Let’s face it…..
Without going into all of the truly awful pearl clutching details, 2017 will go down as the worst year on the history of, well, god damn ever.
While no question these days is accompanied by any piece of the truth, what we can do is speak up (and vote tomorrow, too), but most of all….not be afraid to live in hopes that things that will get better.
And for fuck’s sake, stop judging, blocking, deleting and shade-throwing at everything and everyone…..because it’s not about you…it’s all about all of us and how we’re ALL going to make it through these tough times.
So, let’s do it…now.
Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr In the mood to slay your favorite karaoke grooves all week long? Well, you’re in luck because chances are the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure at any one of these fab Philly locations listed below. Get to it. 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
The Phantom of the Opera An event, make that–a stage spectacle–that truly needs no introduction as everyone and their Broadway music mother is in tune to legendary composer Andrew Lloyd’s Webber’s classic production. But like the Phantom himself, this Award owning show is only here for a short time only, so get those tickets right here, right now while you still can. Tonight-Nov 12th/The Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St./Various ticket prices and showtimes
Full Front Street If you’re looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly on a Monday night (and every), you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the absolute, um, nothing on, Ms. Honeytree Evil Eye, always has her tassels and so much more ready and waiting for you, along with a fresh new roster tonight which includes the Burlesque stylings of Bugalu Boogie and Rebelle Rouge, as well as the singing stylings of Ms. Lizzie Spellman! Go right here for more Full Front Street tea on the daily and then…get ready. Every Monday/9 pm/show at 10/Victoria Freehouse/10 S. Front St.
The Breeders “Cannonball” 4 lyfe. Sold out/Tonight/Union Transfer/7 pm/1026 Spring Garden St.
Bebe Rexha That voice! That style! That sass! Those sounds! Yes, it’s all going to be on display once the insatiable Ms. Rexha takes over the stage at The Troc this Wednesday night. Bag ’em up. Wednesday/8 pm/The Trocadero/1003 Arch St.
Cloud Nine Looking for the perfect place to let go and escape all of the bullshit this week? Then you must descend to the Ascend Lounge at Tavern on Camac this hump day evening where the always on point DJ Brando Calrissian will be waiting for you along with his beat besties, DJ Vern and DJ Devastator, as well as a bountiful buffet of gummy grooves to help you get lifted up to the dance music heavens. And of course, your favorite Gayborhood bartending legend, Michael Rasmussmen, will be pouring those drinks to give you the proper amount of liquid courage to show off those killer dance moves that you know you can’t wait to display, kween. Let’s party. No cover/Wednesday/9 pm/Tavern on Camac/243 S. Camac St.
Martha Graham Cracker Philly’s legendary drag performance artist is (finally!!) baaaaaack! No further explanation needed. Well, except to say that you don’t want to fucking miss this show because Ms. Martha’s birthday is also this weekend (Satur-slay, to be exact), so you know it’s going to be one hell of a celebration! Don’t miss it! Thursday/8 pm/L’Etage/624 South 6th St.
Tegan & Sara All we want to do is get a little “Closer” to the truth in finding out if there are any tickets left to witness all of the sisterly sass that’s guaranteed to take over the Tower Theatre this Friday once this dynamic duo hits the stage. And guess what? There are….so get ’em right here and then let your “Body Work,’ bish. Friday/9 pm/Tower Theatre/19 South 69th St.
Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples Two incredible music legends over two nights for the price of one fabulous ticket? Yes, please. Saturday&Sunday/730 pm/Tower Theatre/19 South 69th St.
REV RUN Yes, that legendary Rev Run of iconic Run DMC fame is coming to Philly this weekend. All meaning…listen up because music church will definitely be in session. Grab those tickets. Saturday/10 pm/NOTO/1209 Vine St.
Tiësto Although you’ll have to do a little bit of traveling for this weekend’s hottest dance party, it’s Tiësto we’re spilling about here so shut the fuck up and get over it while you let those grooves get in. After you snatch those tickets up, of course. Sunday/8 pm/Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center/77 Sands Blvd
Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your……..
tUnE-yArDs @Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………..Blitzen Trapper @Johnny Brenda‘s(8 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……….Jack and Jack@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)………Astronautilus@Voltage Lounge(8 pm, 421 N.7th St.)………..Laughs on Philly @Ortlieb’s(7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)
serpentwithfeet@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……………A Perfect Circle @BB & T Pavilion(8 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd.)…………Kodak Black @Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………….Joyce Manor @Union Transfer (8 30 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………..Nick Mulvey @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)…………Lo Moon @Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.).
JOHNNYSWIM@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………Knuckle Puck@TLA(7 pm, 334 South St.)………….JID@The Foundry(8 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)……….Mozzy@Coda(830 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………..Donald Harrison@Franky Bradley‘s(730 pm, 1320 Chancellor St.)…………Morgan Saint@Ortlieb‘s(830 pm, 747 N. 3rd St.)…..The Unknown Pleasures@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)
RL Grime/Kittens@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..The Maine@Union Transfer(7 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………..Wax Tailor @Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………Dessa@World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)………….Orgone@Milkboy Philly(8 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)……..The Mr. T Experience @Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…..Cheeky@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)
The Used @The Fillmore(730 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………..Snakehips@The Foundry(930 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)………..A Boogie Wit da Hoodie@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………….The Strumbellas@Union Transfer(730 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……….Haley Reinhart@World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…………..Lee Ranaldo @Johnny Brenda‘s(915 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………..MAKJ@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)….Ricci and LOSH@Rumor(11pm, 1500 Sansom St.)
The Mountain Goats @Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..Car Bomb@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………The Blow@PhilaMOCA(730 pm, 531 N. 12th St.)…………….No Age@Everybody Hits(9 pm, 521 West Girard Ave)……….Listener@Voltage Lounge(10 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……….Matt McAndrew@Bourbon & Branch(630 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)…………Francesca Lombardo@The Barbary(8 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)
Alex Clare@World Cafe Live(730 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)………..Modern English @Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……..Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)……….Pale Waves@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(10 pm, 200 South 12th St.)……….Joanna Pascale@South(9 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)
Cover photo courtesy of The Lonely Planet