Top Picks For Awesome Live Music To Catch In Philly This March

Look no further than our monthly music picks to prepare your hit list of shows to check out in Philly.

No matter if March arrives like a lamb or a lion, a bunch of hot shows touch down in Philadelphia this month to keep things wild.

With different genres represented at various size venues all around the city, opportunities abound to throw your hands in the air, dance your butt off or just stretch out your limbs and shake off any cabin fever you might have.

Check out below for some of our top picks and must-see shows this March.

Bullet for My Valentine

Even though an early incarnation of the group included covers of Nirvana and Metallica songs, they've long shed the cover band stigma by creating their own sound and music. As a metal-influenced hard rock band, their style has taken them from Wales, United Kingdom to festival stages around the world and secured a number 13 spot on Billboard's Top 200 chart. As three time winners of Best British Band at music award ceremonies in the U.K., American fans come out in droves for their high-energy shows.

Bullet for My Valentine

When:Wednesday, March 2
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Migos

Migos Dab Tour hits South Street at the top of the month with Rich The Kid and Philly's own Dirty South Joe on the wheels of steel. Atlanta's current trap kings first made a name for themselves when they dropped "Versace," appeared in an episode of Vice's Noisey series and "Look at My Dab" now keeps the buzz going with everyone from Future, Odell Beckham Jr., Cam Newton, Hillary Clinton and Betty White learning how to do it.

Migos

When:Thursday, March 3
Where:Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.tlaphilly.com

Ra Ra Riot

Indie-rock outfit Ra Ra Riot released its fourth studio album in February and the tour to support the recent release makes a stop in Philly. With past albums the band's music, while celebrated, looked to find a comfortable space to exist in. With Need Your Light, the group seems to have found that balance, voice and sound and fans can't wait to hear it all come together live with Baltimore's Sun Club and queer punk duo PWR BTTM.

Ra Ra Riot

When:Saturday, March 5
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

Beanie Sigel

The Broad Street Bully not only faced the trials and tribulations of the industry and the streets, but persevered each time. Philadelphia loves Mack Mittens and with good reason; he embodies the grit, tenacity and hustle the city has become known for. Joined by Chester, Pennsylvania super-producer Jahlil Beats, every Sigel show feels like a homecoming celebration for the rapper who's never left.

Beanie Sigel

When:Sunday, March 6
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

www.thetroc.com

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges burst on the scene with the soulful ballad "Coming Home," off his debut album of the same name. The Fort Worth, Texas rhythm and blues crooner blends the sounds of 1960's soul music with gospel for an acoustic aesthetic that harkens back to another time. Tickets have sold out, but a few remain on various reseller websites.

Leon Bridges

When:Sunday, March 6
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 East Allen Street

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LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes brings her country music sounds and singer-song-writer abilities to Philadelphia as the first act to headline the new SugarHouse Casino Event Center. With more than 42 million sold around the world, Rimes also has racked up Grammy Awards, World Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards among others.

LeAnn Rimes

When:Sunday, March 6
Where:SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue

www.sugarhousecasino.com

Dropkick Murphys

Not many rock bands have waved the flag for American Celtic punk as long and as proudly as Quincy, Massachusett's Dropkick Murphys. The group named after an alcohol detox facility marks 20 years as a band with a tour that brings along Tiger Army and Darkbuster. The Philly show is the last before the tour concludes, naturally, in Boston on St. Patty's Day.

Dropkick Murphys

When:Sunday, March 13
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

The Who

Often described as The World's Greatest Rock Band, The Who formed in 1964 and still put on amazing shows for fans new and old. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey celebrate 50 years as a band by rocking out across North America and the stop in Philly will certainly sell out.

The Who

When:Monday, March 14
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Dr. Dog

Many would find the fact this show hasn't sold out yet shocking. But it certainly will. Recently releasing The Psychedelic Swamp, comprised of songs originally created in 2001, the band's eighth studio album climbed to number eight on Billboard's U.S. Indie chart. Joined on the bill by Philly transplants by way of Brooklyn, Hop Along also takes the stage the same night.

Dr. Dog

When:Thursday, March 17
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street

www.thefillmorephilly.com

The Temptations & The Four Tops

The Temptations and the Four Tops may hail from Detroit, playing a huge part in the legacy of Motown, but their impact and sound are known around the world. The Tops and The Temps successfully bring together style and substance with their wardrobe, dance moves and harmony. Don't miss the smooth sounds and steps when they slide into the Keswick.

The Temptations & The Four Tops

When:Friday, March 18
Where:Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside

www.keswicktheatre.com

Questlove Supreme

Have you checked out the last few installments of Questlove's monthly residency at The Foundry? Epic. The legendary Roots Crew's percussionist takes to the 1s and 2s to DJ legendary parties around the globe, but he still stops by his hometown once a month on Sunday nights to get the party, and your week, started.

Questlove Supreme

When:Sunday, March 20
Where:The Foundry at The Fillmore, 1100 Canal Street

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Megadeth

With more than 50 million albums sold, L.A.'s thrash metal ambassadors Megadeth have overcome adversities for more than 35 years and continually released a slew of albums. The latest offering, Dystopia, has reached the tops of several Billboard charts.

Megadeth

When:Sunday, March 20
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

Daymé Arocena

Maybe you're not familiar with Cuba's Daymé Arocena, but NPR named her debut album, Nueva Era, as one of its favorites of last year. Billboard sings her praises too and with good reason. The Havana native combines her Cuban heritage, jazz sounds and a wide range of vocal abilities. Arocena performs at the African American Museum in Philadelphia in conjunction with its current exhibition, Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba.

Daymé Arocena

When:Thursday, March 24
Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

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Baauer

Sure, "Harlem Shake" might of put Baauer on the map, but Philadelphia birthed him. Known for mashing up trap, house, grime and electronic music with hip hop beats and backbone, moving around the country and living in places around the world influenced the producer's tastes and sounds. Baauer brings it all together and home for an unforgettable night.

Baauer

When:Thursday, March 24
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

Pusha T

Widely credited for creating a new lane in rap music with his brother as one half of the Clipse, Pusha T has strong ties to Philadelphia. King Push's latest release, Darkest Before Dawn, features Philly artists Re-Up Gang's Ab-Liva, Beanie Sigel and Jill Scott. Pusha not only improves each album, but each show, and with the length of potential guest appearances on stage for this one, don't miss this one.

Pusha T

When:Friday, March 25
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

www.thetroc.com

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