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Concert Calendar: January 2016

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The weather outside may want to keep you in by the fire, but the concert season for the month of January is buzzing with exciting shows and concert events that will keep your adrenaline pumping.

Oakland, California hip-hop artist G-Easy will grace the stage  on his When It’s Dark Out tour at the new concert venue The Fillmore for two nights this week: Tuesday January 19th with Harlem, New York native A$AP Ferg and Wednesday the 20th with rapper Nef The Pharaoh and Marc E. Bassy. Tickets are no longer available for purchase on Live Nation, but are available for resale with a starting price of $50 a ticket. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the standing room only show starts at 8:00 pm.

If rap isn’t your cup of tea, 1980’s metal band Queensryche from Bellevue, Washington will headline the Theatre of Living Arts this Wednesday January 20th with Halcyon Way and Meytal Cohen opening the show. Get there early; parking on and around South Street in Philadelphia isn’t always easy to find. Doors open at 7:00 pm with a start time of 8:00 pm and general tickets are on sale on Live Nation for $25 or can be purchased at the venue.

Looking for a place to dance the night away this weekend? Well grab your off the shoulder top and leg warmers this Friday January 22nd from 10 pm-2 am for an 80s Affair-Drink You Like A Hurricane edition at The Barbary hosted by DJ Mighty Mike Saga. Dance your troubles away with drink specials all night on the ground and second floors on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. There is a $5 cover and you have to be 21+ to enter with a valid ID.

British extreme metalers Cradle of Filth come back to US soil on their Inquisitional Tourture 2016 tour Tuesday January 26th at the Theatre of Living Arts with Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris opening the event. Cradle of Filth released their 11th studio album Hammer of the Witches in July 2015 and had to cancel their last North American Tour due to “immigration issues,” according to the band’s official statement. Doors open at 6:00 pm with a start time at 7:00 pm and tickets can be found on Live Nation for $25 or can be purchased at the venue on the night of the show.

Breaking Benjamin are back from a long hiatus to perform an acoustic set at The Fillmore Friday January 29th with Columbus, Ohio natives Starset as the opener. Breaking Benjamin released their follow up to 2009’s Dear Agony in 2015  with their fifth studio album Dark Before Dawn by Hollywood Records. Tickets went fast and are sold out on Live Nation for the original price of $38.50, but can be found for resale with a starting price of $82. Doors open at 7:00 pm with a show start time of 8:00 pm.

Don’t be stuck in the house this winter when there is so much entertainment in store. Go to one or all of these events (if you do, you either have an unlimited income and don’t need a lot of sleep) and liven up your work week. Remember to protect your hearing with ear plugs and don’t get injured in any mosh pits!

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