Featured photo by Maeghan Donohue
It’s going to be a beautiful, spring weekend! Whether or not you celebrate Easter, there are many activities and shows this weekend to check out!
Hip hop/indie rock band Why? is hitting the stage of Union Transfer with Eskimeaux as the opening act. Why? released their fifth studio album Moh Lhean through Joyful Noise Recordings on March 3rd of this year. Their unique sound puts them in many different genres and you’ll see for yourself when you see them live. Tickets can be purchased here.
If you waited to get tickets to see Allan Rayman at Boot and Saddle, you’re out of luck. The show is sold out and you’ll need to find someone with extra tickets to see this soul singer with a mysterious aura. Allan Rayman’s style of R&B is modern and it’s a mystery on its own that he is not playing in the mainstream light.
All the way from Scotland, Biffy Clyro will be performing at the TLA. After taking a hiatus year in 2015, they released more new music and came back with a bang in 2016, as their new album Ellipsis came in number one in the UK charts. Tickets are still available here.
Oregon’s indie-rockers The Decemberists are touring with Julien Baker. Their stop at The Fillmore is sold out. The Decemberists are enthusiastic onstage and their audience engagement is over the top. Julien Baker’s last show in Philly at Underground Arts was intimate and beautifully emotional. Look for resale tickets here.
Philly’s own Ecstatic Vision is performing at First Unitarian Church as they tour in support of Eyehategod. Ecstatic Vision’s latest album Raw Rock Fury came out April 7th. Besides the fact that Eyehategod is playing in a church basement the day before Easter, this show is going to be a big sensory experience. Get tickets here.
Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 show at Johnny Brenda’s will be a once in a lifetime show, combining the forces of Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi and The Mattson 2. The show is unsurprisingly sold out. Enjoy the show, ticket holders!
Go check out the Annual Easter Promenade at South St and Passyunk Ave on Easter Sunday, starting at 12:30. There will be free family-friendly activities, live music, and a costume contest.
New York hip hop artist Lil Peep will be performing at the Foundry. His newest single “Witchblades” collaborates with Lil Tracy and has garnered over a million views on Youtube. Tickets can be purchased here.
Checking out any of these shows this weekend? Let us know in the comments section! Don’t forget to tag us on social media at @rockonphilly and you might get a shout out!