Trocadero Theatre

Blog for the Trocadero Theatre, an independent music venue hosting concerts, movie screenings and more. Please visit our official site for more info.

December 5, 2012 2:49 pm

Don’t know what to get for Christmas?

Add record player to your list now! -that is if you don’t already have one that you can dig up from the basement.

Vinyls are both a girls and guys best new friend. Instead of hearing your grandma say, “They just don’t make em’ like they used to!” she’ll be nodding along.

AND WITH THE SWOLLEN FOX TICKET (+ VINYL GIVEAWAY), there’s no better time to get back to your roots! Philly Indie Bog, The Swollen Fox is giving away a pair of tickets to NEXT THURSDAY’S OF MONTREL show, here at The Trocadero. Winner also receives a vinyl copy of the band’s recent rarities release, Daughter of Cloud! That’s a steal if I’ve ever heard one. Get more details here (you know you wanna):


Don’t miss out on an awesome show. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE, get tix now!

November 27, 2012 2:12 pm


Silverstein fans, the time is yours. A new album, a new song, AND a damn tour. We like where this year is headed (if it doesn’t end this December and all).

Silverstein announced the release of their new album called This is How The Wind Shifts coming out February 5th!

PropertyofZack shows us the track listing below:

Check out this tweet from the band:


That’s right, they’re coming to us Philly, right at The Troc in February. DON’T FORGET to get your tickets TOMORROW when they go on sale at noon HERE!

Stream their new song called “Stand Amid The Roar. We think it’s kind of great… okay it’s actually awesome.  

November 13, 2012 1:40 pm


Tuesdays are never that exciting. I mean, at least today isn’t Monday and tomorrow is almost Wednesday… right?? Well, today we have a special THREE-FER TUESDAY that will add some excitement to your Tuesday. Just announced today are THREE awesome shows for you to come and enjoy here at The Troc!

With an impressive resume including King of the Hill and The Daily Show, it’s safe to say that WYATT CENAC is one funny dude. Come to The Troc for an evening of comedy with yours truly Wyatt Cenac Fri, Jan 18th.

Mix it up a bit this January and see the young electronic producer, Emancipator Thur, Jan 31st here! Violinist Ilya Goldberg joins him on stage and their music combined is a beauty on many levels!

Latin Music Superstar JUANES’ announced his “Loud & Unplugged Tour” and his critically-praised unplugged performance hits us on Fri, June 21st! If you plan on heading to NY anytime soon, Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra are going to donate 100% of the proceeds from their planned November 24th concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to The American Red Cross, to aid in disaster relief assistance.


An Evening of Comedy with Wyatt Cenac


JUANES “Loud & Unplugged Tour”

November 7, 2012 11:51 am

The Wallflowers

They say all good things come to an end. But when those things back come and rise again, well, we couldn’t be any happier. For all the music junkies out there who die a little bit inside when their favorite band breaks up or takes that much too long of a hiatus, the stars have re-aligned. “We never broke up.” says vocalist-guitarist Jakob Dylan.

It’s been a great few years for reunions and we only can hope that they keep a comin’. Whether it be an original lineup, an anniversary tour, or a new album, we couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you, Wallflowers.

Read all about the Wallflowers reunion here! We are certainly glad.

WXPN welcomes the Wallflowers at The Troc, TOMORROW night with special guests My Jerusalem. Get tix here and enjoy the show!

October 17, 2012 3:04 pm

She is our newest style icon.

She is just 21.

She is the British singer-songwriter:

Rita Ora.

Aside from being one of the few who can rock flames as day wear, she has recently released her debut album ‘Ora’ which killed the UK charts at number one. Her Roc Nation label boss? Jay-Z. Want to know who she worked with on the album? Well, let us tell you- Will. I. Am., Ester Dean, Drake, The-Dream, Kanye West and Stargate- talk about the ill crew. She has even been featured in Nylon Mag (we looove Nylon) and GQ! We expect big things from this one, so come see her first at The Troc! MTV presents the O.R.A tour which hits Philly Sunday, Oct. 28th. Also performing are even more up-and-comers, Iggy Azalea and Havana Brown! Doors are at 8pm!


October 16, 2012 1:42 pm

There is nothing better than a man who can do it all. Lead singer, lyricist and guitarist, Mr. Paul Banks, will be gracing us with his presence at The Troc Saturday, November 10th. You may have heard of him from somewhere, say from the band Interpol? Of course you have.

We couldn’t be more excited that his sophomore full-length studio album titled “Banks” is streaming now before its release on October 22nd, through Matador records. He has been said to parallel Ian Curtis of the English post-punk band Joy Division. Let’s see what we hear with this listening. Stream now here!

And check out Drowned In Sound’s interview with Paul sometime next week where he gives insight into the album and his songwriting process. They gave us a sneak peek here:

Remember to get tix here

October 9, 2012 2:34 pm

Combine punk rock and horror film and what do you get? 

Yes, the Misfits and all the glory that is the horror punk subgenre. I hope if you’re rocking a Misfit skull tee around that you are at least familiar with their awesomely aggressive punk music. If not, it only makes sense that you listen to this punk roar called ‘Halloween’…you know with it being October and all NOW, here! Other things you need to know-

That skull logo? It’s based on a poster for the film serial “The Crimson Ghost.”

Misfits- is the title of Marilyn Monroe’s final movie.

You are a “Fiend” if you are listening to the Misfits right now.

Don’t forget to come see this killer band at The Trocadero, Friday Oct.19th with The Attack, No Risk, and The Hellstroms at 8pm! Get tix here

October 3, 2012 3:06 pm

We’re suckers for covers. Let us know what you think about Paradise Fears covering this classic Wallflower song, ‘One Headlight’. Link Below.

Paradise Fears Covers Wallflowers, check it here!

2:24 pm

Wednesday’s ain’t so bad…when there’s great new tunes for you to listen to. It’s time to take a study/work/WEEK break and listen to The Wallflowers stream of their first new album in 8 years!

The Californians stepped out of their hiatus in 2011, and will now be bestowing us with a new studio album called Glad All Over coming out October 9th. Bringing The Wallflowers right to us is their tour in support of the new alb. On Nov.8 The Wallflowers will be playing here, at THE TROC for a WXPN Welcomes show.

Stream the album right here and be sure to pick up tix: !

September 25, 2012 3:13 pm

It’s only Tuesday and if you’re already counting down the days until the weekend rolls back around, well, here is something to hold you over. G-Eazy AND Hoodie Allen. OK, now you’re alert.

The duo is on tour together right now and G-Eazy has released his single ‘Lady Killer’ featuring Hoodie Allen for you to download before his album, ‘Must Be Nice’ is released tomorrow! And let me tell you, the song is killer.

Be sure to catch these two studs in concert alongside Dj Carnage and Jared Evan at The Trocadero this Sunday, September 30th- Hope to see you all there!

Download the single below:

Doors 7pm / show 8pm / All Ages/$18.50 adv $20 do