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Josh Olmstead: “People Can Change, and Great Divides Can be Bridged.”

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The Josh Olmstead Band will play the Peacock Room at Philadelphia Brewing Company on Sunday, celebrating the decade since they released their debut album, Charms. We hung out with the guys the other day at their rehearsal space at The Sound Gallery Studios. And we spoke to Josh about the project and what he’s been doing […]Josh Olmstead: “People Can Change, and Great Divides Can be Bridged.”

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Bleachers @ The Fillmore with Bishop Briggs and Amy Shark.

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Text and images by Alicia Kay. The Bleachers‘ concert at The Fillmore began with an appearance from the adorable Australian singer/songwriter Amy Shark. She joked that she’s far from home but when the Bleachers call you up to open for them, you immediately hop on a plane to the States. Shark performed singles such as […]Bleachers @ The Fillmore with Bishop Briggs and Amy Shark.

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Funksgiving: Nik Greeley and the Operators @ MilkBoy with West End Blend.

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Text and images by Chip Frenette. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? For Nik Greeley and the Operators, it’s funk. And they served it up at MilkBoy  non Friday. After a day of fighting for $99 flat screens, followed by devouring leftover-turkey sandwiches, the funk faithful found their way to the Chestnut Street club. […]Funksgiving: Nik Greeley and the Operators @ MilkBoy with West End Blend.

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Deadfellow: “I’m Just Looking for a Little More Balance.”

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Deadfellow will headline Johnny Brenda’s on Black Friday. We caught up with the man behind the music, Hayden Sammak, and talked about the world, the difficulties of being an artist in the modern era and the inspiration behind his music. It’s been a few months since we last spoke with you. How’s life been treating […]Deadfellow: “I’m Just Looking for a Little More Balance.”

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Bully @ The Church with Aye Nako.

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Text by Mike DiGuilmi. Images by Ben Wong. Escaping the frigid cold, attendees arrived at the First Unitarian Church Tuesday evening to see rock band of Nashville origins, Bully, and opening act, Aye Nako. Descending the concrete steps before providing their name in the corridor, ticket holders were welcomed into church’s intimate byob, grungy VIP-esq […]Bully @ The Church with Aye Nako.

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Phoebe Ryan @ The Foundry.

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Text and images by Alicia Kay. New Jersey native Phoebe Ryan kicked off her 2017 fall tour at The Foundry last month. Having written for big names such as Britney Spears and Melanie Martinez, Ryan is a veteran songwriter. She wowed the crowd with her signature electro-pop sound. Beginning with “Mine,” a fan favorite from […]Phoebe Ryan @ The Foundry.

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The Dears @ Boot & Saddle.

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Text and images by Ben Wong. The Dears performed  in Philly on Saturday, the last East Coast show for a while for the veteran indie rockers from Montreal. They brought their Times Infinity Volume Two Tour with indie-pop singer Lou Canon as the opener to Boot & Saddle and opened with “Taking it to the […]The Dears @ Boot & Saddle.

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Ninth Floor Mannequin: “Creating Music is the Activity that Gets me out of Bed in the Morning.”

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Jarrod Pedone was hit by a speeding car in Fishtown in 2012, leaving him in a coma for 12 days. The longtime musician and Berklee College of Music graduate lost months of his life recovering, going through speech and occupational therapy to regain his sense of self. Making music became his own therapy. He started […]Ninth Floor Mannequin: “Creating Music is the Activity that Gets me out of Bed in the Morning.”

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Strand of Oaks, Cayetana and More @ World Cafe Live for the Philly Music Fest.

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Video by Cady Elliott. Images by G.W. Miller III. The inaugural Philly Music Fest happened last weekend at World Cafe Live, with hundreds of people experiencing the likes of Strand of Oaks (below), Cayetana, Ceramic Animal, Ivy Sole, New Sound Brass, Pine Barons, Skull Eclipses and more … all under one roof. For those in […]Strand of Oaks, Cayetana and More @ World Cafe Live for the Philly Music Fest.

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The War on Drugs @ The Dell Music Center with Land Of Talk.

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  Images by Natalie Piserchio. The War on Drugs, which released their newest album last month, performed al fresco last night at The Dell Music Center as part of former Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin‘s Make The World Better foundation. Proceeds from the event will go toward assisting children, families and parks in the city. Land […]The War on Drugs @ The Dell Music Center with Land Of Talk.

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Esperanza Spalding @ SoFar Sounds/Amnesty International with Shamir and Maitland.

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Text by Maya Winneg. Images by Abi Raymaker.  Esperanza Spalding, Shamir and Maitland shared their talents in a Rittenhouse Square home Wednesday night as a part of the global “Give a Home” concert series to raise money supporting refugees and the efforts of Amnesty International. SoFar Sounds, an organization that hosts secret house shows in locations around […]Esperanza Spalding @ SoFar Sounds/Amnesty International with Shamir and Maitland.

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Philly Music Fest: “This is a Call to the Philadelphia Music Scene to Rally Around This.”

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This weekend, Greg Seltzer, an attorney at Ballard Spahr, is launching Philly Music Fest, a two-day celebration of Philly music, beer, food and art at World Cafe Live. Among the acts will be Strand of Oaks, Cayetana, Steve Gunn, Work Drugs, Eric Slick, Deadfellow, Pine Barons, Cheerleader, Shannen Moser, New Sound Brass Band and many […]Philly Music Fest: “This is a Call to the Philadelphia Music Scene to Rally Around This.”

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Hardwork Movement: Doing It For The People

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The hardworking guys and gals of Hardwork Movement continue to shine and grind. It’s been a busy summer for this hip-hop super-band. They rocked the stages at festivals like Firefly and the XPoNential Music Fest, opened for a few guys in a rap group called “Wu-Tang” and was a part of the Spruce Street Harbor […]Hardwork Movement: Doing It For The People

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Del the Funky Homosapien: “People Gotta Believe in You for You to Sell Anything. That’s Pimpology 101.”

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  Del the Funky Homosapien hits Philly on Thursday, performing at CODA with Richie Cunning. Del has been on the scene since the early 90s. His cousin, Ice Cube, helped release his debut solo album. He blew up in the early 2000s after collaborating with Gorillaz. And Del has been making thought-provoking music ever since. […]Del the Funky Homosapien: “People Gotta Believe in You for You to Sell Anything. That’s Pimpology 101.”

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Tim Arnold: “It’s an Incredible Feeling to be on the Same Wave Length as so Many Other People.”

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It’s been a minute since the original trio of Good Old War played a show together in Philadelphia. On Thursday at World Cafe Live, Tim Arnold will perform with Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz for the first time in Philly since Tim left the band in 2014 to start a family in Georgia and deal […]Tim Arnold: “It’s an Incredible Feeling to be on the Same Wave Length as so Many Other People.”

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Shirley Manson: “The Role of the Artist is More Important Than Ever.”

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Garbage, the 90s hit-making group, will take the stage tonight at The Mann Center with Blondie, the legendary rock/punk/new wave band. So, we caught up with Garbage’s lead singer, Shirley Manson, and talked about the role of the artist in the bizarre world we live in today, and why Garbage won’t make shiny, happy music. […]Shirley Manson: “The Role of the Artist is More Important Than Ever.”

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WIN FREE TICKETS! See Beach Slang @ The TLA on December 2!

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If you miss Beach Slang at Made in America in September, you can catch them upon their return from their fall tour, when they headline the TLA on December 2. If you want a pair of tickets, email us at freeJUMPstuff@gmail.com (put “Beach Slang” in the subject line and your full name in the content box). […]WIN FREE TICKETS! See Beach Slang @ The TLA on December 2!

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Wax Future: “All We Really Want is a Connection.”

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Text and images by Chip Frenette. Heavy metal guitar, samples, hip hop beats and bubble machines are just the beginning of the experience that is Wax Future live, on stage. Working the way through their summer tour with three dates left, the Manayunk-based act, Wax Future, recently opened up day two on the office stage […]Wax Future: “All We Really Want is a Connection.”

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Kevin Hart Day at @ Max’s Cheesesteaks with Freeway, Chill Moody and Bria Marie.

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Philly celebrated Kevin Hart‘s 38th birthday yesterday with a party in front of Max’s Cheesesteaks on Erie Avenue, about a block away from where the comedian grew up. Mural Arts painted his likeness on the side of the building, enshrining the hometown hero who is said to be the highest paid comedian in the world […]Kevin Hart Day at @ Max’s Cheesesteaks with Freeway, Chill Moody and Bria Marie.

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Matthew Neenan: “I Always Need to Try New Things.”

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BalletX begins their summer series next Wednesday, featuring three pieces, including two world premieres.  Choreographer Jodie Gates, a former principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, returns to Philadelphia with a brand new piece. The music for the performance was created by Ryan Lott of the electronic trio Son Lux. Matthew Neenan, who co-founded BalletX with Christine Cox in […]Matthew Neenan: “I Always Need to Try New Things.”

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Q&A with Zilla Rocca: It’s A South Philly Album

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Zilla Rocca is a productive, if not busy, man at peace.  As a solo artist, one third of his own nuclear family and one half of Career Crooks (along with producer Small Professor), the duo recently released the Good Luck With That LP. The album tackles and speaks to Zilla’s own life and experience, likely knowing it […]Q&A with Zilla Rocca: It’s A South Philly Album

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Shy Boyz: “We Want to Take People on Emotional Journeys.”

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The debut album from Philly’s eclectic, genre-blending crew Shy Boyz drops today, so we caught up with King SoloMon and Airyon Love from the band. On one hand, this album sounds like you are messing with us. On the other, this sounds really groovy. Are you guys for real? King SoloMon: I have no choice but to […]Shy Boyz: “We Want to Take People on Emotional Journeys.”

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Milton: “I Just Work to Create an Experience for People to Relate to.”

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We caught up with Milton, the genre-blending performer who was born in Italy, raised in DC, educated in Reading, PA and now calls Philly home.  He’s opening for Jakubi at Boot & Saddle on Friday. What’s up, Milton? Where’d you come from? Nothing much, enjoying my chance at life. I came from where everybody comes […]Milton: “I Just Work to Create an Experience for People to Relate to.”

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Chon @ Union Transfer with Covet, Tera Melos and Little Tybee.

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Text and images by Rick Kauffman. Chon released their newest LP, Homey, on Friday and celebrated with a a sold-out show at Union Transfer. The stage was a tropical paradise of illuminated palm trees and pink-washed color, offering a fitting backdrop to the math rock quartet from San Diego. The band has evolved in short time from a heavy, […]Chon @ Union Transfer with  Covet, Tera Melos and Little Tybee.

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Riley Breckenridge of Thrice: “With a Half Hour, You Can Just Go Balls Out.”

  After a few years off, Thrice returned in 2016 with To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, the band’s first studio album since 2011’s Major/Minor. The band is hitting the road with Deftones and Rise Against, stopping at Festival Pier tomorrow. We caught up with Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge about how it feels a […]Riley Breckenridge of Thrice: “With a Half Hour, You Can Just Go Balls Out.”