Goldfrapp. The frequently reinventing veteran English electronic duo of singer Allison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, who are back to their glam-rock ways with the new Silver Eye. Monday at Theatre of Living Arts.
Gucci Mane. Fresh off the Coachella Festival, and his new song “Coachella,” in which he compares himself to former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and raps “I’m an eskimo, I live with snow,” the prolific rapper born Radic Davis makes his first Philadelphia appearance since last year’s The Return of the East Atlanta Santa. Tuesday at Electric Factory.
Juliana Hatfield. Add Juliana Hatfield to the list of songwriters who have been motivated by the results of the presidential election. The former Blake Babies front woman, who teamed with the Replacements' Paul Westerberg as The I Don’t Cares on last year's underrated Wild Stab, has recorded a new album called Pussycat that she started writing after the election of Donald Trump. Sample titles: “Short Fingered Man,” “Heartless.” Tuesday at Boot & Saddle with Laura Stevenson.
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones / Sarah Borges. Top-notch roots-rock double bill topped by Blasters cofounder Alvin, the ace songwriter and guitarist, who's been making albums of covers with his brother Phil in recent years. Massachusetts songwriter Borges led her band the Broken Singles for years and most recently released her Good and Dirty EP, produced by Eric Ambel. Wednesday at World Cafe Live.
“Silver,” by Waxahatchee. This week, West Philly songwriter Katie Crutchfield announced her new album, Out in the Storm, due in July on Merge. The first single from the John Agnello-produced release recorded at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown is a catchy rocker that arrives with a video directed by Catherine Elicson. Opening for the New Pornographers on Thursday at Union Transfer.