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Archive: February, 2013

POSTED: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 5:55 PM

Friends and family, boys and girls–prepare yourself for the highest levels of party vibes because tonight at Red Sky is going to be massive!

This past year saw an absolute explosion for the trap genre and some of the industry's biggest names are performing for tonight's The Certified Trap Tour. DJ Sliink, Loudpvck, Dirty South Joe and FKi are just a few of the heavy hitters on the bill this evening, with more acts to be announced.

This event is bound to be sold out so get your tickets here for $15 or you can try your luck at the door for $20. 

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:37 PM

Concert season is upon us! The month of March is bringing some of the hottest acts in hip-hop to the city of Philadelphia. Here are four hip-hop shows you don't want to miss:

1. Trinidad James

Three words: All Gold Everything. Trinidad James may not be all that in the looks department, but his most recent single, All Gold Everything, will invade your brain and never leave. On Tuesday, March 5, Babylon Cartel will present Trinidad James at the Theater of Living Arts. The gold-toothed emcee has recently made headlines for making the roster for The 6th Annual Roots Picnic; so get your passes quickly because this is sure to be a hot ticket. Don't believe me? Just watch.

Tuesday, March 5
Theater of Living Arts
334 South St.
8 pm

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:15 PM

Forget everything you know about BINGO because the 14th annual black-tie GayBINGO fundraiser is bringing a whole new meaning to the game.

Taking place at the Crystal Tea Room on Friday, March 1, the 14th annual black-tie GayBINGO benefit will be raising money to donate to HIV and AIDS initiatives in Philadelphia. Guests will be able to take pleasure in cocktails, dinner, dancing a silent auction along with a special, live performance from the Bingo Verifying Divas. The event is being brought to you by AIDS Fund Philly.

Additionally, an awards show will be held in order to present three influential people in the HIV and AIDS community with awards for their work.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 3:59 PM
(Photo by Kristin Guessford - Did I Shutter)

Dust off your Chucks, lace up your Doc Martens and secure any items of value, because Guitar Army celebrates its first anniversary this Thursday at Barbarella.

The all vinyl, all rock anthem party has been musically orchestrated by one-man show, Eddie B. Gieda (aka EBGIII), since day one. The night was initially catalyzed by the death of legendary MC5 bassist, Michael Davis, in early 2012. In an effort to show tribute to Davis, and other vital rock legends, Eddie created a dance party unlike any other in the city of Philadelphia. The now bi-monthly event is a ritual for not only him and his vinyl records, but for a flourishing dedicated fan base, who turn out week after week to jam out with a crew of rock hungry misfits.

Additionally, the SOLD OUT Queers and Teenage Bottlerocket show on The Barbary's first floor is happening opposite of the celebration. However, you don't need a ticket to attend this event, just a genuine thirst for glam-rock, post punk, soul, garage and psyche music. If you happen to be at the show, make sure to head upstairs afterwards for after-party fun. Time to dance, sweat and kick out the jams like never before! 

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 3:45 PM

The weather’s finally warming up—let’s get out there and rage!

Thursday, February 28: Cold Fronts at Kung Fu Necktie

Philly garage rockers Cold Fronts are a band on the rise, thanks in part to big pop licks, and an interminable spirit of rock’n roll revelry. Since forming two years back, the band has quickly proved its mettle, playing an insane number of shows, including opening for MewithoutYou, Free Energy, The Morning Benders, and more. Now, the band is ready to depart for a month-long tour—including a stop at SXSW—and will celebrate with an epic kick-off party, along with fellow rebel-rousers Double King and TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb. Only $5!

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:30 AM
(Art in the Age)

Love cupcakes? Who doesn't. Enjoy Art in the Age's deliciously crafted organic spirits? Of course you do. Then get your indulgent seeking self over to Whole Foods this Thursday from 5-7 PM for a complimentary Cupcake Happy Hour.

Nom on AITA infused Royal Blush Cupcakes, made with vanilla cake soaked with their Rhubarb liquor, strawberries and rosewater. They're filled with succulent strawberry jam and topped with strawberry icing–oh and yes, they're vegan.

To compliment your treat, they'll also be providing samples of a Rhubarb based punch to wash it all down. This is certainly a perfect pairing of sorts. 

POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013, 4:07 PM

If you're a fan of hip-hop, then you're familiar with music legend J Dilla. In 2006, at the age of 32, Dilla tragically passed due to complications with Lupus–a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the entire body. Before his passing, Dilla widely contributed his talents to the craft he dearly loved and essentially set the bar for contemporary hip-hop. He influenced and worked with such artists as Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and many more.

In honor and celebration of the late music icon, Johnny Brenda's will be hosting a one night only tribute this very evening featuring Philadelphia's very own hip hop legends Questlove, Rich Medina and Mike Nyce. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will go to benefit The Lupus Foundation on behalf of J Dilla.

Monday, February 25th
Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave.
9 PM, 21+
Get Your Tickets Here

POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:29 AM
(by Joshua Albanese)

This Saturday, dust off last year's costume or fashion yourself something new because Rusko is coming in town for Bass Masquerade! Back in October, Rusko was prepared to bring Halloween spookiness to the Starlight Ballroom but was forced to postpone due to the unfortunate events of Hurricane Sandy. With his new EP Kapow released this past November, and having had a month long residency in Las Vegas, Rusko is on fire and ready to go!

Join Rusko along with At Dawn We Rage, Space Jesus and Dubsef this weekend for a Halloween spooktacular of sorts.

Don't forget to go all out for your costume because there are some coveted prizes on the line:

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