The next three days are bringing Philly an influx of major electro shows, and I personally think that’s pretty exciting. With the likes of A-Trak, Rusko, and Wolfgang Gartner coming through, I’ll skip a lengthy intro and just start filling you in on the events. Check out the tracks to tide you over until the shows as well.
4/27: A-Trak w/ Kid Sister + The Gaslamp Killer @ Voyeur
Montreal native A-Trak has long been a respected figure in the music world, deservedly so after winning the DMCs World DJ Championship in 1997 at the youngest-ever age of 15. He’s since grown his career in many directions, mostly recently as half of Duck Sauce, alongside Armand Van Helden. Joining A-Trak in Philly tonight (April 27th) at Voyeur will be his Fool’s Gold compatriot Kid Sister and Los Angeles-based DJ The Gaslamp Killer. For only $15 you’ll get six hours of music from 9pm-3am, but hopefully you’re 21+. You can find tickets HERE. Voyeur is located at 1221 St. James Street.
4/29: Rusko w/ Doorly @ Electric Factory
Rusko, the increasingly well-known dubstep producer from Leeds, England, has been no stranger to the Philly concert scene in recent years. He performed with Crystal Castles as a part of HARD Tour back in August, and was here again at the Trocadero in October. Still, his fans come out every time, wobbling hard to his signature bass-heavy sets. Rusko also never fails to bring the hype, jumping up and down and cheering the crowd on throughout the entirety of every one of his shows. He’ll be back in Philly on Friday (April 29th) at the Electric Factory. The show starts at 8:30pm, with dubstepper Doorly opening. Tickets are $27 (including services charges), and can be found HERE. The Electric Factory is located at 421 N. 7th Street.
4/29: Wolfgang Gartner @ Starlight Ballroom
Wolfgang Gartner, aka Joey Youngman, is a world-renowned pioneer of house and electro music. Releasing music since 2007 on his own label, Kindergarten, Gartner signed with Ultra Records in 2010. His smash hit “Undertaker” blended heavy bass, disco, and rock, and took the electro scene by storm. He’s since collaborated with the likes of Deadmau5, Mark Knight, and will.i.am, and is finally playing a show in Philly on Friday (April 29th) at the Starlight Ballroom. Doors are at 9pm and tickets are $20 flat, you can find them HERE. The Starlight Ballroom is located at 460 N. 9th Street.
If you’re looking for even more to do this week, Philly isn’t about to let you down. Here are four more shows:
4/27: The Kills @ the TLA
4/29: of Montreal @ the TLA
5/1: Peter Bjorn & John @ the TLA
5/2: Lil B w/ Dirty South Joe @ the TLA