Live Music in Princeton/Bucks County area after Dec 20?
November 27, 2010 3:43 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for some live music bands to see in the Princeton, NJ or Bucks County, PA area the week before Christmas, starting on 12/20.... any ideas?

As an example of my taste, I like the Dead, and I know Splintered Sunlight will be performing at Triumph New Hope on 12/18, but I want to go see a live show after 12/20, when my brother will be in town. NYC is probably too far to travel, Philly is a possibility depending on the show. Bands other than Dead cover bands are fine too.
posted by cahlers to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Radiators (who are disbanding) in Ardmore on New Year's Eve. Montco, but pretty close.
posted by fixedgear at 3:49 PM on November 27, 2010

I checked Puck in Doylestown, but they seem to be mostly open mic nights around that time. There's also the Keswick in Glenside (closer than Philadelphia to New Hope area). Maybe Sellersville (Ha, you can go see Splintered Sunlight again on 12/28 if you really liked the show!)? I've seen them have a lot of Grateful Dead related bands through the years.

As far as Philadelphia, I checked the TLA on South Street; North Star Bar; Tin Angel (they have a lot around that time of the month); and World Cafe Live. I don't see anything I'd recommend, but I'm also not a Dead fan, so you'd have to be the judge (but those are some of the Philly venues I can see being of interest to you). (The Electric Factory have Gogol Bordello 12/29?) Oh! Double-check the City Paper events, too.. and other papers.. but I don't know if they'll have schedules for a month in advance online already. Finally, here are two links to Eventful specifically for venues and concerts searches. You can browse by holiday events, too.
posted by Mael Oui at 8:51 PM on November 27, 2010

There's not much on their schedule right now, but if you're feeling like going into Philly, Tourfilter is usually a good bet to see who's playing.

Also, even though you'd think that the demand would be super-high, the holidays generally don't seem like a great time to catch a show. Every winter, I end up in NYC, and every winter, I end up disappointed that there are never any good bands playing there around then.
posted by schmod at 9:42 PM on November 27, 2010

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