Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fall concert roundup: 9 shows you don't want to miss

We've been lucky this summer when it comes to live music, but it doesn't seem like anything is slowing down for Fall.

Fall concert roundup: 9 shows you don't want to miss

Occasionally, when I start to really consider the city we live in and its music scene, I start to feel really lucky for all the live music we have the opportunity to experience with ease. This summer has done nothing but assure that feeling. Between Union Transfer, The Electric Factory, First Unitarian Church, and Morgan's Pier (I'll stop now because the list could go on) we have a pretty awesome set of venues that help to build up our music scene. Not to mention the festivals that have hit (or are about to hit) Philly this summer such as The Made In America festival, Identity festival,  The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Mad Decent Block Party. Although we're sad to see the summer go, it's clear that the we'll continue to be going to some awesome shows as we bring in the Fall season. Here are 9 concerts that you don't want to miss:

Purity Ring 9/20

Purity Ring will be performing with Evian Christ and Headaches at the First Unitarian Church on Tuesday, September 20, courtesy of R5 Productions. Get tickets here.

Grimes 9/27

On Thursday, September 27, WXPN presents Grimes with Elite Gymnastics and Myths at Union Transfer. You can get tickets here (before it sells out again!).

Minus The Bear 9/28

If this doesn’t remind you of highschool, well… I don’t know what else will. Check out Minus the Bear along with Cursive and Caspian at The Electric Factory on Friday, September 28. Tickets are available here.

Crystal Castles 10/2

Crystal Castles and HEALTH is a combination made in electro punk heaven. Check out both groups as they take over The Electric Factory on Tuesday, October 2. Tickets here.

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Polica 10/3

Polica blew the crowd away at their performance at Johnny Brenda’s earlier this year; don’t miss their next show on Wednesday, October 3 at Union Transfer, presented by WXPN. Get tickets here.

Animal Collective 10/3

Deciding between Polica and Animal Collective is no easy task. Celebrating the release of their forthcoming album, Centipede Hz, Animal Collective will be performing at The Mann Center on the same day. If you’ve already made your decision, get tickets here.

The xx 10/29

The xx are no strangers to sell out shows. Get your chance to see them on October 29 at The Electric Factory alongside Chairlift. Tickets are available here.

Tame Impala  11/8

Tama Impala have produced an amazing show every time they stop in Philly.Get a chace to see them on Thursday, November 8 with The Amazing at Union Transfer. Tickets here.

Taking Back Sunday 11/13

Okay, I take back my previous statement. Taking Back Sunday is bound to be the ultimate highschool reunion show. Their acoustic show at the First Unitarian Church has already sold out, so I would suggest snatching tickets to their show at The Electric Factory with Bayside as soon as possible! Available here.
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