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Ben Vaughn Quintet threw a pre-holiday record release party at Boot and Saddle

Ben Vaughn Quintet | Photo by Ellen Miller | http://ellencm.com/
Ben Vaughn Quintet | Photo by Ellen Miller | ellencm.com

December 23rd is typically a day that is filled with shopping and cooking to prepare for holiday parties. However, there also tends to be many holiday concerts happening on the 23rd. This year, the Ben Vaughn Quintet took people’s minds off of the stress of the season Friday night with an outstanding record release show.

You may know Ben Vaughn from his WXPN show “The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn.” While on that show he plays less of his own music, more by an encyclopedic range of other artists, “Many Moods” tends to fit his own music as well. Continue reading →

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Slow Burner: Creepoid entrances Kung Fu Necktie in celebration of its new EP

Creepoid Record Release Show | Photography by: Ellen Miller | www.ellencm.com
Creepoid Record Release Show | Photography by: Ellen Miller | www.ellencm.com

Last Friday night, psychedelic Philly punk band Creepoid had Kung Fu Necktie packed with friends and fans who were awaiting the release of their new EP Burner. On the bill for the night, in addition to Creepoid, included with three local openers: Birthworms, Body Spray, and Dark Web. Continue reading →

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Load-In to Load-Out: Behind the scenes of Birdie Busch’s Philly Opry at Johnny Brenda’s

Birdie Busch’s Philly Opry | Photo by: Ellen Miller | www.ellencm.com
Birdie Busch’s Philly Opry | Photo by: Ellen Miller | www.ellencm.com

On a Saturday evening in early October, Fishtown institution Johnny Brenda‘s is bustling with hungry and thirsty customers, out for a fun night. Patrons are enjoying drinks and conversation, challenging friends and strangers to numerous games of pool. While everyone is chatting away downstairs, Emily “Birdie” Busch spends the afternoon and evening transforming the upstairs venue space in preparation for her big show later that night. Continue reading →