eye this week. Let us know who you’re seeing with #PhillyConcerts.
Friday, October 10
Iceage @ First Unitarian Church:
The Danish punk band is kicking off a two-month American tour behind their third album, Plowing Into the Field of Love, released this week on Matador Records. With Helm and The Holidays.
Foxygen @ Union Transfer:
The California rock duo of Jonathan Rado and Sam France bring their unpredictable live show to Philly this weekend, showcasing songs from forthcoming album …And Star Power, out next week on Jagjaguwar. With Dub Thompson. Catch the band earlier in the day at WXPN’s Free at Noon.
Saturday, October 11
If you’re not tuckered out from Blocktoberfest, the South Jersey Arts & Farm Festival, or the River City Festival, Saturday night holds even more great bills.
Allo Darlin’ @ Boot & Saddle
The London-based indie pop band is releasing its third album this month, We Come From the Same Place (Slumberland). With The Pretty Greens. Look for our writer Tom at the show and check back for his review.
Jeff the Brotherhood / Diarrhea Planet @ Underground Arts
If you really want to get rowdy on Saturday night, this is the show for you. Both of these bands are known for their raucous live performances. With Left and Right and Hound opening. Look for our writer John at the show and check back for his review.
Sunday, October 12
Monday is a holiday for most folks, so take advantage and get out to a show!
Wheat / Roses / The Shivers / The Skis @ Kung Fu Necktie
I love that bands come down from Brooklyn and Connecticut to play at Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown. All of the bands on this bill have been following their musical passion for years, but I’d especially like to see the interplay of The Shivers’ Keith Zarriello on guitar and vocals and Jo Schornikow on piano.
Check back next Thursday for next weekend’s concert picks, and no matter what show you see, tell us with #PhillyConcerts!