Bobby Zankel and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa, Sat., May 8, 8 p.m., $25, Science Center Theater, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, 215-641-6518, mc3.edu
Bobby Zankel's avant-big band, Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, have
been wrestling their way through the dense foliage of the saxophonist's
compositions for almost a decade now, overspilling the tiny stage at
Tritone once a month.
Sun., May 9, 7:30 p.m., $13, with Toro Y Moi, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 877-435-9849, r5productions.com
If Dan Snaith's 2007 album Andorra
could be summed up by the title of its stunning tone-setter, "Melody Day," his new one is more like Rhythm Night.
Thu., May 6, 9 p.m., $8, with the Danvilles, Nikki and the Weeps and Solved with Science, Khyber, 56 S. Second St., 215-238-5888, thekhyber.com
Last week Xiu Xiu made a call for fans to donate locks
of hair, which his band would then burn and inhale for whatever ungodly
reason. This sent Chris Blasucci into a furor; his
one-man-production Hair Rocket has been doing this for the better part
of two years.
Sun., May 9, 8 p.m., $12, International House, 3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, arsnovaworkshop.org
German pianist/vibraphonist Karl Berger performed alongside many of the
greats in improvised music, including Don Cherry, whose music he
revisits with an all-star septet Sunday at I-House.
Here's to Taking It Easy
Wed., May 12, 9 p.m., $10-$13, with The Quelle Source, Blockley Pourhouse, 3801 Chestnut St., 215-222-1234, theblockley.com
should be an homage to the Eagles, and that's roughly how it plays, with a
newly full-fledged band injecting some welcome sunshine and a rangy
Neil Young looseness.
Sun., May 9, 7:30 p.m., $31-$44, with Findlay Brown, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
Shelby Lynne's calling all the shots.
Thu., May 6, 9 p.m., $15, with EOTO and Ryat, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
It was only a matter of time before dubstep got its very own Asian Dub Foundation.