Best Weekend Ever: Sylvan Esso, Emarosa, Perfume Genius

Featured photo by Tim Burton.


The weather is finally going to be nice on the weekend for a change. Make your weekend ROCK with one or more of these shows!


Thursday 5/18:

Emarosa played on in 100 degree weather at Vans Warped Tour in Camden last summer. They’re up for a hot round 2 at Voltage Lounge. Their shows are selling out as they approach each city, so grab your tickets fast. Tickets can be purchased here.


Have you heard “Slip Away” by Perfume Genius yet? If not, go take a listen. He will be performing at Union Transfer and you will not regret going. His aesthetic is edgy and contemplative. Tickets are available online here.


Friday 5/19:


Folk artist Laura Marling is coming to the TLA. Her latest album Semper Femina released last March is excellent and charted all over Europe. If you like brooding lyrics and vocals, you’ll love her sound. Tickets can be purchased here.


Real Estate is performing a sold out set at Union Transfer. Their indie rock sound has matured and is pop-perfection. The night also includes our favorite indie rocker Frankie Cosmos. If you didn’t get to grab tickets, look for resale tickets here.


It’s a night for ska-punk (skunk?) at the Electric Factory with Streetlight Manifesto. The New Jersey band is bringing all their energy and packing the stage with talented musicians. Tickets are still available here.


Saturday 5/20:


Hit up the Italian Market during the day for their annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival. This family-friendly event includes vendors, crafts, parades, live music, and of course, loads of Italian food. The event goes from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.


Underground Arts is presenting a night of transcendental music with Jessy Lanza, Jacques GreeneRed Axes, and more! Come explore the futuristic sounds in the 3 different rooms at the venue for a unique experience until 3am. Tickets are available here.


Sunday 5/21:


Sylvan Esso is making a splash by selling out practically every venue on their tour, including two stops in Philly at Union Transfer. Their second studio album What Now released in April is spunky and energetic. Lucy Dacus joins them on tour for both nights. Night two resale tickets are available here.


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