Friday Music Picks: The Struts, Sofia Talvik & more

1) The Struts and Highly Suspect at the Chameleon Club (Lancaster)

If you’re unfamiliar with UK band The Struts, read my interview with lead singer Luke Spiller. If you’re still on the fence, watch the video below to get a sense of what their live show is all about. Still undecided? Know that Brooklyn-based progressive rockers Highly Suspect open the show at 7 p.m. And tickets are only $5.07. If these statements don’t entice you in some way, then there’s little hope you’re leaving the house for anything tonight.

2) Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at the Abbey Bar (Harrisburg)

Drawing comparisons to artists as incredible and diverse as Mozart and Thelonious Monk, Jonathan Scales and his bandmates aren’t just pun masters – they’re musical innovators. Hailing from Asheville, NC, they use steel pans and strong composition to deliver beautiful, blistering tunes. Andy Mowatt’s 8-String 4-Tet opens the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

3) Sofia Talvik at Metropolis Collective (Mechanicsburg)

If you missed Sofia Talvik’s show last night at The Millworks, you’re in luck – she’s playing again tonight. Hailing from Sweden, Talvik plays a transcendent blend of folk-pop. (Trivia fact: She was the first Swedish female singer to play Lollapalooza.) Her sound is bubbly and brazen – a tonic for weary ears. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free.

4) Marrisa & James Porter at The Depot (York)

Currently raising funds for their studio effort, this York-based duo is simply indescribable. Vocalist Marrisa’s stylings recall some twist on indie and rock. James’s acoustic guitar, meanwhile, shows skill to be envied. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is free.


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Michael Yoder has been writing stories at numerous publications for more than a decade. His interests include impersonating Santa Claus, performing stand-up comedy and drawing circular objects. His dream is to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Michael is a former features editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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