April Showers Bring May Flowers, but March Brings the Music.


This year March rolled in like a lamb, and it remains to be seen how it will roll out. It’s a time of year where, depending on things like the weather, it can either seem like the last death rattle of a seemingly endless winter, or a beautiful bridge to a burgeoning spring. The optimist in me likes to think of it as the latter. Really though, apart from the celebratory time of St. Patrick’s Day, what magic does March hold? Besides granting us access to longer days and (hopefully) warmer ones as well, with the spring solstice, what does March have to offer? Well, March like any month when you live in a great city like we do, offers you the gift of music. It’s a gateway to the upcoming spring and summer concert seasons.  So if you’re looking for something to make March more fun, look no further. As a matter of fact we’ve uncovered so many musical gems for people to enjoy throughout the month of March, there is something for just about every person, with every musical taste. In fact, we uncovered so many March events that we couldn’t even decide which ones to focus on. So check out just a little bit of what the month of March has to offer in our area. Think of it as a beef upped version of our live and local weekly entertainment calendar.

Chris Young
The country heart throb hits the city with Voice winner Casadee Pope opening up.
When:
Saturday, March 12
Where:
The Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St. Philadelphia

LeAnn Rimes
The Grammy winning country sweetheart is bringing her act to Philly, where she will be the first headlining act at the new SugarHouse Casino Event Center.
When:
Sunday, March 6
Where:
SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. Philadelphia

Questlove Supreme
The legendary local Root’s percussionist stops by his hometown once a month for a magical, musical Sunday night party. You can catch the next installment this month.
When:
Sunday, March 13
Where:
The Foundry at The Fillmore, 1100 Canal St. Philadelphia

Dropkick Murphys
American celtic punk. It’s not a hug genre, but it’s one that Massachusetts own Dropkick Murphys have cornered the market on. What a great way to ready yourself for St. Patty’s Day.
Sunday, March 13
Where:
Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St. Philadelphia

The Who
Not many need an introduction to this legendary rock n roll band. Celebrating 50 years of rocking across the world, they’ll make a stop in Philly next week.
When:
Monday, March 14
Where:
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. Philadelphia

Dr. Dog
Hailing from nearby West Grove, Pa. these  indie rockers are coming to town on St. Patrick’s Day in support of their recently released album, The Psychedelic Swamp.
When:
Thursday, March 17
Where:
The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St. Philadelphia

The Temptations & The Four Tops
These two bands played a huge part in the building the legacy of Motown. Now they’re delighting us with their signature style and sound at the Keswick Theatre.
When:
Friday, March 18
Where:
Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. Glenside

Megadeth
Hard to believe that this L.A. based thrash metal band has been doing it for over 30 years now. If you like it loud, you can head out to the Electric Factory later this month.
When:
Sunday, March 20
Where:
Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St. Philadelphia

Baauer
Best known for the super sensationalized “Harlem Shake”, Philly born Baauer is also known for his mix of house and electronic dance music. You can check him out as he brings the beat to The Union Transfer.
When:
Thursday, March 24
Where:
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia

Lucinda Williams
The bluesy, folksy, rock vocalist and guitar player is doing a double-header at the always fun World Cafe’ Live.
When:
Wednesday, March 9 & Thursday, March 10
Where:
World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia

G. Love & Special Sauce
Hard to describe a band that has been labeled “alternative hip-hop”, and have had their style described as R &B, blues, rock, alternative and more. So why not just check them out for yourselves as they come to the Filmore later the month.
When:
Sat, Mar 26
Where:
The Filmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.

 

 

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