10 Exciting Concerts Coming To Philadelphia This January

Fetty Wap, Lana Del Rey, Passion Pit and more...

The start of the new year is when you’ll drink more water, exercise, read more books and see more shows … right?

Well, below is your roundup of music resolutions to kick off 2018.

From The Killers and Lana Del Rey to DMX and Fetty Wap, these are the shows you won’t want to miss this month.

Purling Hiss

Are fuzzy, unfurling garage rock songs your thing? Then you won't want to miss this show. Headliners Purling Hiss share the stage with Long Hots — who are arguably one of Philly's most exciting new rock groups — and Sic Alps singer Mike Donovan. If only Spacin' could return to join the bill...

Purling Hiss

When:Friday, January 12
Where:Kung Fu Necktie, 1248 N. Front Street

www.kungfunecktie.com

The Killers

Face it: There's something about The Killers' Mr. Brightside that can't be beat. The Las Vegas rockers have come a long way since first debuting that song in 2004, but it never gets old hearing it live alongside other classics from the group's breakout record Hot Fuss.

The Killers

When:Saturday, January 13
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Passion Pit

The songs on Passion Pit's 2017 LP Tremendous Sea of Love don't feel quite as bold as hits like Take a Walk and Sleepyhead that Michael Angelakos whipped up on previous records, but they are more intimate and less showy — and they tell a new story of the giant electro-pop band.

Passion Pit

When:Sunday, January 14
Where:The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen Street

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Fetty Wap

After releasing two EPs last year as well as contributing to a number of successful collaborations, the New Jersey-born Trap Queen rapper Fetty Wap is back in Philly this month as part of his For My Fans national tour.

Fetty Wap

When:Monday, January 15
Where:Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.tlaphilly.com

YACHT

Though early Pitchfork darlings YACHT have continually reinvented their look and dance-pop sound, they've never strayed far from building conceptual songs based on cultural conversations — and sometimes referencing their belief in aliens.

YACHT

When:Thursday, January 18
Where:Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue

www.johnnybrendas.com

Lana Del Rey

The Video Games singer is back with her fifth studio album, Lust for Life, and it's one of her most beautiful yet. Some critics thought this record would be an optimistic reprieve from the songwriter's old romance intensity, but nope — on this record, Lana sounds more like Johnny Cash than a pop princess.

Lana Del Rey

When:Sunday, January 21
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Destroyer

Dan Bejar started his poetic project Destroyer alone in his bedroom, as many incredible songwriters do. More than 25 years later, his live show (and band) is a sight to behold. Gorgeous songs like Kaputt and Sky's Grey should be listened to alone on headphones and experienced live in an audience; only then can you witness the power they have to hush a room full of people.

Destroyer

When:Friday, January 26
Where:Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

www.undergroundarts.org

Typhoon

It's a big month for Northwest indie rock bands, with Destroyer, YACHT and Typhoon all coming to Philly. Surrealist rock group Typhoon, headed by singer Kyle Morton, is releasing its first studio record since 2013, Offerings, on January 12. Listen to the first single, Rorschach, for an anthemic, artsy sneak peek.

Typhoon

When:Friday, January 26
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

DMX

If you haven't heard his lost verse on Kanye's Real Friends, you might not know that the same man who brought us the Ruff Ryders' Anthem back in 1998 is still spitting gnarly, biting lyrics today.

DMX

When:Saturday, January 27
Where:Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.tlaphilly.com

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

In the late '90s, Peter Hayes made a graceful exit from The Brian Jonestown Massacre and formed Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with his San Francisco pal Robert Turner. The new group took cues from bands like The Verve and grew to fit very well in the rugged, black psych genre that now also includes The Kills and The Black Angels.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

When:Tuesday, January 30
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

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