Riot Roundup: Cool Local Shit Going On This Week 8/10 – 8/16

“You look like an avocado had sex with an older avocado”

Riot Roundup is a new weekly feature detailing fun upcoming events in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Have an event that you want mentioned in a future column? Drop us an email and let us know!


Monday:  Join your fellow YA Lit nuts at the Troc’s Movie Monday this week. Double Feature: Divergent and Insurgent. As always, the weekly event at this Chinatown institution is 21+ $3 gets you in and goes towards a drink or snack. Sit in the middle for the best sound.

Tuesday: Oakland, Ca Prog-Metal Pioneers Neurosis crush Union Transfer, with support from Suma, and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. Doors are at 7pm, the event is all ages and tickets are surprisingly still on sale for $25. 1



Silicon Valley funnyman and current non-murdering standout of the Deadpool trailer TJ Miller yuks it up at the Trocadero. Hurry up and grab tickets because his Wednesday night show is sold out! Event is all ages and tickets are on sale for $26.

Wednesday:  Don’t be up above it, get down in it! Riot Nerd favorite Pretty Hate Machine is at the Barbary, A New Wave/EBM/Darkwave/80’s/Electro/Industrial dance party with a kickass live DJ and drink specials. Starts at 10pm. It’s free if you get there before 11pm. $2 after 11pm.


UK Melodic Hardcore band Basement make a rare US appearance at underground Arts with, Adventures, LVL, UP and Palehound. Doors are at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $16. The event is all ages.



Mutoid Man

See Hardcore Punk Supergroup Mutoid Man “Converge” at Underground Arts and try not to make the ceiling “Cave In”. Yes I’m fucking terrible, but this show won’t be! Doors are at 8pm and tickets are on sale for just 12 bucks!  Sweet Cobra and Bardus open the show. The event is 21+  

Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Pre-Party at Tattooed Moms followed by a screening of the film at the TLA.

From their site: “Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab because upstairs at Tmoms is where the pre-game’s at! Come dressed in Rocky Horror garb for a chance to win our pre-show costume contest. Do a bit of a mind flip with a Rocky Horror trivia contest, the Virgin Olympics, Pin the Cock on Rocky, Pin the Breasts on Janet Weiss, Rocky Horror crafts, caricatures and Rocky Horror art by Mikey Horror and a cast of strange creatures with your host Frank N Furter! Enjoy our specially crafted Sweet Transvestite COCKtail and Frank-N-Furter- all beef or veggie hot dog specials for all you Transylvanians. Let madness take its toll at Mom’s Then head over to the TLA for the RHPS Party with a Meat Loaf Tribute Band & More! The event starts at 9pm and it is 21+  Tickets are $29.”   (Note: the Pre-Party at Tattooed Moms starts at 6pm and is FREE!)


“His name was Robert Paulson…”


Get loco with Coal Chamber and shocked with Fear Factory at Underground Arts. Due to the graphic nature of this program listener discretion is advised. Doors are at 6pm, the event is 21+. Tickets are still on sale for $25.

Sunday: Live the story behind the UK’s Horror Punk answer to The Misfits with The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead Documentary Screening plus Q&A with director Wes Orshoski at Underground arts. UA is absolutely killing it this week, our suggestion is that you just sleep there all weekend on one of their comfy couches. Doors are at 7pm. Tickets are only $10. The event is 21+.


Sneak Peek for Next Week: Female fronted Death Rock phenomenon Lucifer supports stoner-sludge legends High on Fire at the TLA and Social Distortion bring all of mommy’s little monsters to Festival Pier. See you then!





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