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Good job, internet: Watch video of every song from Brand New @ Electric Factory (+ setlist)

Brand New played a sold out show at the Electric Factory on Wednesday night, and not even two full days later, you can find at least part of every song but one from the 19-song setlist on youtube. (The one song left out is “Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades.”) (UPDATE: The last remaining video has […]

On Sale This Weekend

In lieu of a specific calendar for shows about to go on sale, every week (usually on Wednesday or Thursday), I will preview what shows are going on sale in the next few days. There are tons of shows going on sale this weekend, and a lot of big names are on the list. The […]

In Town Tonight: J. Roddy Walston and The Business @ North Star Bar

Tonight marks show #2 of 4 for J. Roddy Walston’s residency at the North Star Bar. J. Roddy Walston and The Business released their Vagrant Records debut self-titled album last year. I’ve read numerous reviews of the album and the band’s live performance (all of which are very positive), and every review seems to compare […]

The Baseball Project announces tour, playing North Star Bar on June 6th

On the heels of their sophomore record Volume 2: High and Inside, The Baseball Project are getting ready to head out on tour. They have three shows in the NYC/North Jersey region this weekend, and then head back out on tour towards the end of May. You can spend “An Evening With” the band at […]

Dan Deacon not playing tonight @ Starlight Ballroom, UPDATE: Lightning Bolt moved to Church with Yacht

UPDATE: 3:06 PM With the news that Light Asylum (who was supposed to open for Yacht at the Church) had to cancel as well, R5 Productions has decided to combine the two shows. That means Yacht, Lightning Bolt, Jeffrey Jerusalem, and Ed Schrader are all now at the First Unitarian Church tonight. Tickets for both […]

Death Cab for Cutie announce summer tour with Frightened Rabbit, playing Mann Center in August

Death Cab for Cutie is set to return to Philly just two months after their already-sold out show in June at The Trocadero. The newly announced show is at the much bigger Mann Center and will take place on August 5th, and will be opened by Frightened Rabbit. The show is part of a summer […]

Preview: May Music in Philly

As April comes to a close, let’s take a look at what concerts everyone should consider seeing in the lovely month of May. The month kicks off with a bang: Peter Bjorn and John plays the TLA (with great local band Grandchildren opening up); Ted Leo plays a sold out solo show at Kung Fu […]

New Video: Nas and Damian Marley, “Nah Mean”

New video from Damian Marley and Nas from their fantastic debut album Distant Relatives. Check out “Nah Mean” below.

Alison Krauss & Union Station playing Academy of Music

Alison Krauss & Union Station have added a Philly date to their U.S. tour in support of their new album Paper Airplanes, which came out two weeks ago. The album is Krauss’ first with Union Station since 2004’s Lonely Runs Both Ways. Krauss & Union Station will play the Academy of Music on July 22nd. […]

Flogging Molly add River Stage show, release new video

Flogging Molly played the Electric Factory two months ago (setlist and videos here), and will return to Philly for a show at the River Stage at Great Plaza (Penn’s Landing) on Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $35 and go on sale this Saturday, April 30th at noon. The band also recently released a video for […]

Mogwai postpones five tour dates, including 4/20 in Philly (UPDATE: Dates have been rescheduled)

Update: April 25, 1:54 P.M.: The five previously postponed dates have been rescheduled. Philly will be made-up on September 28th. Full rescheduled dates are below. 09/26 New York – Webster Hall 09/27 New York – Webster Hall 09/28 Philadelphia – Starlight Ballroom 09/29 Washington – 9:30 Club 10/01 Boston – House Of Blues Original Post: […]

Shows of the Week (April 25-May 1)

It’s another busy week of great music in Philadelphia, with something good to see every night. Tonight, Low will play at the First Unitarian Sanctuary, while the North Lawrence Midnight Singers play a FREE show at the North Star Bar. Tomorrow, Dan Deacon and Lightning Bolt will get crazy at the Starlight Ballroom, while Gregg […]

May Ticket Giveaway

Every month, I give away a pair of tickets to the show of a winner’s choice. During the last week of every month, you can enter to win tickets to a show of your choice for the following month. This giveaway is for a show of your choosing in the month of May. Read on […]

Survey: Concert Calendar

Hello all, I am currently working hard on improving the site’s Philly Concert Calendar. Below is a short survey regarding the calendar, and I would hugely appreciate any feedback. If you’d like to help me out, please fill out the survey below and email your answers to theswollenfox(at)gmail.com. If you do fill it out, you […]

Paul Simon adds two Philly shows to tour! (June 4, 5 at Merriam Theater)

Tacking on to his impressively long-list of tour dates, Paul Simon has added two shows at the end of his U.S. tour that will bring him back to the Philly area. After playing in Atlantic City on May 28th, Simon will come to Philly for two shows at the Merriam Theater on June 4th and […]

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