Best Weekend Ever: Bishop Briggs, Esperanza Spalding, and More!

Featured photo by Jessica Earnshaw


Staying dry is overrated. Just be prepared as you head out into the wet weekend ahead when you’re making your way to shows. Keep in mind that some venues have strict rules against what size umbrellas you can bring  in, if any at all.


Thursday 5/4:

Holy Golden‘s dream-pop will brighten up this Thursday night at Milkboy. The duo, consisting of Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti, will bring about fantasy and creative imaginations. Get tickets online or at the door.


Friday 5/5:

Jazz genius and bassist Esperanza Spalding is performing at the nearly sold out Kimmel Center. As one of the youngest faculties at Berklee College of Music to teach music, this prodigy of our lifetime is someone you have to see. Her ethereal voice is like no other. Get your tickets here while you still can.


Californian artist Tycho is coming to the Electric Factory. If you like futuristic synth and ambience, this is your show. He performed at Coachella this year and are putting on mesmerizing shows across the country on tour. Tickets are available here.


Bishop Briggs is currently on tour with support from SHAED, and they are performing at Union Transfer. Bishop Briggs is only 24 and she’s making moves all across the world and engaging fans of alternative rock. Her single “River” put her on the charts and got her to come to Philly for last year’s Radio 104.5 Block Party. Check out our interview with SHAED’s lead singer Chelsea Lee here.


Saturday 5/6:

It’s a heavy metal night at the Electric Factory. Mastodon is coming to Philly along with Opeth, Gojira, and Eagles of Death Metal. Every ticket purchased comes with Mastodon’s brand new album Emperor of Sand! Tickets for the heavily packed lineup are available here.


Sunday 5/7:

Taiwan Housing Project from Philly is celebrating the release of their latest album at Johnny Brenda’s. The group is made up of Kilynn Lundsford, of Little Claw, Mark Feehan, of Harry Pussy, Kevin Nickels of Writhing Squares, Kevin Boyer of Tyvek, Adam Neung and Pat Ganley. As the band grows, so does their fan base. Come support the local act served up with some of Philly’s local brews on tap. Get tickets here.

Remember to tag us at @Rockonphilly on social media when you post all of the photos from your fun concert night out!

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