Thu., July 2, 9:30 p.m., $10, Tritone, 1508 South St., 215-545-0475, tritonebar.com
Bobby Zankel doesn't need a
14-piece ensemble in which to make dense horn charts fly or dynamic
Thu., July 2, 7 p.m., $12, with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, First Unitarian Church Chapel, 2125 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com
Itsy-bitsy California indie project Cryptacize is slowly turning into
an actual band.
Wed., July 8, 10 p.m., $10, with Dot.matic
, Kanu, Mydnite Angel, Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 215-592-8838, eavesdropsessions.blogspot
This may be the closest you'll come to someone who was discovered by Randy Jackson.
Tue., July 7, 8 p.m., $10, with Matt & Kim and Team Robespierre, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com.
Brian King and David Prowse always meant to make their garage rock outfit a trio but never got around to finding a lead singer.
Wed., July 8, 8 p.m., $25-$35, , World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
Three albums and a few children later, Aja and Fatin still possess that true love of soul and self that you've been reading about in City Paper
for almost a decade.
Fri., July 3, 5:45 and 7:15 p.m., free with museum admission of $16, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Parkway, 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org
Whether singing in English, Spanish or Portuguese, Magos Herrera's
expressive voice bridges language barriers through pure emotion.
Thu., July 2, 8:30 p.m., $25-$27, with The Entrance Band and Kurt Vile & the Violators, Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St., 215-336-2000, electricfactory.info
There was probably a time when it seemed that Sonic Youth might deconstruct rock music into nothingness.
Wed., July 8, 6:30 p.m., $12, with The Subhumans and The Ray Gradys, Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com.
Witch Hunt is pissed off. That they
manage to channel it into some furious, glorious music is some kind of
public safety miracle.