Riot Roundup – Cool Local Shit Going On This Week – 9/28 – 10/4

“I was carried on a wolf’s back… to corrupt humanity…’

Riot Roundup is a 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 9/28

Suit up and get in the fight! In anticipation of Age of Ultron hitting Blu Ray on Friday, 10/2, The Troc’s Movie Monday proudly presents the original Avengers! As usual, 3 bucks gets you in the door and goes towards a snack or drink. Hulk… smash! Go to their website for more info.

Tuesday 9/29

Linkoping, Sweden’s gift to the earth, Ghost, returns to the area after a protracted absence and a Pope related delay to spread the gospel of their critically acclaimed third LP,  Meliora. This Union Transfer show is sold out and has been for some time, but you can still click here for more info.

Wednesday 9/30

Kansas’ Origin and Brazil’s Krisiun bring a multicultural midweek metal massacre to Voltage Lounge! Click here for more info.


If that wasn’t enough metal for you, American doom pioneers Pentagram will be at Underground Arts in support of their new record Curious Volume. Click here for more info.

Thursday 10/1

The Electric Factory welcomes the infectiously catchy style of Scottish electro-popsters CHVRCHES. Tickets are surprisingly still available but sure to sell out fast, click here for more info.


Local heroes Fight Amp have a deafening sludge punk attack that hits like a Louisville Slugger across the back of the skull, so it only makes sense that they’re playing a batting cage. Catch their rescheduled 7” record release party at Everybody Hits Philadelphia.


The latest in the popular series of Night Market Philly events brings live entertainment and a fleet of local food trucks to the Frankford and Girard area. Click here for more info.


Friday 10/2

German robot overlords Kraftwerk dominate The Electric Factory with their critically acclaimed 3-D Tour. I for one welcome our new robot overlords! Click here for more info.

Saturday 10/3

The alt-pop soundscapes of popular NYC duo MS MR wash over Union Transfer. Click here for more info.

Sunday 10/4

Union Transfer closes out the week with Massachusetts melodic hardcore act Four Year Strong, supporting the self-titled record they released in June. Click here for more info.



Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.

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