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10 Most Expensive Philly Summer Concerts


One of the things I lost sight of while I was working in music radio is just how expensive concert tickets are. I went to a lot of shows for free, and because I went to so many shows for free, I didn’t feel like going to too many others, and I lost sight of the cost.

Not so much anymore.

My friends over at TiqIQ put together this list of the most expensive concerts (as far as secondary market goes) in Philadelphia this summer. I decided to take a crack at whether or not they’re worth it.

You can buy the tickets over at TiqIQ. What they do is aggregate all of the ticket resellers in one place, and show you what the cost of the tickets will be like with all of the pesky little fees. It’s like Kayak but for tickets.

Please remember you can always park for less money at these shows by using my friends who run the JETRO lot.

#10 – Kenny Chesney

NO WAY JOSE. Look man, I know lots of people will tell you that it’s not country music. That the vibe at the show is a lot of fun, and people are drinking and sitting out in the sun and it’s almost like a rock concert. I got news for you, IT’S COUNTRY MUSIC. Want to sit out in the sun and drink? Go to the beach.

#9 Black Sabbath

I’m torn here. On one hand, it’s Black Sabbath, the most legendary, influential metal band ever. On the other hand, their best days are probably behind them. I say YES if you fit into one of two categories: 1) you’ve never seen Black Sabbath and you like rock/metal or 2) you love Black Sabbath. You don’t want them to stop touring having never seen them.

#8 Taylor Swift

Yes, absolutely go to Taylor Swift. I only know one or two of her songs, but this seems like a spectacle and I’m all for spectacles. At the very least just find some little kids to stand in front of.

#7 Made In America

Are you above 30? Then no, don’t go to this concert. I’m so over festival concerts. Waiting around for hours in the heat for the bands you want to see, not having a seat, so on, so on, so on… Are you under 30? Sure. Because you’re probably going to be out causing trouble anyway as kids tend to do, and at least I’ll know where not to go.

#6 Bruno Mars

Yes, absolutely go to Bruno Mars. Look, his songs are awesome, and there will be a really low BRO quotient at this show. It’s sort of pricey, which is kept me away, but if you’re only going to one or two shows this summer Bruno Mars is worth it.

#5 Justin Bieber

Nah, teach this kid a lesson. I’m not a Bieber hater, but kid’s got a little out of control. Maybe if parents stop showing up at the concerts with their kids, he’ll stop showing up late on stage.

#4 Beyonce

Face it, if you go to this concert, you’re just going to be waiting around to see if Jay-Z shows up and does a song with her. And even if he does, will the $400 be worth it to see Jay-Z do one song with Beyonce? No, it won’t.

#3 The Eagles

Hell would have to freeze over before I’d pay this to see The Eagles. HAHAHA GET IT?! No?

#2 OneDirection

SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS?! Look I like these guys as much as the next fella (maybe more), but anyone who spends $700 to see them needs their head examined. Note to the “water for a dollar” guys: sell it for ten dollars at the OneDirection show.

#1 Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones haven’t been that good live for a very long time, maybe since Voodoo Lounge. I don’t even know what to say here at $875 a ticket. On one hand, I think you should see the Stones before you die, on the other hand, I might be ok with dying with a couple extra grand for a nice casket.



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OMG Watch This Video: Biting Elbows ‘Bad Motherfucker’


The last time I did this, you know what happened?


This video is very violent and not safe for work. I’m not even sure I love the song but the video is awesome.

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Loud And Local: Stream Music From The Fleeting Ends’ New Album

It’s been too long since I’ve written anything about local music on this site.

It’s been too long since I’ve written about any music at all, now that I think of it.

It’s sort of funny that when I was working in music radio, all I wanted to do was write about sports. Now that I’m writing about sports for a living, I miss being around music.

After a one tweet guilt trip from Tommy Joyner (@MilkBoyTommy), here is the first step in a renewed effort to put more music on this site.

I first discovered The Fleeting Ends during the final year of Loud and Local. They’ve got a couple of attributes that almost always appeal to me immediately; harmonies and short songs with good hooks. When you add in the ability to somehow sound like they’re from the UK even though they’re from (I think) Delco, it’s pretty much an unstoppable combination. If Billie Joe Armstrong can sound like he’s from the UK and be from the bay area, these guys can do it from around here.

If you’re looking for a “sounds like this …” sort of thing, which is usually unfair but almost always helpful, I’d say that if you ever enjoyed Blur, The Fleeting Ends would be right up your alley.

They’ve got a new album coming out on January 29th called “Our Eyes Are Peeled,” and you can stream the first four songs on the album right here:

You can preorder their new album on their Bandcamp Page.

You can follow them on Twitter @TheFleetingEnds.

You can like them on Facebook on, well, their Facebook page.

You can purchase their older material on Amazon.

And you can see them perform on Loud and Local in the videos below.

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Listen To The Break-Up Songs Mixtape On Spotify

Some of the greatest songs come from the most painful places, right?

I mean, without breakups, would we have Puddle Of Mudd’s “She Hates Me?”

Well, I guess they’re not all great. That song blows. Most of the songs on this list are pretty great though.

Feel free to suggest any I missed in the comments. A special thanks to Facebook friend Joey, who reminded me of Eamon’s “F*ck It.”

Listen to The Break Up Songs Mixtape On Spotify. 


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Listen To The No Drums Mixtape on Spotify

No offense to drummers, but there are a ton of great songs without them. I’ve put a bunch of them on one Spotify playlist.

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Loud And Local Music: Free Download Of The Bailey Hounds “Along The Gallows”

The Bailey Hounds debut album “Along The Gallows” comes out on October 30th. You can download the title trick for free, right now.

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The 1997 Mixtape on Spotify

Good news! Spotify is open to everyone now!

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