Get out your planners Philly, because the only thing scary about the music scene in Philly this October is how many epic shows you need to fit into your schedule… and that is our favorite kind of horror show.
Only if you have the 100000 concert tickets I need this month to not have FOMO.
Here’s our writer Meghan’s picks for this month. That’s right, this is just one list, there’s another coming. Good luck and let’s get our dancing shoes lined up for the month now.
Coming to World Café Live (downstairs) on Thursday October 5th is XPN Festival alum Sweet Spirit! Native to Austin, Texas, this party band knows how to put on a show. After witnessing their infectious live performance at XPN Fest, I’ve been counting down the days until the bands return to Philly. Their second album, St. Mojo, is certain to get your feet moving with their punchy rock-riffs and the powerful vocal range of front woman, Sabrina Ellis. Let’s just say her vocal range has been compared to that of Freddie Mercury. You do not want to miss this show. Tickets are still on sale, get yours now here! Doors at 7pm. Melting your faces off at 8pm.
Looking to ease into the weekend? Why not spend a night with indie rock band Nap Eyes? Nap Eyes is opening up for Alvvays at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Friday October 6th. A band known for recording albums live and loose, this set is sure to promise a calming dose of indie rock. Tickets are still on sale and you can get yours here! Doors at 7:30pm. We’ll start the toe tapping at 8:30pm.
A prolific pop singer, Kesha is taking on the world with her new album Rainbow. A long-awaited album from the singer-songwriter, the album is something new, promising and different from her known pop-heavy demeanor. The performance is sure to send chills down your spine with the singer’s vocal commitment to songs like, Praying. Kesha is performing for a sold out crowd at the Fillmore in Philadelphia on Saturday October 7th. Hopefully you have your tickets already! Show starts at 9pm.
A group whose musical capabilities are melodically unpredictable. Touring in support of their new album Mountain Moves, this group has proven yet again that their range of music has no creative end. Coming to Underground Arts on Monday October 9th, this band is certain to relieve the crowd of any case of the Monday’s!
Event is 21+. Tickets are still on sale here! Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Check out the full-length album for Mountain Moves here:
If there is nothing on your calendars Thursday October 12th, Underground Arts is the place to be. A killer set of wondrous females will take the stage to rock out. The Dove and the Wolf. Queen of Jeans. Girlpool. Tickets still on sale here. $10 bucks. COME ON. If you don’t know these rocking babes yet, come find out. This is one bill that should not be missed.
Check out the single “123” off of Girlpool’s newly released album Powerplant
Calling all those who love Philly musicians. Japanese Breakfast (a.k.a Michelle Zauner) is performing at the First Unitarian Church on Thursday October 19th. Her first album, Psychopomp took the indie rock world by storm. Continuing on with her lo-fi sounds I am very much looking forward to hearing Japanese Breakfast sophomore album Soft Sounds from Another Planet live. Let’s shoegaze and sway into the evening with her euphoric presence together. Hopefully you have your tickets already, show is unfortunately sold out. Doors are at 7:30pm. Show kicks off at 8pm.
Check out the single “Road Head” off of Soft Sounds from Another Planet
A personal favorite off of Psychopomp, here’s “In Heaven”
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Cults. The duo keeps fans moving and grooving with their catchy indie pop sound. In July, the band announced the release of their new album, Offering, due out in October 2017. Cults is coming through Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday October 14th to play a sold out crowd. Doors are at 8pm. Dancing starts at 9:15pm.
See you there!