Tuesday, January 29 – Frances Quinlan (of Hop Along) @ PhilaMOCA – The Key Presents Tuesday Tune-Out – 7:30/$5 donation – Info
It’s the last Tuesday of the month, which means it’s the last Tuesday Tune-Out for this month’s curator, WXPN’s The Key. They’re closing out a great lineup with a solo set from Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan. John Vettese, editor of The Key, has called the band’s full-length Get Disowned, “the best album of 2012.” Those in attendance will get to hear songs from that album, as well as some new ones. They’ll then get to watch a 1950s Fellini movie that one of Hop Along’s early songs was named for.
Stream Get Disowned here.
Wednesday, January 30 – Cat Power @ Electric Factory – 8:30/$30 – Tickets
Originally scheduled to play at the Electric Factory this past October, Cat Power will make up her postponed show this Wednesday in support of her new album Sun. The new album, Chan Marshall’s 9th, has been critically acclaimed by many, including Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound, and Rolling Stone. And after a tough 2012, she appears to be back on track in 2013.
Watch the video for “Cherokee” from Sun here.
Thursday, January 31 – The Lumineers @ Tower Theatre – 8:00/SOLD OUT – Info
It’s been quite a year for The Lumineers. Last April, they released their self-titled debut LP (now certified Gold) and its hit single “Ho Hey” immediately took the band to unprecedented heights. That same month they played a sold out show at Johnny Brenda’s (recap here) before returning in the summer as one of the highlights of the XPoNential Music Festival. Their latest visit to Philly was as the opening act for Dave Matthews Band at the Wells Fargo Center. Now they return on a completely sold out tour of East Coast theaters, including Thursday’s show at the Tower.
Stream The Lumineers’ self-titled debut LP here.
Thursday, January 31 – The Stray Birds @ World Cafe Live – 8:00/$8 – Tickets
For all those not going to see The Lumineers on Thursday night, there’s no reason not to find yourself at World Cafe Live for The Stray Birds. This folk trio hails from Lancaster County and has seen plenty of love from NPR and WXPN behind last year’s self-titled LP. It’s great folk music tinged with a little bluegrass, and it’ll make you forget all about that trio that is seemingly everywhere all at once.
Check out their live session for NPR’s Folk Alley here.
Also playing this week: 10,000 Maniacs, Matt Duke (with Sean Hoots), Musiq Soulchild, & more. Check out a full listing of upcoming shows on the XPN Concert Calendar.