Fri., Oct. 15, 7 p.m., $5-$7, with Arrah and the Ferns, Sisters 3, Philly AIDS Thrift Warehouse, 514 Bainbridge St., 215-922-3186.
We underestimate Dangerous Ponies by calling them "pop."
Tue., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $18, with John Vanderslice, Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St., 215-928-0770, tinangel.com
Somewhere in the overlapping part of their Venn diagram, Darnielle and
Bruno collaborated as The Extra Glenns on a few songs released on
Shrimper compilation cassettes.
Tue., Oct. 19, 9 p.m., $10-$12, with Ferraby Lionheart and Sisters 3, Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 877-435-9849, johnnybrendas.com
Sometimes First Aid Kit sound like they're riding the tiny, pretty
wave of modern folk-pop.
Wed., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $8 with Woven Bones, Reading Rainbow, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com
Frankie Rose has played, sung and written songs for some of the buzziest
bands — both sonically and reception-wise — of the past couple years.
Mon., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$44.50, with Shannon Whitworth, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
Raul Malo went to Texas to record his latest, but Saints and Sinners
echoes with some of that midcentury Nashville sound.
Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m., $29, with Childish Gambino, TLA, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, livenation.com
The Heavy, who hail from the awesomely-named U.K. town of Noid,
resurrect an electrified, Anglified take on Afro-American roots forms.
Tue., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $10-$27, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org
In the lineages of the classical music world, being an important student of the great pianist Alfred Brendel is a big deal.
Thu., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $13, with Grouplove, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com
The way these things go, these fresh-faced purveyors of fizzy electro-pop blog-fodder could be headlining the Mann next summer.