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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.