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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 

Deorro/NOTO 

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 

Mozzy/Coda 

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 

MAKJ/NOTO 

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 

REV RUN/NOTO 

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 

Kelela/Coda 

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 

6Lack/TLA 

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 

EDX/NOTO 

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 

Turnover/TLA 

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 

Hatebreed/TLA 

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 

MK/Rumor 

Waterparks/TLA 

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!)

$uicideboy$/TLA 

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 

Mogwai/TLA 

Wolf Alice/The Trocadero 

Hiss Golden Messenger/World Cafe Live 

Rebirth Brass Band/Underground Arts 

Chachi/NOTO 

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 

Matisyahu/TLA 

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Groove of the Day/The Weeknd/Daft Punk/”Starboy”

Since we’re inching just a bit closer to the weekend, a little new music from The Weeknd is just what the fall music doctor ordered. 

Serving as the lead single from his upcoming new album set of the same name, “Starboy” (by the way, click it on up right here for more anticipated fall records), is a smooth, yet thunderous radio ready romp the Ariana “Love Me Harder” co-starrer cooked up with dance music legends, Daft Punk. While little tea has been spilled about Mr. Weeknd’s latest studio venture, we should get a bit closer to the truth of it all when he takes the musical guests reigns on this weekend’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live alongside host Margot Robbie of Suicide Squad fame. 

Since the “Earned It” crooner has a pendulum for cooking up bedroom ready bangers, we can most likely expect more of the same from his upcoming set, but from the synths and swirls of the title track, it seems as if he’s getting a bit more turnt for this music go around. And of course, it’s all good, because when it comes to the grooves served up by The Weeknd, we don’t ever want to feel our faces, and after you explore “Starboy” you certainly won’t be able to. 

This month’s grooves sound like….

 

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25 Albums to Get Hyped for This Fall

What do new albums from Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Melissa Etheridge, JoJo, MIA, Calvin Harris, Xtina (??), Fergie and Green Day all have in common like Ms. Alicia Keys? They’re all featured on Philly Mixtape‘s fall album preview featuring 25 albums that are guaranteed to get your headphones and your foliage lives all sorts of hyped and ready. 

Happy fall, y’all! 

Alicia Keys/Hopefully Soon Because a little Ms. Keys in the pumpkin spice owned weather is always the perfect combination. And if every song is as striking as her current fire, “In Common,” than we simply can’t wait for the album in which the singer recently said is “the best music I’ve ever made.” Ready. 

Beck/October 21st After touring in lieu of the massive success of his Grammy-snatching 2014 Morning Phase record, Beck recently spilled to RS that “It felt like starting over” because he saw quite an array of young faces in his (usually sold out) concert crowds. With the younger element mixed in as well as listening binges to the records of Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, the ‘Loser” singer ventured back to the beat-driven sounds of his more classic albums including Odelay and Midnite Vultures.  Linking up with his former bandmate Greg Kurstin (Adele…enough said), Beck seems more than ready to serve us with new tracks, “Seventh Heaven” and “Wow,” which are creating quite a buzz due to their big riffs, melancholy melodies and Talking Heads influences? Hey, only in Beck’s world, and pretty soon, we’ll all be living in it. 

Bruce Springsteen/’Chapter and Verse’/September 23rd A companion audio album, if you will, to the upcoming memoir, Born to Run, five never-released songs are on deck in which we’ll get to hear a pre E Street Band backed Springsteen singing along with other bands before he locked it all up with his famous band mates to become…The Boss. Also on the much-anticipated set will be 13 other songs ranging from a 1972 demo of “Growin’ Up” all the way to 2012’s “Wrecking Ball.” No comparison to Ms. Cyrus, of course. 

Calvin Harris/? Now that he’s stepped away from the Taylor, the well paid DJ Harris is getting back to what he does best–making music to make us f#$king dance, case in point his latest trio of singles, “Hype,” co-starring Dizzy Gillespie, “My Way,’ and of course this summer’s delectable dance ditty, “This is What You Came For,” co-starring Ms. RiRi. Now, if we could just get a release date and any truth to the rumors of an Ariana Grande collaboration for his follow-up to 2014’s Motion….only dance music time will truly tell. Meanwhile, we’ll be waiting under those shiny disco lights.

Capital Cities, Title TBD/October 21st Three years ago, L.A. based synth-pop duo Capital Cities served it up with their Billboard Top 10 hit, “Safe and Sound,” and then were pretty much never heard from again. But luckily for us, those one-of-a-kind grooves will be fired back up just in time for basic bitch season, in which it’s rumored we’ll be getting funkdafied uptempo breakup jams in “Vowels,” and big, swinging popalicious melodies, hopefully like CC’s cover of Madonna’s ‘Holiday,” which is everything. More of that, please. 

Fergie/Double Dutchess/TBD In her latest single, the thump-tastic, “M.I.I.F. $$$,” Ms. Fergie Ferg states that she didn’t mean make us nervous, but now we’re all nervous that her long, long awaited follow-up to ’06’s The Dutchess (which turns 10 next week..and yes) is never coming out. So, what’s the deal, Mrs. Duhamel? Meanwhile “L.A. Love” will have to do because we don’t want our $$ back. 

Green Day, Revolution Radio/October 1st It’s already been four years since Billie Joe Armstrong and his Green Day brothers served out all kinds of ambitous music life join on the electrified  ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! album trilogy, but looking ahead to their latest studio venture, the pop-punk superstars have created a scaled back that spotlights a nation in turmoil. Lead single “Bang Bang” is inspired by the perspective of a mass shooter, while the roaring title track was conceived by elements from Black Lives Matters protest marches. The legendary music gentlemen close it out with the gentle “Ordinary World.” “After all of the chaos that’s on the album, whether it’s pop culture or whatever new apps we’re using, everything gets so complicated and at some point you want something simple,” spilled Armstrong to Roling Stone. That’s sort of what [the song] is about.”

Hed Kandi/TBD Although legendary overseas dance label Hed Kandi usually serve us with about five compilations per year, they truly shine in the fall by releasing their shimmering year end sets, which could feature any dance music artists ranging from Gorgon City, Kiesza, Duke Dumont, MNEK, Sam Feldt to AlunaGeorge and back around the disco ball. We’re ready. 

Iggy Azaelea/?? Hard to believe(well, not really) that it’s been two years since Ms. Iggy had us all sorts of “Fancy” and living for our “Black Widow” lives, but due to all that shade, plans for a new album have been put on the shelf..or have they? Because there is a new album out there…somewhere and just may be served out this fall. 

JoJo/Mad Love/Oct 14th After what’s felt like years of anticipation (oh, wait..it has), our “Leave” and “Too Little, Too Late” galpal is finally striking back with a ferocious new sound and sass, as clearly evident in her feisty Wiz Khalifa co-starring Love lead single, “F$ck Apologies,” which truly holds nothing back when it comes to the return of Mizz. JoJo. Also on board for the Aquamarine star’s new romp is “Here” and “Wild Things” songstress Alessia Cara, and the one-and-only Terror Squad and “Conceited” bitch herself, Ms. Remy Ma, who pops them bottles on the simply titled, “FAB.” We’re like, so ready for that one.

Katy Perry/? Besides it being revealed that Ms. Katy Perry is the highest paid woman in music, the “Dark Horse” singer also helped deliver her sister’s baby this week, all while finding the time to get back into the studio top record the follow up to 2013’s so, so Prism set. While it’s unclear whether or not Olympics inspired single “Rise” is the jump off jam for this new era, all we know is that we’re all certainly ready for some new Katy Kat grooves in our lives….perhaps something a little bit deeper this time? 

Kings of Leon/Walls/October 14th After 2013’s Mechanical Bull left a bad taste in devoted Kings fans mouths, Drummer Nathan Followill recently told RS that he thinks the group overthought the 2013 record:”We had a shitty time trying to chase a hit.” For this new set, they fell into that West Coast vibe, taking over a recording studio in L.A. and brought in Florence and the Machine producer Markus Dravs to create an album with a “no-pressure vibe.” But since this is Kings of Leon we’re spilling about here, there will still be lots of plugged in vibes, case in point, “Find Me,” which has already been dubbed as a classic King’s “arena pounder.” Prepare to get lifted, bro. 

Lady GagaJoanne/Oct 21st Besides the oh, so plugged in lead single, “Perfect Illusion,” we didn’t know much about Ms. Germanotta’s much anticipated fifth studio set…until yesterday In a music tea with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the former ArtPop diva spilled that she was still in the studio and hoped to have the thirsty new set headphones ready over the next 48 hours. The “Just Dance” songstress also revealed the album’s title–Joanne, named for her late aunt, whose death from lupus at age 19 left a lasting heartache on Gaga’s father’s family. If you’ll recall, the singers middle name is also Joanne, so you can put your paws up in betting that the upcoming record is going to be an extremely personal ride. For much more on Gaga’s latest studio venture, peep this Rolling Stone article right here. 

Melissa Etheridge/Memphis Rock and Soul/October 7th What happens when you put that legendary voice in the studio to record a full album of blues and jazz covers, including ones from the likes of Otis Redding and Staples Singers? We’re about to find out because for her fourteenth studio set, Ms. Etheridge got down to her blues roots and then some, meaning we better start clutching our music pearls in anticipation of those always dazzling live performances right about…now. 

Metallica/’Hardwired …. to Self-Destruct’?November 18th Yes, that Metallica are back to amplify our f#$king worlds once again. Really, just read that album title, you can tell they haven’t lost their edge one bit. As if the group who served us with “Enter Sandman” ever would. Let’s rock. 

MIA/’AIM’/Out Now What’s wonderfully weird, a touch political, full of fucked up beats and just what you might need to bump in your trunk right now? That would be AIM, the latest from Sri Lanken spitstress MIA (get it?), that proves she’s not going anywhere, no matter what you think of her, Madonna. #memories 

Missy Elliot/??? This one is more of a mystery than the current season of AHS, but it has been over a decade since Ms. Elliot served us with The Cookbook, and that’s a god damn long time. If only she would find the perfect beat to serve us because “WTF” just…didn’t. No shade, it’s just that…we’re more than ready for some brand spankin’ new M-I-S-S-Y-E. Aren’t you? Yas. 

Norah Jones/Day Breaks/October 7th Get ready to live like it’s 2002 all over again because for her latest studio offering, soulful Come Away With Me Diva Norah Jones is going back to her piano-based jazz roots that delivered her all…those…Grammys (8!!) in 2003. For this smooth, silky go around, Jones has her own band, including sax legend Wayne Shorter, all of whom gently glide beside her on several original slow jams, while the singer also covers Duke Ellington and Neil Young, which we’re sure turned out to be pure moody and delightful music magic. Welcome back, Ms. Jones. 

Phish/Big Boat/October 7th There’s no denying that the legendary psychedelic rockers just keep going and going and going. And you’ll certainly be following them around again and again once the push for their latest studio set begins next month. 

Pitbull/Climate Change/October 7th Get ready to “dale” like su vida depends on it this fall, kids. And Ms. Kiesza (remember her?) is stopping by to lend her vocal power on the title track. Ay dios…mas musica de Pitbull para todo el mundo. 

Regina Spektor/Remember Us to Life/Sept 30th So, you know the lovely singer who owns the Orange is the New Black theme song? Well, this is her and after taking a little bit of time off to become a mom, she’s back to own your soul once again with her gritty, groovy ballads and unmistakeable vocal flair. Yas, piano kween. 

Shawn Mendes/Illuminate/September 23rd Be still out tween hearts this fall because the eighteen-year old “Stitches” swooner is finally getting his first big boy studio album, you guys! 

Tinashe/Joyride/October This may seem hard to believe, but R&B goddess Tinashe has been on the scene for nearly three years now, but her debut set hasn’t been released to headphones yet…until now. After a January release date (among a handful prior) was delayed, the sexy singer, songwriter and fabulous dancer ended up taking some time off from a spring tour (she stopped by Philly a few months ago) to complete the highly anticipated project. Of the delayed set, the “Compay” diva spilled, “Looking back on it now, delaying the release inspired me to create stronger material. The adventure — the highs, lows, setbacks and triumphs — most influenced me during the process of creating this album. Joyride is about embracing the crazy journey life throws at you.” Indeed, and we can’t wait to just put it all in gear with Ms. Tinashe’s Joyride this fall. 

Tove Lo/Lady Wood/October 28th Hey, with a title like this one, we know exactly what we’re getting into when it comes to Swedish singer Tove Lo’s eagerly anticipated sophomore set. Pass the old “Habits,” please…because when it comes to this bitch…they’ll never die hard. 

Van Morrison, ‘Keep Me Singing’/September 30th Yes, that Van Morrison is going stronger than ever before at seventy-one years old. Now, be quiet and get your “Brown Eyed Girl” on because…life. 

Xtina/????????? Okay, now this one may be more of a stretch than Missy’s latest album, but the singer has been, oh, fuck, who are we kidding? Xtina’s follow-up to Lotus is never coming out…however…the disco-kissed Nile Rodgers produced “Telepathy” plucked from Baz Lhurman’s red-hot Netflix music drama, The Get Down, is all sorts of delicious. 

So, groove on and happy 2016 fall music season! Let the games…begin.