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Black Friday Record Store Day pick: Frank Turner at Main Street Music

Brit songwriter plays a solo show at Main Street Music, and with a full band at the Electric Factory.

Black Friday Record Store Day pick: Frank Turner at Main Street Music

Frank Turner.
Frank Turner.

This year's Black Friday is also a mini-Record Store Day, with music retailers selling all sorts of exclusive releases, from Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello & the Roots, the Rpbert Glasper Experiment and others. Click here to see the complete list.

There are also in store appearances, like English singer Frank Turner's stop at Main Street Music in Manayunk at  4:30 this Black Friday afternoon. The former punk rocker from Meonstoke, Hampshire has built a big following in the UK with an endearingly sincere brand of Bruce Springsteen-Billy Bragg flavored heart-on-sleeve folk-rock. He plays a show with his band The Sleeping Souls in support of his fifth album, Tape Deck Heart, at the Electric Factory on Friday night, but he's be playing solo, and for free, at Main Street. 

Prepare to be charmed by the "I will not grow up" sentiment expressed in the "Photosynthesis" video below, featuring a classroom full of school children taking Turner's message to heart. Main Street Music details here, Electrc Factory tickets here.

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Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
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