Archive: February, 2013
Kick off the new month at PhilaMOCA’s upcoming multimedia art experience this weekend – it’s time to Get Lucid!
On Saturday,March 2, celebrate while fundraising for the Prometheus Radio Project - a non-profit organization that builds, supports, and advocates for community radio stations. Get Lucid! is an all ages show featuring live music, art, theater, spoken word poetry, and a TechHouse Afterparty.
531 North 12th St.
$5 or more donation
If you were at Medusa Lounge last month then I know you were getting sweaty to the trap heavy, bass friendly sounds of DJs ADUB and SUGA SHAY. If you missed out, don’t worry, this Thursday they’re ready for round two.
The Vault is Medusa Lounge’s newest monthly feature coming to you every fourth Thursday to show you that "trap is not dead, it's in the vault". Each month resident DJs ADUB and SUGA SHAY will be hitting the tables along with two special guests.
Want to know who this month’s special guests are? I guess you’ll just have to wait and find out.
Local DJ Brian Cassidy, of Universal Cave, hosts the monthly, hour-long program on a variety of topics. Each conversation explores a particular theme, such as the 1980s, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago house, outlaw country, the history of Philly Dance Music, and psychedelic Christian rock. Join in this Wednesday as Cassidy and his guests explore the history of breakbeats and DJing featuring special guest Tony Larson aka Triple Double. Illustrative records will be played throughout the hour, punctuating the conversation and educating the audience in an entertaining way.
Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so bring your own records. Feel free to stick around and listen to some tunes for an hour after the show. A podcast of each event will be available on the PAA website.
Gabrielle Bonghi, Philly.com
With Baauer’s "Harlem Shake" hitting the #1 spot on Billboard this week, underground EDM is getting the attention it finally deserves. Before hitting monster success–almost accidentally–nearly a year after the track's release, Baauer was signed on to produce his first EP with LuckyMe Records. The UK indie label represents a number of first class hip-hop infused electronic artists including Hudson Mohawke, Machinedrum and Rustie. The list also includes one Brooklyn music man who has been rocking the internet waves for just a short time: Obey City.
This BK producer and record label founder's sound is a refreshing blend of dreamy hip-hop and house. He’s already collaborated with Baauer and ScHoolboyQ; most recently concocting a mix for esteemed BBC Radio 1Xtra. If you take a listen, you'll find that he's a stellar musical craftsman; not far from becoming a celebrated figure in the EDM world.
Obey City is making his Philadelphia debut this very evening at Medusa Lounge for Pagan Disco alongside resident's Bombe and Battle Axe Baby. Drink plenty of Citywides and prepare to be entranced by his magical sounds.
Over the past couple of years the Philadelphia food truck scene has evolved into a tremendous sensation. If you’re craving breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, you can guarantee there is a truck for that. To all of you food truck enthusiasts out there, make sure you venture over to The Piazza at Schmidts this weekend for a special surprise.
The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association has teamed up with Spodee wine for a tasty event being held at The Piazza this Saturday, February 23rd. From 5 – 10 pm experience some of your favorite food trucks in Philadelphia (and a few newcomers) including: Mac Mart Truck, Chewy’s, Farm Truck, Jimmies Cupcakes and more.
Make sure not to fill up on everything at once because each food truck will be challenged to create the best Spodee spiked appetizer and all attendees are going to be the judges! Guests will each receive a free sample of each truck’s creation and vote for their favorites inside Kings Oak.
For the 85th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, don’t let Hollywood get all of the glitz and glam! There are wonderful Oscar parties going on all throughout the city, and Philadelphia definitely has reason to celebrate, seeing as the Philly featured Silver Linings Playbook is up for tons of awards.
Here are 5 places to view the Oscars:
1. Llanerch Diner95 East Township Line Road Upper Darby, PA
Philadelphia is about to be under a full on zombie attack and, this April, you're going to have to make a run for it. The Philadelphia Zombie Run is coming.
Zombie Run hits Philadelphia on Sunday, April 7th. The 5k will begin at 8 am where, at the starting line, runners will come across a flipped tanker, which will be the source of the toxic compound. At the first kilometer, runners will enter a military-controlled apocalypse zone – this is where the zombie attack begins. Around the third kilometer, runners will arrive at the vaccination hydration center, where vaccines will fail and runners will have to continue their sprint from zombies. The final two kilometers are a free-for-all, as runners scramble towards the finish line, zombies will be absolutely everywhere, helicopters will be circling overhead and military personnel will be distributing facemasks for safety.
Daring runners will have the option of wearing a custom, latex free “life-balloon” that zombies will be trying to pop and snatch before the runners can reach the finish line. However, even if you’re "life" is snatched, you're still welcome to continue through the spooky journey.
Kate Bracaglia, Philly.com Music Blogger
This weekend's line-up includes The Casualties, Light Heat and more -
Friday, February 22: Adam and Dave’s Bloodline EP Release at Johnny Brenda’s
Adam Garbinski and Dave Petersen first met nearly two decades ago at a punk show in Northeast Philly, and bonded over a love of classic rock and punk. They formed Adam and Dave’s Bloodline a few years later—and since then, have evolved into a fully-recognized five-piece, who boast two full-length records of jangly, Replacements-style rock. This Friday, they return with a new EP, 2x2, a moody collection of post-punk jammers, which they’ll celebrate with a rollicking release show at Johnny Brenda’s. Expect space-y vibes, and lots of nodding. Before you go: Check out single “Counting Backwards” to get psyched.