Best Weekend Ever: Take Your Mom Out!

Featured photo of The 1975 by Ruby Mora.


It’s Mother’s Day Weekend! Make sure to be nice to your mothers and make choices they would approve of as you go out and enjoy yourself!


Thursday 5/11:



Pond from Australia are bringing to Johnny Brenda’s, and the show is sold out. The psychedelic band is selling out shows across the country. Their latest album The Weather was released last week through Marathon Artists, with tremendous reviews. Enjoy the show, ticket holders!


Alex Napping will be performing at PhilaMOCA on Thursday night. The pop quartet formed in Austin in 2013 and they released Mise En Place on Father/Daughter Records last week. Lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen’s voice is calming and expressive. Tickets can be purchased here.


Friday 5/12:


Rapper Lupe Fiasco will be making his tour stop at Electric Factory. The Chicago-raised rapper is keeping up with the times and his tunes are still fresh. Collaborating with the likes of Gizzle, Ty Dolla Sign, and Rick Ross on his latest release Drogas Light, the album is talent-packed and entertaining. Tickets for the show are available here.


It’ll be hard to decide between which rap show to see, but if you want to see younger talent, Desiigner will be at the Trocadero. He was signed by Kanye West to GOOD Music last year and later performed at SXSW. The young hip-hop star has a huge following and it’ll be an awesome show. Tickets can be purchased here.



San Fermin from Brooklyn with support from Icelandic band Low Roar at World Cafe Live. Lead by talented Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the indie rock band San Fermin with its many members continues to wow the country everywhere they go. They are performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer. Their latest  album Belong taps into Ludwig-Leone’s personal experiences for an intimate listen. Low Roar released visually stimulating Once In A Long, Long While… in April. Tickets can be purchased here.


Saturday 5/13:


It’s been 10 years since Trey Songz released his hit “Can’t Help But Wait,” and he’s still killing it. His show at Electric Factory on Saturday night is sold out. It’s been three years since he’s put out an album, and 2017 was worth the wait. Tremaine The Album released in March is just as swoon worthy as his hits that put him on the map. Look for resale tickets here if you haven’t purchased tickets yet!


Punk band Mayday Parade is on tour after their 10th anniversary of Tales Told by Dead Friends at The Fillmore. The show is completely sold out. Their band members with the exception of Jason Lancaster remains pretty much the same as when they started. You can look for resale tickets here.



It’s Radio 104.5’s 10th anniversary and Birthday Show night one at BB&T Pavilion features many superstars. The lineup includes Kings of Leon, Bastille, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Fitz and the Tantrums, Rag’n’Bone Man, Phntms, and more. The Birthday Shows are a huge event every time and they only get better. Saturday calls for rain, so if you’re out on the lawn, make sure to bring ponchos! Also, a pro tip: shower curtain liners from the dollar store make excellent lawn blankets on squishy, wet, grass. Get tickets here while you can.


Sunday 5/14:


Punk bands Say Anything and Bayside are selling out across the country as they tour, and Philly’s having an extra round with them with their performance at the Electric Factory with an after party. Get tickets to their show here and after party tickets at the door.


Multi-talented folk singer Rhiannon Giddens will be performing at World Cafe Live to finish out the weekend. Her releases chart on US Folk and Grass charts often, and her latest release Freedom Highway is already nominated for Americana Music Honors & Awards. Tickets are still available here.


What shows are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments!

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