2017 Philly Fall Concert Guide

All of those holiday commercials and store decorations have you feeling a tad bit rushed to get it all done already?

Well, not to worry because there’s still plenty of fall left and tons of live entertainment to go along with all of that foliage including stops from Flogging Molly, Kurt Vile, Tori Amos, The Phantom of the Opera, Finding Neverland, Tegan & Sara, Janet Jackson, Kelela, Deorro, Tiesto, Mariah Carey, Mary Lambert, Basement, Salt-N-Pepa and many, many, many more. 

So, take a seat, relax and click on the links below to grab those tickets because you don’t want to miss out on….any of it. 

Friday, November 3rd 

The Phantom of the Opera(through Nov. 12th) 

Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile/Tower Theatre 

Elbow/The Fillmore 

Flogging Molly/Electric Factory 


Ariel Pink/Union Transfer 

The Clientele/Boot & Saddle 

Tera Melos/The Foundry 

Zach Deputy/Milkboy Philly 

Yautja/Kung Fu Necktie 

Amigo the Devil/Voltage Lounge 

Little Strike/The Barbary 

Speedy Ortiz/The Fillmore

Engelbert Humperdinck/Sugarhouse Casino 

Carl Craig/Coda 

The Suffers/TLA 

Saturday, November 4th 

The Shins/The Fillmore 

Flying Lotus/Electric Factory 

Tori Amos/Tower Theatre 

Ibeyi/Union Transfer 

Rich Chigga/TLA 

The Dears/Boot & Saddle 

Lydia Loveless/Underground Arts 

Chrysta Bell/PhilaMOCA 

The Legwarmers/The Trocadero 

Palmyra Delran/Kung Fu Necktie 

Big League/The Barbary 

foxtrot/Milkboy Philly 

Four Color Zack/NOTO 

Sunday, November 5th 

Josh Ritter/Union Transfer 

AJJ/First Unitarian Church 

Brujeria/The Foundry 

Mister Heavenly/Johnny Brenda’s 

JD McPherson/World Cafe Live 

Margaret Cho/The Fillmore 

Space Captain/Silk City 

Joanna Pascale/South 

Monday, November 6th 

The Breeders/Union Transfer 

tUnE-yArDs/Boot & Saddle 

Blitzen Trapper/Johnny Brenda’s 

White Reaper/The Foundry 

Jack and Jack/TLA 

Black Monday/Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs 

Astronautalis/Voltage Lounge 

Tuesday, November 7th 

Annie/Walnut Street Theatre 

serpentwithfeet/The Fillmore 

A Perfect Circle/BB & T Pavilion 

Joyce Manor/Union Transfer 

I the Mighty/Voltage Lounge 

Kodak Black/Electric Factory 

Yngwie Malmsteen/TLA 

Nick Mulvey/Johnny Brenda’s 

All Them Witches/The Foundry 

Lo Moon/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday, November 8th 

Bebe Rexha/The Trocadero 

JOHNNYSWIM/Electric Factory 

Knuckle Puck/TLA 

Bebe Rexha/The Trocadero 

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 

JID/The Foundry 

The Sherlocks/Boot & Saddle 

Skeletal Family/Kung Fu Necktie 


Morgan Saint/Ortlieb’s 

Thursday, November 9th

Varekai:Cirque Du Soleil:PPL Center Allentown(through Nov 12th) 

The Maine/Union Transfer 

RL Grime/Electric Factory 

Wax Tailor/Underground Arts 

Max and Rozes/The Foundry 

Orgone/Milkboy Philly 

Sundressed/Boot & Saddle 

Carol Riddick/South 

Friday, November 10th 

Tegan & Sara/Tower Theatre 

The Used/The Fillmore 

Snakehips/The Foundry 

Janet Jackson/Boardwalk Hall 

The Strumbellas/Union Transfer 

Gladys Knight/Sands Bethlehem

Lee Ranaldo/Johnny Brenda’s 

Billy Kenny/Coda 

The Deslondes/Boot & Saddle 

The Strumbellas/Union Transfer 

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie/Electric Factory 

Lee Renaldo/Johnny Brenda’s 


The Mr. T Experience/Kung Fu Necktie 

Billy Kenny/Coda 

Saturday, November 11th 

Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples/Tower Theatre 

The Mountain Goats/Union Transfer 

The Blow/PhilaMOCA 

No Age/Everybody Hits 

David Bazan/Johnny Brenda’s 

Diane Coffee/Boot & Saddle 

The Magpie Salute/TLA 


Matt McAndrew/Bourbon & Branch 

Listener/Voltage Lounge 

Francesca Lombardo/The Barbary 

Sunday, November 12th

Tiësto/Sands Bethlehem 

Alex Clare/World Cafe Live 

Modern English/Johnny Brenda’s 

Joanna Pascale/South 

Benyaro/Kung Fu Necktie 

Monday, November 13th 

Janet Jackson/Wells Fargo Center 

Macklemore/The Fillmore 

Chase Atlantic/Voltage Lounge 

The Bul Rey/Johnny Brenda’s 

Bad History Month/Kung Fu Necktie 

The Young Step/The Fire 

Tuesday, November 14th 

Crystal Castles/Underground Arts 

Hayden James/The Foundry 

Mary Lambert/World Cafe Live 

Bully/First Unitarian Church 

Hazel English/Boot & Saddle 

Pere Ubu/Johnny Brenda’s 

Fred Beans/Lava Space 

Nikki Lane/Union Transfer 

Wednesday, November 15th 

Slowdive/Union Transfer 


CKY/The Fillmore 

Arkells/Underground Arts 

Elliot Brood/Johnny Brenda’s 

Korby Lenker/Milkboy Philly 

Plaque Marks/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday, November 16th 

Bishop Briggs/The Fillmore 

Smoke DZA/TLA 

Luna/Union Transfer 

Frankie Ballard/The Trocadero 

Bob Weir/Wells Fargo Center 

KJ Sawka/Coda 

Poppy/The Foundry 

Bob Baldwin/South 

The Band Camino/The Barbary 

Friday, November 17th 


The Lone Bellow/Union Transfer 

Mt. Joy/The Fillmore 

The Black Heart Procession/Boot & Saddle 

Ekali/The Foundry 

Wrecks/Voltage Lounge 

The Ballroom Thieves/Johnny Brenda’s 

Theo Croker/South 

The Black Heart Procession/Boot & Saddle 


funky T/Milkboy Philly 

Golf Clap/Coda 

Saturday, November 18th 

Culture Club/Golden Nugget Atlantic City 

G.Love & Special Sauce/The Music Box @The Borgata 


Hot Snakes/Underground Arts 

Princess Nokia/Coda

Dee Dee Sharp/World Cafe Live 

Theo Croker/South 

The Eyelids/Kung Fu Necktie 

Church Girls/Johnny Brenda’s 

Sunday, November 19th 

Silversun Pickups/The Fillmore 

Chrome Sparks/Underground Arts 

Hot Water Music/Union Transfer 

Shilpa Ray/Kung Fu Necktie 

Famous Dex/District N9ne

Sannhet/The Fillmore 

Bedouine/Johnny Brenda’s 

Monday, November 20th 

ODESZA/Electric Factory (and Tuesday, too!) 

American Football/Union Transfer 

Mariah Carey/Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center 

Tuesday, November 21st 

Finding Neverland/The Kimmel Center 

The Lighthouse/Milkboy Philly 

Nikka Costa/World Cafe Live 

Kool Keith/Kung Fu Necktie 

Kitten/Boot & Saddle 

Naked Giants/First Unitarian Church 

Liz Bills/The Barbary 

Wednesday, November 22nd 

Basement/The Fillmore 

Carach Angren/The Trocadero 

The McLovins/Milkboy Philly 

Chris Paterno Band/World Cafe Live 

Stars Apart/Boot & Saddle 

Jerome Jennings/South

Thursday, November 23rd

Gobble, gobble!

Friday, November 24th 

Balance and Composure/Electric Factory (and Saturday, too!) 

Hoodie Allen/Union Transfer 

Kirk Franklin/Ledisi/Tower Theatre 

AC Slater/Coda 

Sheppard/The Foundry 

Jason Ross/Rumor 

It’s a King’s Thing/Boot & Saddle 

Antagonizers Atl/Voltage Lounge 

Danceteria/The Dolphin Tavern 

Saturday, November 25th 

Kamasi Washington/Union Transfer 


Figure/District N9ne 

Balance and Composure/Electric Factory

Pierce Fulton/The Foundry 

Mariah Carey/Borgata Event Center 

Guordan Banks/Coda 

Tom Mackell/The Grape Room 

Sunday, November 26th 

A Christmas Carol/Walnut Street Theatre 

Pianos Become the Teeth/TLA 

Joanna Pascale/South 

Monday, November 27th 

Hype/Rock On Philly/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, November 28th 

St. Vincent/Electric Factory 

Cut Copy/Union Transfer 

Wednesday, November 29th

Maxïmo Park/The Foundry 

Emily Haines/Union Transfer 

The Weather Station/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday, November 30th 

Cannibal Corpse/TLA 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Johnny Brenda’s 

Liam Gallagher/Union Transfer 

Toxik/Kung Fu Necktie 

Jolie Holland/Boot & Saddle 

Odean Pope/South 

Friday, December 1st 

Borgore/The Fillmore 

Deer Tick/Union Transfer 

Gin Blossoms/Borgata Hotel & Casino 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Johnny Brenda’s 



Celtic Thunder/Tower Theatre 

Nick Pope/Ortlieb’s 

Saturday, December 2nd 

Vanilla Ice/Salt-N-Pepa/Rob Base/Coolio/Sands Bethlehem 

The Barr Brothers/Underground Arts 

Hundredth/Boot & Saddle 

Jackie Evancho/Keswick Theatre 

Hodera/Everybody Hits 

Death Pesos/Kung Fu Necktie 

Sunday, December 3rd 

Ryan Hurd/Dustin Lynch/The Fillmore 

Allan Rayman/The Foundry 

Narcotic Wasteland/The Foundry 

Monday, December 4th 

The National/Kimmel Center 

Oceans Ate Alaska/The Fillmore 

Rory Scovel/Underground Arts 

Hype/Rock On Philly/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday, December 5th 

LCD Soundsystem/The Fillmore (and Wednesday, too!)


Jaws of Love/World Cafe Live 

Wednesday, December 6th 

Gary Numan/Union Transfer 

Thursday, December 7th 

Pentatonix/Tower Theatre 

ILLENIUM/Electric Factory 

Space Jesus/Union Transfer 

Hilary Hahn/Philadelphia Orchestra/Kimmel Center 

QTY/Boot & Saddle 

Friday, December 8th 

Andrea Bocelli/Wells Fargo Center 

Kill The Noise/The Fillmore 

Rebirth Brass Band/Underground Arts 

Vagabon/First Unitarian Church 

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong/TLA 

Saturday, December 9th 


Wolf Alice/The Trocadero 

Hiss Golden Messenger/World Cafe Live 

Rebirth Brass Band/Underground Arts 


Sunday, December 10th 

Pinegrove/Union Transfer 

The Interrupters/TLA 

Mary Scholz/World Cafe Live 

Monday, December 11th 

Vesperteen/Voltage Lounge 

Tuesday, December 12th 

The Color Purple/Forrest Theater 

Angel Olsen/Union Transfer (and Wednesday, too!) 

The White Buffalo/The Foundry 

Wednesday, December 13th 

Juanita Stein/World Cafe Live 

Adeadelus/Johnny Brenda’s 

Thursday, December 14th 

Will Downing/Keswick Theatre 

Ryan Kinder/The Foundry 

Neil Hamburger/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Dear Hunter/Union Transfer 

Vincent Ingala/South 

Friday, December 15th 

Municipal Waste/The Trocadero 

Michael Bolton/Sugarhouse Casino

Trophy Eyes/The Fillmore 

Muscle Tough/Johnny Brenda’s 

Desert Hearts/Coda 

Saturday, December 16th 


Converge/Union Transfer 

Marah/Underground Arts 

Sammy Wilk/Voltage Lounge 

St. James & the Apostles/Ortlieb’s 

Sunday, December 17th 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Wells Fargo Center 

PEEK/World Cafe Live 

Carmen Lundy/South 

Monday, December 18th 

The Pink Spiders/Kung Fu Necktie 

Chris Pureka/Boot & Saddle 

Gas/Union Transfer 

Laughs on Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday, December 19th 

Unsane/Kung Fu Necktie 

Wednesday, December 20th 

Nothing and Ceremony/PhilaMOCA 































Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Lots to do as we dive a touch deeper and deeper into the official first weekend of fall, like….

…….well, just cut loose and check it out. 

Happy weekend! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Ms. Sara Sherr Those end of summer blues got you down? Really, how could they with this heat stroke inducing weather we’re sweating in? But if they are. first, get the f#$k over it, second, head out to belt out your favorite karaoke jam in which the always in season Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering pleasure all weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your life. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

2017 Fringe Arts Festival What happens when you take 1000 red-hot local performance and entertainment artists, divide them over 180 stunning shows with a complete take over of twenty neighborhoods across Philly? You get this year’s already lit 2017 Fringe Arts Festival, which has truly been on-point in serving up an explosive display of some of the finest talent Philly has to offer, including performers ranging from dance, song, theatre, aerial stunts and much, much, much more. While we could easily sit and spill about everything this year’s festival has to offer, it’s always best for you to see it all for yourself, but first dive straight into the official festival website to check it all out. But you better hurry as this year’s festival will be closing on Wednesday, Sept 27th. So, get to Fringin’…because we must support the arts, kids. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtimes

KINK HAÜS You’ve seen the stunning visuals…you’ve read the reviews (Phindle says it’s “a locomotive evening of entertainment you’ll never forget”), but most of all you’ve heard about all of the kink-alicious werk that Philly’s own entertainment mastermind, Mr. Gunnar Montana, and his fine company of local dancers and performance artists are thrusting forth in one of the hottest shows in this year’s Fringe Arts Festival. However, this is your absolute final weekend to catch this one-of-a-kind local entertainment spectacle, so if you want those tickets (seriously, there may only be, like, two left) go right here, right now. Through this Sunday/The Latvian Society of Philadelphia/531 N. 7th St.

2017 Philly Fall Concert Guide  What do Brandy, Janet Jackson, alt-J, Gavin DeGraw, Dru Hill, Zedd, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lisa Loeb, Gryffin, Chris Lake and ZZ Top all have in common? They’re all on the way this fall to take over our Philly fall concert lives. All meaning…hold off on buying your twentieth pair of yoga pants and ease up on the pumpkin spice because the time has come to save those coins for those fall concert tickets, which you can get all the tea on in Philly Mixtape‘s official 2017 Philly fall concert guide right here. Ready, set, spend….it all

DJ Chris Urban  Whether at L’Etage 10pm, 624 S. 6th St.) tonight for CU Saturdays or Positano Coast (12pm-4 pm, 212 Walnut St.) tomorrow for your Pop’D Brunch pleasure, there’s never a bad time to stop by to pay your music respect to one of Philly’s most right DJs. 

Bev’s Bitchfest:Winner’s Circle It’s an all new season, which means Philly’s reigning comedy kween, Ms. Bev, will have lots and lots of things to bitch about tonight. However, this time she’s coming aimed (most likely..for you and 45), armed and fabulous with the stunning winners of past cycles of Philly’s Drag Wars competitions including Brooklyn Ford (Season 2), Zsa Zsa St James (Season 3), Vinchelle (Season 6), Ariel Versace (All Stars 2), Anita Manhattan (Season 7) and Zephyra River (season 8). So, just f@cking go, okay? And Bev and the girls will see you there. Tonight/9 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

Brandy  “I Wanna Be Down”……”Sitting’ Up in My Room”……Moesha…..”The Boy is Mine”…….”What About Us”…..”Full Moon.” Just a few reasons why everyone should go see Ms. Brandy own the TLA this weekend. Grab those tickets.  Saturday/9 pm/TLA Philly/334 South St. 

2017 Puerto Rican Festival Parade With the recent catastrophic destruction of Hurricane Maria still fresh in our minds, this year’s festival is sure to be a somber, yet love-filled affair. (go right here to check out how you can help). But as always, that music will be hot and the entertainment will be even hotter (as will the weather…stay cool!), so take the whole family down to the Parkway tomorrow afternoon for a fun-filled day that won’t just be providing us with some top-notch entertainment (head here for more details) but guaranteed to bring us all closer together..which is perhaps the best part of it all. Tomorrow/12pm-430 pm/Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

Drag Your A** to Brunch  Where every Philly kween who’s not watching the Eagles home opener against the New York Giants will be tomorrow. However….chances are tickets are already this close to selling out, so you betta shake those Brittany Lynn pom poms and grab them…now. Sunday/Bourbon & Branch/Doors 1130 am/Show 12pm/705 N.2nd St. 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch  Same ridiculously phun brunch party…..brand spankin’ new Philly location. Get ready, kids, because NYBB is back from its summer sabbatical and ready to serve it up at red-hot new venue, SPiN, (literally…go right here for all the ping pongin’ action) and throwin’ down to celebrate tomorrow’s Birds home opener against the Giants! As usual, there might be, like, a chair left because this Sunday Funday par-tay is that hot, so head right here to find out how you can get yours…now. Plus, SPiN is offering rides for all attendees! Meaning….go and fucking go Birds! 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your……..


Foxes & Friends @Franky Bradley‘s (dinner and a show!! 730 pm, 1320 Chancellor St.)……Taking Back Sunday @Xfinity Live!(8 pm, 1100 Pattison Ave)……..Thundercat @Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…..Young M.A./Smoke DZA@TLA (8 pm, 334 N. 7th St.)……Russ Liquid Test @The Foundry(7 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)…….Tony MacAlpine@Voltage Lounge(6 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…….. Norwegian Arms @Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…… Soraria@Milkboy Philly (8 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)….Jesse Marco@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.) 


Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 334 S. Camac St.)……..Sinful Sundays w/The Goddess Isis @Tabu(10 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)………Mac DeMarco@Mann Center for Performing Arts(7 pm, 5201 Parkside Avenue)……..Tyga@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)……..Matt Pond PA@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……The Blasters@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)………Todd Kerns@MilkboyPhilly(730 pm, 1100 Chestnut)……..Seth Glier @World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…….House Plant@Ortlieb’s(730pm, 435 Spring Garden St.)……..Boogieman Dela@The Barbary(6 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)





Music Tea w/Chase Atlantic

With their mix of deep and delicious tribal influenced beats, sexy, synth-laced rhythms and undeniable vocal prowess (see:their lavish new E.P. Part Three) Australian based trio Chase Atlantic is hitting everything and everyone in all of the right places with their distinct one-of-a-kind groovy as f@ck sound. 

Consisting of brothers Mitchel Cave, Clinton Cave and music bestie Christian Anthony, the boys from down under aren’t just wowing their overseas critics and fans, but gaining a quick stateside following as well, much in part as being locked and loaded as the opening spot on rock/punk band Sleeping with Sirens current U.S. tour, which is about to bulldoze its way to The Foundry at The Fillmore Philly later tonight. (get those tickets here). 

But before Chase Atlantic wows all of Philly–and that they will do–they stopped by Philly Mixtape for a spot of fresh brewed music tea, where they broke mugs about life on the road, how they would personally describe their unique sound and what words of wisdom they would give to any aspiring performer who decided right this second to enter this bat shit crazy business. 

Take a seat and take a tasty sip with Chase Atlantic below…you’ll certainly be glad you did. 

Okay, first up…how are you guys feeling leading up to the big show tonight? We’re super excited! We’re only half way through the tour and we feel like we’ve never been more in-sync as a band. It’s gonna be wild!

Is this your first time in Philly? If so, are you going to be able to hang out a bit and check out the city?  This will be our first time in Philly, just like most places we’ve performed on this tour. We’ll definitely try our best to do a little exploring and get up to no good!

Let’s spill about your unique sound. I personally would describe it as pure baby makin’ goodness. Now, how would you guys personally describe it?  Haha! Surprisingly enough that’s actually what quite a few people say to us when we meet them. We struggle to describe it ourselves sometimes, but I like to look at as an interesting fuse of genres that just emits waves of energy.

Shout out some of all of your musical influences…. Shout outs……. The Weeknd…..Tame Impala…….Travis Scott……Lil’ Uzi Vert….Sticky Fingers…..all y’all!!! 

What’s been maybe the hardest part of your journey so far? What’s been the biggest highlight?  The hardest part is definitely having to deal with sickness on the road. Because we’re in close quarters; if one gets sick we all get sick.  But there have been far too many highlights, so they definitely outweigh the cons.

So, what’s next after the tour? We’re jumping straight back into the studio and doing what we do best, produce music that the world wants to hear….in the humblest of ways! 

One last sip, what would you guys personally say to an aspiring musician who just stepped foot in the industry right this very second?  Nothing comes easily. It may seem that way sometimes, but it’s absolutely crucial to put in hundreds of hours of hard work and dedication. You have to hone your craft and dedicate your life to this shit. Give it your all or go home, simple.

For much, much more with Chase Atlantic head to their official website right here. 

Cover photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Records