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RECPhilly hosts #AmplifyPhilly SXSW send-off party

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David Silver of RECPhilly and Yuval Yarden of Philly Startup Leaders | Photo by Breanna Keohane

As the RECPhilly crew gears up to bring some fresh Philly talent down to Texas for South By Southwest 2016, they teamed up with StartupPHL to host their SXSW send-off party and announce the official talent lineup that will be performing down in Texas this past Thursday at Coda Nightclub.

The night was complete with a photobooth in front of a Philly LOVE sign, a DJ to kick off the night and sponsor giveaways. RECPhilly’s co-founder David Silver along with

Philly Startup Leaders ‘s Yuval Yarden put together a presentation introducing Amplify Philly and how they are working with various sponsors in the Philadelphia community to make this SXSW showcase possible. With an abundance of artists, businesses, sponsors and fans eager to hear who would be representing their city, together the Philly crew was able to get #AmplifyPhilly trending on Twitter in Philadelphia by the end of the night. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bad Bad Hats at Johnny Brenda’s, Hemming at The Fire, Baio at Coda and more…

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Bad Bad Hats | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

World Cafe alums Bad Bad Hats play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The indie rockers showed host David Dye around their hometown of Minneapolis, MN last year for a Sense of Place feature and recorded a session in support of their debut LP Psychic Reader. Check out a video of “Midway” recorded live for World Cafe below, revisit their full feature here and pick up tickets for tonight’s 21+ show with Hey Marseilles here.

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Free At Noon Flashback: Iceland’s Kaleo is ready to take its eclectic sound worldwide

Kaleo | Photo by Liz Waldie | lizwaldie.com
Kaleo | Photo by Liz Waldie | lizwaldie.com

As the full crowd filed into World Café Live, it was apparent they weren’t sure what to expect from Kaleo, today’s Free at Noon artist. After all, the Icelandic indie-folk quartet have only released a few songs here in the United States, but as the crowd soon realized, it won’t be long till Kaleo will be a well-known name. Continue reading →

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Worldtown Soundsystem conquers the streets in “The Boutique” video, heads to Rittenhouse venue this Saturday

Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo via www.world.town
Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo via www.world.town

Members of 12-piece Worldtown Soundsystem come from all over the world: Jamaica, Nigeria, Brazil, Alabama, and Vermont, joining forces right here in home sweet home, Philadelphia.

As expected, this multicultural band infuses an eclectic global mix of sound, and completely rocks it live, two qualities shown in the new video for their electronic/house/reggae track, “The Boutique.” Continue reading →