Thanksgiving Throwdowns

Thanksgiving Throwdown

No matter how 2016 has treated you, there’s plenty to be thankful for, like these Thanksgiving weekend shows near you. The events below have been handpicked by our expert in-house curators, who know how to shake some serious turkey leg. So go out there and give it up to the live entertainment gods!


11.25: Minnesota – The Independent, SF ($21+)

11.25: Trus’me, Chvck., Petko Nikolov – Monarch, SF ($10+)

11.25: Vienna Teng – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley ($38+)

11.25: Rising Appalachia – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz ($23+)

11.25: The Spinners – Yoshi’s, Oakland ($39+)

11.26: Booka Shade – The Midway ($30+)

11.26: Borgore – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley ($30+)

11.26: Eliza Skinner – Doc’s Lab, SF ($15+)

11.27: A San Francisco Tribute to Leonard Cohen feat. Conspiracy of Beards – The Chapel, SF ($14+)



11.25: Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World – The Bell House, Brooklyn ($15+)

11.25: Anthony da Costa – Rockwood Music Hall, NYC ($12+)

11.25: Robert Randolph and the Family Band present Funksgivin’ Jam – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn ($25+)

11.26: Homeshake – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn ($12+)

11.26: Chucho Valdes, Joe Lovano Quintet – Birdland, NYC ($50+)

11.26: NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off – The Bowery Ballroom, NYC ($14+)

11.27: Ween – The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

11.27: Mike Brown & Griffin Newman – Union Hall, Brooklyn ($10+)

11.27: Hard Femme ft. Mr Twin Sister, Sateen, Neocamp, Sandflower – Mercury Lounge, NYC ($10+)



11.25: Dream Panther – The Hi Hat ($7+)

11.25: Booka Shade – Exchange LA ($10+)

11.26: No Man – iO West Theater ($10+)

11.26: Bootie LA: Dranksgiving! – Echoplex ($5+)

11.27: Neil Hamburger LIVE – The Satellite ($8+)

11.27: Rachel Mason and the Starseeds – Bootleg Theater ($7+)



11.25: CFM – The Hideout ($10+)

11.26: Wax – Subterranean ($15+)

11.26: Jim James – Riviera Theatre ($35+)

11.26: Natalia LaFourcade – The Portage Theater ($35+)

11.26: Farris Wheel Thanksgiving | Gene Farris – Spybar (Free before midnight, $10+ after)

11.27: Ulcerate – Reggies Rock Club ($15+)

Paint the town green with Ticketfly


We’ve been hit with the luck of the Irish. This St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got an abundance of awesome concerts and parties across the country, holiday-related and otherwise. So put on your favorite green T, house a plate of corned beef and cabbage, and get ready. You’ve got some pinching—and dancing—to do.

Washington D.C. / Baltimore

Sure, this may be an Irish celebration, but America’s capital knows how to show our Leprechaun-loving brethren a good time. Come for the celtic rock of Young Dubliners. Stay for the soothing R&B of Dwele, Galactic’s funk, and the spectacle of McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band Mac Sabbath

3.17: Young Dubliners – The Hamilton; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.17: St. Patrick’s Day Party with Black Masala, The Funk Ark, Definition of One – Jammin Java; Vienna, VA ($10+)

3.18: Dwele – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($25+)

3.18: Galactic – 9:30 Club; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.18: XXYYXX – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($5+)

3.19: Slamrocked 2016: The St. Paddy’s Day Rave – Bambou; Baltimore ($20+)

3.19: Tortoise – Black Cat; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.20: Earthless – DC9 Nightclub; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.21: Hippie Sabotage – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($17+)

3.21: Mac Sabbath – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($13+)

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Leap Day = more events for all


As if 365 days wasn’t enough, the universe decided to give us an extra day this year. Sure, February 29 falls on a Monday—damn you, universe!—but don’t let an extra work day get you down. Instead, get jumpin’ with these Leap Day shows, parties and stand-up.


Los Angeles

From “lo-fi surf-wop” to “electronic art-pop,” you can always count on L.A. to deliver 24/7/366—and on the cheap, too!

Sad Girl, Walter, Clean Spill – Resident; Los Angeles ($5+)

Bright Missiles, Jubilo Drive, Bedbugs, Ghosts In Pocket – Silverlake Lounge; Los Angeles (Free)

David Bowie Tribute Show – The Echo; Los Angeles ($5+)

Wild Wild Horses – Echoplex; Los Angeles (Free)

The Controversy and Pom Poms – The Satellite; Los Angeles (Free)

The Gromble, Partybaby, Work Friend – The Wayfarer; Costa Mesa (Free)

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Ticketfly is for (music) lovers


Valentine’s Day is coming. You know what that means: roses, chocolates, candlelight dinners, and Cannibal Corpse. Oh, death metal isn’t your idea of romance? We’ve got plenty of other options, from concerts and dance parties to comedy and burlesque shows. This V-Day weekend, skip the overpriced restaurants, grab your shorty—or find one there—and get serenaded by some sweet sounds at one of these ‘fly events near you.


San Francisco / Bay Area

Before you drop the needle on that Marvin Gaye record, get it on at one of these funk, acid house, Latin jazz or ‘80s parties.

2.12: Dam-Funk with Egyptian Lover – The Ritz; San Jose ($25+)

2.12: Con Brio with Water Strider – The Independent; SF ($25)

2.12: Pete Tong, Lauren Lane and Torro – Public Works; SF ($15+)

2.13: Midi Matilda with Meet Me In Orbit and Talkie – Neck of the Woods; SF ($7+)

2.13: Love Junkie: A Fundraiser for George Mahal – Public Works; SF ($15+)

2.13: Love & Bossa with Masha Campagne & Voz da Lapa – Doc’s Lab; SF ($12+)

2.13: Tainted Love with Lef Deppard – Bimbo’s 365 Club; SF ($25+)

2.13: The English Beat – The Ritz; San Jose ($20+)

2.14: A Special Valentine’s Day Show with Sophie B. Hawkins – The Chapel; SF ($22+)

2.14: Lance Desardi – Monarch; SF ($5+)

2.14: Mass Gothic with MAZED and Screature – Rickshaw Stop; SF ($10+)

2.14: Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra – Yoshi’s Oakland; Oakland ($45+)

2.14: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra – Doc’s Lab; SF ($10+)

2.15: The Skiffle Players feat Cass McCombs, Farmer Dave Scher, Neal Casal, Dan Horne & Aaron Sperske – Sweetwater Music Hall; Mill Valley ($22+)

2.16: SIRENS, Octazooka and Jonah Sunn – Hotel Utah; SF ($8+)

2.16: Radiation City and Deep Sea Diver – Rickshaw Stop; SF ($12+)

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I Predict a Riot (Fest)!

by Eboni Jones, Ticketfly Marketing

The 8th Annual Riot Festival & Carnival 2012 is coming to Chicago this fall, September 14th-16th.

It’s going down right smack in the middle of the Windy City. Events will be held in Humboldt Park, the Congress Theater and other venues. This year promises to be just as good, if not better, than the past!

I mean where else can you see Rise Against, Elvis Costello and Fishbone all on the same bill? Riot Fest 2012 looks mind-blowing– check out some of the artists who are performing!

Rise Against – Chicago – These hometown boys are headlining
Elvis Costello – London, UK – You’ve got to love his hair and suits
Gogol Bordello – NYC – The kings of “Gypsy Punk”
Dropkick Murphys – Boston, MA – Celtic-American punk rock
NOFX – San Francisco – Creators of perhaps the world’s most prolific punk song (“The Decline”)
The Jesus and Mary Chain – East Kilbride – Cause the end is near
Akaline Trio – Chicago, IL – Someone will need to be re-charged
AWOLNATION –  Los Angeles, CA – “It’s only going to take a little time before we start to lose our minds”
The Promise Ring – Milwaukee, WI – Are you ready for some Emo?
Chiodos – Davison, MI – The sound you love to hear
Gwar – Richmond, VA – Needs no explanation
August Burns Red – Lancaster, PA – No longer the new guys on the scene
Less Than Jake – Gainesville, FL – Ska punk metal pioneers!
Bulit to Spill – Boise, Idaho – Let the music overflow
Frank Turner – Winchester – He just may lead a mass sing-a-long
Reverend Horton Heat – Dallas, TX – The biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest, greatest rocker
Fishbone – Los Angeles – Saw them play Double Door (Chicago) and the bass player had on a robe with nothing underneath. I swear!
Nobunny – NOwhere – NO Genre, NO Scene, NO Rules

Phew! Now head over to get your tickets: 2 Day Passes2 Day VIP Passes, 3 Day VIP Passes.

Also, be sure to like Riot Fest on Facebook to keep up with the latest announcements and follow them on Twitter for chances to win free tickets!

Congress Theater, one of Chicago’s most Historic Venues: Now on Ticketfly!

Good news, Midwesterners. You can now get tickets for Chicago’s Congress Theater on Ticketfly! As a nerd of equal parts movie and music proportions, one of my favorite style of music venues has always been the re-purposed early 1900s movie palace. Watching live music to the ghost beats of an old 35 mm spinning, in a beautifully constructed building, is probably a close second to a dark smoky dive bar (and there are theories that the Congress has got some actual ghosts. That’s pretty rock ‘n roll). So it’s with great nerd pleasure that I can announce the addition of Chicago’s historic Congress Theater to the Ticketfly family of venues!

Located on N. Milwaukee in the Logan Square region of Chicago (which is home to Bucktown and Wicker Park, two of Chi-town’s hippest hoods), The Congress Theater was built in 1926 as part of the Lubliner and Trinz empire of movie houses. Although the chain eventually sold, the Trinz family remains in the movie business to this day. The Theater now hosts some of the biggest and best touring acts coming through its doors, performing for up to 4,000 music fans. For those fans who want to escape the sweaty crowd below and get a view of the architecture, Congress has got a great balcony up top. And although the theater has cocktails,  most shows are all ages. And the top notch security team at the venue means your teens are in good hands!

We’ve teamed up with Congress at a great time; this summer’s show are not to be missed! Coming up, you can take your BK Lounge Bitty to see De La Soul with Z-Trip, check out the most-likely-going-to-be-epic return of Erasure (!), or punk it up with Riot Fest shows, including a Danzig Legacy show!

Dont forget to link up with Congress online so you don’t miss anything:

Congress Theater Website
Congress on Ticketfly

And now you will check out this video of Motörhead doing one of their biggest hits on the Congress stage. The only thing you see! You know it’s gonna be….