The election is over and while uncertainty about the future may loom ahead, shows are still coming to Philly at the same pace. Get your mind off the future for a few hours by heading out to one of these shows this weekend.
Bonus: a cute video of the Obamas.
British band Asking Alexandria is at the Electric Factory on Thursday night. Get your anger out and scream along with the metalcore band. Their latest album The Black features their new hits “I Won’t Give In” and “Undivided” with a new lead vocalist, Denis Shaforostov. Their sound may have changed but their energy is still as big as ever. Tickets are still available here.
Sensual soul singer SoMo will be at Trocadero. He worked his way from YouTube to being picked up by Republic Records and released his self-titled album in 2014. His voice and style speaks to the youth with inspiration from artists like The Weeknd and Drake. Tickets are available here.
Good Charlotte is coming to The Fillmore. Their hiatus is over and they are in full-swing as they tour the country. Be sure to check out the music video below that features a lot of footage from their last sold out show at the TLA in Philly. Get tickets here.
If you want to dance your stress away, Porter Robinson and Madeon‘s sold out show at Electric Factory should hit you in the right spot. Porter Robinson is a creative DJ and at only 24, is known around the world as the next big thing. Madeon collaborates with him to create a night you won’t forget. Try looking for tickets here.
Songstress Lydia Loveless sold out her night at Milkboy on Friday. Loveless has worked hard at her art at a very young age and her patience and work paid off. She has a global audience that adores her authentic style, which incorporates anything from alternative to honky tonk. Ticket holders, enjoy!
It’s going to be a busy night in Fishtown on Saturday night. Fitz and the Tantrums sold out at The Fillmore main stage, while Louis the Child sold out at The Foundry upstairs. Both artists are super entertaining and it’ll be an awesome night. You can try to get resale tickets for Fitz and the Tantrums here.
Another throwback punk band, Yellowcard, sold out at Electric Factory. We saw them last at Vans Warped Tour in Camden in July. They promised they would come back soon and Christmas came early for those who waited patiently. Tickets are gone from Ticketmaster but you can try looking here.
Nashville’s Paper Route are performing at Milkboy with HalfNoise, a project of Zac Farro, who you may recognize as the former drummer of Paramore. He released his latest LP Sudden Feeling in September. Tickets are available here.
A capella sensation Pentatonix are on tour and stopping by the Liacouras Center at Temple University. From their start doing short covers to being cameo’d in Pitch Perfect 2, their success is climbing with no end. Their new holiday album is out and will make a great gift to a capella fans everywhere. Get tickets here.
Just when you thought this weekend couldn’t get anymore punk, Sleeping With Sirens‘ show at The Fillmore will close out the weekend and fulfill all your emo desires. Their latest album with their new label Epitaph Records titled Madness keeps bringing you back for more. Tickets here.
Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles are at Boot & Saddle for a sold out show. While Broemel is still active in My Morning Jacket, he is equally involved in his solo career and hasn’t quit making solo music. Simonett and Broemel will share the stage for a special tour filled with lots of jamming.
It’s time for another late night with Questlove Supreme at The Foundry. He will be spinning cool jams and entertaining guests with his Philly charm. If you aren’t ready for Monday, buy tickets here and come hang.
If you’re attending any of the shows above this weekend, make sure to tag us on social media with @rockonphilly to show us what a good time you’re having!