Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), The

    Upcoming events
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      Extreme Midget Wrestling
    • Monday, April 21, 2014
    • The EMWF provides one of the most entertaining, outrageous and unique shows out on the road today. They were rated #1 by Night Club & Bar Magazine for one of the best alternative specialty acts three years running. There are millions of bands and thousands of comedians, but there is only one professional midget wrestling company: The Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation. Midget Mayhem delivers ten Pint Size athletes and two sexy Midget ring girls going at it in a custom built 12' x 12' wrestling ring in a wrestling extravaganza that is two hours of non stop, over the top action.
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      Kid Ink
    • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    • Kid Ink is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Los Angeles.
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      Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie
    • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • Chuck Ragan is a deeply compelling songwriter and an effortlessly charismatic performer, as well as a true believer in music's ability to illuminate and inspire.
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      RiFF RAFF
    • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • Horst Christian Simco, better known by his stage name, RiFF RAFF, is from Houston, TX. His videos have garnered more than 50 million views on YouTube. He boasts more than 900,000 Twitter followers and tours the country without ever releasing a studio album. He has sold out shows from London to France, Finland and Germany all the way to the 4,000 seating capacity, Sydney Opera House. His distinctive style and persona have even inspired a character in a blockbuster motion picture. There's only one man whose resume is so robust - RiFF RAFF.
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      Blessthefall
    • Thursday, April 24, 2014
    • Blessthefall is a Christian-oriented screamo quintet with some hip-hop and nu metal influences, hailing from Phoenix, AZ.
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      Tech N9ne
    • Friday, April 25, 2014
    • TechN9ne (Aaron Dontez Yates) first became fascinated with rap in 1985. In the intervening years, Tech N9ne has had a love-hate relationship with the music business. He's recorded with such legends as 2Pac, Eminem and Roger Troutman among others, all of whom have been impressed by his dazzling lyrical skills and supreme storytelling abilities. His work has also been featured on the critically acclaimed soundtracks for 'Gang Related' and 'Thicker Than Water.' He's touring in summer 2011 in support of his latest album 'All ^6's and 7's.'
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      Toadies
    • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • Back together since going their separate ways in 2002, the Toadies hit the road to celebrate the release of their new LP, 'Play.Rock.Music.' The current lineup features Todd Lewis on vocals and guitar, Mark Reznicek on drums, Clark Vogeler on guitar and Doni Blair on bass. Formed in Fort Worth, TX, back in the mid-90s, the Toadies are best known for the hit singles 'Possum Kingdom' and 'Away' from their 1994 debut album 'Rubberneck.' Over the years, they earned a reputation for raw, guitar driven rock with Lewis' "abstract" lyrics. After a six-year gap, the band had issued 'Hell Below/Stars Above,' dippping further into heavy metal sludge. Now, after on-again, off-again fit and starts, they are back to being a raw, commanding rock band. As Lewis says of his own band, "Things are done a little askew. There's just something wrong with it that's just really cool...and unique in a slightly uncomfortable way."
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      Korpiklaani
    • Sunday, April 27, 2014
    • Korpiklaani is a folk metal band from Finland who were formerly known as Shaman.
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      Better Than Ezra
    • Monday, April 28, 2014
    • Formed in the early '90s, Better Than Ezra has consistently been a top-selling touring act. The group's latest CD shows a greater maturity with songs dealing with human experiences, such as life, death, relationships and the joys of everyday life.
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      YG
    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    • YG (Keenan Jackson), a rapper and songwriter from the West Coast, was signed by Def Jam in 2009 and released his first single titled 'Toot It and Boot It,' which peaked at No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010. His song 'Snitches Ain't,' featuring TYGA, Snoop Dogg and Nipsey Hussle, entered the Hot 100 at No. 100 and at No. 11 on the Heatseekers Songs chart.
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      Dopapod
    • Friday, May 2, 2014
    • This band plays a genre-bending blend of funk, trance, dubstep, afrobeat and rock. Beginning in Boston, they are now based in Brooklyn, NY.
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      Iggy Azalea
    • Saturday, May 3, 2014
    • Iggy Azalea (born Amethyst Kelly) is an Australian hip-hop/shock-pop artist.
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      Mobb Deep
    • Thursday, May 8, 2014
    • Mobb Deep, comprised of Prodigy and Havoc, initially began as just another hardcore rap act in the mid-90's. Over the years, they've made a major impact, with their 1999 full-length 'Murda Muzik' debuting at number three on the Billboard album chart. Mobb Deep became widely known from coast to coast for its hellishly lyrical depiction of New York street life in Queensbridge, the rough housing project the duo called home. Mobb Deep's production style also became widely known, driven by haunting melodies and hard-hitting beats, the bleak aural equivalent of the duo's sullen rhymes.
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      Primal Scream
    • Friday, May 9, 2014 Delete
    • After a spirited return to touring back in 2006, Primal Scream is back with their blend of psychedelic rock and soul. Formed in Glasgow back in 1982, the band features Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Martin Duffy, Gary "Mani" Mounfield and Darrin Mooney.
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      The Aquabats
    • Friday, May 9, 2014
    • This comic eight-piece band from California plays an energized form of ska, punk, and pop.
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      Ozomatli
    • Saturday, May 10, 2014
    • Ozomatli is an energetic blend of rock, funk, reggae and jazz. Formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, they are known both for their activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles. In fact, back in 2010, in recognition of their activist efforts towards Los Angeles, their hometown city officially declared April 23rd as "Ozomatli Day." Although their hearts are certainly dedicated to their hometown, the band also brings the multicultural block party experience of the urban Latin-American culture to audiences around the country and the world.
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      Styles P
    • Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    • David Styles, better known as Styles P, is a rapper and member of hip-hop group D-Block.
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      Haim
    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Sold Out
    • Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, HAIM consists of, 'Three sisters, and a mister' who've been shaking things up in the city of Los Angeles.
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      Morcheeba
    • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    • The female-fronted Morcheeba emerged as one of the most groove-oriented acts in the mid-'90s with the electronica crowd. Siblings Paul and Ross Godfrey are joined by vocalist Skye Edwards.
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      Tokyo Police Club
    • Friday, May 16, 2014
    • They're cushioned with bumbling, pillow fight bass lines, crashing open hi-hat and good humored keyboards. This is the sound of Tokyo Police Club.
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      Augustana
    • Sunday, May 18, 2014
    • Augustana is a pop/rock/alternative band from California.
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      You Me At Six
    • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    • Often abbreviated YMA6 or YM@6, You Me at Six are a pop/rock outfit that formed in Surrey, England, in 2005.
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      Eric Hutchinson
    • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    • Eric Hutchinson has spent the last few years showcasing his gift for intelligent pop music to audiences all across the country. He has opened shows for such artists as Rachael Yamagata, Bob Schneider, David Mead, Marshall Crenshaw, Jonatha Brooke, Ari Hest and Stephen Kellogg.
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      Tabou Combo
    • Friday, May 23, 2014
    • Masters of Haiti's addictive national dance music, compas - a mix of brass-fortified Dominican merengue, quadrilles from colonial France, and lyrics in Creole, Spanish, English, and French -Tabou Combo is a national treasure. Together since 1968, the 12-piece band commands dancing with a bright, brisk sound, pairing compas with Carnival music, voodoo drumming, and a healthy dose of island pride.
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      Tamar Braxton
    • Monday, May 26, 2014
    • Tamar Braxton is the youngest sister of Toni Braxton. Unlike her sister, a contralto, Tamar is a coloratura soprano and a protegee of Prince. She has gone on to establish her own style and dynamic and the Grammy-nominated talent is solidifying herself as one of R&B's leading divas.
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      The Adicts
    • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    • The Adicts are a UK punk institution, having been together since 1975. Known for their distinctive 'Clockwork Orange' "Droog" image, their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics helped set them very much apart from the rest of the genre.
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      Yann Tiersen
    • Thursday, May 29, 2014
    • French composer Yann Tiersen is best known for his score to the Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie 'Amélie.' Tiersen mixes a variety of instruments into his works, often with a touch of either European classical music or French folk music, using primarily the piano, accordion or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, ondes martenot, harpsichord and typewriter. Collaborators have included Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Lisa Germano.
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      Failure
    • Friday, May 30, 2014
    • The founding force and career-long creative core of Failure consisted of multi-instrumentalists Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards, a '90s songwriting team practically unrivaled within the claustrophobic confines of post-grunge American rock.
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      Foxy Shazam
    • Saturday, May 31, 2014
    • This Cincinnati band features founding member and vocalist Eric Nally, guitarist Loren Turner, Sky White on keyboards, Daisy on bass, drummer Aaron McVeigh and Alex Nauth on horns. Named after slang from Nally's high school (meaning "cool shoes"), the band is currently touring to support their fourth studio album, 'The Church of Rock and Roll.'
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      Danity Kane
    • Sunday, June 1, 2014
    • Danity Kane is an American girl group signed to Bad Boy Records. Formed on the third installment of the "Making The Band" series, the quartet consists of Aubrey Morgan O'Day, Shannon Rae Bex, Dawn Angelique Richard and Aundrea Aurora Fimbres.
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      King Khan & the Shrines
    • Thursday, June 5, 2014
    • King Khan & the Shrines is a 10-piece soul inferno. King Khan (not the Bollywood actor) was formerly known as "Blacksnake" from the band Spacesh*ts.
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      Buried Beds
    • Friday, June 6, 2014
    • Buried Beds is a six-piece Philadelphia band who blend lush pop tunes with traditional sounds.
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      Screeching Weasel
    • Saturday, June 7, 2014
    • Wisconsin's Screeching Weasel has gone through many lineup changes since it was founded by Ben Weasel and John Jughead in 1986. The current lineup consists of Weasel, Dan Vapid, Simon Lamb, Justin Perkins and Adam Cargin.
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      The Notwist
    • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    • The Notwist is a German indie rock band first formed in 1989.
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      DevilDriver
    • Friday, June 13, 2014
    • DevilDriver is a four-piece melodic death metal band from California.
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      Skinny Lister
    • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    • Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. Fronted by Dan Heptinstall and Lorna Thomas; a vocalist with a lusty cackle and flirtatious presence, the London based five-piece hail from across England.
Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), The


334 South St.
Philadelphia , PA 19147
215-922-1011
Neighborhood: Italian Market - Southwark Parking: Pay lots nearby; limited street
Handicap access: Entrance is at street level, no steps to access main floor. Handicapped restrooms available
Hours: Box Office: Mon.-Sat. noon-6 pm, & during shows