Fri., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., $12, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St., arsnovaworkshop.com
It's a meeting of two of the most influential regional collectives in
free jazz history both born of the relatively barren Midwest when
these two join forces.
Wed., Nov. 25, 9 p.m., $7, hosted by Reef the Lost Cauze, Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com
DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz, curators of high-energy year-themed parties,
will be packing the club and playing all hip-hop and pop hits from
Fri., Nov. 20, 9 p.m., $12-$15, with Nomad, L-Vis 1990, Bok-Bok, Kingdom, DJ Sega, Dirty South Joe, Flufftronix and Lady Prowl, Mad Decent Mausoleum, 531 N. 12th St., radsummer.com
As dubsteppers go, 20-year-old Liam McLean (aka Bristol producer Joker)
seems nearly as focused on sparking dancefloors as he is on inducing
woozy, head-nodding hypnosis.
Tue., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $11-$13, with Natural Selection, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
If you've slept on N'dambi, it's time to wake up.
Mon., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $5, Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684, arsnovaworkshop.com
Ars Nova Workshop's Composer Portrait concerts have been illuminating
experiences, emphasizing the vision of some of modern jazz's greatest
Sat., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., $12 with Aidan Baker, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com
As we inch into the frostier months, it's an apt time for the glacial,
richly enveloping abstract drone music that Montrealer Tim Hecker has
made his stock-in-trade for nearly a decade now.