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4 cool music events in Philadelphia this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on September 11, 2019.

If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in Philadelphia. From a lecture about one of America's earliest musicians to a pop band to an indie-folk show, here are the local shows worth checking out this weekend.

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Francis Johnson at the Roots of American Music with Brian Farrow

From the event description:

Brian Farrow, noted fiddler, bassist, songwriter, independent scholar and teaching artist, will be sharing Francis Johnson's legacy. Johnson is the favored musician of America's early national era, which helped define this country's sound by not just replicating its foreign influences but by innovating them.  Farrow will discuss how he influenced a generation and why a modern contextualization is imperative to the nation's musical legacy.

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St.
Admission: Free
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Chasing Safety Live

From the event description:

Check out South Jersey-based band Chasing Safety this Friday night. According to the band's website, the group is described as "delivering a barrage of ferociously intricate guitar riffs, explosive chorus and hauntingly cinematic flares." In 2013, the band released the EP "The Machine." A year later, the band added to its music catalog with its debut full-length album "Season of the Dead." 

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: The Voltage Lounge , 421 N. Seventh St.
Admission: $15
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Don't Stop Or We'll Die Live

From the event description:

Don't Stop Or We'll Die is a Los Angeles-based piano and pop band with Paul Rust and Michael Cassady, which are both featured in Netflix's "Love" web series. Musicians Tony Thaxton and Emeen Zarookian complete the band's lineup. The Sloppy Boys, another L.A.-based party rock band, will also perform. 

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. 
Where: PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.
Admission: $20-$25
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The National Parks Live

From the event description:

The National Parks is a Utah-based band formed in 2013, which has independently released three studio albums. Paste Magazine described the band's sound as "anthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggest." This is a 21-and-over show. 

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.
Where: The Locks at Sona, 4417 Main St.
Admission: $10-$14
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Parking in Philadelphia can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Philadelphia parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check SEPTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.


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