Music: 7 Shows to See 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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