Best Weekend Ever: Lord Huron, Broad Street Run, Block Party

It’s May! There are plenty to do outside this weekend and it’s finally about time to bring out the shorts and T-shirts. Remember your sunscreen!

Friday 5/1: For lucky fans, Lord Huron plays sold-out shows at Free At Noon at WXPN and at night at Union Transfer along with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen.

Two Gallants are playing a more low-key show at Johnny Brenda’s with Blank Range. Both bands fit the casual environment of Johnny Brenda’s well and will keep you entertained well throughout the night.


Saturday 5/2: 3rd Annual South Street Spring Festival will feature an all-day, all-ages event on East South St. There will be live, local, music at 5th St and 2nd St, and we highly suggest checking out Sonnder at 2pm and Kid Felix at 3pm at the 2nd St Stage (check out more here and here). With food and good music all in one place, who could resist?



To keep the party going, head to Boot & Saddle and catch ZZZ’s from Japan. Their guitar work and post punk noise sound will wake you up and take you out of your allergy haze.

If you’re a fan of Weezer, The Relationship will be playing at Ortlieb’s at night. The band is made up of guitarist Brian Bell from Weezer and Nate Shaw of Die Hunns. This is probably the most intimate show they will play and tickets are going fast!


Sunday 5/3:

There’s nothing quite like the Broad Street Run. With bands and crowds cheering every bit of the ten miles, you’ll see all sorts of runners and fans alike. Head out to Broad Street and make some noise for the runners!


Photo by Dave DuBan

After the race, head over to the Official Broad Street Run Afterparty at XFINITY Live! There will be live music, food trucks, and plenty of booze to celebrate finishing the race.

At Trocadero Theatre, British heartthrob James Bay will be playing for a sold-out crowd (read our album review here). This young singer-songwriter is already on track to become the next big thing so don’t miss out!

Starting at 2pm, Radio 104.5’s Summer Block Party will kick off at Festival Pier with Philly’s own Mo Lowda And The Humble, The Airborne Toxic Event, Banks, Catfish And The Bottlemen, and Bad Suns. It’s a free event but you do need a ticket to get in. Check out 104.5’s page to check for more ticket giveaways. In the meantime, check out Rock On Philly’s exclusive interview with Mo Lowda And The Humble and listen to the festival playlist!


Photo from 11/29 at TLA by Wakana Narisako


Featured Image via Pixabay


1 Comment

  1. Lauren Silvestri

    May 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I didn’t know that Kid Felix was playing at the South Street Festival! I’m definitely going to have to go.

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