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Morgan’s Pier begins to roll out summer lineup, including free R5 shows from Merchandise and Temples

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Temples | photo by David Lichterman | https://www.facebook.com/lavidphotos

Morgan’s Pier has started to roll out its summer lineup of live music, including the first free shows presented by R5 Productions on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. Live shows under the stars at the Pier have become a summer highlight in Philly, and from DJ sets to punk bands, there’s something for everyone.

As far as the free shows go (with an RSVP), R5 has already booked post punk band Merchandise (6/26) and psychedelic rockers Temples (8/6), with more bands expected to be added to the lineup later in the spring.

The Morgan’s Pier live music season commences Thursday, May 1 with a free show featuring Greg D. of Risky Disko, followed by Broadzilla on Friday, May 2 and DJs Dave P. and Sammy Slice on May 3. See the full lineup of DJs and bands, as well as tickets and info for all of the shows here. Watch videos of bands playing free shows below.

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King Britt, Dave P and Cosmo Baker are DJ’ing KAWS at PAFA event this Friday, October 11th

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KAWS

A new exhibition is opening at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts this Friday, October 12th, featuring the work of KAWS – an artist and designer Philadelphians will recognize from his Companion (Passing Through) installation in 30th Street Station this spring.

KAWS @ PAFA features both indoor and outdoor works including a new 9-foot sculpture outside and over 60 paintings and sculptures installed in the galleries of the PAFA. The opening reception and preview party is this Friday. October 11th at 8 p.m. at Lenfest Plaza at PAFA. Providing the soundtrack for the event are King Britt, Dave P. of Making Time and Cosmo Baker. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, sample a taste of Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten mix.

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Celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Making Time RADio with Dave P this Friday night

makingtimeplaylist Making Time RAdio celebrates it’s third anniversary on the airwaves at WXPN tomorrow night, Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m. The show, hosted by Dave P, debuted on July 30, 2010 and DJ Dave played music by Phantogram, Kraftwerk, CFCF, Simian Mobile Disco, Aeroplane, and others (playlist above). Dave’s a big fan of the anniversary celebration so expect the futuristic jams to flow on the show. It starts at 7 p.m. Let us know you’ll be joining the party here. Below, listen to a couple songs you can expect to hear on the show on Friday.

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See a Questlove Q&A, watch sets by Khari Mateen, Lushlife and Pow Pow at Underground Arts for Philly Tech Week

TechWith the 2013 edition of Philly Tech Week upon us, WXPN has teamed up with Little Giant Media for a performance, tech talk and DJ night at Underground Arts called The Intersection of Music and Technology.The free 21+ event happens on Sunday, April 28th beginning at 5 p.m.

Hosted by WXPN’s Bruce Warren, the event will kick off an hour-long Q&A with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Presentations will be made by the folks at Rapgenius.com, Soulspazm Digital and theFUTURE.fm, and DJ’s Dave P of Making Time and DJ Phsh will spin.

The centerpiece live performances will come from production wizard and sonic adventuerer Khari Mateen, electro-pop experimenter Chris Powell of Man Man performing under his Pow Pow moniker, and tech-savvy rapper Lushlife. For more information on The Intersection of Music and Technology, visit its Facebook event page here. Below, watch Lushlife perform “Still I Hear The Word Progress” and talk about his gear fixation in his HotBox Studio / Deli Magazine Choice Cuts Session.

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Tonight: Dave P returns to the XPN airwaves with Making Time RADio (MT mega-rager happening at Vouyer)

Dave P. | photo by John Vettese
Dave P. | photo by John Vettese

Ever the expert on futuristic sounds, DJ Dave P returns to the XPN airwaves tonight for the April edition of Making Time RADio. He’ll doubtless be exploring some of the artists performing at the mega-stacked Making Time rager happening at Vouyer on April 12th (on the bill are Autre Ne Veut, Delorean, Jacques Greene and Doldrums, and it goes until 3:30 a.m.), and stay tuned when his show wraps up for the premier of The Indie Rock Hit Parade hosted by Eric Schuman. Below, watch Autre Ne Veut’s video for “Play by Play.”

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Making Time with Delorean, Jacques Greene, Autre Ne Veut & Doldrums on April 12

makingtimeautre Here’s a Making Time event you don’t want to miss. On Friday, April 12th, Dave P and the Making Time crew present Montreal DJ Jacques Green, Autre Ne Veut (one of our favorite bands we saw at SXSW), Delorean and the Montreal band Doldrums at Voyeur Nightclub. Go here for tickets and more information. Don’t forget to listen to the April edition of Making Time RADio hosted by Dave P next Friday, April 5th from 7-9PM.

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A Making Time Valentime for you (Parquet Courts and Inc. playing Voyeur on February 16th)


Making Time has a “valentime” for you in the shape of a Valentime’s Day weekend show featuring indie-rock’s newest blog rock darlings Parquet Courts and the Los Angeles R&B-tronica band Inc. on Saturday, February 16th at Voyeur. The usual Making Time DJ party crew will be on hand; Dave P, Sammy Slice, the Broadzilla DJ’s, Dave Pak & Mike Z and special guest DJ’s The Crystal Ark. Check out a song from each of the bands below. Go here for tickets and more information about the event.

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Listen to an archive of Making Time RADio’s two-year anniversary show

Last Friday night, DJ Dave P celebrated two years of Making Time RADio on WXPN with a playlist of his trademark futuristic sounds running the gamut from new songs from The xx and Boys Noize to remixes of Hot Chip and Matthew Dear. Check out the website of his label, RVNG Intl., to see the full playlist, and listen to an archive of the show here (via the WXPN media player). The next edition of Making Time RADio airs on 88.5 FM on Friday, September 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.