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Your Guide To Live Music In Philly This March

By / February 13, 2018

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.

CupcakKe

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

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

Low Cut Connie

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

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

Spoon

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

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

Kelly Lee Owens

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

MGMT

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

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

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

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

Courtney Marie Andrews

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

Of Montreal

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

Albert Hammond Jr.

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

Queen of Jeans

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

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Allie Volpe is a culture, entertainment, and lifestyle reporter based in Philadelphia. She is a distance runner, loves dessert, and has the same birthday as Beyonce.

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