Philadelphia Concerts Ahead

This is mostly for Philly area listeners for some Echoes related concerts coming up.

 RECOMMENDED THIS WEEK

Van Der Graaf Generator.  If you’re a progressive rock fan, you’ll be there.  Check out A Summer of Progressive Rock

 GET YOUR TICKETS
SIGUR ROS Coming July 29 & 30
*******DEAD CAN DANCE is Coming August 26. ********

*******THIS WEEK*********

NEARFEST APOCALYPSE

Friday, 6/22/12 – Sunday, 6/24/12
NEARFEST APOCALYPSE
The last NEARfest.  Sold out, but you might be able to scalp tickets. UK has replaced co-Headliner Eloy joining Van Der Graaf Generator and Renaissance.
www.nearfest.com

Saturday, 6/23/12
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

|Sellersville Theater
Fresh off their Nearfest show the night before, VDGG will bring the classics and new tracks to town.  They did an amazing set at Nearfest 2009. (read review) Sellersville will be a great venue to hear this band. This is an Echoes Presents show, but I’ll be at Nearfest seeing Renaissance.  I’ll have seen VDGG the night before.  Watch for my blog review next morning.

IONA

Tuesday, 6/26/12
IONA

|Sellersville Theater
The English progressive rock band with a bent towards the ecclesiastical.  Beautiful singer in Joanne Hogg and a great guitarist in David Bainbridge.   Read review of their 2010 Nearfest set http://wp.me/pgATL-Rb)  This is an Echoes Presents show and I’ll be hosting.

Tuesday, 06/26/12
EXITMUSIC
Milkboy

Thursday, 06/28/12
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY
w/Mark Southerland
|World Cafe Live (Up)

Thursday, 06/28/12
NORAH JONES
/ Sasha Dobson
|The Mann Center

Friday, 6/29/12
EPIPHANY PROJECT

|The PSALM Salon

Saturday, 06/30/12

California Guitar Trio

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO
|Sellersville Theater
Always a great show whether playing inventive originals or covers of tunes like Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” or Beethoven’s “5th.”  This is an Echoes Presents show.

Thursday, 06/05/12
PIERRE BENSUSAN

|Sellersville
One of the second generation icons of acoustic guitar. This is an Echoes Presents show.

Friday, 07/06/2012
TANGERINE DREAM

|Electric Factory
It’s been a long time and I think TD may have gotten better.  They played Moogfest last year and I have a commentary on that performance and a link to a live recording of it.   http://wp.me/pgATL-1qP

Friday, 07/06/12
COLDPLAY         

|Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, July 12
ADRIAN LEGG

|Sellersville Theater
There just wasn’t enough Adrian Legg during this year’s International Guitar Night VI show.  That’s remedied with this solo concert from one of the true originals of the guitar.  And he’s a riotous raconteur of the first order.  This is an Echoes Presents show.

Saturday, 07/14/12
ROGER WATERS: THE WALL LIVE
|Citizens Bank Park

Friday, 07/20/12 – Sun, 7/22/12
XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Wilco / Avett Brothers – Dr. Dog -*Counting Crows – The Hold Steady / The War On Drugs / The Lumineers / Ozomatli / JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound / City Rain/ . Kathleen Edwards / Patterson Hood / Mike Doughty / Good Old War / Lee Ranaldo Band / Delta Rae / Matt Santry Band/ Diego Garcia / John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders / JD Souther / JD McPherson / Work Drugs / Dana Alexandra Wiggin’s Park & Susquehanna Bank Center
http://xpn.org/concerts-events/xponential-music-festival-2012

Saturday, 07/21/12
Hot Chip

|Electric Factory
Blew me away at Moogfest two years ago.

Sunday, 07/29/12 & Monday, 07/30/12

SIGUR  ROS
|Mann Skyline Stage
The Archangels of Atmosphere come to Philly and demand was so high that they added a second show.  Are you sure this is Philadelphia?  They were amazing a couple of years ago and Jonsi’s solo show 2 years ago was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.

Thursday, 08/09/12
PAT METHENY UNITY BAND
|Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

Thursday, 08/23/12
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
/ Magic Castles
|Union Transfer  $20

Sunday, 08/26/12
DEAD CAN DANCE

|Kimmel Center

Monday, 09/17/12
AMON TOBIN  
|Electric Factory

Saturday, 09/08/12
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

|Union Transfer

Saturday, 09/15/12
LOTUS / Ghostland Observatory / MiMosa / Michael Menert / Sonic Spank
|FDR Park

Thursday, 09/20/12
GLEN HANSARD             
|Union Transfer

Friday, 09/21/12
PETER GABRIEL
(performing So in its entirety)
|Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, 09/27/12
DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT
|Tower Theatre

Thursday, 09/27/12
GRIMES / Elite Gymnastics / Myths
|Union Transfer

Saturday, 09/29/12
GOTYE / Missy Higgins / Jonti
|Susquehanna Bank Center

Tuesday, 10/02/12
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR        
|Union Transfer

Thursday, 10/04/12
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD

|Keswick Theatre     $29-$39

Saturday, 10/06/12
CLANNAD
|Keswick Theatre

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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