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.”
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
Low Cut Connie will be performing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s promoting the September release of their sophomore album, Call Me Sylvia. The band’s rollicking party music is carried by poppy melodies and sharp lyrics that make any bar scene the best party in town. The 21+ show starts at 9:30; more information can be found on our concert calendar here. Check out the band’s new video for “Boozophilia” below.
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Fishtown recording studio Boom Room has booked a monster of a show. Headlined by hip hop group Camp Lo, The W.E. featuring R&B singer Jaguar Wright, psych-jazz trio Grimace Federation and Kuf Knotz, the event will have an outdoor stage, an indoor dance party and an after party. Complementary food and beverages will be provided by Vitamin Water, Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Local 215 food truck so really, you have no excuse to not dance your feet off. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here for the 21+ party, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Below, watch a promo video for Boom Room Studios.
This past year or so, we here at The Key have become major boosters of the musically proficient troupe, Hezekiah Jones. In that time they have been playing all over Philadelphia; from an appearance at the Key Sessions Live concert at World Cafe Live last September, to a few sets at the Philadelphia Folk Festival this past weekend. This group of folk ‘n beat musicians is a constantly-rotating collaboration of over 30 performers. They will be the featured artist in this week’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA curated by Folkadelphia‘s Fred Knittel. Tickets to this all ages show are $5 at the door; the performance starts at 8 p.m. followed by a film screening chosen by Hezekiah Jones frontman Rafe Cutrufello, who is a big sci-fi buff. UPDATE: Hezekiah Jones’ appearance at Tuesday Tune-Out has been cancelled due to illness.
Funky Philadelphia jazz collective, Swift Technique will be playing a show tonight at The Blockley. Their ability to combine old favorites of jazz and funk with a modern R&B curvature makes them a group then everyone can enjoy. They recorded a Key Studio Session with us earlier in July which you can check out here. Also playing at The Blockley are The Stooges Brass Band, a contemporary brass band that is recognized for their high energy and traditional “N’owlans” sounds. Tickets to this 21+ show are $6-8, the performance kicks off at 8 sharp. Check out a video taken by The Swollen Fox of Swift Technique performing at The Blockley back in December.
Tonight begins the August edition of PhilaMOCA‘s music-and-film series, Tuesday Tune-Out, with Fred Knittel curating the program for the next four weeks.
Fred is near and dear to our hearts in the XPN universe – he hosts the Sunday afternoon folk music showcase Folkadelphia on XPN2, runs its corresponding studio sessions and curates a concert series around the city. Over the past year, Folkadelphia Presents has featured emerging artists Saintseneca, 200 Years, Spirit and Dust and more. He’s also a massive film buff, and we asked him to put together a guest VJ post previewing the musicians and some of the films he’ll showcase for the next four weeks. All events are at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street), start at 7:30pm and are $5.
I have always enjoyed attending concerts that incorporate different kinds of media or crowd involvement, so I strive to make the concerts I put on through Folkadelphia more than just music. Live music interspersed with interviews was the format for the Folkadelphia Concert Series and live radio sessions on xpn2 often are a part of recent concerts, so the chance to combine elements of local folksy music with a film screening was really appealing to me. Thanks to Eric Bressler (of PhilaMOCA and Cinedelphia) for the opportunity!
Here are a few videos to pique your interest for the August run of Tuesday Tune-Out curated by Folkadelphia at PhilaMOCA Continue reading