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Philly 2018 Winter Concert Guide

Happy Winter! 

Now, click on any of the links listed below and grab those tickets…but remember all dates and divas are subject to change. 

Now, let’s live music it up all brrrr season long, shall we? Yes. 

Go. 

 

 

 

 

Monday/January 15th 

Fetty Wap/Nexx Thursday /TLA 

Neon Dreams/Bourbon & Branch 

The Big Lonesome/Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs 

Tuesday/January 16th 

The Happy Fits/William Street Common 

Dan Kassel/World Cafe Live 

Wednesday/January 17th 

Stick Figure/The Fillmore 

Oteil & Friends/TLA 

Cayetana/Boot & Saddle 

Karl Blau/World Cafe Live 

Anna Moore/The Trocadero 

Cologne Pa/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday/January 18th 

YACHT/Johnny Brenda’s 

Royal Thunder/Kung Fu Necktie 

Alex Bugnon/South 

T.I.P/The Barbary 

The Obsessives/Boot & Saddle 

Kayleigh Goldsworthy/Ortlieb’s 

Friday/January 19th 

Rufus Wainwright/Kimmel Center 

Majid Jordan/STWO/The Fillmore 

Say Anything/The Trocadero 

Alex Aiono/The Foundry 

Felix da Housecat/Coda 

Cosmic Gate/Rumor 

Curtis Cooper/Johnny Brenda’s 

Damn Right/Milkboy Philly 

The Last Revel/Bourbon & Branch 

722/Boot & Saddle 

Saturday/January 20th

Flobots/Coda 

Chase Rice/The Fillmore 

BoomBox/Union Transfer 

Cormega & Viking/Voltage Lounge 

Kung Fu/The Foundry 

Tessa Violet/Boot & Saddle 

Chachi/NOTO 

Creem Circus/The Barbary 

OOLALA/Johnny Brenda’s 

Mach 22/Milkboy Philly 

Sunday/January 21st 

Lana Del Rey/Wells Fargo Center 

Walk the Moon/The Fillmore 

Becca Stevens/World Cafe Live 

Shelf Life/The Pharmacy

Jack Martini/Bourbon & Branch 

Luxedeluxe/Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs 

Monday/January 22nd 

Milky Chance/The Fillmore 

Sleeping With Sirens/The Foundry 

Tuesday/January 23rd 

Jacob Sartorius/The Fillmore 

Chris Stamey/World Cafe Live 

Wednesday/January 24th 

The Posies/Milkboy Philly 

Helado Negro/The Foundry 

SLØTFACE/Everybody Hits 

Palmas/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday/January 25th 

Above & Beyond/The Fillmore 

Tennis/Union Transfer 

Oliver Heldens/NOTO 

Manic Focus/TLA 

Toro Y Moi/Coda 

Slaughter Beach/Boot & Saddle 

Dinosaur Eyelids/Connie’s Ric Rac 

Kicking Sunrise/The Barbary 

Friday/January 26th 

Blue October/World Cafe Live 

Destroyer/Underground Arts 

Umphrey’s McGee/The Fillmore 

The Devil Makes Three/Electric Factory 

Typhoon/Union Transfer 

Big Head Todd & The Monsters/TLA 

Sunflower Beam/Everybody Hits 

Elephante/NOTO 

YBN Nahmir/Coda 

Octave Cat/Johnny Brenda’s 

Saturday/January 27th 

Cashmere Cat/MØ/Darius/Electric Factory 

DMX/TLA 

The O’Jays/Sugarhouse Casino 

Keys N Krates/District N9ne

J Roddy Walston/Xfinity Live! 

Granger Smith/The Trocadero 

The Infamous Stringdusters/Union Transfer 

DJ Rectangle/NOTO 

Naked Gun/Boot & Saddle 

Resilient/Kung Fu Necktie 

Dee-1/The Foundry 

Dirty Soap/Bourbon & Branch 

Sunday/January 28th 

Howie Day/World Cafe Live 

The Wood Brothers/Union Transfer 

The Pietasters/Kung Fu Necktie 

Monday/January 29th 

Benjamin Clemente/TLA 

Ego Frost/Voltage Lounge 

Tuesday/January 30th 

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club/Union Transfer 

Yoke Lore/Johnny Brenda’s 

Wednesday/January 31st 

Kimbra/Union Transfer 

The Wonder Years/Boot & Saddle 

Princess Nokia/Coda 

Big Wreck/The Foundry 

Jen Cloher/Johnny Brenda’s 

Thursday/February 1st 

Neck Deep/CREEPER/Electric Factory 

Sam Lachow/The Barbary 

Billy Strings/The Fillmore 

Kodiak Park/Boot & Saddle 

Lola Pistola/Kung Fu Necktie 

Johnny Showcase/Franky Bradley’s 

Friday/February 2nd 

Emancipator/TLA 

KAYZO/The Fillmore 

The Builders and The Butchers/Johnny Brenda’s 

Igorr/Voltage Lounge 

Anna Meredith/The Foundry 

Crankdat/NOTO 

The High Divers/Milkboy Philly 

Des Demonas/Kung Fu Necktie 

Night Windows/Boot & Saddle 

Saturday/February 3rd 

Corrosion of Conformity/Electric Factory 

Enter Shikari/Union Transfer 

G. Love & Special Sauce/The Fillmore 

Brett Young/TLA 

Flint Eastwood/CODA

Nude Party/Boot & Saddle 

Aurora Birch/Ortlieb’s 

Incognito Theory/The Trocadero 

Cosmo Baker/NOTO 

Sunday/February 4th 

The Radio Dept./Union Transfer 

Mod Sun/Voltage Lounge 

Death of Lovers/PhilaMOCA 

Monday/February 5th 

The Dangerous Summer/The Foundry 

Skull/Kung Fu Necktie 

John Ciotta/Resorts Atlantic City 

Tuesday/February 6th 

Jay Electronica/Union Transfer 

John Oates/World Cafe Live 

Diana Gordon/Balcony Bar @The Trocadero 

BL spitz/Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs 

Wednesday/February 7th

Aqueous and Papadosio/Union Transfer 

The Funk Hunters/World Cafe Live 

Knifeplay/Ortlieb’s 

Joanna Teters/Johnny Brenda’s 

Thursday/February 8th 

Machine Head/TLA 

Why?/Union Transfer 

Yung Lean/The Foundry 

Dwight Yoakam/Parx Casino 

Radio Moscow/Kung Fu Necktie 

Devvon Terrell/Coda

Friday/February 9th 

112/Jon B/Harrah’s Atlantic City 

NF/The Fillmore 

Datsik/Electric Factory 

múm/Union Transfer 

Syleena Johnson/World Cafe Live 

Shredders/Underground Arts 

Busty And The Bass/The Foundry 

The Lil’ Smokies/Boot & Saddle 

Trash Boy/The Barbary 

Saturday/February 10th 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins/Merriam Theater 

First Aid Kit/Union Transfer 

Asking Alexandria/Electric Factory 

Lauv/The Foundry 

York Street Hustle/Boot & Saddle 

Matt Roach/World Cafe Live 

Sunday/February 11th 

Steve Aoki/Desiigner/The Fillmore 

MC Shaun/Marley Mal/Mc Lyte/Electric Factory 

Youngr/The Foundry 

Monday/February 12th 

Alex and The Kaleidoscope/Visitation BVM School 

Tuesday/February 13th 

Waitress/Forrest Theater 

Phillip Phillips/Union Transfer 

ZZ Ward/TLA 

Occvita/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday/February 14th 

Two Feet/Coda 

Milo/Kung Fu Necktie 

The Academic/The Foundry 

Strange Machines/Milkboy Philly 

Thursday/February 15th 

X Ambassadors/The Fillmore 

Justin Nozuka/Underground Arts 

Porches/Union Transfer 

Ganja White Knight/Electric Factory 

Trash Boy/The Barbary 

Friday/February 16th 

Galactic/The Fillmore 

Stick To Your Guns/TLA 

American Nightmare/Union Transfer 

Bardo Pond/Johnny Brenda’s 

Crankdat/Premier Nightclub 

Saturday/February 17th 

BØRNS/Charlotte Cardin/Mikky Ekko/Electric Factory 

John Petrucci/Kimmel Center 

The Commodores/Parx Casino 

Creepoid/Union Transfer 

The Atlas Moth/Voltage Lounge 

Rockers Galore/Underground Arts 

Daniel Donato/Bourbon & Branch 

Sunday/February 18th 

Boyz 11 Men/Borgata Event Center 

Born of Osiris/Ocean Grove/TLA 

Picturesque/Union Transfer 

Los Amigos Invisibles/The Foundry 

Monday/February 19th 

Of Mice & Men/The Trocadero 

Intervals/The Foundry 

These Streets/Voltage Lounge 

Tuesday/February 20th 

Gin Blossoms/World Cafe Live 

K. Michelle/The Fillmore 

Molotov/The Trocadero 

Harriet Alargunsoro/Steve Miller/Wells Fargo Center 

Wednesday/February 21st 

STRFKR/Union Transfer 

Peter White/South 

Thursday/February 22nd 

Dimitri Vegas/NOTO 

Eli Young Band/TLA 

Soulection/Joe Kay/Coda 

Friday/February 23rd 

Luke Bryan/Boardwalk Hall 

AWOLNATION/The Fillmore 

Kid Rock/Wells Fargo Center 

dvsn/TLA 

3LAU/NOTO 

Lane 8/Union Transfer 

Saturday/February 24th 

Quinn XC11/TLA 

The Oh Hellos/Union Transfer 

Boysetsfire/Underground Arts 

Yndi Halda/Kung Fu Necktie 

Siravo/The Barbary 

DJ Scene/NOTO 

Sunday/February 25th 

Jonathan Richman/Union Transfer 

Chase Atlantic/TLA 

Monday/February 26th 

Frightened Rabbit/Underground Arts 

Doyle/Voltage Lounge 

Tuesday/February 27th 

Rhye/Union Transfer 

Gabrielle Aplin/The Foundry 

Wednesday/February 28th 

i.d.k./Denzel Curry/The Fillmore 

The Mowgli’s/The Foundry 

Thursday/March 1st 

Mako/Underground Arts 

Exmag/Coda 

WOLF/Milkboy Philly 

Joe Kenney/Warmdaddy’s 

Friday/March 2nd 

Futuristic/Coda 

Dermot Kennedy/Underground Arts 

Wallows/The Foundry 

Kolars and Escondido/Boot & Saddle 

Vista Kicks/Kung Fu Necktie 

Saturday/March 3rd 

Tee Grizzley/The Fillmore 

LP/TLA 

Bruno Major/Johnny Brenda’s 

Measha Brueggergosman/Kimmel Center 

Bazmati Vice/Bourbon & Branch 

Sunday/March 4th 

Through the Roots/TLA 

MISSIO/The Foundry 

Shopping/Johnny Brenda’s 

Voces8/World Cafe Live 

Monday/March 5th 

Arlie/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Philadelphia Moth Storyslam/World Cafe Live 

Tuesday/March 6th 

Spoon/TLA 

Sabaton and Kreator/The Fillmore 

Ella Vos/The Foundry 

Julian Lage/Johnny Brenda’s 

Wednesday/March 7th

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark/TLA 

Caye and Somo/The Foundry 

Adrianne Lenker/Johnny Brenda’s 

Milk & Bone/Kung Fu Necktie 

Parsonsfield/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday/March 8th 

Ezra Furman/Underground Arts 

Kool Keith/Kung Fu Necktie 

Galactic Empire/The Foundry 

The Low Anthem/Johnny Brenda’s 

Friday/March 9th 

Nada Surf/World Cafe Live 

Steve Winwood/Tower Theatre 

Jonathan Wilson/Boot & Saddle 

Crooked Colours/The Foundry 

Saturday/March 10th 

Excision/The Fillmore

MercyMe/Liacouras Center 

J Boog/The Foundry 

Crazy Town/Voltage Lounge 

Alive ’75/World Cafe Live 

Sunday/March 11th 

Beth Ditto/Union Transfer 

Amy Shark/The Foundry 

Michael Schenker/TLA 

Skinny Lister/Underground Arts 

Monday/March 12th 

Foreigner/Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center 

Tuesday/March 13th 

Saint WKND/The Foundry 

Wednesday/March 14th 

Godspeed You!/Black Emperor/Union Transfer 

The Coasts/The Foundry 

Thursday/March 15th

Anaïs Mitchell/Boot & Saddle 

Jon Batiste/TLA 

Unit 3 Deep/South 

Generators/Kung Fu Necktie 

Friday/March 16th 

G-Eazy/Borgata Event Center 

Nightwish/Electric Factory 

Nightmares On Wax/Underground Arts 

Judah & The Lion/The Foundry 

Moose Blood/TLA 

Autograf/The Foundry 

Tall Heights/The Fillmore 

Lightninging & Jounce/Ortlieb’s 

Saturday/March 17th 

Blake Shelton/Trace Adkins/Wells Fargo Center 

Mat Kearney/The Fillmore 

Nils Frahm/Union Transfer 

Brasstracks/The Foundry 

Jamie McLean Band/World Cafe Live 

Sunday/March 18th 

K. Flay/Union Transfer 

Reggie & The Full Effect/Household/TLA 

Earthless/Underground Arts 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet/Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Kimmel Center 

The Elevaters/The Foundry 

Monday/March 19th 

BIG K.R.I.T./Union Transfer 

Cover photo courtesy of The Fillmore Philadelphia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Zedd

“If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy……If our love’s insanity why are you my clarity?,” chants UK songstress Foxes on “Clarity,” the 2012 Grammy winning collaboration she shares with German DJ producer and beat maestro, Zedd, who’s about to straight up give it to us with a two night stint at the Electric Factory beginning tomorrow night. 

Born Anton Zaslavski in southwest Germany, the future dance floor destroyer and global dominator was raised into a musical family in which Zedd first tickled his music fancy at four-years old by taking on the acoustic guitar. It wasn’t long before he graduated to ticking the ivories and eventually moved on to playing the drums in a local band. And from there, well, the digital world soon came calling and Zedd would become the most sought after names in the dance music business in no time flat. 

Thanks to a batch of high-profile rewerks for Lady Gaga, Armand Van Helden and a handful of A-list others, Zedd served us with Clarity in 2012his first full length album that put him well on the music map and beyond. This was due to the shimmering success of sizzling singles “Spectrum” with Matthew Koma, “Stay the Night” with Haley Williams of Paramore and of course, “Clarity,” which owned the top spot on every music chart across the globe for months on end. 

A successful follow-up, True Colors, got rightfully served to us in 2015 and proved to be an even bigger success in busting charts worldwide due in part to pulsating thunderstorms, “I Want You to Know,” co-starring Selena Gomez, “Papercut” with Troye Sivan and of course the album’s hauntingly beautiful title track which Zedd shares with the Rainbow diva herself, Ms. Kesha.

And that moment he teamed up with Ariana Grande in 2014 to deliver her second My Everything single, “Break Free?” Fucking priceless. 

Of course, we just can’t leave out Zedd’s latest and greatest 2017 werk–the bass bumpin’ “Stay” with the red-hot Alessia Cara(which we all know) and “Get Low,” a somehow underrated groove (y’all just ain’t listening to it enough!) co-starring former One Direction-er, Liam Payne.

Delicious. 

And while do hope that his latest bangers make it onto his eagerly anticipated third studio set, what we do know is that Zedd is one hell of a remarkable talent (with that “Clarity” Grammy to prove it) and that he’s going to blow the roof off of the Electric Factory over the next few days. 

Get ready, Philly. 

To grab those tickets to Zedd’s shows (Friday is almost sold out and there’s one-hundred left for Thursday) at the Electric Factory, go right here, right now

Want more fun shit like this, like, all of the time? Then be sure to follow Philly Mixtape right here and here

Zedd cover photo courtesy of Billboard 

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Venue Spotlight:The Fillmore Philadelphia

This may be hard to believe, but it’s already been almost a year since Philly was rewarded with the coveted title of being Number One Music City in North America, a honor that was named to us by online ticket retailer, Vivid Seats. Although we witnessed the sad closures of North Star Bar and the Legendary Dobbs (which, back-in-the-day hosted groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Green Day) during that time, other venues in (TLA, Coda, a revamped Boot & Saddle, just to name a few) and around (hey there, BB & T Pavillion) the city have stepped up their live music game to make sure that we finally get to maybe keep a title.

Of course, a lot–if not most–of the credit for this ravishing accomplishment belongs to The Fillmore Philadelphia (29 East Allen St, 19123), who are also celebrating a milestone–their one year anniversary this Saturday, Oct 1st. Since The Fillmore opened it’s doors last fall, we’ve gotten to rub elbows with many music artists from all walks of life, including Bush, Garbage, Disclosure, Gary Clark JR, Kurt Vile and the locally legendary Hall & Oates, whom not only helped kicked things all sort of off with that very first show, but have been back to display their love quite a few times to a Philly venue that has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. 

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Sitting on top of its reinvented AJAX Metal Factory roots, the Live Nation owned entertainment hot-spot has become a shining staple of Philly’s red hot and rising Fishtown area. Besides being home to an electrified main room that holds approximately 2,500 thirsty live music fans, it’s also home to The Foundry, a 450-capacity “club within the club” that has hosted some of the most chilled out music acts that have ever graced our headphones including NYC’s The Knocks and Lion Babe, down-home crooners Levellers(who’ll be there tonight) and Questlove of The Roots fame, who’s certainly made The Foundry his resident place of werk…and that he most certainly does, because that’s just what you do whenever you step a fancy music foot inside The Fillmore Philadelphia

But If that’s enough of a fabulous night out for you, deluxe food-and-beverage offerings are available all around the AJAX Lounge (got craft beer? You do now…and lots of security to go along with it), while that one-of-a-kind City of Brotherly Love-centric vibe is laced all throughout the place, including in the stunning chandeliers that will illuminate your soul, and there’s also the LIVE mural that anyone who’s attended a show at The Fillmore just can’t live without taking a picture of it. Then of course, there’s those trademark graffiti tags on the inside walls, which not only survived the multi-million dollar live music nip/tuck, but have withstood the sands of Philly time, which is truly something very special. 

Those chandeliers, though...

Those chandeliers, though…

However, what it all comes to is this…with an upcoming fall roster that includes Jim Breuer, Violent Femmes, M83, Umphrey’s McGee, Tegan & Sara, Alessia Cara (tonight!), The B-52’s, and many many more, you must go see a show at The Fillmore to see–and most importantly..hear–what all of the fabulous fuss is about. But if that’s not to convince you to grab those tickets, Live Nation operations manager Matthew Ricciotti stopped by Philly Mixtape it spill all sorts of Fillmore tea, which is guaranteed to get you even more ready for this smokin’ hot venue that is just getting its live music party started. 

Check it out…then go. 

Kicking things off, there’s no denying that The Fillmore has certainly given new life to Philly’s live music scene, why do you think that is? For me, the Fillmore gave me new life. I first heard about the project from friends who work for Live Nation. They thought that I would be a great addition, which made me look at where I was in life and what I wanted my next step to be. My first day at the Fillmore was just about a month before we opened the doors. The flooring was going in, the chandeliers were being installed. No sound or lights for stage were in just yet but you could tell the place was going to have that cool factor. When we opened the doors on October 1, immediately people fell in love in with the place.

Who’ve been some of your favorite acts that have performed? Any ones that you hope will stop by? I have a wide range of musical interests, but seeing Disclosure’s production was a big highlight. Others include Joe Walsh who still is at the top of his game, Travis Scott mostly because it’s probably the closest I will ever get to Rihanna and Troye Sivan with his massive following. I always love to see older bands that get back on the road. While I doubt you would ever see Guns N’ Roses playing our room, we have a lot shows coming up in both the Fillmore and the Foundry.

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What would you say is the most important that Philly in general needs to keep its live music scene growing? First and foremost the fans, because without them Philly couldn’t sustain the amount of venues it currently has. The city itself is growing every day, whether it be transplants from other cities or kids moving away from home for the first time for college. The fans keep us going; the fans keep us in check.

Can you spill a little bit about what The Fillmore has in store for the fall and beyond? We have a wide range of shows from Good Charlotte, Bridget Everett and Kurt Vile. We have so many shows between now and New Year’s that I question when and where I’m going to sleep. moe. is returning to host Halloween weekend. We even have an event on Halloween Night for everyone—we’re going to have a Roller Skating/Dance Party in the Main Music Hall with some local Philly DJs you may know. We’re also doing a community event earlier in the night to provide a safe trick or treating experience for the kids in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Lastly, what is one thing that both The Fillmore and The Foundry are doing that are keeping them well ahead of the pack?We’re constantly striving to be the best. We come up with new ideas on how to enhance the overall fan experience every day. Whether that is creating additional seating, adding local flavors to our food menu or adding artwork to our spaces. Currently we have art being installed by Tiny Room for Elephants, so look for that next time you come to a show!

For much, much more on what’s coming to The Fillmore and The Foundry, check this out right now. 

Cover photo courtesy of www.visitphilly.com 

LIVE Mural Photo courtesy of www.ewingcole.com 

Disclosure/crowd photo courtesy of Philly Mixtape