Walk the Moon and The Griswolds — April 13 — Theatre of the Living Arts
South Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts is hosting two great indie rock bands, The Griswolds and Walk the Moon, April 13. The former hails all the way from Australia while the latter is from Cincinnati. Walk the Moon gained some fame for their song “Anna Sun” back in 2012 and are now back to topping the charts with their new single “Shut Up and Dance.”
Marrow — April 21 — MilkBoy Philadelphia
Chicago band Marrow will be coming to MilkBoy April 21. Members of the group have toured with well-known acts such as Tweedy, Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper. This is the first time that Marrow will be performing outside of Chicago so be sure to get out and see them. Check out their great song “Two.”
Guster — April 25 — Union Transfer
Cresting the 20-year mark as a band, Guster is back on tour in support of their latest album “Evermotion.” There are some great cuts on the album, including the title track and “Doin’ It By Myself.” Luke Reynolds has joined the core three members Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner and Brian Rosenworcel in recent years and together they create some incredible live performances. Be sure to go to see set staples such as “Come Downstairs and Say Hello” and “Happier.”
Ben Folds with yMusic — May 11 — Theatre of the Living Arts
Singer-songwriter Ben Folds can now add composer to his title with his upcoming album with backing band yMusic. Folds is coming to play three — count them, three — shows in Philadelphia from May 11-13. The show at World Cafe Live is sold out so try catching him at the TLA instead of Temple University’s Liacouras Center.
Tennis — May 15 — MilkBoy
Surf pop band Tennis is stopping by Center City’s MilkBoy for what is sure to be a tremendously intimate show. Their latest album “Ritual in Repeat” came out in 2014 and features great songs such as “I’m Callin’” and “Needle and a Knife.” Be sure not to miss the great chemistry between the band’s central duo, guitarist Patrick Riley and lead singer Alaina Moore (who are married).