Keep your fingers crossed, Philadelphia. Tonight’s La Roux show at The Trocadero is scheduled to begin in exactly nine and a half hours—and, as of 11:30 a.m. this morning, the performance has yet to be canceled. As fans of La Roux undoubtedly remember, the synthpop duo—fronted by the red-coif-sporting, Tilda-Swinton-lookalike Elly Jackson—was forced to cancel its February 9th show at Voyeur due to the massive snowstorm that rocked the East Coast, and then cancel its July 29th show at The Trocadero (along with the rest of the band’s North American tour) due to illness. (At the time, the band announced, “Elly has been struggling with bronchitis for the last few months and after her show in LA, contracted pharyngitis…Her doctor has advised her to rest for three weeks so unfortunately she’ll be unable to continue with her American tour.) So, third time’s a charm? Perhaps the biggest obstacle La Roux will have to overcome this time around is the music-consuming-masses’ short attention span: The band’s self-titled debut came out waaay back in June of 2009, and La Roux’s flavor-of-the-month status is but a distant memory for many people at this point. (And that doesn’t even get into some of the controversial statements Jackson has made about female sexuality.) Judging by the show’s sold-out status, however, we don’t think La Roux has much to worry about. La Roux performs with Far East Movement, Francis And The Lights, and Dave P & Sammy Slice at 9 p.m.; tickets to the all-ages show are SOLD OUT.
Also playing: Bonobo + Tokimonsta at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., SOLD OUT); The Blow + Blair at First Unitarian Church (7:30pm, $12)La Roux, The Trocadero