The Week Ahead: Raphael Saadiq, Beach House, The Hold Steady, #XPNFest and more

David Byrne | Photo by Jody Rogac

Well, first and foremost, there’s #XPNFest. I mean, duh. Three days, 32 bands, BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Park, etc. etc. Highlights including David Byrne and The War on Drugs are shouted out below, full details at Know what though? This summer in Philly has been the summer of redonkulous concertgoing options, this week is no different, and we here at The Key would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t let you know everything else that’s going on. Read on for our full roundup of picks: 22 concerts to see in and around Philadelphia for the next seven days.

Monday 7/30: My Bloody Valentine at The Fillmore Philadelphia

Shoegaze trailblazers My Bloody Valentine return to Philly this Monday to turn the volume way up inside The Fillmore. For some it might be a post-XPNFest palate cleanser, for others it might just be a rager of a way to kick off the working week. Technically this one is “sold out,” but verified resale tickets keep popping up on The Fillmore’s website, so there’s still hope for megafans who don’t want to miss out. Expect classics from Loveless and Isn’t Anything, post-reunion cuts from mbv, and maybe some surprises? Only Kevin Shieds and his mates can say for sure. // 8 p.m., $72, AA // TIX + INFO John Vettese

Monday 7/30: Beyoncé and Jay-Z at Lincoln Financial Stadium

If you weren’t freaking out with joy and wonderment at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s brilliant, Louvre-staged collaborative music video for “Apes**t” earlier this year, you’re clearly dead inside and please just don’t talk to me anymore. The Carters will bring their joint album, as well as their robust respective back-catalogues, to the Linc on Monday for the On The Run II tour, a stadium rap spectacle the audience won’t soon forget. // 8 p.m., $49.50 to $320, AA // TIX + INFO J.V.


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