Make Music Philly Spotlight: DEF-Bananas


DEF-Bananas is a Jersey-based hip-hop trio that fashions creative, witty, sometimes playful rhymes over catchy beats in a true collaborative manner.The trio, consisting of Lugo, Kam Dela Coopsta VII, and GQ, produce their own music; they all contribute to the vocals, although Lugo and GQ are the primary rhymers. Kam Dela Coopsta VII is mainly in charge of beat-making, sometimes using a  funky old-school style and at other times a more modern electronic-based background. They dub themselves the “three headed monster.” DEF-Bananas will be performing at the Piazza at Schmidt’s this Friday from 3:30 – 4 p.m, as part of the all-day Make Music Philly Festival. Be sure to catch this talented crew, and in the meantime check out their awesome track “99 Bananas.”


2nd Street Festival announces its 2012 lineup (includes Man Man, The Great Unknown, Blayer Pointdujour )

The annual 2nd Street Festival returns to Northern Liberties on August 5th, bringing with it a hefty and eclectic lineup ranging from Man Man‘s freaky art-rock to Blayer PointduJour and the Rockers Galore‘s body-moving kompa, and The Great Unknown‘s classic Americana.

The music portion of the day-long festival – which will also showcase local arts, crafts, and food vendors – takes place on the stage of the Piazza at Schmidt‘s, and is presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Folksong Society. The initial lineup announced today includes:

Man Man
The Great Unknown
The Spinning Leaves
Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore
Chris Kasper
The Kalob Griffin Band
The Doublewides
KC Jones
Norman Taylor
Mikey Jr.
DJ Matt Beck

Watch our Key Studio Video session with Blayer PointduJour and the Rockers Galore below.

Key Studio Sessions #2 – Blayer PointduJour & Rockers Galore from WXPN FM on Vimeo.