Music: 7 Shows to See in Philly This Week

From Snoop Dogg to Sarah McLachlan, there’s quite a mix of live music in Philadelphia over the next few days.

Snoop Dogg’s High Road tour stops in Philly this week.

Snoop Dogg’s High Road tour stops in Philly this week.

G-Eazy and Logic @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing | Tuesday, August 2
Rap fans, this one’s for you. G-Eazy and Logic headline, with Yo Gotti and YG also on the bill. Play the video below with headphones on if you’re at work. Try not to bob your head; that might look weird.

Josh Groban @ BB&T Pavilion | Wednesday, August 3
Sarah McLachlan is the special guest for Josh Groban’s Camden stop. Be prepared to feel feelings — and possibly to adopt a puppy immediately after the show.

West Philadelphia Orchestra @ Anson B. Nixon Park | Wednesday, August 3
The always-lively Balkan brass ensemble West Philadelphia Orchestra plays a free outdoor concert in Kennett Square.

Erykah Badu @ Tower Theater | Thursday, August 4
Instead of the awful line I want to write about hoping this show goes on and on and on and on, I’ll just say this: Whatever wise lessons the soulful Ms. Badu chooses to impart during her Philly concert, follow them.

This is Hardcore @ Electric Factory and Union Transfer | August 4-7
Bands with names like Full of Hell and Absolute Suffering are not my cup of tea. Even the Gorilla Biscuits’ mean-gorilla-face logo kind of scares me. But I’ve heard enough people excited about this annual music fest to concede it should be included here. Individual and multi-day passes are available, but the passes for all four days are sold out.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa @ BB&T Pavilion | Friday, August 5
You don’t have to smoke up for the Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour, but you might be in the minority. Kevin Gates, Jhene Aiko and Casey Veggies are also in the lineup. Snoop is doing a DJ set at Coda the night before.

Kandace Springs @ South | August 5-6
When Prince heard Kandace Springs’ cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” he knew she was a star in the making. Springs is on tour for her Prince-approved, Larry Klein-produced debut LP, Soul Eyes. Here she is singing with Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates:

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