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Meet Me On South Street, The Story Of JC Dobbs screening at Franklin Institute on June 23rd

George Manny’s documentary Meet Me On South Street, The Story Of JC Dobbs, will be shown this Thursday night at Franklin Institute as part of the Fourth Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director as well as live acoustic musical performances by Tommy Conwell, Greg Davis, Nik Everett, Skip Denenberg, and Jeff Washington.

From the film’s website:

Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs documents the evolution of Philly’s fertile music & arts subculture in the 1970?s until the sad closing of JC Dobbs in 1996. A George Manney film.

JC Dobbs showcased artists in the infancy of their rising careers. National and international acts on their first tour, played the legendary club JC Dobbs including: Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams (2x’s), Nirvana (2x’s), Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, Oasis, and The Jayhawks to name a few.

Meet Me On South Street, The Story Of JC Dobbs screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23rd, at Franklin Institute; tickets to the screening are $11.50.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQhX3MI1tzs&feature=player_embedded

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Watch the official trailer for Meet Me On South Street, The Story Of JC Dobbs

From the film’s website:

Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs documents the evolution of Philly’s fertile music & arts subculture in the 1970’s until the sad closing of JC Dobbs in 1996. A George Manney film.

JC Dobbs showcased artists in the infancy of their rising careers. National and international acts on their first tour, played the legendary club JC Dobbs including: Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams (2x’s), Nirvana (2x’s), Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, Oasis, and The Jayhawks to name a few.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQhX3MI1tzs

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Before They Were Famous: Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine At JC Dobbs

The wayback machine was in full effect last week when we got word that once legendary South Street rock club JC Dobbs was re-opening as The Legendary Dobbs. The office here was all abuzz with memories of seeing first time shows by bands like Nirvana, Soul Asylum, the Indigo Girls, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine and Green Day. There were those of us who stood in long lines and didn’t get in to see Beck right before “Loser” went mega, and there were some of us who made it in to see Bo Diddley in June of 1987. Of course we all saw local heroes like George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Tommy Conwell and Robert Hazard like umpteen hundred times back in the day. The new Legendary Dobbs is slated to open to the public on December 18th. And if you really were in the audience for the two shows below, you’ll remember how incredible it was seeing this bands in that club.