Wednesday, 10/17: Out of Town Films Presents Free Energy at JB's
Phreq pals Out of Town Films present their very first showcase, featuring Philly’s fave, free-wheelin’ fivesome Free Energery. Two years after the group’s highly-acclaimed DFA debut Stuck on Nothing, the band is prepping a new record, Love Sign (out January on their own Free People label), which fans should be able to hear snippets of live. Expect rousing choruses, and lots of cowbell. Out of Towns Films co-founder Michael James Murray’s band Edison open, and celebrate the release of their Living Room EP, a lush, string-infused post-punk exploration.
9.15 at Johnny Brenda’s,1201 N. Frankford Ave., $10. Tickets available here.
Friday, 10/19: Savoir Adore at Orlieb's Lounge
Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore is the best band you might not have heard of, combining lush indie pop with danceable choruses and theatrical storytelling. Their new record Our Nature (out October 22, but streaming now via The Line of Best Fit) is a fantastical journey through sweeping melodies and pounding beats that are sure to make their way into many an MTV soundtrack this fall. The band recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to help “[make] our live show super special” so you know Friday’s stop (at a revamped Orlieb’s) will be epic. Check out the video for first single “Dreamers” below.
8:30 at Orlieb’s Lounge, 847 N. 3rd St., $8. Tickets available here.
Friday, 10/19: The Misfits at the Troc
Getting super-psyched about The Misfits year-round is weird, but getting psyched about The Misfits a week-and-a-half before Halloween is totally normal, not to mention a great opportunity to perfect your face-paining skillz before the big day. We hear their 2011 record The Devil’s Rain kinda sucks, but at least they’re basically guaranteed to play “Halloween II.”
8:00 at The Troc, 1003 Arch St., $20. Tickets available here.
Monday, 10/22: Divine Fits at Union Transfer
We’ve already pledged our love for Wolf Parade/Spoon supergroup Divine Fits, and this Monday, the band brings its brand of spastic, nervy rock to life. Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel are both such memorable performers—skirting the line between twitchy, jittery balls of energy and dedicated, high-stakes wailers—that you know this will be awesome+intense. Philly by way of New Order ‘80s revivalists Cold Cave open.
9:00 at Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St., $16. Tickets available here.