Best Weekend Ever: Elle King, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Nicks

Featured photo by Samantha Sweeney

 

There are some music legends coming to Philly as well as hot newcomers. Whatever you crave, there’s always something for everyone in Philly.

Photo by Samantha Sweeney

Photo by Samantha Sweeney

 

Thursday 11/17:

Banjo-slinging rocker Elle King will be at The Fillmore. She showed us a good time last November by selling out Union Transfer and in January again at Radio 104.5’s Winter Jam. Country/gospel singer Paul Cauthen will be opening up the show. Tickets are available here.

 

SiriusXM Presents Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour with Night Riots and The Shelters, both from Los Angeles, and British band The Hunna at The Foundry. The tight lineup consists of all bands who should be worked into your alt-rock playlist. The Hunna just finished up touring with Jimmy Eat World. Tickets are available here.

 

 

Friday 11/18:

Balance and Composure from Doylestown are performing at Union Transfer with Foxing and Mercury Girls. They’re almost ten years into being a band together, and their latest album Light We Made is a mature compilation of calming tracks. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

 

Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be bringing all his hits to the Academy of Music. He will receive the 2016 Gershwin Prize for his huge role in Motown and pop music which are still well-heard today. Get tickets here before they sell out.

 

BBC Music is bringing Spring King, Izzy Bizu, and Sundara Karma to Philly. These newcomers are super talented and glowing with promise. Check them out at The Foundry where you can see them up close and personal. Tickets are available here.

 

Saturday 11/19:

Kiiara sold out The Foundry at only 21 years old. This electropop singer’s influences include Rihanna and Eminem. Her 2016 album low kii savage is creative beyond what was expected of anyone her age. Her tickets are still available for resale here.

 

Irish band Two Door Cinema Club sold out The Fillmore. Their latest album Gameshow was just released last month and commanded the pop sound into their indie rock sound perfectly. Their growth in musicality and popularity is crazy impressive. Have fun, ticket holders!

 

Porter Robinson and Madeon are back by popular demand for another sold out show. They were just here last weekend at the Electric Factory. If you couldn’t get tickets to either night, make sure you keep up with them on social media to find out when they’re coming back to Philly for some more magical moments.

 

Sunday 11/20:

Canadian rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR is finally coming to The Fillmore. He’s the producing brains behind some of our modern day favorites, like Rihanna’s “Work.” Go dance the night away before you have to deal with Monday. Tickets are available here.

 

Our favorite witchy rockstar, Stevie Nicks, is at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night. Her smokey voice is iconic and she is truly legendary in the rock world. She also made an appearance on American Horror Story: Coven as a witch so she’s cool with pop culture. Get tickets here.

 

Going to any of these shows? Show us how excited you are by tagging us in social media with @rockonphilly!

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