Nothing kicks off the weekend like a concert. Here are a few local shows we think are worth checking out.
The wonderfully weird and eccentric indie rockers from Philadelphia hit the stage at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Head On – Man Man
The legendary Wu-Tang Clan kick their gritty kung-fu-inspired tales of New York City street life at the Santander Arena in Reading tonight. The Wu headlines the East Coast Tsunami Fest as it destroys downtown Reading along with hip-hop greats including Mobb Deep and Body Count with Ice-T. Get your tickets here.
C.R.E.A.M. – Wu-Tang Clan
John Gorka, who became known the world over for being at the forefront of new folk in the ’90s, got his start in a little coffee house in here in PA. It’s only fitting, then, that he returns to a bookstore here in Penn’s woods to ply his trade.
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg; 8 p.m.
Loren Ferster draws inspiration spanning across time – from the golden age of country to more modern country-pop stylings. Still, her sweet and soaring vocals and gentle lyrics are all her own.
Burning Bridge Tavern, Wrightsville; 8 p.m.
Nappy Riddem, Appalachian Gypsy Tribe, Aortic Valve, Sympathy & the Lion, Nokturnal
Tellus360 in Lancaster features a full night of live music beginning with an acoustic rooftop jam session featuring acoustic guitar/cello duo Sympathy & the Lion, and, possibly you if you want to join in, at 7 p.m. followed by a DJ dance party with Nokturnal. Or you can head downstairs and party with Nappy Riddem – the six-piece reggae, rock, funk and soul band – followed by Appalachian Gypsy Tribe and then keeping the party rocking into the night with an audio/visual DJ set with Aortic Valve.
Tellus360, Lancaster; 7 p.m.