Philly April shows you don’t want to miss!!

Tax Refund or Concert Fund? April shows are here!

How do I know winter is over? Concert season has officially begun. Winter’s drag has come and gone (hopefully) leading to an abundance of awesome shows in Philly. I’m here to give you the low down of April shows.

Aldous Harding

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Wednesday 4/10 Johnny’s Brenda’s welcomes Aldous Harding for what promises to be a dreamy show. Harding released a new single “The Barrel” back in February.

Harding’s soft vocals make me nostalgic for Nike Drake. Her third album, ‘Designer,’ comes out April 26th. Expect new songs gang. Expect to swoon. Tickets are $13. Get your tickets here.

 

Sixteen Jackies

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Philadelphia’s own, Sixteen Jackies, have two shows this April. April 20th they play Underground Arts opening for The Coat Hangers. Tickets are $15. Get your tickets here.

April 25th’s show is a sold out one at Boot & Saddle alongside Orville Peck. Kudos to you folks who snagged tickets.

A band whose live performances truly invoke tones of Bowie and Velvet Underground they are a treat live. Check out their cover of “Golden Years” by Bowie from a KFN show back in 2017.

 

Alright, I’ll end this with one specific day in April in which there are KILLER shows in abundance throughout the city. Monday April 29th. Here we go.

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore @ Johnny Brenda’s

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Time to get whimsical guys. As solo artists these are some seriously artistic gals, collectively this is a show not to be missed. Their collaborative album ‘Ghost Forests’ is a compilation of incredible instrumental work, harps, guitars, and humans included. Check our the opening track to the album, “Between Two Worlds.” Come, let’s meld together.

Tickets are $13. Get them here.

Diet Cig @ Union Transfer.

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A promisingly energetic show no doubt. Pop-punk duo, Diet Cig plays Union Transfer opening up for PUP. I honestly cannot get enough of these guys. They put me in a stellar mood. Make me want dance on my bed like I was just gifted a mix tape from a crush *queue Kirsten Dunst scene from Bring It On*.

Unfortunately gang this gig is sold out. I’d scalp a ticket though. The bill is stacked with PUP headlining and Ratboys as an opening act as well.

SASAMI @ Philamoca.

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Notable artist to watch by NPR during their SXSW coverage. SASAMI plays at Philamoca on this epic night of Philadelphia concerts. Certainly not new to the music scene having played alongside Cherry Glazerr and contributing to albums for Wild Nothing and Hand Habits, SASAMI is a well-rounded musical babe. Her first self-released single “Callous” was given Pitchfork’s “Best New Track.” SASAMI’s synthy and celestial guitar rhythms will get you grooving all night long.

Tickets are $10. Get there here.

 

Sheer Mag @ First Unitarian Church

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Philly-based Sheer Mag is back again. Playing a stellar show at the church and pending a cold front, my advice is get ready to sweat. With powerhouse vocals from Tina Halladay coupled with hooked-filled riffs, this would be quite the show to close April out with.

Tickets are $13. Get them here.

BUT REALLY HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CHOOSE?!?!

Happy April gang. File your taxes.

 

xx Meg

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