Four shows to see this weekend in Philly, Oct. 15-18

Four shows to see this weekend in Philly, Oct. 15-18
Brett Wilshe

The Dear Hunter

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden St.

$20, 215-232-2100

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

Thursday, 8:30

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.

Streetlight Manifesto

Sunday, 8 p.m.

Electric Factory

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.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.

$40, 215-222-1400

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.