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Regional concert previews of Bratty, Cold War Kids, Dandy Warhols, more [Seven in Seven]

Welcome to Seven in Seven, where we look at shows coming to the region over the next week. As always, whether your musical tastes are rock ’n’ roll, jazz, heavy metal, R&B, singer-songwriter or indie, there will always be something to check out.

Here are seven of the best on the docket for the week of March 1:

Porno for Pyros — Saturday at Parx Casino

Formed out of the breakup of Jane’s Addiction in 1992, and led by former Jane’s members Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins, Porno for Pyros were never really overshadowed by such a lofty predecessor, instead alternating between being a curiosity and an obsession for some music fans. The alt-rock outfit recently revealed dates for a North American tour that would end their 26-year touring hiatus and would also be the last. The trick is you’ll have to head out to Bensalem as the group are playing Parx Casino.

JP Saxe — Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter JP Saxe comes to Brooklyn Bowl as part of a 50-plus date tour in support of his sophomore album, “A Grey Area.” In addition to the headline shows, he’s also promoting a brand new acoustic album, which features new arrangements of fan-favorite tracks from the new album and an all-star cast of special guests, including Cory Henry, Tal Wilkenfeld, Ryan Lerman and more. “A Grey Area (Live Sessions)” is on all streaming platforms now … or you could just go see Saxe live for yourself.

Bratty — Sunday at PhilaMOCA

Mexican singer-songwriter Bratty is riding high on late last year’s album release of “TRES,” a key example of her evolution of the unguarded storytelling that’s made her one of the most compelling young artists to emerge in recent years. The 23-year-old Mexico native sets her introspection to a bright and dreamy meld of indie-pop and surf-rock, lit up in her disarming vocal work and lively melodies. Live, it’ll be something to witness Bratty’s power in absolute sensitivity.

Catch the Cold War Kids on Sunday at the Fillmore in Philly. (Courtesy of Sean Flynn)
Catch the Cold War Kids on Sunday at the Fillmore in Philly. (Courtesy of Sean Flynn)

Cold War Kids — Sunday at The Fillmore

Nathan Willett took a rare pandemic-era breather to really contemplate what a Cold War Kids album could, and should, sound like in the present day, and how to infuse the material with meaningful discourse about his life specifically and the state of the world more broadly. Clearly, it was worth the wait: The aptly self-titled result may very well be the strongest and most well-rounded full-length in the long-running California band’s ample catalog. It’s also one LP the guys are dying to road-test live.

Alkaline Trio — Wednesday, March 6, at The Fillmore

The agonizing wait for a new Alkaline Trio album finally ended with the January release of “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs,” the band’s 10th studio effort and first LP in six years. The pop punk act was a bit stymied as co-lead vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba found his workload increased as he pulled similar duty for a handful of years in Blink-182. Now’s he back to being all in with Alkaline Trio, alongside bassist/singer Dan Andriano and drummer Atom Willard.

Provoker — Wednesday, March 6, at Johnny Brenda’s

Los Angeles-based post-punk band Provoker comes to town in support of its recent sophomore album, “Demon Compass.” This new tour follows the band’s recent run of shows supporting Beach Fossils for a half-dozen stops in the U.S. during their “Bunny” record release tour. Crafted under the influence of a city where daily events flirt with myths, legends and curses, “Demon Compass” channels rich darkness to tell a story of desire, loss and confrontation. It saw the group shifting their focus from projecting familiar, shadowy figures to embodying them, as on their debut, this time around accessing the dregs of their internal world and confronting the demons that lurk even deeper.

The Dandy Warhols — Wednesday, March 6, at Ardmore Music Hall

Influential ’90s indie-psych-rockers The Dandy Warhols aren’t simply “still at it” with their 12th LP, “Rockmaker,” they’re absolutely killing it. The record officially drops March 15, but the singles for it are stunners, with “Danzig With Myself” featuring Pixies frontman Frank Black and “I’d Like To Help You With Your Problem” aided by guitar courtesy of Guns N’ Roses’ Slash. The rest of the record promises to be a barnburner with the Dandys maintaining their classic psych rock roots but diving into even a grittier edge that borders on post-punk and even goth, which might have something to do with frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor drawing inspiration from The Damned, MC5 and The Stooges.

Soundcheck

• Porno for Pyros: “Kimberly Austin”

• JP Saxe: “I Don’t Miss You”

• Bratty: “Radio”

• Cold War Kids: “Run Away With Me”

• Alkaline Trio: “Break”

• Provoker: “It’s in My Head”

• The Dandy Warhols: “Danzig With Myself”


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