Best Weekend Ever: Fenech-Soler, Bonobo, The Revolution

Featured photo of Emily King by Wakana Narisako.

 

This weekend is going to be hot and beautiful! With the NFL draft party near the parkway, there will be traffic congestion, so plan your travel routes to shows ahead of time!

 

Thursday 4/27:

The New Pornographers are performing at a sold out Union Transfer. Whiteout Conditions was released earlier this month and it is their seventh studio album. Their pop sound incorporated with rock makes for a fun time. Waxahatchee is on tour with The New Pornographers and she will present a perfectly folky opening set. Get resale tickets here.

 

Lewis Del Mar is coming to the Foundry. Last time they played in Philly, it was to a sold out crowd. Now’s your chance if you wanted to see them last time and couldn’t. Columbia Records released their self-titled album last October. Tickets are available here.

 

English electro-pop brother duo Fenech-Soler is performing at Milkboy. The fun, upbeat vibe will be perfect for spring weather. Their latest album release was last February, with Zilla from So RecordingsKnox Hamilton is opening the shows on tour. Tickets here.

 

Friday 4/28:

 

Rapper Mick Jenkins is performing at the TLA. The Healing Component released last September reached number 6 on the US Rap Charts. Come see the Chicago rapper while tickets are still available here.

 

Rappers With Attitude at Liacouras Center on Temple University’s campus will be bringing many rappers for a one night show. The rappers in attendance will include Ty Dolla $ign, Dave East, Lee Mazin, and so much more. Tickets are available here to the general public.

 

Country singer Darius Rucker sold out The Fillmore. The Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer’s solo career is on fire as he keeps working on new albums, with one in progress now. It’s almost expected now for his new releases to chart right away on country charts across the world. Get resale tickets here.

 

Saturday 4/29:

R&B singer-songwriter Emily King will be performing a special acoustic performance at Union Transfer. She has flair, rhythm, and the comforting, soulful voice. She’s going on tour with Alabama Shakes again this summer with a full band, so catch her Philly show for this unique, intimate show. Tickets for the seated show are available here.

 

Rapper 21 Savage is at The Fillmore with Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley. 21 Savage’s EP Savage Mode put him on the scene and with supporters like Gucci Mane and Future, this young rapper is only on his way up. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Electronic artist Bonobo is coming to the Electric Factory, fresh off of his two weekends at Coachella. “Break Apart” off of his latest album Migration features Rhye and has a haunting feel, which is intriguing in comparison to his popular tracks like “Kong.” Tickets are available here.

 

Sunday 4/30:

The Revolution is playing two nights at the TLA and Saturday night is sold out. As former backup band for Prince, they united to keep his and their legacy alive. If you don’t have tickets yet, head out to the Sunday night show, with tickets still available here.

 

Coming out to Philly this weekend for one of these shows? Let us know in the comments section!

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