9 Concerts to See This Week

The Roots return, Bey slays, and the Bee Gees go metal.

The 9th Annual Roots will be at the Festival Pier this weekend.

The 9th Annual Roots will be at the Festival Pier this weekend.

Bloc Party @ The Filmore | Wednesday, June 1st 

After a three-year hiatus and instrumentalist changeovers, the British indie-rock band returns with a new record, Hymns. Intermixing techno with a primarily punk style, the album attempts to salvage society’s lack of spirituality with synthpop pulses.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ TLA | Thursday, June 2nd 

The Grammy Award–winning hip-hop troupe stops in Philly to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed single “Tha Crossroads.” Honoring the legacies of gangsta icon Eazy-E and other loved ones, the timeless eulogy rap is a testimony to an era that innovated the art of rhythm and poetry.

MTWB Concert With Hop Along and Waxahatchee @ Union Transfer | Friday, June 3rd  

Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin makes his third-annual appearance on behalf of the “Make The World Better” (MTWB) benefit, which enriches the lives of Philadelphia’s youth by providing safe and fun places for artistic and athletic development. Every dollar from the concert, featuring the pairing of indie project Waxahatchee and Philly folk-rock band Hop Along, will be matched by MTWB and donated to a project to be announced at the concert.

Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia @ The Mann Center | Friday, June 3rd

Apparently, life continues after American Idol, as the reality show’s third-season winner embarks on a national tour with the Grammy Award–winning soul hip-hop singer-songwriter. Both artists will belt their beloved ballads and throw in a few new tunes from Hamilton’s latest album, What I’m Feelin’, and Fantasia’s The Definition Of…, set to release in July.

Tragedy @ Kung Fu Necktie | Friday, June 3rd 

Although the disco anthem “Stayin’ Alive” is more Travolta than Tool, this legendary heavy metal tribute band stays faithful to the funk of the Bee Gees. The Philly Metallica tribute act Missd00dica will also debut at the concert.

Wilco With special guest Richard Thompson @ The Mann Center | Saturday, June 4th

The alternative band masters all modes of rock, with hints of folk, indie, country, and progressive styles surfacing in their discography. Their latest album, Star Wars, shows the band’s psychedelic side.

The Roots Picnic @ Penn’s Landing | Saturday, June 4th 

If you haven’t heard, soda isn’t the only casualty of the Kenney administration, as Questo and his crew won’t be performing in this year’s WaWa Welcome America. But that isn’t stopping the hip-hop and-neo soul band from rocking out by the riverside with an extensive lineup of artists including Usher, Future, Leon Bridges, Willow Smith, and many more.

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party @ Penn’s Landing | Sunday, June 5th

The alternative rock station hosts a blowout block party with a plethora of punk and pop, including the Head and the Heart, Broods, Family of the Year, the Unlikely Candidates, and Bear Hands.

Beyoncé @ Lincoln Financial Field | Sunday, June 5th

Yeah, yeah, we all know he cheated on her. Now watch Bey get the best vengeance, converting the innovative visual album Lemonade to the stage for sold-out crowds across the globe.