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Sundrop Festival teams up with BrainFest to bring local artists together for a great cause

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West Philadelphia Orchestra | photo courtesy of the artist

This year, the 7th annual Sundrop Music & Arts Festival has merged with BrainFest to bring us 12 straight hours of music, food, games and more — and it’s all for a good cause. Happening from noon to midnight this Saturday at the Ukie Club in Northern Liberties, the festival will feature over 20 performances from artists of all genres, including local favorites West Philadelphia Orchestra, Resilient, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Schooly D and lots more. All proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association, an organization dedicated to supporting the nearly 700,000 people in the United States living with a brain tumor. Continue reading →

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Watch the new behind-the-scenes video for “Disco Inferno” from David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket (playing World Cafe Live on Tuesday)

If you enjoyed In the Pocket’s cover of The Trammps disco hit “Disco Inferno” last month (and how couldn’t you?) then you’ll love the behind-the-scenes documentary.  Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s Philadelphia-centric project hit up Studio 4 in Conshohocken to record their rock ‘n’ roll take of the track with Phil Nicolo of the Butcher Bros. production team.  Also making guest appearances with the In the Pocket collective are legendary rapper Schooly D and Gamble & Huff guitarist TJ Tindall, who played on the original recording.  Download In the Pocket’s version of “Disco Inferno” (and their other tracks) here.  They’ll bring the heat to World Cafe Live this coming Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 here, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Settlement Music School.

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Check out a video for Blayer Pointdujour And The Rockers Galore’s “Gunz of Philly”

One of the first artists profiled in our Key Studio VIDEO Sessions, Blayer Pointdujour And The Rockers Galore have been hard at work on the full-length followup to their Port Au Prince EP, released on Philebrity Label last fall. According to Blayer’s Tumblr, the record features horn sections, a grand piano and the one and only Schooly D on a track called “Ominous Black.” We’re psyched to hear the finished product, but while we wait, the band recently released a brand new music video for its track “Gunz of Philly.” The clip was shot last fall at 23rd and Berks by director Marc Brodzik of Woodshop Films, and prominently features Project H.O.M.E’s North Philly Footstompers youth drill team. Watch the video above, and download the Key Studio Sessions version of the song below.