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In Photos: O’Brother at the North Star Bar

On Sunday, I got to see O’brother for the fifth time, this time at the North Star Bar.  But this time was different; this time they were headlining.  It was awesome (maybe not so awesome to my eardrums) to see such a talented band kill it for a full set.  They sounded phenomenal as usual, and they put on a hell of a show.  For the first time ever in my life, I actually headbanged…I couldn’t help it.  You just have to completely lose it and rock out when you hear the epic “Lay Down.”  The opening band Junius were also really good and are featured in the gallery below.

 

All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted.


November shows to look out for

I’ve trawled the internet looking for my best concert recomendations for November.  Here are my personal picks:

11/2 – St. Vincent at the Union Transfer

11/4 – Frank Turner with Andrew Jackson Jihad at the TLA (Sold Out)

11/4 – Mister Heavenly (members of Man Man, Modest Mouse, and Islands) at the First Unitarian Church

11/11 – Manchester Orchestra with The Dear Hunter at the Electric Factory

11/25 – Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto at the House of Blues Atlantic City

11/26 – Brand New with O’Brother at the House of Blues Atlantic City (Sold Out)

Check out another Philly music blog, The Swollen Fox, for a comprehensive list of shows in the city, and don’t forget r5 Productions.  Just because it’s not on here, doesn’t mean it’s not an awesome show.  A few of the shows are already sold out, as I noted.  It’s always possible to find tickets to sold out shows without spending an exorbitant amount as long as you’re willing to take your chances and wait until the day of the show.  There’s almost always a few people who end up selling extra tickets for face value.  All these bands are worth your time and attention.  From the Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto show, which should prove to be fun at the very least, to the mysterious brooding of Brand New’s performance (what can we expect from them this time?  new material?  a set list of fan favorites?  hints of a follow-up to 2009’s Daisy?) at the same venue, these shows are all worth looking into.