As we enter November, there’s a month filled with excellent shows coming into Philly. Here’s 20 must see shows that we suggest you choose from to put on your social calendar.
You can get tickets and information about all the shows below, on the XPN Concert Calendar, here.
The Lone Bellow – Thursday, November 5th – Union Transfer
The last time The Lone Bellow were in town was at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, and performed a rousing set. Their 9 song #XPNfest set only hinted at the explosiveness of the band’s live performances.
Beirut – Friday, November 6th – Tower Theatre
Zach Condon and friends return to Philly in support of their new album, No No No.
Cold Fronts – Friday, November 6th – Johnny Brenda’s
Philly indie-rockers play a hometown record released show in support of their recently released Forever Whatever.
The Districts – Friday, Npvember 6th – Electric Factory
The Districts are ready to rock their biggest headlining show yet at the Factory this Friday night, with Purples opening.
Black Violin – Sunday, November 8th – World Cafe Live (matinee)
A hip-hop duo that play classical music. Need we say more?
Lera Lynn – Sunday, November 8th – World Cafe Live
There’s more to Lera Lynn than her spectacular season saving role in this year’s True Detective.
Arturo Sandoval Band with Poncho Sanchez Latin Band – Sunday, November 8th – Merriam Theatre
Two music legends together for a show that is guaranteed to be a Latin/Cuban music throw down. Cuban trumpeter Sandoval and Latin percussionist Pancho Sanchez are as important as you can get, together on one bill.
EL VY – Tuesday, November 10th – Union Transfer
The National’s Matt Berninger teams up with Menomena/Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf as EL VY, inspired by The Minutemen.
Hippo Campus with Bad Bad Hat – Wednesday, November 11th – The Barbary
A double threat bill featuring two of Minnesota’s hottest bands.
Natalie Prass – Wednesday, November 11th – World Cafe Live
With a highly acclaimed 2015 release, phenomenal reviews from SXSW last March, and a sensational performance at WXPN’s Non-COMM in May, singer-songwriter Prass has an EP of covers out on November 20th.
Promised Land Sound – Wednesday, November 11th – Kung Fu Necktie
Birmingham, Alabama’s Promised Land Sound keeping the spirit of the Dead, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the Meat Puppets alive in their own way.
Shakey Graves – Saturday, November 14th – Electric Factory
The singer-songwriter has more in his trick bag beyond the smash hit “Dearly Departed.” Graves is an electric live performer, and you don’t want to miss him in concert.
Hezekiah Jones – Saturday, November 14th – Ardmore Music Hall
Celebrate the release of Philly singer-songwriter Raphael Cutrufello’s (Hezekiah Jones) new album with help from the West Philadelphia Orchestra. Download a new song “The Dark Heart’s Out” below.
Hudson Mohawke with The-Dream, Heaven in Stereo, and Noah Breakfast – Tuesday, November 17th – TLA
Scottish producer, DJ, and songwriter Hudson Mohawke returns to town with support from former Chiddy Banger – producer and DJ Noah Breakfast. The show is presented by Rare MP3s, the local based production company, banging mad hits since 2012.
Diane Coffee – Tuesday, November 17th – Kung Fu Necktie
When he’s not drumming for Foxygen, Shawn Fleming is parading as the high energy indie-pop Diane Coffee.
My Morning Jacket – Thursday, November 19th – Tower Theatre
MMJ returned this year with an excellent new album, The Waterfall, and put on a incredible show. Here’s your chance to see them again in a great setting in case you missed them this summer.
Flamin’ Groovies – Friday, November 20th – Johnny Brenda’s
Yeah, it’s these guys. And still rocking.
Diarrhea Planet – Friday, November 20th – Underground Arts
Writing about DP’s show in Philly this past April, The Key’s John Vettese said: “The best way to describe Diarrhea Planet’s entrance is a wall of sound: riffs on riffs, licks on licks, hair on hair. It was a frenzy. The best way to describe the crowd’s response to DP’s entrance: pure devotion, pure elation.” Seriously, name aside this DP are on killer live band.
Ground Up – Saturday, November 21st – Union Transfer
With a new album, Seventeen Eleven, on their musical resume, the Philly hip-hop band trio are ready to take their game to a higher level. They just started a national tour, and roll back into their hometown towards the end of tghe month.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Friday, November 27th – Ardmore Music Hall
In the beginning there was James Brown, then there was George Clinton and P-Funk. Need we say more?
Arturo Sandoval Band, Bad Bad Hat, Beirut, Black Violin, Cold Fronts, Diane Coffee, Diarrhea Planet, EL VY, George Clinton, Ground Up, Hezekiah Jones, Hippo Campus, Hudson Mohawke, Lera Lynn, My Morning Jacket, Natalie Prass, Poncho Sanchez Latin Band, Promised Land Sound, Shakey Graves, The Districts, The Lone Bellow