Local rock band Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore have shared a new video for “Dirty Kompa Party,” a single off of the group’s recent The VillainEP. The video follows Pointdujour around town, alternating the neighborhood shots with clips of the band in a rehearsal space and at a nightclub. The Rockers Galore are set to open for internationally acclaimed Haitian kompa duo T-Vice at The TLA on December 21st; tickets and information can be found here.
Local band Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore welcomed the release of their debut full-length The Bull last fall and are already back in the studio working on its follow-up. “Big Haiti’s Dream” is a teaser track for the new album, with an up-front horn section and a guest appearance by Kuf Knotz. Stream and download the song below and check out the band live when they kick off their SXSW trip at MilkBoy on March 9th. Tickets and information can be found here.
One of the many wonderful things about the Philadelphia music community is its desire to rally around causes and make a difference in the city. As cliched as that sounds, its true – the latest example being hometown musician John Francis‘ new City of Love Festival, benefiting Broad Street Ministry and their “Breaking Bread” hospitality initiative. Amidst debate over whether or not outdoor meal services for the homeless should be allowed in Philadelphia, the Broad Street Ministry has created its own safe haven for the city’s homeless men and women where they can receive a hot meal and a variety of services (including medical attention, art therapy and assistance for veterans) every Thursday afternoon. Continue reading →
The music portion of the day-long festival – which will also showcase local arts, crafts, and food vendors – takes place on the stage of the Piazza at Schmidt‘s, and is presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Folksong Society. The initial lineup announced today includes:
The Great Unknown
The Spinning Leaves
Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore
The Kalob Griffin Band
DJ Matt Beck
Watch our Key Studio Video session with Blayer PointduJour and the Rockers Galore below.