Concerts

Coverage of the best music related events from each and every one of Philadelphia’s best concert venues as well as coverage from music festivals all over the world.

Merriam Shows Off Wild-Side with (The) XX Show

 On a rainy Monday night in Philadelphia, Independent Philly was at the Merriam Theatre on Broad Street as UK darlings “The XX” took the stage in front of an excited crowd. We’d seen these Brit “kids” do their thing at Coachella in April, but at their current ripe old age of 21, they added a […]

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The Temper Trap Treats the Troc to Tasty Tunes

 The Temper Trap rolled into Philadelphia on Sunday night to thrill fans at the legendary Trocadero Theatre. After covering their last show in Philly (at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street in April) and seeing them at Coachella Festival, Independent Philly was anxious to catch the boys from down under again. This time […]

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Independent Philly Makes Time for LCD Soundsystem & Sleigh Bells

Last night at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, in association with R5 Productions, Philly’s infamous “Making Time” party celebrated its ten year anniversary. Independent Philly was in the multi-roomed warehouse building for the event which featured several rooms of DJ’s as well as headling acts “Sleigh Bells” and “LCD Soundsystem” performing live. It was the first Making […]

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Miggs, Thriving Ivory, and Ed Kowalczyk Open Their Fifteen City Tour in Philadelphia

Independent Philly was at the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street last night as Miggs, Thriving Ivory, and Ed Kowalczyk (lead singer of the band “LIVE”) kicked off a fifteen city tour. We had the pleasure of spending much of the evening with the guys from Miggs (Don Miggs, Michael Lombardo, and Ryan Scarbrough) after […]

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The Mann Had Cake But It Was The Fans Who Ate It.

The weather did not disappoint at the Mann Center on Wednesday, September 15th as CAKE took the stage in front of a large crowd, however their new sound fell short. Early CAKE fans would have been disappointed at the mediocre twangy sound of the once funky rock n roll band. The atmosphere was also middle-of-the-road […]

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