Archive: May, 2012
For all of you Center City slickers who have been hearing about how delectable Federal Donuts fried chicken and donuts are but think their location in Pennsport is just too far, you’re in luck.
Rumors are swirling around that Federal Donuts will be expanding to 16th and Sansom, adjacent to the Philadelphia Chutney Company. The new location is said to be open from 7 am to 7 pm daily.
So, Center City, get your mouths ready for some unique donuts (such as Mandarin S’mores, Vanilla-Lavender, and Jalapeno are typical best sellers), fried chicken, and delicious coffee. They are hoping to be open within the next couple of months.
Thursday, May 24th
Mean Lady The Trocadero 1003 Arch St. 8 pm $8
AOE Presents NEON NATION in 3D Theater of Living Arts 334 South St. 8 pm Tickets
Ghoul Kung Fu Necktie 1250 N Front St. 8 pm $5
Modern Kicks Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N Frankford Ave. 10 pm No Cover
Thursday, May 24th
Mo Money No Problems Silk City 435 Spring Garden St. 10 pm $5 guys after 11 pm
Factory Girls The Barbary 951 Frankford Ave 9 pm $5 after 11 pm
Morgan’s Pier “Soft Opening”Morgan’s Pier 221 N. Columbus Blvd. No Cover
Friday, May 25th
Rhapsody of Fire The Trocadero 1003 Arch St. 7 pm$23.50 adv. $25 dos
Thrice Electric Factory 421 N 7th St. 8 pm $18 adv $22 dos
The Polyphonic Spree TLA 334 Spring Garden St. 7 pm Tickets
The Chairman Dance (CD RELEASE) Kung Fu Necktie 1250 N Front St. 7:30 pm $8
Thrice Afterparty Kung Fu Necktie 1250 N Front St. 11 pm $5, free with Thrice ticket stub.
Kate Bracaglia, Philly.com Music Blogger
This Memorial Day weekend, get ready to rage
The true rock star, one could argue, is driven by emotion. He/she writes and performs songs not because he/she wants to…but because he/she needs to. Because for him/her, music is more than just a hobby…it’s a way of interpreting and navigating a complex and overwhelming world.
Of course it makes sense then that every once in a while, the true rock star will crash and burn. Jim Morrison’s infamous 1969 breakdown in Miami is the stuff of legends; as is drama queen Fiona Apple’s NYC meltdown 30 years later. Even Wavves’ Nathan Williams suffered a major freak-out 3 years ago in Barcelona, taking a ton of drugs and fighting with his band on stage in front of thousands, perhaps reacting to the overnight success of his first record, Wavves.
Clear your schedule for Tuesdays because PhilaMOCA has just announced a brand new weekly music and movie night. Starting on Tuesday, June 5th a local musician will take the stage every Tuesday at 8pm and will then introduce a previously unannounced film of their choice to be screened at 9pm. Each screening will be preceded by an explanation as to why they chose the film and how it inspires them.
PhilaMOCA will be featuring a different guest curator for each month of the series. June’s curator will be Rockaphilly.com, a local concert listings site. June 5th will kick off with a performance by Lushlife, followed by a solo set by Jesse from In Grenada on June 12th and Oh! Pears on June 26th. July’s guest curator will be Herbie Shellenberger of Pet Milk and August’s will be Fred Knittel of Folkadelphia.
531 N. 12th St.
All ages, $5 donation
Xavier B., Suga Shay, DJ Connor & Javas hit Woody's hard this Tuesday for Stash, a FNGRBNGR party, with the help of special guests Qream and electro-hop duo Double Duchess.
The most delicious nighttime craving to ever hit Philadelphia is back on scene.
That’s right, the Food Trust’s Night Market is back. Hitting the streets of 2nd and Poplar on May 24th will be food trucks, local beer and live music. One month after that on June 28th, the Night Market will return to take over 9th and Washington Ave.
Can’t get enough? This summer they’ve got plans on returning to the streets of Mount Airy.
Blaire Monroe and Elizabeth Fever
It’s looking like this summer is going to have one of the best concert lineups that Philly has ever seen. Check out our Summer Concert round-up:
The Roots Picnic June 2nd and 3rd
Saturday June 2nd – 12 pm Sunday June 3rd – 5 pm Tickets
The annual Roots Picnic is back this summer with a heck of a line up. We’ve got The Roots (duh), De La Soul (backed by The Roots-OMG), Kid Cudi, St. Vincent, Diplo, Wale, Major Lazer, Chill Moody, Quadron, and many more fantastic artists. Sounds like a brilliant way to kick off the summer.
Drake & J.Cole June 9th Susquehanna Bank Center 7:30 pm Tickets
On their Club Paradise Tour; Drake, J.Cole, Waka Flaka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and French Montana will be making a stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center. The highly anticipated concert is expected to be like an all day festival; starting during the day time and ending when the stars are out. In our phone conference with Drake, he explains what kind of vibes we can all expect.
Foster the People The Mann Center June 14th 7:30 pm Tickets Foster the People are back again this summer, headlining their own tour along with Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra. After blowing up this past year, we’re sure that this is going to be a packed show, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP!
Mark your calendars for the 23rd annual Manayunk Arts Festival! The tri-state’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival will feature the highest quality arts and crafts from across the country, including artists from as many as 23 states. The event is held on Main Street in Manayunk on Saturday, June 23rd from 11am-8pm and Sunday, June 24th from 11am-6pm (rain or shine). You can find more info here.