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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Les Professionnels at Milkboy, Tanlines at Union Transfer, Honeychurch at Puck, Other Lives at Johnny Brenda’s, Temple University ALS Benefit at the Palombaro

Tear up Milkboy Philly’s dance floor tonight with Philly electro-pop trio Les Professionnels. The group, whose hot new EP Move dropped earlier this month, is available here. The EP features remixes of their catchy single, “Move,” but you can check out the original track here. The 21+ show tonight starts at 9:30; go here for tickets and information. Below, check out Les Professionnels’ remix of fellow Philly electronic act City Rain’s “Watch Out.”

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Temple University for ALS to hold a Benefit Concert with Hezekiah Jones, The Griz Band and more

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On Saturday, December 1st, Temple University for ALS will hold a benefit concert to raise funds for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association.  The charity event will have raffles, silent auctions and 50/50 tickets and will feature performances by top-notch local musicians including Hezekiah Jones, Reverend TJ McGlinchey and The Griz Band.

Temple University for ALS is a partnership between students and the ALS Association working to raise awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  In their effort to raise awareness of ALS and help those suffering from the disease, the student group raised $725 for the Walk to Defeat ALS at Citizen’s Bank Park earlier this month.

The benefit concert will take place at The Palombaro Club in Ardmore, PA at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and the event is open to all-ages, with a cash bar for those over 21.  More information can be found here.  Watch Hezekiah Jones’ Shaking Through episode and check out the full benefit concert line-up below. Continue reading →

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PhilaMOCA announces SPARKStacular featuring Lushlife, Weird Hot and more on Oct. 6

They’re not exactly a household name, but for some, Sparks is not just some American synthpop band, they are THE American synthpop band. They’ve been making imaginative, danceable pop music at a steady clip for over 40 years, with 22 studio albums at last count, not to mention an array of singles. So with Sparks – as with other cult favorites from Frank Zappa to The Fall – there is ample opportunity for musicians and fans to go deep nerd out. Next month, PhilaMOCA is providing musicians with a playground to do just that with its first-ever SPARKStacular. The all-ages event takes place on Saturday, October 6, at 7 p.m., and admission is $10. Confirmed artists so far include impressionistic hip-hop guru Lushlife, avant popster Shawn Kilroy’s band Weird Hot, Boston accordion player Tom Persinos, Disco Machine Gun‘s Christen Hooks and her string quartet, along with more to be announced, “from experimental musicians to traditional singer-songwriters.” More information at the festival’s event page. Below, watch Sparks performing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark in 1982.

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