PHILADELPHIA (Hoodline) —If you love to take advantage of the live music offerings near you, this week offers several great reasons to leave the house.
From a budding pop-synth duo to an acclaimed folk songstress, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.
Vita and the Woolf at La Colombe Fishtown Cafe
The Hope & Fury showcase continues at La Colombe Fishtown Cafe with a chat and performance this Friday evening with the local, genre-bending synth-pop duo Vita and the Woolf.
The evening will begin with a panel discussion about gender equality and misrepresentation of women in the media with local recording artist Lauren Hart, the executive director of Emerge Pennsylvania Anne Wakabayashi, and Vita and the Woolf’s vocalist Jennifer Pague.
A spoken word performance by Neerali Patel will then precede a concert by Vita and the Woolf.
When: Friday, July 13, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Colombe Fishtown Cafe, 1335 Frankford Ave.
Slim & The Perkolators at The Twisted Tail
Also this Friday night: Slim & The Perkolators take the stage at The Twisted Tail.
Slim & The Perkolators features Harmonica Slim, a young blues harpist from Philadelphia who cut his teeth at The Twisted Tail’s own Open Blues Jam. Performing with Tim Perks, the band pays homage to a diverse range of blues influences, from New Orleans to Chicago Jump, with a kick of rock and R&B.
When: Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.-Saturday, July 14, 1 a.m.
Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S. Second St.
Jill Sobule at the Philadelphia Folksong Society
Saturday night: Catch Jill Sobule at the Philadelphia Folksong Society.
The Denver-born singer-songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and self-proclaimed gypsy has released seven albums over the past two decades, and has performed with the likes of Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello and Warren Zevon. Her repertoire tackles a wide breadth of subjects — from adolescence to domestic and international politics — and includes the original “I Kissed A Girl” song.
When: Saturday, July 14, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Folksong Society, 6156 Ridge Ave.
Admission: $20 for members; $25 for the public