Dopapod dance party at the Blockely

Dopapod @ The Blockley September 14th, 2011 by Kelly Wassinger The crowd was bumping to the contagious sounds of Dopapod, a Boston-based experimental-funk band this past Wednesday at The Blockely in Philadelphia, Pa. You couldn’t help but move your feet as Eli Winderman (keyboard), Rob Compa (guitar), Chuck Jones (bass), and Neal Evans (drums) jammed out on stage turning out some of the funkiest tunes I’ve heard in a while. Glow...

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Discordinalia – Goddess Night -Philly

Eris Temple Arts/Certain Circuits Presents Discordinalia – Goddess Night Friday September 16th,   7pm-12am At the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum 3819 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia PA http://tiberinomuseum.org/Tiberino_Museum/MUSEUM.html Ursula Rucker (feature performer) Bonnie MacAllister Maleka Fruean Natalie Felix LizZ/A Piano and a Cocktail Murderess Radio Eris with special guest Kali Medusa and the Mythological Blues...

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Peter Bjorn and John Photo Recap

Peter Bjorn and John w/Memoryhouse and Work Drugs Sept 10th, 2011 The Trocadero Philadelphia PA With their three previous concerts cancelled due to drummer John Eriksson’s shoulder injury, Peter Bjorn and John headlined the Trocadero last weekend with Philadelphia natives Work Drugs and Toronto based ambient rockers Memoryhouse. Opening for PB&J was the band Work Drugs, who have gone from relative unknowns to one of the most...

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Bucks County Bluegrass Festival: Stringin’ & Singin’ on Snipes Farm

“We tune because we care about your ears.” Strings were continuously twanged, tuned, and tested in between songs of the foot-stomping, bluegrass bash I attended yesterday at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA. I arrived in the late-afternoon to catch the Jersey Corn Pickers, Fiddlesticks, Mike Mitchell Trio, Evan & The Bugs, Bad Dogz, Sully’s Fortune, and HogMaw. Beautifully tucked away off Route 1, Snipes Farm...

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Review of new Trombone Shorty Record -For True

In early 2010, after years of slugging it out in clubs, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews released his acclaimed national debut, “Backatown.” In the frenetic year that followed, he and backing band Orleans Avenue logged some 200 performances across five continents in a furious globe-trotting tour. He’s the kind of relentless road warrior that rolls his sleeves up and chisels out a name for himself one venue at a time. The high-energy and...

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