Studies have shown that music can do wonders to lower our anxiety and releases dopamine in our brains, so seeing live music this month may be just what the doctor ordered. From exciting newcomers to old favorites, here’s who’s gracing Philly’s stages in March. @cupcakkeafreakk via Instagram CupcakKe March 03, 8:30 PM — 11:30 PM The Foundry Chicago rapper Elizabeth Harris made a name for her wild rhymes on "Vagina," "CPR," and "Spiderman Dick." $18 / RSVP Daniel Dorsa Diet Cig March 03, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM First Unitarian Church Sprightly New York "slop pop" duo Diet Cig close out their tour in Philly performing for the first time as a four-piece. Hear the charmingly bitter "Harvard" and empowering "Tummy Ache." $15 / RSVP Amber Patrick Low Cut Connie March 03, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM Musikfest Cafe Set to release their most realized album to date, "Dirty Pictures (Part 2)," Philly's Low Cut Connie prove they're more than a party bar band with vulnerable songs and synchronized grooves. $15 - $20 / RSVP CJ Monk Shopping March 04, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM Johnny Brenda's London/Glasgow-based post-punk trio stick to the basics with their guitar-bass-drums setup but prove that's all you need to create edgy, enigmatic, and ultimately danceable punk. $12 / RSVP Debi Del Grande Spoon March 06, 8:30 PM — 10:30 PM Theatre of Living Arts On their latest album "Hot Thoughts," indie rock stalwarts Spoon add flourishes of electronic elements and funk to their unbeatable songwriting formula. Hear cuts "Can I Sit Next To You" live. $85 - $165 / RSVP Jody Rogac David Byrne March 07, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM Hershey Theatre Touring behind his latest solo album, "American Utopia," the Talking Heads frontman will perform with a twelve-piece band for a choreographed concert. $120 - $338 / RSVP Kim Hiorthøy Kelly Lee Owens March 17, 8:30 PM — 11:00 PM Boot and Saddle Experimental electro-pop artist Kelly Lee Owens makes subtle and atmospheric music that builds and flips inward on itself. Get swept up by the crescendos and dance at the songs' peaks. $12 / RSVP Brad Elterman MGMT March 20, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM Electric Factory Five years since their last album, MGMT prove that time is on their side with the synth-heavy "Little Dark Age." Just as fun as their 2007 debut, this latest effort is wonderfully wonky. $43 / RSVP Gabe Shaddow Ty Dolla $ign March 21, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM Theatre of Living Arts After releasing the third installment in his "Beach House" series late last year, lauded for its artistry, collaborations, and listenability, Ty Dolla $ign brings the work to Philly. $29 / RSVP Matt Barnes Born Ruffians March 22, 9:15 PM — 11:00 PM Johnny Brenda's Charming indie rock stalwarts Born Ruffians just released their fifth album, "Uncle, Duke and the Chief," a collection of acoustic-guitar led songs with a surf-rock vibe, named after their fathers. $15 / RSVP Alix Spence Son Lux March 23, 9:00 PM — 11:00 PM The Foundry Famous for crafting experimental songs that blend the acoustic and electronic with pained, theatrical vocals, Ryan Lott, a.k.a Son Lux returns with his latest album "Brighter Wounds." $17 / RSVP Fat Possum Records Courtney Marie Andrews March 24, 8:30 PM — 11:00 PM Boot and Saddle Courtney Marie Andrews' writing is so intimate it feels like you're in the room with her when she writes. Her soprano country-croon is front and center on her new album "May Your Kindness Remain." $12 / RSVP Polyvinyl Records Of Montreal March 28, 8:30 PM — 11:00 PM Union Transfer Avant-garde pop provocateurs Of Montreal have a dancey, disco-inspired new album "White is Relic/Irrealis Mood" out now. Inspired by '80s extended dance mixes, expect to get moving. $20 / RSVP Red Bull Records Albert Hammond Jr. March 30, 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM First Unitarian Church Sure, Albert Hammond Jr. might be known for his work in The Strokes, but he's also an accomplished solo act, too. His latest album, "Francis Trouble" explores the stillborn death of his twin brother. $16 / RSVP Topshelf Records Queen of Jeans March 31, 9:00 PM — 11:00 PM Underground Arts Celebrate the debut album release of Philly dream-pop-meets-surf-rock quartet Queen Of Jeans, "Dig Yourself," nine tight tracks with buttery vocals, harmonies, and romantic grooves. $13 / RSVP You Might Also Like This Valentine’s Day, Gift a Uniquely Philadelphia Exp... Philadelphia 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This... Philadelphia 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This... Where to Take Dance Classes in Philly Comments 0 Comments Submit a comment Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.