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

Temples | photo by David Lichterman |

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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Tune in to Making Time RADio with Dave P, tonight at 7 p.m. on XPN

1377147_10201113724105059_352098423_n The legendary Dave P is back on the air tonight for the November edition of Making Time Radio.  On the heels of Making Time is Rad’s Pure Halloween event last night, the party continues with “futuristic treats” at 7:00 p.m. on 88.5 XPN and streaming at  Be sure to follow Dave P on Twitter for a live feed of the playlist, and listen back to the October episode here.  Below, watch a video for Jagwar Ma‘s “Come Save Me” – the Australian dance rock duo will play Making Time’s November 30th event at Voyeur Nightclub.  Get more info via the Facebook event page.


Simian Mobile Disco on XPN’s Making Time RADio tomorrow

London electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco will be stopping by Making Time RADio this Friday to play a live set. The entire session will be streaming live on the WXPN website or on the radio dial at 88.5 FM beginning at 7 p.m. The appearance comes right before the UK production team’s set at Voyeur night club later that evening for DJ Dave P’s Making Time party. Simian Mobile Disco may be best known for the Justice remix of their previous band Simian’s song “Never Be Alone” (“We Are Your Friends“) as well as remixing tracks from Muse and Klaxons. Tickets and details can be found here on Ticketfly. Additional information on the event can be found here on facebook.


This Weekend: Experience two festivals (Made in America, Dave P at FYF) without leaving your home

For some, the outdoor music festival is a dicey proposition. Sure, the pound-for-pound lineup at Made in America is a force to be reckoned with, but what about the fans of the music who aren’t up for two long days in big crowds on the Ben Franklin Parkway? And it’s unquestionably rad that Dave P. has a featured DJ set at FYF Festival, but maybe you’re not such a Making Time devotee that you’re ready to hop the next plane to Vegas. Thankfully, those who aren’t attending these festivals in person can experience them from the comfort of your own home. Mashable reported today that YouTube and Pandora would carry a live stream of Made in America on Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2, which includes much anticipated sets from Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Meek Mill, Dirty Projectors and a couple dozen others. Listeners can visit or, or use the Pandora app on their smart phone. And for fans of futuristic sounds, Dave P cryptically announced on Making Time Radio’s website that it would be broadcasting live from FYF Festival on Saturday and Sunday as well, with more details TBA this this Friday. Start planning your listening parties now!


Making Time RADio two-year anniversary (listening party at Morgan’s Pier this Friday)

This Friday’s August edition of Making Time RADio will mark the two year anniversary of DJ Dave P hosting the show and bringing what he loves to refer to as “futuristic sounds” to the airwaves of WXPN. From 7 to 9 p.m., he will be broadcasting live on 88.5 from WXPN studio; during the show there will be a free Making Time RADio listening party at Morgan’s Pier where devotees and listeners can congregate and celebrate. The event is 21+, and you can get the scoop at the Facebook invite page here.For more information, visit Dave P’s website here. Listen to the archive of the July edition of Making Time RADio and view the playlist here. Listen to all the Making Time RADio archives here.


Making Time RADio with Dave P. launches on NPR Music

Making Time RADio with Dave P. has launched as a 24-7 music stream on NPR Music today. You can listen to it here. From LCD Soundsystem and CFCF to The Rapture and RUN DMT, DJ Dave P has curated the stream of futuristic sounds with over 250 songs. This month is the 12th anniversary of Making Time. As Dave P. says:

Over the past 12 years, the Making Time parties have merged indie rock and electronic/dance music by presenting the most interactive, progressive and futuristic musical experiences. Since 2000, we’ve featured live performances from The Strokes, Interpol, The Rapture, Bloc Party, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco, Cut Copy, Friendly Fires, Yacht, Girls, Liquid Liquid, the xx, Sleigh Bells, The Drums, Twin Shadow, Factory Floor, Blondes, Light Asylum and so many more, along with DJs Erol Alkan, 2manydjs, Boys Noize, Aeroplane, Justice and, of course, me, Dave P. The Making Time mission is simple: Bring the futuristic sounds that we love to as many people as possible and help them freak out, a.k.a. dance.

This Friday night, May 18th, the band Kindness make their Philadelphia debut at Voyeur for the Making Time 12th anniversary party. Go here for tickets and more information.


Listen to the April edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P

 In case you missed it, you can listen to the April edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P below. Dave played tunes from Hot Chip, Kindness, a Soulwax remix of the Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II,” and “Kill For Love” by the Chromatics. You can check out the complete playlist here. The next Making Time RADio show is on Friday, May 5th at 7 p.m. This Friday, April 13th, Tanlines plays Making Time at Voyeur. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.


Download the hyper-rad Making Time iPhone app

Complete with Making Time RADio archives, DJ mixes, and event-related news. From the Making Time folks:

Yes….now you can experience all the radness of Making Time on your iPhone. What kind of radness you ask ???

Well…..the Making Time iPhone app allows you to listen to the archive of the latest edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P on 88.5 XPN and all past Making Time RADio archives anytime…anywhere…on your iPhone and view the playlists for all of the Making Time RADio archives on your iPhone as well. The app also allows you to hear super rad DJ mixes from all the Making Time resident DJs including Dave P, Sammy Slice, Adam Sparkles, Pink Skull, the Broadzilla DJs, Rocktits and Mike Z and Dave Pak on your iPhone. And last but not least the Making Time iPhone app also gives you all the latest info on upcoming Making Time HYPER-RAGERS and Making Time related events including snacks and the FIXED party in New York and allows you to purchase tickets to all Making Time, snacks and FIXED events as well…..on your iPhone !

The Making Time iPhone app is currently available for free via iTunes.