A tale of two concert-centric cities

By Laura Staples

Lawrence Township is not always the most exciting scene for college students.  There are a few pizza places, a Dunkin’ Donuts and the infamous hotspot for those seeking a hangover cure, Maidenhead Bagel Shop. Luckily, two major cities known for the endless opportunities they offer are just a train ride away.

In Philadelphia and New York City, there is almost always something to do or see, and arguably one of the best aspects of the urban lifestyle is the music scene.  Both cities hold more music venues than the average person can count and are stomping grounds for rising musicians. Many shows in both Philly and New York will charge you less than $30 and take place in unique locations, from quaint old factories to large new theaters.

It’s difficult to imagine that going to see your favorite band with a group of friends would be anything less than a great time.  Since winter in Lawrenceville is pretty dull, shake the winter blues, grab some friends and head to either city; there’s a concert to be heard.


Augustana – Feb. 3
Theater of the Living Arts, $13

Jack’s Mannequin – Feb. 4
Theater of the Living Arts, $13

Mates of State – Feb. 16
Union Transfer, $15

Tyga – Feb. 28
Theater of the Living Arts, $25

Estelle – March 5
World Café Live, $13

Young Jeezy – March 8
Theater of the Living Arts, $30

moe. – March 9
Electric Factory, $27

Bombay Bicycle Club – March 10
Union Transfer, $15

Less Than Jake – March 17
The Trocadero, $18

Odd Future – March 23
Electric Factory, $30


New York City:

Skrillex – Feb. 3
Roseland Ballroom, $58

Gotye- Feb. 6
Bowery Ballroom, $34.75

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Feb. 7
Gramercy Theatre, $35

Wale and Miguel – Feb. 10
Irving Plaza, $58

Sleigh Bells – Feb. 17
Terminal 5, $25.20

The Roots – March 6
Apollo Theater, $48

The Kooks – March 7
Terminal 5, $30


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