The Dear Hunter
Thursday, 8 p.m.
1026 Spring Garden St.
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This modern progressive rock band began as a side project for Casey Crescenzo, past member of the Receiving End of Sirens. Comprised of a hodgepodge of instruments and styles, the band recently made a self-titled live album featuring a string quartet.
Ross Bellenoit Record Release
Upstairs at Time
1315 Sansom St.
Ross Bellenoit is a talented singer, songwriter and record producer who recently explored his musical upbringing in improvisation with his new album “Driving North.” Inspired by the music of Miles Davis, Brad Mehldau and other jazz greats, Bellenoit sought some stylistic balance when he made this record. But writing it also reminded him of music’s mysteries, and how it can take you just about anywhere.
Sunday, 8 p.m.
421 N. Seventh St.
$20 - $23, 215-627-1332
Streetlight Manifesto, from New Brunswick, New Jersey, is heading to Philly for a night of high-energy punk ska jams. Underneath those fast-paced drums and blaring brass, the band’s front man Tomas Kalnocky cites music of the ’50s and ’60s as inspiration, and peppered the album “Somewhere in the Between” with Eastern European sounds.
The Acoustic Living Room
Sunday, 8 p.m.
3025 Walnut St.
Award-winning country-bluegrass songwriter Kathy Mattea teams up with her longtime collaborator Bill Cooley to bring you an evening of stories told through old and new tunes in their repertoire. The songs on Mattea’s latest release, “Calling Me Home,” reflect her Appalachian roots.