An Umbrella for the Music Scene: Tracing the evolution of Broad Street Music Group

Broad Street Music Group founders (from left) Will Toms, Dave Silver, and Andrew Rohe | Photo courtesy of BSMG
Broad Street Music Group founders (from left) Will Toms, Dave Silver, and Andrew Rohe | Photo by Chelsea Memmolo |

2014 marked the official end of an era when Philadelphia International Records closed. The revered label saw artists such as Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle working with the legendary producing team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

One local organization wants to do Gamble & Huff did for artists. They want to connect all the music resources in the city and make Philadelphia a top music market.

Broad Street Music Group is a name you may recognize. The event production company has been committed to the music scene for over two and a half years. Their goal was to “discovered the undiscovered.” And they’re not slowing down at all. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Juana Molina at Boot and Saddle, Family Vacation at World Cafe Live and Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Strand Capitol PAC

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Tonight, singer-songwriter Juana Molina will play at Boot and Saddle. The Argentina native released her moody sixth album Wed 21 late last year and is known her songs’ complex arrangements and undeniable sincerity. Watch “Eras” below and get tickets here.

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Broad Street Music Group kicks off 2014 with The Tressels, Thee Idea Men and more (at World Cafe Live on 1/3)

Daniel Delaney | photo via
Daniel Delaney | photo via

Broad Street Music Group takes their quest to showcase local talent into the new year with their first event of 2014, happening at World Cafe Live on January 3rd.  The featured artists for next month’s concert are cellist / singer Daniel Delaney, rock four-piece Satellite Hearts, quirky alt-rockers Thee, Idea Men, Drexel Hill’s The Tressels and jammy experimental band The Jawn.  Check out videos from the performers below and pick up tickets to the all-ages show here.  More information can be found on the Facebook event page.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Elf Power at Boot and Saddle, Alice Russell at World Cafe Live, The Burgeoning at World Cafe Live and more…

ElfPowerIn celebration of their October 1st release of Sunlight On The Moon, fantastical psychedelic indie rock outfit Elf Power is coming to Boot and Saddle tonight. The album is the fourteenth full-length the band has released since forming in Athens, Georgia almost two decades ago. Check out the title track from the album below, and find tickets and information for tonight’s show here.

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The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Elvis Costello, Psychic Teens, The Quarterly Project)

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Listen to new local music from Family Vacation, Purling HissThe Lawsuits and more [link]

Light Heat, Bardo Pond and Chris Forsyth will play August’s installment of the Race Street Pier free music series [link]

New show announcements include Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson with Jeff Beck and Willy Mason

Legendary New Jersey venue Maxwell’s closes after 35 years [link]

The Head and the Heart share a new song called “Shake” off of their upcoming LP [link]

Brian Wilensky Unlocks Psychic Teens‘ new record COME with a new song, review and more [link]

Get caught up on the weekend’s shows with John Diliberto’s review of Yes at Susquehanna Bank Center and photos from the 2nd Street Festival [link and link]

Dana Falconberry stopped by for this week’s Folkadelphia Session [link]

My Morning Downloads featured tracks from Saint Motel and Deer Tick [link]

Celebrate undiscovered local music with the Broad Street Music Group‘s launch party on 8/17 [link]

The Quarterly Project will released a charity compilation and will host a listening party / benefit concert at PhilaMOCA on 8/29 [link]


Broad Street Music Group throwing launch party with Mic Stewart, The Burgeoning and more at Sigma Sound Studio on 8/17


Celebrating their official company launch this month, Broad Street Music Group is throwing a party at Sigma Sound Studio on August 17th with a line-up of 18 up-and-coming local acts and a few special guests.  The young company aims to support undiscovered artists in the Philadelphia area through promoting, booking and networking, working with local venues, radio stations and media outlets.  The launch party will feature performances by musicians that worked closely with BSMG over the last year and a half, including Mic Stewart, The Burgeoning and Matt Wade.  Tickets and information for the event can be found here.  Watch videos from a few of the performers below and revisit Mic Stewart’s Key Studio Session here.

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