When it rains it pours and in Philly the month of September is packed with great music all across the city. Over here at BOMS our September kicks off with These United States at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday the 9th. We are really digging These United States new album What Lasts and are super excited that they warm up in Philly for their farewell bash the next eve in Washington DC as the band moves to other parts of the country (no worries they will still be playing together).
Unbelievably in some weird turn of fate the Teddybears hit Philadelphia Sunday the 11th and will no doubt sell out the North Star bar. This will be one to catch it should be a hot little Sunday evening party over at 27th and Popular while we catch those wacky swede’s Patrik Arve and Joakim Ahlund tell us how they sold out all over the world. Their latest album Devil’s Music has been spun all summer so hearing it done live in any form should be a blast and with this being one of only six us tour dates this is bound to get interesting.
A major nod to Sean and the R5 crew whose new venue Union Transfer is scheduled to open on September 21, 2011 with Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah. Then on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September FDR park gets new version of the Popped festival. Gone are the multi-venue fishtown days and in are some of the hottest names in the indie world. Friday we are most excited for The Joy Formidable who played only a few months ago at Johnny Brenda’s. After Popped this fall they will be at the stadium opening up for the Foo Fighters. Go figure when you have a front woman like Ritzy Bryan who can produce a gutsy bit of guitar rock as good as the best of them. Also watch The Hold Steady and Yuck rule Friday. On Saturday besides the double dose of dance with Girl Talk and Pretty Lights we are excited for Cults and Foster the People who should get some of the largest sing-alongs as they undoubtedly will uncork the summer crowd favorite “Pumped Up Kicks.”
That’s barely a taste of all the great music plowing through the city in September weather you hit TV on the Radio at the Mann or Bass Drum of Death at the Kung Fu Necktie just be sure to get out and see some great live music.