2015: An Evolutionary Year In Philly Music

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Featured Image of CRUISR by Samantha Sweeney

Philadelphia’s music community has seen a huge uprising in 2015. The do-it-yourself attitude is alive and found in almost every corner of the city, resulting in new artworks, bands, and storefronts sprouting up regularly. Possibly the most notable addition to our arts scene was the Fillmore, a huge concert space in Fishtown. The corporate presence in Fishtown’s gritty atmosphere comes in the form of a beautiful new building that will certainly bring in acts from around the world.

More importantly, in local artist news, the biggest headline coming out of Philly this year has to be The Districts. The young band started off the year by releasing A Flourish and A Spoil on Fat Possum Records and having their biggest hometown show up to that point at Union Transfer in February. They then toured for a majority of the year alongside manager Marley McNamara, who led them to play in front of a handful of people when they opened for The Rolling Stones, do a breathtaking live session in France, and then come home to pack The Electric Factory in November.

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  1. Bryana Natale

    December 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm


  2. Lauren S

    December 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    This article really encompasses the year in music of Philly, and makes me excited for next year.

  3. Billy Cook

    December 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Philly belongs in the conversation of the best music scenes in the country. Too much talent can’t go unnoticed for much longer.

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