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CONTEST: Tweet @Philly360 To Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets To Foxtail Festival on Saturday, September 20

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 12, 2014
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This month, music festival producers, What Scene?, will again present Foxtail Fest here in Philadelphia. Along with Top Dawg Entertainment's SZA as the headliner, the Foxtail lineup includes performances by a diverse list of hip-hop/alternative/electronic artists and DJ's, including A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast, DJ Diamond Kuts, Noah Breakfast, ASAAD, Theodore Grams, DJ SYLO and others.

The day-long mystical forest-themed, music festival, hosted by Cory Townes, will also feature an outdoor fire show, aerial stunts, LED lighting hoops, and acrobatic/contortionist visuals by Mystical Circus Acts, as well as 3D projections of graphic art to go along with the listening experience.

Want to be one of the 1,000+ festival-goers expected to attend Foxtail next week? Yeah, we thought so. Well, here's your chance enter to win!

Tweet To Win

Just follow @Philly360 and @FoxtailFest, then tweet the below phrase. Just make sure you add in the special somebody who you'd bring along with you.   

"If I win free tix to #FoxtailFest from @Philly360, I want to take @[fill in the blank]!"

The Prize

One lucky winner will win a pair of VIP tickets. VIP amenities include:

Access to VIP viewing area with open bar
Limited edition Foxtail Fest VIP wristband
Foxtail Food Truck Pass
Entry to Exclusive After Party
Limited Edition Foxtail Fest Poster by DISTORTED + More!

So, get to tweeting and we'll see you at Foxtail 2014! Let's go. 

Click here for the official rules.

Foxtail Fest
When: Saturday, September 20, 
Where: District N9NE, 460 N 9th Street
Cost: $25-150
More info: Click here.

GRAMMY Winners Snarky Puppy Returns To World Cafe Live - Friday, September 12

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 10, 2014
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With the 2013 release of their live album, Family DinnerSnarky Puppy went from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands in the game. Their formula is simple—they effortlessly fuse jazz and rock musicians with black gospel/R&B artists to create a fresh sound all their own.

Nine albums under their belt, a cast of 40+ internationally-touring musicians in their roster, and a GRAMMY nod for their collab with soulstress Lalah Hathaway — Snarky Puppy has more than earned its reputation for unparalled musicianship. Over the last decade, the band has jammed with everyone from Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg to another Philly-fave, Justin Timberlake. 

If you don't know this group, then here's your chance to get acquainted with their soulful vibe. Snarky Puppy hits the World Cafe Live stage this month to lay down a set full of lush harmonies for their Philly fans.  


Snarky Puppy 
When: Friday, September 12, 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $23-25
More Info: Buy tickets online here.  


Check out this viral video of Snarky Puppy performing their Grammy Award-winning track "Something" with Lalah Hathaway.

Sittin' In All Stars Lands At The Kimmel Center With Somi, Laurin Talese, Ursula Rucker, Jeff Bradshaw, DJ Matthew Law, Laiya St.Clair & More - Wednesday, September 3

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 2, 2014
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    • Laurin Talese at Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center
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    • DJ PHSH at the opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
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This week, some of the hottest jazz talents from Philly, and beyond, will land on one stage as The Kimmel Center returns with an all-star edition of its popular monthly music series, Sittin' In. From high-energy headliners to the smooth sounds of the house band, there's no better way to get a feel our city's buzzing, well-connected music scene than Sittin' In All Stars

Hitting the stage as the main acts will be singer-songwriter SomiGrammy-nominated trombonist Jeff Bradshaw; spoken word artist Ursula Rucker; BASSic Black Entertainment recording artist Laurin Talesehip-hop artist and producer Kokayi; and electro-pop singer Kate Faust

PACT, an incredible group of Philly musicians directed by bassist Anthony Tidd, will back the headlining artists that evening.

PACT Band Members: 

  • Anthony Tidd - Bass/MD
  • Luke Carlos O'Reilly - Piano
  • Kevin Hanson - Guitar
  • Anwar Marshall - Drums
  • Francois Zayas - Percussion
  • Maria Kim-Grand - Alto sax
  • Korey Riker - Tenor sax
  • Mark Allen - Baritone sax
  • Jonathan Finlayson - Trumpet
  • Josh Lawrence - Trumpet
  • Ernest Stuart - Trombone
  • Steve Tirpak - Trombone

As always, Sittin' In will also feature Matthew Law (aka DJ PHSH) on turntables, and HOT 107.9 on-air personality Laiya St.Clair will hold things down as host for the evening. 

Leave it to Philadelphia to put the best of the best together on one bill for only $20. The lineup is tight and the price is definitely right, so grab your tickets now! #whoissittinin

Insider Tip: Click here to get $5 off your Sittin' In All Stars tickets courtesy of Philly 360°. 

Sittin' In All Stars

When: Wednesday, September 3 | 8 p.m.  

Where: The Kimmel Center | Broad & Spruce Streets

Cost: $20 / $15 with special Philly 360° discount

More Info: Click here.

Philly 360° Instagram Takeover With DJ Aktive

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • August 28, 2014
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Philly's own resident turntablist DJ Aktive tours the world with some of the top names in the music industry, like Kanye West, Marsha Ambrosius and Jennifer Hudson. No doubt, he's definitely one of the busiest DJs in the game right now. 

This weekend, while Aktive is home for the Labor Day holiday, he's keeping busy with a non-stop lineup of Made in America events. So, we thought that we would hand over our Instagram timeline to him, so you can see everything that is going down through his eyes. From pre-parties to after parties to the actual festival, Aktive will be covering it all.

Just sit back and get ready, because the DJ Aktive takeover is going down on @philly360. Let's go! 

You can check out our exclusive nterview with DJ Aktive, GoGo Morrow and others from the Marsha Ambrosius "Friends & Lovers" tour. 

Philly 360° & Curran J Present: The Bearded Bunch (Video)

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 27, 2014
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Lately, we've seen an abundance of men rocking beards, from the streets to the stage, and even on the runway. Though it may seem as if a full, well-kempt beard is a new trend in men's style, the truth is that dapper dudes from Philly have been sporting their beards, with love, for years.

For some, a groomed beard represents an extension of their own refined sense of style. While for others, a striking, long beard has deeper, more spritual roots. In either case, there's no denying that there's something special about the "Philly beard."

We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder, Curran J, and seven other stylish Philly gents to chat about the "Philly beard" and its impact on men's fashion.

You can check out "The Bearded Bunch" video and visual gallery below. And, if you're proudly rocking a Philly beard of your own, post a photo on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #Philly360 and #PhillyBeard.

Philly 360° Presents The Bearded Bunch with Curran J. You can check out the video, cast listing and visual gallery below. 

The Bearded Bunch Cast:

Curran J — Kings Rule Together
Luis Marrero — Founder of Voices in Power
Erik Honesty — Owner of Culture Couture Vintage
Hamid Holloman — Artist & Designer, Custom Lifestyle
Kyle Cooley — Model
Marcus Williams — Barber
Tawfeeq Gaines — Co-founder of Search & Rescue
Jamaaladeen Tacuma — Composer

Images by Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia. 

Singer, Songwriter & Producer Triple-Threat Muhsinah Performs At World Cafe Live - Thursday, August 28

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 26, 2014
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 Known for her lush harmonies, hypnotic melodies and collabs with notables like The Weeknd, The Foreign Exchange, Common, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones, singer/songwriter/producer triple-threat Muhsinah is headed our way. 

When talking about M, her latest EP, in a recent interview with Complex magazine, Muhsinah states, “I have a theory that all artists need time off to live so that they have something to write about. We all need that time in order to grow, in order to fail... is Muhsinah. It stands for my many moods — it’s a sonic mood ring really. But most of all it’s me.”

Often creating as a one-woman operation, Musinah produces, writes and sings the majority of her tracks herself. It takes only one listen to her deep, almost magical-sounding vibe for listeners to instantly be able recognize her distinct flow. Filling a much-needed void in the industry for celebrated and recognizable female producers, Muhsinah's brand and reach continues to build daily.  

You can catch up with the singer/songwriter on Thursday, August 28, as she lands at World Cafe Live to give her Philly fans a taste of her full-length project, which releases later this year. Opening performance by Philly's own Jacqueline Constance

When: Thursday, August 28, 8 p.m 
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here for more information.

You can check out Muhsinah's track "Cut Off" below! 

BASSic Black Entertainment & Kontraband 215 Present PhillyMade At Voltage Lounge Featuring Common, DJ Aktive, Chill Moody, Aaron Camper, Laiya St.Clair, Deelishis & More - Friday, August 29

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 22, 2014
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Philly, Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. And, trust us — it's going to be a truly dope weekend for Philly and our music scene. In addition to Jay Z's bi-coastal Made in America (MIA) festival, BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) and Kontraband 215 are teaming up to present PhillyMade

On Friday, August 29, the night before MIA hits the Parkway with headliners like Pharrell, Kanye West and De La Soul, a concert/party of epic proportions will go down at Voltage Lounge

The event masterminds, Adam Blackstone, founder of BBE and musical director for Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more, and Darrell Robinson, musical director for K Michelle, N.E.R.D and Kontraband 215, have joined forces and pooled their collective industry influence to show the world exactly what it means to be PhillyMade.

As you might expect, the PhillyMade lineup features an incredible roster of talent including West Philly emcee Chill Moody, BBE recording artist Aaron Camper, and Kontraband 215 frontman Scoop. Holding down the turntables this night will be DJ Aktive and DJ Dummy, while Hot 107.9 on-air personality Laiya St.Clair and  winner of VH1's hit reality TV show Flavor of Love 2, Deelishis will take centerstage as hosts. 

The big news? Kontraband and BBE just announced that hip-hop great turned entertainer extraordinaire, Common, just signed on to make an appearance. And, we all know Common's got mad love for Philly.  

Philly 360° will be on-site to capture behind-the-scene footage and artists interviews, so be on the lookout for us. For now, grab your tickets, spread the word, and let's show 'em exactly how PhillyMade people get down. Let's go! 

PhillyMade Party
When: Friday, August 29
Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th Street 
Cost: $10
More Info: Purchase tickets online here

Red Bull Sound Select Lands At The Barbary With Performances By Luke James, MPrynt and Jay Marie - Thursday, August 21

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • August 20, 2014
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This Thursday, August 21, all roads lead to The Barbary for the next edition of Red Bull Sound Select Showcase. Curated by Veteran Freshman, this show features opening performances from MPrynt and Jay Marie, and is headlined by R&B sensation Luke James.

The industry's newest secret weapon, Luke James is a relatively new face on the national music scene, but he's quickly building his brand and winning over new fans around the country. The singer/songwriter has an outstanding voice and pen, both of which have been lent to artists like Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Brittney Spears, to name a few.

But now, it’s all about James’ own solo music as he gears up for the release of his upcoming pre-album and album Made to Love. It doesn’t take busy production or studio tricks to be completely captivated by James’ vocal ability. His performance on the breakthrough single “I Want You” stopped fans in their tracks — and left us all wondering where he's been hiding.

Stepping into the limelight after starting as a background vocalist and songwriter, it was clear that there was plenty of space in the industry for Luke James' artistry and music.

BTW — James is a perfect match for the soulful sound of Philly natives MPrynt. The Motown recording group has been singing their way into the hearts of fans across the country, headlining their own shows and touring with Marsha AmbrosiusAlong with a sultry opening performance by vocalist Jay Marie, this will certainly be a night for the music lovers!

Red Bull Sound Select provides a live music platform for talented artists, but it is also an online community where fans can discover great music. The popular music series gives local talent the opportunity to team up with national acts for one dynamic show in venues across the country.

Be sure to arrive early, because with the excellent price point and the immense amount of talent, this one is going to fill up fast!

Red Bull Sound Select featuring Luke James
When: Thursday, August 21, 8 PM
Where: The Barbary, 951 Frankford Avenue
Cost: $3 w/ RSVP, $10 at the door
More Info: Click here.

Contest: Win A Free Trapeze Class For Two With Fly School Circus Arts

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 20, 2014
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This next Philly 360° giveaway is definitely for the courageous and the brave of heart. Tucked into the popular, ever-developing neighborhood of Kensington, is a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia experience, Fly School Circus Arts. And, we're hooking one lucky fan up with a free lesson for two! 

Founded by 25-year trapeze veteran and circus enthusiast Mary Kelly Rayel, Fly School helps people of all shapes, sizes and skill push the limits of their physical abilities through trapeze. 

Classes at Fly School start with some on-the-ground technique instruction, and then moves to the top of their "mile-high" ladder for rope and swing work. Rayel and her talented team of trapeze pros can have even the most novice of students swinging and flipping like an expert in no time — just ask Philly 360° blogger and lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaineWe followed along with a camera crew as Kharisma tackled her first Fly School lesson with charm and class. You can check out the video below.  

The perfect summer experience for one person or a group, Fly School offers classes every day of the week, with the exception of Tuesdays. Classes start at just $60, but if you're really looking to build your trapeze skills, the school also offers a six-class card for only $295.  

Think you are up for the challenge? Then complete the below contest entry form for your chance to win a free Fly School Circus Arts lesson for two. 

You can find the official contest rules here

Fly School Circus Arts
When: Open Monday through Sunday. Closed on Tuesday. 
Where: 1620 North 5th Street
Cost: $60/session | Six class card for $295
More Info: Visit for details or to book a session. 

Kharisma McIlwaine takes to the sky with Fly School Circus Arts! 

Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Legendary Hip-Hop Squad Hieroglyphics At The TLA - Friday, August 22

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 19, 2014
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Philly, a little West Coast flavor is headed our way this weekend. The legendary Bay Area hip-hop group Hieroglyphics has reformed, and they're on the road with their East Coast music tour.

On Friday, August 22, the group's original members — Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love, Casual, Domino and DJ Toure — will all hit The TLA stage for an unstoppable throwback rap concert. The best part? Philly 360° is hooking a few lucky fans up tickets for this show. 

Want in on the action? Just fill out the below entry form for your chance to win. 

Click here for the official contest rules. 

When: Friday, August 22, 9 p.m 
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street 
Cost: $29 
More Info: Purchase tickets online here

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - April 27 - November 30, 2014

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info:…

The Philadelphia Collection - September 17-24

The Philadelphia Collection When: September 17- 24 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: Click here. Philly fashionistas & style guys: Throw on your hottest pumps and finest threads and step out in style for The…

Foxtail Fest - Saturday, September 20

Foxtail Fest When: Saturday, September 20, Where: District N9NE, 460 N 9th Street Cost: Early Bird: $25-50 | Regular: $30-60 More info: Click here. Back for a second year, Foxtail Fest lands in Philly on September 20 for another…