The Districts — June 6 at PhilaMOCA
Philadelphia’s own The Districts are playing what is surely going to be their most intimate show of the year at PhilaMOCA June 6. Proceeds from the concert will go toward helping those affected by the tragic earthquake in Nepal. While the show has sold-out, you are going to want to be at this show no matter what it takes. Come out for a good cause and hear one of the best live acts around do their thing.
Courtney Barnett — June 15 at Union Transfer
All the way from Australia, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Courtney Barnett is coming to Union Transfer June 15. Touring in support of her spectacular album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit,” Barnett brings a unique brand of guitar-oriented rock. Featuring wordy, rambling lyrics with blues guitar riffs, Barnett’s catchy story-songs will draw you in for sure. Check out “Elevator Operator,” “Depreston” and the epic “Kim’s Caravan.” The show is sold-out so good luck trying to get a ticket, try whatever means necessary!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra — June 16-17 at Boot & Saddle
Started by guitarist, singer and songwriter Ruban Nielson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has really burst onto the scene with their third studio album, “Multi-Love.” A departure from the group’s previous work, “Multi-Love” has a more focused sound with soul and rhythm and blues influences felt throughout. Give the title track and “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” a listen. It will be great to see these guys on the intimate Boot & Saddle stage so try and get over there for one or both of their shows.
Mac DeMarco and Parquet Courts — June 20 at Union Transfer
Philadelphia Eagles’ linebacker Connor Barwin is hosting his second annual Make The World Better Benefit concert June 20 at Union Transfer. While last year’s featured Philly’s own Kurt Vile as well as The Districts, this year the bill is stacked with pitchfork-darlings Mac DeMarco and Parquet Courts. Tickets are only $20 and go toward providing Philadelphia’s youth with safe and fun places for artistic and athletic development. Be sure to come out to a great show for an even better cause.
Ben Lee — June 27 at World Cafe Live
Ten albums in and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee keeps coming up with the goods. His latest work, “Love is the Great Rebellion,” features some stand-out tracks like “Big Love” and “Forgiveness.” Lee will probably break out some older tracks like “Catch My Disease” and “We’re All in This Together” as well. Come on out to World Cafe Live’s intimate downstairs stage, it’s practically on campus!