Best Weekend Ever: Last Block Party + More!

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Summer is (unfortunately) turning to fall, but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop! Enjoy the last few warm weekends we have left by checking out a few of these shows.

Thursday 9/15

Cute Is What We Aim For will be continuing what has been a great year for emo/pop-punk reunions by stopping by Union Transfer. The band is currently on tour celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their debut album, The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch. Very few tickets are still available here, so be sure to dust off your stud belt and party like it’s still 2006.

Friday 9/16

Young the Giant will be stopping by The Fillmore in support of their politically-charged third album, Home of the Strange. Syracuse indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot will be opening up the show, making this a stacked lineup for all the alt-rock fans out there. Tickets are technically sold out, but there are some resales popping up on both Ticketmaster and Stubhub, so get these while you can!

Rock On Philly favorites RFA will be headlining a show at Goldilocks Gallery, and will be joined by The Living Strange, A Boy Named John, and fellow Philly rockers TIOGA. Entry is $8-$10 at the door.

Saturday 9/17

The Fire is holding a huge festival to celebrate their grand re-opening. The festival kicks off at noon and features a lineup full of local talent from across all genres, in addition to some booths and vendors to enjoy between bands. If that doesn’t tire you out, you can also hit up the gig at 8:30 which features local acts The Obsessives, Hemming, and Amanda X, along with headliners Diet Cig. The grand re-opening festival is free, but the night show is $12 in advance here.


Sunday 9/18

The last Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party of 2016 is upon us, and it looks like they saved the best lineup for last. CHVRCHES, Miike Snow, Iration, The Griswolds, and Andorra are all set to perform to help us close out summer with a bang. All the free tickets have been downloaded, but you can still test your luck at a ticket raid if you still need a way in. Check out the ticket raid calendar here. Set times and show information can be accessed here.


Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will be bringing her instantly recognizable hits to the TLA. Tickets are still available via Ticketmaster here.

Creature Comfort will be making their way to Kung Fu Necktie all the way from their hometown in Nashville. Self described as “indie space rock”, the four piece is led by Jessey Clark, the band’s frontman by night and a full-time pharmacist by day. For those looking for a more psychedelic experience on their Sunday night, this show should definitely be on your radar. Joining them will be Mt. Vengeance, Petunia, and Along The Way. Tickets can be picked up in advance here.

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