Grub, then club: The ‘fly’s take on Thanksgiving 2015


Bring on the turkey, cranberry sauce and awkward dinner conversations—Thanksgiving is here. While we’re all about family here at the ‘fly, we know that the house can get a little cramped around this time (and we know how much of a drag it is to explain why you’re single at 30 a dozen times). Need a break from Cousin Eddie? We’ve got your back.

This holiday, be thankful for these awesome live shows taking place throughout the country during Thanksgiving weekend.

New York

11.25: The 2nd Annual Phunksgiving featuring Dumpstaphunk & Fishbone with special guests – The Capitol Theatre; Port Chester ($30+)

11.25: Robert Randolph and The Family Band – Brooklyn Bowl; Brooklyn ($20+)

11.28: Tiga – Output; New York ($20+)

11.28: Andy Kindler – Union Hall; Brooklyn ($12+)

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Ballin’ on a budget in the Bay Area

It’s not news that San Francisco’s cost of living is way up there. But is it true that you can’t have fun on the cheap in SF? When an article titled “Why You Can’t Afford Shows in SF” appeared in SF Weekly recently, highlighting that ticket prices in our fair city can sometimes be much higher than the rest of the country, it piqued our interest. According to the article, the average ticket price in San Francisco is $129, 59% higher than the rest of the Bay Area. Ouch.

We love live events, and nothing should deter fans from getting out to see a show. So, we rose to the challenge to find November events in the Bay Area that won’t break the bank. They’re all under $16 bucks and actually worth every penny:

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Ticketfly Tours: Phox, Future, and Uh Huh Her

PHOX Press with logo

Whether you like indie rock or gangster rap, we have tickets to a ton of shows across the nation (and in Canada!). Here are some of the hottest tours of the summer… Find a show near you!


PHOX is a six-piece indie/psychedelia/soul/rock band of long-time friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin. Their performance at the iTunes Festival last year in London really put them on the map, and now they’re picking up serious steam in the underground indie scene. PHOX’s self-titled debut LP will be released on June 24, 2014.

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6.25: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6.28: Three Links – Dallas, TX
6.30: The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
7.1: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
7.3: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
7.5: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
7.6: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
7.9: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
7.18: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
7.19: The Hamilton – Washington, DC
7.21: The Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
8.7: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
8.8: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI

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Ticketfly Tours: The War on Drugs, Chromeo, and YelaWolf


Spring is in full-bloom, and festival season is officially upon us. The best concerts are popping up all over the country, so it was tough to pick only three artists for this month’s Ticketfly Tours. We honed it down the The War on Drugs, Chromeo, and Yelawolf. Whether you’re into indie-rock, funk, or hip hop, we’ve got a show near you:


Philadelphia indie-rock band, The War on Drugs, is making major waves with their most recent release Lost in the Dream (released March 2014 on Secretly Canadian) and two hour live sets this tour. With Don Henley-esque vocals and hints of Dylan, Petty, and Springsteen, The War on Drugs’ new, energetic sound earned them an 8.8 Pitchfork review, and they’ve already hit the #26 spot on the Billboard 200 charts.

4.7: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
4.8: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
4.10: Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
4.13: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
4.14: The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
4.15: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4.14: The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
4.18: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

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Ticketfly Tours: Chance the Rapper, NO, & Chiodos


In the next few months, Chance the Rapper, NO, and Chiodos are coming through tons of Ticketfly venues all over the US and Canada. Whether you sway or mosh, we’ve got tickets to the shows you want to see in this month’s edition of Ticketfly Tours:



Chance the Rapper is an independent 19-year-old rapper from Chicago. So far, he’s released two (completely free on Datpiff) mixtapes, Acid Rap and 10 Day, and fans are already anticipating more work out of this up and comer. He’s been in the studio with Twista, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, and many of rap’s greats, so Mr. Bennett is frankly becoming hard to ignore.

3.22: Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI
4.17: Brooklyn Bowl LV – Las Vegas, NV
5.2: JMBLYA 2014 – Dallas, TX
5.3: JMBLYA 2014 – New Braunfels, TX
5.21-22: Buku Art & Music Project – New Orleans, LA

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Go Out With a Bang for New Years Eve 2013

You might be brainstorming New Years resolutions, but don’t get ahead of yourself! First you gotta figure out what to do on New Years Eve. Don’t just sit at home and watch the ball drop on TV– make plans and end the year in style. There are a bunch of great NYE blowouts on Ticketfly, from Boys Noize to Wu Tang, so take your pick…


12/31: NYE w/ Camp Freddy & Friends • The Roxy Theatre • Los Angeles, CA
12/31: RHONDAPOLIS: New Years Eve 2014 • The Standard • Los Angeles, CA
12/30 & 12/31: LED OMFG! NYE w/ Boys Noize, DIPLO, & More! • VV Casino Center • San Diego, CA
12/31: Donavon Frankenreiter • The Coach House • San Juan Capistrano, CA
12/30: Holy Ghost! • The Independent • San Francisco, CA
12/31: NYE at Bimbo’s • Bimbo’s 365 Club • San Francisco, CA
12/31: POP ROCKS • The Red Devil Lounge • San Francisco, CA
1/1: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS • Mighty • San Francisco, CA
12/31: The Devil Makes Three • The Catalyst • Santa Cruz, CA
12/31: Rebelution • The Ventura Theater • Ventura, CA
12/31: The Satin Chaps, Brownish Black, & DJ Hippie Joe • The Secret Society • Portland, OR
12/31: The Motet • The Wonder Ballroom • Portland, OR


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#NowPlaying at Ticketfly HQ

We listen to a lot of music and go to shows every week. It’s just what Ticketfly employees do, so every month we share our current tastes and upcoming shows on our calendars. Right now we’re loving Midlake, FIDLAR, Deltron 3030, and many more. Listen up!

Name: James
Department: Sales
Now Playing: Midlake – Antiphon, Fidlar, Emitt Rhodes
Next Upcoming Show: Midlake @ Bottom of The Hill 12/16/13
Favorite Lyrics or Random Fact: “These idiot hearts” – A.A. Bondy




Name: Jenz
Department: Customer Support
Now Playing: Deltron 3030 – Event 2
Next Upcoming Show: Club NSSN with Portugal. The Man, CHVRCHES, NONONO, The Colourist @ Mezzanine
Most Recent Album Purchase: Keep Shelly In Athens – At Home
Favorite Lyrics or Random Fact: I won a New Kids On The Block meet and greet package this summer, and got to show Joey McIntyre my NKOTB tattoo. It was glorious.


Name: Mickey
Department: Sales
Now Playing: FIDLAR – “Max Can’t Surf”
Next Upcoming Show: Nightmares On Wax @ Mezzanine 11/29
Favorite Lyrics or Random Fact: “Let’s get it on…” – Marvin Gaye, from Let’s Get It On


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Ticketfly Tours: Wild Belle, Joey Bada$$, and John Vanderslice

Back to school means back to the recurrent countdown to the weekend. Time to start planning ahead for parties, concerts, festivals, and even the holidays. We have tickets to all the shows you wanna see, and we’re covering all the bases for tours featuring Wild Belle, Joey Bada$$, and John Vanderslice.




Siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman recently took their band, Wild Belle, from an underground music-making duo to an indie-rock phenomenon with their debut album release, Isles. Their sound ranges from ’70s afro-punk to tropicália and will have you hooked.

Tour Dates
9/5: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
9/6: Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
9/21: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/24: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
9/26: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
9/28: The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
9/30: Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ
10/7: First Unitarian Church – Philly, PA
10/22: U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.




Joey Bada$$ might be young (circa 1995– he’s barely legal), but his sound is similar to old school hip hop from the early ’90s. Hailing out of Brooklyn, this up-and-coming rapper provides concrete proof that lyricism is back with his latest mixtape, Summer Knights.

Tour Dates
9/12: The Alibi Room – Calgary, AB
9/12: Republik – Calgary, AB
10/4: Rock The Bells – East Rutherford, NJ
10/5: Rock The Bells – East Rutherford, NJ
11/1: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
11/12: Club Red – Tempe, AZ
11/15: South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
11/16: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX


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Didn’t Get Coachella Tickets? Our Picks for Bands You Can See Near You!

by Amy Miller, Community Manager

This year, the demand for Coachella tickets was so high, they decided to spread it over two weekends. We can see why, with a stellar line-up that includes The Black Keys and Dr. Dre and Snoop, as well as the long-awaited Coachella return of Radiohead. But in the scramble for tickets, some of us still came up High and Dry.

The good news is that Coachella bands are on the move. And when they emerge at the end of April from the cloud of desert dust and drug hazes, they’ll likely be in your town. Below are our favorite Coachella bands on sale on Ticketfly.

St. Vincent
Former Polyphonic Spree-ette with a dreamy voice and a face to match. The Oklahoma native and Berklee College grad makes her on-stage shredding seem downright sweet. You’ll walk away in love and only slightly worried about her.
Show dates
Follow @st_vincent

Did we get that capitalization right? With a nearly flawless album mixed by Oakland’s favorite engineer Eli Crews, this lady’s energy is better consumed in an air-conditioned room.
Show dates

Follow @tuneyards

Although you might miss out on a lot of the actual group love that tends to happen at Coachella, these guys are touring like crazy. You might recognize their catchy melodies from Apple ads, the modern pinnacle of the indie rock distro chain. They’re adorable and their music is a party you wanna be invited to.
Show dates

A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky was the talk of the town during SXSW and not just for the fights he was getting into. Harlem’s current hip-hop wunderkind started rapping at 8 yrs old. He’s collaborated with Drake and already inked a deal with Sony. See him in a small venue while you can.
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The Black Angels
If there’s a town that knows how to produce some psychedelic rock, it’s Austin. The Black Angels’ name is a Velvet Underground shout-out and you can hear the fandom in their guitars. OK, so this is probably one that would be better on the sweaty drunken ground at Coachella. But it’s sold out, dawg. I told you already.
Show dates

Follow @_theblackangels

Housse de Racket
The word is that this Parisian pair got their start as session musicians for Phoenix and Air and you can certainly hear it in their synthy poppy French goodness.
Show dates

Follow @houssederacket. They Tweet in English.

Beats Antique
Something for all of your senses, this electronic gang is also known for their tribal dancing, performance art and their incorporation of so many different sounds, including afro-beat, hip-hop and jazz. It’s the kind of sound and style that could only come out of (yep) San Francisco.
Show dates
Follow @beatsantique

A Benefit for SF Giants Fan Bryan Stow this Saturday!

On opening day in 2011, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stowe was brutally attacked outside of Dodger Stadium and has sustained life-threatening injuries. After almost 5 months in the hospital, Bryan has finally been moved to a long-term rehabilitation unit. As you can imagine, his medical costs are a tremendous burden for his family to bear. The Giants community and the people of San Francisco continue to show support. This Saturday at The Uptown Theatre in Napa, Giants 3rd base coach Tim Flannery and his Irish folk band The Lunatic Fringe are holding a benefit for Bryan. Bob Weir will be a special guest. And Giants fans are guaranteed to see some special guests from the baseball world! It’s not often that we tell ya to go to show that we aren’t selling tickets for, so you KNOW it’s a good cause! And what’s good for the San Francisco community, live music, and a fellow fan in need…is good for us.

Get tickets over on the Uptown site or click the poster!