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Tonight’s Concert Picks: King Britt & Dozia’s Back2Basics at Hard Rock Cafe, Mercury Radio Theater at Ortlieb’s, Roof Doctor at Kung Fu Necktie

Photo via facebook.com/KingBrittFanPage
Photo via facebook.com/KingBrittFanPage

King Britt & Dozia’s Back2Basic’s Reunion takes place tonight at Hard Rock Cafe. A revival of the legendary Philly nightclub night, the event hosts both live musicians as well as DJs, allowing for a genre-bending night of frenzy. Started in 1990, the event hosted names like ?uestlove, James Poyser and more. The man behind the project is Britt, who was also a part of the venerable Digable Planets and other projects. In his interview with the Key’s Sameer Rao, Britt explained the motivation behind the reunion as “We thought it would be good to do this as a reunion, but also as a reminder that this [mixing different genres] is possible”. He then went on to emphasize that the event is “not just partying…it’s existential.”  Check out this video of King Britt and The Back 2 Basics Band perform live at Silk City below. Get more details about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Mercury Radio Theater’s Static Session video and see them at Ortlieb’s on Aug. 8

Mercury Radio Theater | photo via facebook.com/mercuryradiotheater
Mercury Radio Theater at their Static Session taping | photo via facebook.com/mercuryradiotheater

Eclectic punk outfit Mercury Radio Theater recently stopped by Static Sessions TV for a raucous, high energy performance of two new songs, “Homeland” and “I Don’t Owe You No More.”

The tracks are filled with a ton of Eastern European flair combined with the band’s theatrical punk sound with themes of working class life. Mercury Radio Theater will have you foot-stomping from the first note and jumping around like a maniac by the last note. I dare you to sit still while watching the videos below. Continue reading →

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NYE at PhilaMOCA will feature Mercury Radio Theater and The Last Burlesque Show on Earth

 

Mercury Radio Theater | photo via www.facebook.com/mercuryradiotheater
Mercury Radio Theater | photo via www.facebook.com/mercuryradiotheater

If your plans are still open for New Years Eve, PhilaMOCA may have just the thing you’re looking for.  Curated by Miss Liberty Rose and Hayley Jane, the night will be filled with apocalypse-themed, futuristic burlesque supported by The Unholy Side Show.  Music throughout the evening will be provided by Philly punk rock-a-billy outfit Mercury Radio Theater.  Watch a trailer for the event below, narrated by Dead Milkmen’s Rodney Anonymous.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: TJ Kong at Underground Arts, Mercury Radio Theater at Johnny Brendas and more

Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 10.14.00 AMThe fourth annual TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb Halloween Spectacular will be raging at Underground Arts tonight. Referred to as a “Costume Ball Rock n’ Roll Murdershow” on the Facebook event page, this is sure to be an interesting event. With TJ Kong’s folk garage rock as the headliner, its going to get raucous and fun. They will be joined by Philadelphia up and comers Cold Fronts, so get there early!

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Low Cut Connie at Underground Arts, Mercury Radio Theater at Johnny Brenda’s

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Tonight, Low Cut Connie will play Underground Arts.  The rag-tag Philly crew plays honky tonk rock that immediately feels catchy and welcoming, as we saw in their Free at Noon show not long ago.  The group’s latest release is Call Me Sylvia, which finds them just as energetic as ever.  Aside from their studio work, Low Cut Connie is an incredible live band, and this is a show you won’t want to miss.  Click here for ticket information and check out this Philadelphia-inspired video below, which will also give you a slight taste of their live energy.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Anchorfest ft. The Dead Milkmen and more at Union Transfer, Crash Course in Science and Psychic Teens at Vox Populi Gallery

Dan Krawiec was a musician, a DJ, a writer, and a friend. Music was his life and he was beloved by many in Philadelphia who knew him as “Dan K”, an inspiration and a big piece of the philly punk and indie scene for years. He also worked at Rustica Pizza in Northern Liberties and would be seen there frequently. Every year on his birthday he would throw some type of party, and tonight the tradition lives on with a memorial fest at Union Transfer in his honor. Anchorfest features The Dead Milkmen, Mercury Radio Theater, Blayer Point Dujour and the Rockers Galore, and more. The fest is all ages and starts at 5PM, tickets are only $12. Come out and pay tribute to an awesome dude while listening to some great music.


Vox Populi
is an artist collective that hosts monthly exhibitions of under-represented artists with gallery openings, lectures, talks, and other cultural nuances. Tonight Phonographic Arts Philadelphia curates an event featuring Crash Course in Science, Psychic Teens, Normal Love, and more. We did a Key Studio session with Crash Course earlier this week which you can check out here. This event is all ages and starts at 7PM. Tickets are $8 at the door, check out the facebook event for more info.