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Featured Artists:

Title      Artist      Genre
Electric Hoe Down       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
My Name Is Tron       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
Tied       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
CityGirl       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
Canción Que Nace En Mi       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Te Podria Pasar A Ti       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Obey       T.P.D.       Indie Pop
Something Delicious       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Cryogenic Sleep       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Insomnia       Psylichon       Electronic
Broken Open       Psylichon       Acoustic Rock
Medicine       Jimbo       Punk

Philly Music & Nightlife:

 • The Iguanas cook up heady mix of New Orleans styles at World Café
    Through 25 years the Iguanas have offered a distinct yet variegated sound carving out their own Latinized niche in the teeming musical landscape of New Orleans. >> read more or comment

 • 8-show Country Megaticket package returns to Susquehanna Bank Center
    Why just buy tickets to one concert when you can fill up your concert calendar in one swift purchase? Taking buying in bulk into the live performance field Susquehanna Bank Center and 92.5 XTU have rolled out the 2015 Country Megaticket package allowing fans access to tickets to eight shows — featuring the biggest names in country — not only before everybody else but also as a bundle. >> read more or comment

 • Sufjan Stevens kicks off spring tour at the Academy of Music
    Boasting a return to his folk roots on his forthcoming record Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens is hitting the road in support of the album out March 31. >> read more or comment

 • First Firefly Music Festival acts announced: Run the Jewels Spoon more
    As promised Firefly Music Festival organizers teased a portion of this year’s lineup during the Firefly First Look concert Sunday night at the Trocadero. >> read more or comment

 • Review: The Geator's great pre-Motown lineup
    Philadelphia DJ legend Jerry Blavat has booked and hosted Kimmel Center shows before dedicated to the glories of rock roll soul and doo-wop's past. He's featured lady singers vocal groups and such leaving no stone unturned in the happy excavation an >> read more or comment

 • Review: John Oliver can fall back on stand-up
    For an Englishman who lives in New York John Oliver is remarkably conversant with the foibles of Philadelphia. And he got right to it during the second of his two shows at the Tower Theater on Friday night. "Thank you for being here" he greeted the audience "and not out on the streets punching each other." >> read more or comment

 • Review: Reverend Horton Heat sizzles
    As one of the Sub Pop label's original ragers guitarist Reverend Horton Heat holds a place in the hearts of '90s-era indie kids as the guy who gave them psychobilly: hard rockabilly riffs meth-speedy solos infused with country-swing clicks and cool jazz licks backed by breakneck rhythms and accompanied by snarky hedonistic lyrics and catcall vocals. >> read more or comment

 • Spring Arts - Pop Music: Spring pop music: Albums and concerts galore
    When it comes to big-name albums it's becoming rare for release dates to be announced much in advance. The element of surprise is a big bonus and social media spread the word like wildfire. So rather then tell us ahead of time everybody's trying to keep a secret then spring it on us for maximum promotional value Beyoncé-style. >> read more or comment

 • Pacino leaves memorable impression at Academy bash
    Headlining this year's Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball: Al Pacino.Al Pacino?The Academy's white-tie bash its premier annual fund-raiser has always trained its old-world spotlight on a big-name musical guest or two. This year's choice though is famous for being Michael Corleone in the Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface - in other words characters whose violin cases might contain items other than a violin. >> read more or comment

 • 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment by Michael Harrington
    SundayThe war within In Dan O'Brien's drama The Body of an American a photojournalist who wins a Pulitzer Prize for a picture of a dead G.I. being dragged though the streets in Somalia is haunted by the soldier. The show goes on at the Wilma Theater Broad and Spruce Streets at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Thursday 8 p.m. Friday 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-546-7824. >> read more or comment

Philadelphia City Paper - Music Picks:


 • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Just days before Live 8 in late June of 2005 the inimitable John Carroll Phillyist's first editor let the world know that Phillyist was live and online. Now five years six months three days and nearly 13000 posts later it is my official duty to provide one last post for Phillyist. [ more › ]

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 • Thanks for Four Years of Awesome
    Thanks for Four Years of Awesome It was a (presumably) cold November day in 2006 when I made my humble debut on Phillyist with a post called Elevating My Frustration. It was about elevator etiquette. I've come a long way since then. I featured interesting Twitter users and hope some of them will follow us into the future at @keypulp. I wrote not one but two posts on the mysterious Toynbee tiles. The local sleuths who spent years investigating them were the subject of a Sundance-winning documentary called Ressurect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]

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 • Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition
    Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition Who needs an RSS feed when you have us? The best from this week in the 215 blogosphere... [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
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 • Good Advice From a Bad Person
    In which our Bad Person *tear* says goodbye. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
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 • A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors
    A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors As we make our way to work in the aftermath of yet another winter storm with no running buses many of us will be digging out cars and braving the treacherous streets of Philadelphia. Later upon returning home from work far too many people will be faced with the reality that some a-hole stole their perfectly sculpted parking space during the day forcing them to park presumably near the Sports Complex. [ more › ]

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 • ArtIST: Mami Kato
    ArtIST: Mami Kato As this is Phillyist's last ArtIST post we're pleased to be ending the series with artist Mami Kato. A Japanese citizen Kato was born and raised in Japan before coming to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) on a transfer program. After moving back to Japan for a spell she relocated to Philadelphia permanently eighteen years ago. For more insight into the career of this artIST keep reading. [ more › ]

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 • This Week In Philadelphia Theatre
    This Week In Philadelphia Theatre Love Lessons From Abu Ghraid a one woman show that opens at Interact this week looks pretty compelling. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Capogiro Photographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks) Center City [ more › ]

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 • The 2011 State of the Union
    The 2011 State of the Union Under normal circumstances we here at Phillyist post a video each day that in some way pertains to Philadelphia or its surrounding area. Since all that's really going on today is snow snow freezing rain and more snow we're going to go national instead and share last night's State of the Union address in its entirety in case you missed it or wish to argue with your computer monitor a little more. Whether you're Democrat Republican Independent or a Teabagger take a look. Even if you don't agree with what's being said it's important for you to have an understanding of the political atmosphere in this country right now if only so that you can go complain to Twitter about it later. [ more › ]

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 • Introducing ... KeyPulp!
    Introducing ... KeyPulp! As we teased on Twitter yesterday and revealed to Technically Philly this morning January 31 is not the last you'll be seeing of the Phillyist editors and staff. True Phillyist won't be updated after 5:00 p.m. next Monday but as that song we got stuck in your heads last week goes: "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." [ more › ]

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 • Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company
    Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company Shakespeare fiends this one's for you! [ more › ]

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 • En Garde!
    En Garde! This past Saturday Penn hosted the Philadelphia Invitational a season-opening men's and women's fencing event that saw fencing squads from schools such as Duke and UNC don their plastrons and knickers and do sabered battle in University City. Penn's men's team ranked seventh nationally was totally dominant. They went a perfect 6–0 on the day only coming close to defeat against Duke. Here's a quick video recap with an interview with Penn junior Vidur Kapur. Errol Flynn ain't got shit on these bucklers of swash. [ more › ]

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 • Yo Philly In the News
    Yo Philly In the News Local student gets to sit next to Michelle Obama local community group wins a grant from the Dept. of Education and more in this morning's news! [ more › ]

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 • Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live
    Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live What better cure for the Monday blues than a little alt-rock fantasy soap opera of sorts at the World Cafe Live? Tonight we have Evan Dando [MySpace] and Juliana Hatfield [MySpace] two former poster children of the grunge movement with a lot of history together. Both from Boston Hatfield and Dando have gone through various iterations of living together rumored knocking boots (Hatfield says she belongs to "a distinguished though probably small group of girls who can claim the distinction of having said no to going all the way with Evan Dando ... I lost my virginity to Spike Jonze") breaking hearts and making music over the last twenty-five years. They recently reunited for two shows in New York City which then inspired a small fall tour through the East Coast that continues into University City tonight. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Icing Photographed by: Jana Shea Philadelphia [ more › ]

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 • Philly Loves Beer: Last Call
    Philly Loves Beer: Last Call As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and this is unfortunately one of those times. While Phillyist has another week this will be the last Philly Loves Beer as I will be in the land of Abita and too much High Life when that happens. So this will be goodbye and as I am horrible at these kind of things I will leave you with other places you can turn to when you need beer info brewing drinking or otherwise. [ more › ]

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 • Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011
    Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011 Fun around town for $10 or less: [ more › ]

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Current Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

 • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
    January 10 2015 - April 5 2015: This exhibition highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner Horace Pippin Jacob Lawrence Martin Puryear and Carrie Mae Weems the exhibition showcases a range of subjects styles mediums and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899 its collections of African American art have grown significantly especially during the last three decades.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/815.htmlJanuary 10 2015 >> read more or comment

 • Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals
    December 12 2014 - April 5 2015: This exhibition of new and recent projects by Puerto Rico–based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla explores music’s capacity to evoke an ancestral time and interrogate what makes us human. Through films sound live performances and sculpture the artists take on various notions of the interval in order to discover possible ways to reconsider the distance between our present and our past. Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals the artists’ largest solo exhibition in the United States to date unfolds over two sites: the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/816.htmlDecember 12 2014 >> read more or comment

 • Vitra—Design Architecture Communication: A European Project with American Roots
    November 22 2014 - April 26 2015: The family-owned Swiss company Vitra is one of the most innovative design firms in the world. Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs furniture and accessories it is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as Philippe Starck Ron Arad and Verner Panton. Its remarkable ensemble of contemporary architecture and strong commitment to education set Vitra apart from other design companies. This exhibition tells Vitra’s story through an immersive presentation of furniture and design objects models and material studies drawings aerial photographs of its campus and videos.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/814.htmlNovember 22 2014 >> read more or comment

 • Cy Twombly: Sculptures
    September 24 2013 - May 2015: Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti Cy Twombly (American 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture created from 1946 to 1959 Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/797.htmlSeptember 24 2013 >> read more or comment

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