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POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 3:17 AM

The Made in America Festival is without a doubt one of the most anticipated events this fall, and just when we thought this event couldn't get any better, Live Nation, Budweiser, and many more sponsors have managed to pull out even more stops.  Joining a stacked lineup that already includes Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, and Afrojack will be Drake, Chris Cornell, Run DMC, Jill Scott, Alesso, Gary Clark Jr, The Hives, Nicky Romero, DJ Shadow, Otto Knows, Michael Woods, and Burns.  We are truly speechless.  This kind of talent all in one weekend is going to be epic to say the least.

POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Believe the hype. This record rules.

In the past 18 months since the release of the very first Purity Ring song, “Ungirthed,” the Canadian duo has proven two things: first, that they’ve truly created a unique and recognizable sound (breathy, ghostly, and slightly ominous)—and second, that they’re complete masters of the media, releasing tunes slowly one by one as they prepped their debut record—and ensuring each was granted a headline in the press. “When you are releasing a constant stream of music, it can cheapen the work—we want each song to linger with people,” describes 1/2 the duo, Corin Roddick, to Pitchfork.

Of course, the problem with releasing tunes so slowly is that eventually, the public might become bored—and luckily for Purity Ring, debut record Shrines (out this week on 4AD) dazzles even the blasé with its splendor.


POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2012, 4:03 AM

Philly has way too much talent that goes by unnoticed, and we want to broadcast it. That's why we created Phreq of the Week, a feature that showcases Philadelphians who are making splash. Some rad local movers and shakers have been featured so far, and now its your turn to nominate some superstars.

Here's the deal: tweet us at @Phrequencycom with the name of someone you think is a rising Philly star, their twitter handle, a one-liner about them and the hashtag #phreqoftheweek.

POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:01 AM


Chef Michael Solomonov has us hooked with his inspired traditional yet modern meals at Zahav and is now introducing a new experience for his patrons. On Saturday, September 1st, The Kitchen Counter at Zahav, a four-seat marble counter overlooking the kitchen where guests can watch the chefs prepare a 10-course menu every Friday and Saturday night, is set to debut. The Kitchen Counter is truly a one-of-a-kind experience as only one seating per evening at 7:30 pm will be hosted and Chef Solomonov’s dish selections will change each weekend. For $90 per person, guests can enjoy his innovative plates and an optional $50 beverage pairing highlighting their cocktails and rare Israeli wines is also available.

If you haven’t yet had the Zahav experience, Chef Solomonov offers two other prix fixe options including the $39 per person Tay’im “Taste of Zahav” and the $48 per person Mesibah which features Zahav’s signature whole-roasted lamb shoulder.

POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:55 AM

Thursday, July 26

A Lull w/ North End, Mock Suns

Kung Fu Necktie

1250 N Front St.

8pm

Tickets

No Parking: DJ Wilbur Frazier and Go Go Dancer Sophie Sucre

Trestle Inn

11th and Callowhill

10pm - 2am

No Cover

Mo Money No Problems w/ DJs Sammy Slice & Cool Hand Luke

Silk City

435 Spring Garden St.

10pm

$5 guys after 11pm

Liars w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden St.

9pm

All Ages

$15

Tickets

Friday, July 27

D24K Presents: MIGHTY #mind w/ Lee Jones

Silk City

435 Spring Garden St.

10pm

$5 cover, $2 High Lifes

Philly Mobile Food Association Pop Up

Trucks in attendance include: Vernalicious, Pitruco, Say Cheese, Foo Truck, Gozen Yogurt, Sweet Box, Jimmie’s Cupcakes, Lil Dan’s Gourmet, Zea May’s, Spot Gourmet Burger, Nomad Pizza, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Gigi & Big R’s, Delicias, Zsa’s Ice Cream, Tamale Cart, Made in the Shade and — debuting Friday — Sunflower Truck Stop. Mobile bar services will also be provided by Gypsy.

27th & Girard St.

5pm - 10pm

Pay as you go

Strangled by Stereo Wire Presents: By Surprise

Kung Fu Necktie

1250 N Front St.

11pm

Free!

Saturday, July 28

Blockhead BBQ

Trestle Inn

11th and Callowhill

12pm - 5pm

No Cover

The Kenzinger Clambake

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 N Frankford Ave.

4 pm – 10pm

No Cover

Creepshow: Julian Process (Making Time, Pink Skull) and Tony Modica (Magic Message, Universal Cave) w/ Go Go Dancers Ivy Aurora & Lucy Loveless

Trestle Inn

11th and Callowhill

10pm - 2am

No Cover

Philadelphia Dance Day

Event locations vary.

10am - 11:30pm

Most events are free; all are included for $5

Workshop Schedule

Drinkers West “House Party”

DJ Hadjibeats

Drinkers West

3900 Chestnut St

10:30pm - 2am

No Cover

Anything U Can Shake YRHips2
Silk City
435 Spring Garden St.
10 pm
$3 girls, $7 guys

Sunday, July 29

Snowbird Vintage Mobile Popup w/ DJs Kristie Lee Krause/Mikele Edwards (The Rag, Kensington Kittens, Arc in Round), Jeff Zeigler (Hello From the Children of Planet Earth, Arc in Round), and Scott Wells (Free Energy)

Johnny Brenda's

1201 N Frankford Ave.

2pm - 8pm

No cover

Givers w/ Delicate Steve

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden St.

8:30pm

All Ages

$15

Tickets

Blockhead BBQ

Trestle Inn

11th and Callowhill

12pm - 5pm

No Cover

POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:32 AM
Filed Under: Phrequency Approved | fashion

Festivals are one of the few occasions where bold prints and colors are not only appropriate, but encouraged. We’ll show you how to do them right just in time for MDBP.

Daisy print is the perfect way to wear a floral print without feeling basic. You can grab a pair of The Cruz Short by DV by Dolce Vita at Karmaloop.

Not ready to fully commit to a bright color or bold print? We understand. This watermelon chiffon twist scarf makes adding a pop of color to your outfit easy. Plus it looks super cute ties around a top knot. Available at American Apparel.

An item for the daring only, this beaded bralette is quite the statement top. Pair it with a pair of high-waisted shorts and your instantly festival-ready. Get it at Asos.

As fall creeps closer, MDBP may be one of your last chances to embrace the neon trend. This lime chiffon top by BB Dakota looks great paired with peach. Snag it at Karmaloop.

House of Harlow makes it possible to wear colored frames without looking tacky with their mustard yellow round frames. And they’re on sale! Grab them here. (Or don’t, and I will!)

The Vans Authentic Lo Pros in leopard print will save your feet and bank account without sacrificing style. Get them at here.

We didn’t forget about you, gentleman! The Floral 5 panel by Philly’s own AnmlHse is perfect for the occasion.  You can get them at AnmlHse but move quick, there’s limited quantity!

This contrast color shirt is for all of the guys who stray away from prints. We are obsessed! Available at Topman.

Make a statement with these Plantlife socks by skateboarding/streetwear label,  HUF.

We love this camo backpack by Herschel Settlement Co., and is there really a better time to wear a backpack than MDBP? Nope. Snag this one at Urban Outiftters.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 2:35 PM

The Illadelph Legends Festival is the longest continually running Hip-Hop and dance festival in the country, offering insight into some of the founders and pioneers of the Hip-Hop movement.  Now in its 15th year, the festival features a number of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations for an entire week!  This year the Terra Building at the University of the Arts hosts the festival, touting its state of the art facilities as a prime location for one of Philadelphia's more entertaining festivals. 

The festivals workshops and showcases will focus on a variety of genres and styles: Boogaloo , Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House, B-Boy/B-Girl, Afro/Funk and Salsa Movement.  The festival looks to expand its appeal not only across the US, but internationall as well.  Provoking creativity is one the key goals of the festival, and as with previous years, it plans on accomplishing that goal. 

Registration is now open online, with single classes starting at $20. 


POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:40 PM
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The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association is getting set to host the biggest food truck pop up of the summer so far, we just hope you can handle it.  Serving as a tune up for the 2nd Annual Vendy Awards, this Friday is going to feature some of the best and most delicious food trucks in all of Philadelphia. 

Trucks in attendance include: Vernalicious, Pitruco, Say Cheese, Foo Truck, Gozen Yogurt, Sweet Box, Jimmie’s Cupcakes, Lil Dan’s Gourmet, Zea May’s, Spot Gourmet Burger, Nomad Pizza, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Gigi & Big R’s, Delicias, Zsa’s Ice Cream, Tamale Cart, Made in the Shade and — debuting Friday — Sunflower Truck Stop.

Mobile bar services will also be provided by Gypsy Bar Service. 

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