Philly Concert Wish List: October 2012
I was in Philly last weekend (Okay I was actually in Haverford but whose counting?) and it got me excited for upcoming shows in the city.
Animal Collective visit Philly in October (Source: Stereogum)
October 3, The Mann Center. $33.50
I’ve always been a huge fan of Animal Collective, an experimental band that emerged from Baltimore. I previously saw them at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and the band’s full range of talent and vision was on display. Following the release of their latest album, Centipede Hz, I’d love to see them again and see how their performance has evolved.
October 4, Johnny Brenda’s, $15
If you’re looking for something different from the big name Philly shows, check out Rasputina. This trip from New York is based around the cello and the Victorian era. With hints of folk, cabaret, and gothic rock, Rasputina has a truly unique sound. If you’re not familiar with them but can appreciate some good cello rock, I’d definitely recommend them.
Ben Folds Five
October 6, Tower Theater, $50-$65
I am a huge Ben Folds fan so when the trio got back together this year and announced thew would be recording their fourth album,The Sound of the Life of the Mind, I freaked out a bit. I saw Ben Folds previously and it was one of the greatest shows I ever saw. I can only imagine how amazing the band will be together. If you’re a fan, this is a show you definitely do not want to miss, because no one knows when the opportunity will arise again.
October 16, Theatre of Living Arts, $15
Radio 104.5 continues it’s great concert series by hosting The Wombats from Liverpool, England. The Wombats first came onto my radar when I heard their song, “Let’s Dance to Joy Division,” and this band has continued to impress me since. If you’re a fan of indie music or visitors from across the pond, I’d definitely check them out.
October 29, The Electric Factory, $30
I was unbelievably relieved when The xx’s 2012 album, Coexist, was released in September. I had listened to their debut, self-titled album so many times that I was in desperate need of new material. This duo, also from England, makes the most relaxing, sensual music of today. While I always question one’s decision when their music is played at a party, I’d definitely see them in concert for a change in mood from the usual shows I go to.