Sat., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., $18-$21, with Nosaj Thing, TLA, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, livenation.com
There's an uncharacteristically sedate cut on Bassnectar's hard-hitting new full-length, Cozza Frenzy
, titled "I Wish I Was A Hipster." Trust me, it's not true.
Sat., Nov. 14, workshop 2 p.m., $45-$50; show 8 p.m., $20-$25; The Psalm Salon, 5841 Overbrook Ave., 215-477-7578, psalmsalon.com
Drummers of Philadelphia, do you have the nerve to participate in an intimate frame-drum workshop with a multi-Grammy winner?
Mon.-Thu., Nov. 16-19, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., $15 per show, Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com
The explosion of Israeli musicians onto the U.S. jazz scene has been
told and retold countless times. But just because the story has become
tired doesn't mean the music has.
Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $12, Powel House, 244 S. Third St., bowerbird.org
The highlight of the evening is undoubtedly the rare appearance of
British axe man John Butcher, an improvisational intellectual whose
intense minimalism works with sound on the subatomic level he studied
as a physics Ph.D.
Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $25, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914, paintedbride.org
Wide-ranging on his own — he plays piano, sax and percussion in the
group — Apfelbaum intended the band to explore a variety of music,
marrying jazz with sounds from other cultures.
Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $15-$25, Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch St., 215-228-2224,classicalsymphony.org
Mega concerts were around a long time before the rock bacchanals of the
'60s. The 19th-century longhairs reveled in such events, replete with
dandified performers and swooning audiences.
Sun., Nov. 15, 8 p.m., $10, with The Mad Scene and U.S. Girls, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 866-468-7619, kungfunecktie.com
The reckless, shattered lo-fi art punk band formed in Dunedin in 1981
in protest of then-apartheid South Africa's Springboks rugby team tour
of the islands, and has raged ever since.