Best Weekend Ever: Cole Swindell, PHL LIVE, Psychic TV and More

Featured Photo by Samantha Sweeney


It’s getting closer and closer to the holidays and school is wrapping up for students. Wind down and relax with a handful of great shows to choose from. Whether you’re craving old favorites or feeling adventurous with new discoveries, take your pic and get out on the town.


Thursday 12/8:

If you’re a country fan, talented singer and song-writer Cole Swindell is coming to The Fillmore. His latest album You Should Be Here was released in May of this year. He has collaborated and written for many big names in country like Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Tickets are still available here. At the same time, alt rock band Copeland from Florida will be playing upstairs at The Foundry. Copeland tickets can be purchased here.


If you’re looking for something different, PHL Live Award Show is happening tonight at the Trocadero Theatre. PHL Live strives to find the best up and coming local artists and get them the opportunities to make it in the industry. Discover new talent of all genres at this show and network with the industry’s rising stars. Tickets are available here.



Friday 12/9:

Get The Led Out is coming back to the Electric Factory once again. These professional Led Zeppelin impersonators are so good that fans say they’re as good as the real deal. The audience will range in all ages and you’ll be sure to get some good stories from the older fans about Led Zepepelin “back in the days.” Tickets can be purchased here.


Shooter Jennings has lived a life surrounded by country music and will be showing what he embodies at World Cafe Live. As the son of country performers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, he will be adding a touch of country to his rock that branches in many creative directions. His latest album Countach (For Giorgio) was released in FebruaryTickets are available here.


Philadelphia’s own Matt Pond PA at Underground Arts on tour with his latest release Winter Lives which just came out in November. He has created his own label 131 Records to have more control of his own work. The indie rock star’s sound is infectious and perfect for the intimate setting of the venue. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here.


Psychic TV from London will be shaking up Boot & Saddle. Their string of album releases in 1986 credits them with an entry Guiness Book of World Records for most album releases in one year. If they aren’t sold out yet, they will be soon. They had a hiatus in the late 90’s to early 2000’s but are back together for a wild tour. Get on them tickets ASAP.


Saturday 12/10:

DC’s Thievery Corporation is bringing their mischief to The Fillmore. They play with many different influences that can be heard by their use of out of the ordinary instrumentation and different languages. You can dance along to their sounds of sitar and drums all night. Tickets can be purchased here.


Eliza Hardy Jones from here in Philly is performing her set at Boot & Saddle. She used to accompany other musicians such as Grace Potter on piano, but is now working on her own solo projects. Her voice is calming and centered and pairs well with her elegant piano style. Tickets are available here.


Sunday 12/11:

Another late night show with Philadelphia’s favorite member of The Roots, Questlove Supreme, is taking place at The Foundry, where he will be spinning his favorites. Don’t let Sunday night stop you from partying your way into Monday. Tickets are available here.

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