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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
    • Foxtail Fest
      • Foxtail Fest
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Foxtail Fest

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.


Philly 360° Style Guide: Philadelphia Menswear Shops For The ‘Dapper Sophisticants’ Of Rittenhouse Square

  • Posted By: Devon Darrow
  • September 11, 2014
    • Philly style with Brad Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles: Commonwealth Proper
      • Philly style with Brad Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles: Commonwealth Proper
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°

Guys, we know you need more than one type of outfit for everyday life. You don’t want to be stuck in that ‘one outfit fits all’ mode. Maybe you’ve got a businesses dinner, a conference, a date, you’re headed to the big game, you want an outfit to sharpen your style, you’re going for that vintage-meets-heritage vibe or you just want to go straight casual with a little something extra.

For whatever look you’ve got in mind, Philly 360° has put together some looks that fit all occasions. And, we're staring with the "Dapper Sophisticants" of Rittenhouse Square.

With Philly’s diverse selection of men’s stores, from the established and traditional to the modern and trend-evoking, you're guaranteed to take your style to the next level. 

Check out our pick's for this week's menswear style guide, and stay tuned for more classic Philly looks — courtesy of Philly 360°. 


The ‘Dapper Sophisticant’: Rittenhouse Square

    • The Bearded Bunch
      • The Bearded Bunch
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

The Suit: For those of you looking for the traditional yet sophisticated, retro yet modern, suit attire you’ll need to start at Commonwealth Proper. You’ll find that custom-made, perfectly tailored suit with an expert fit. Curated fabrics top the quality off making for an investment-worthy closet addition that will last well into the future. (1839 Chestnut Street)

The Shirt: For the dress shirt, head to Distante´ Clothing, a Philly staple since 1983. Known for their signature French cuffs and tall collars, this article will no doubt leave you feeling a little taller arriving at a business meeting or that dress-to-impress event. (1510 Sansom Street)

The Shoes: Find your dress shoe fix at Boyd’s, a Rittenhouse Square staple of elegance. We suggest a slick pair of Armani Oxfords or some slightly more casual Ferragamo loafers to top off your outfit. (1818 Chestnut Street)

The Tie: No man should forget those wardrobe flourishes that add a little extra something. Try pairing a Duke & Winston bulldog-motif tie with your high-collared shirt for some British-inspired, prepster flair. You’ll feel like royalty (or maybe The Duke himself) in no time. (1822 Chestnut Street)

Outerwear and more: While we know you’re not on Savile Row, Henry A. Davidson can take you there stepping into the elegant, out-of-the-way showroom. We suggest one of their topcoats for those colder months—even in the winter, you’ll never lose your style. (1701 Spruce Street, 2nd floor)

If you’re looking to go bolder, try a Neopolitan-style, hand-cut and hand-sewn jacket from Nigerian-born menswear designer, Ikiré Jones. (131 N. 21st Street)

Accessories: Head to Mettler’s American Mercantile, a Center City, all USA-made outpost, for the stylistically simple, pure leather belt. You can stop here for all your made-in-America specialty items too. (2129 Chestnut Street)

Look further to ToBox, a local lifestyle store, for anything from lapel pins to handmade pocket squares to Italian socks to luggage. Why not travel in style too? (25 S. 19th Street)


And, to complete this week's menswear guide, we leave you with our latest venture — The Bearded Bunch video collab with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J.


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

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 10, 2014
    • The Snarky Puppy
      • The Snarky Puppy
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Snarky Puppy

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.


Must-Hit: PAFA’s ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ - Now through October 12

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 5, 2014
    • PAFA
      • PAFA
      • Photo Credit: Visit Philadelphia

In keeping with its mission of promoting transformative art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) has opened two exhibitions of African American Art spanning two centuries. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folk, ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ features more than 90 pieces from the Kelley Collection and artist Eldzier Cortor.

With more than 70 pieces, the “Kelly Collection” – in the Hamilton building – features artwork over the span of the 20th century, with emphasis on the rich evolution of African American art. The exhibition consists of drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum, and color screen prints from widely acclaimed artists such as, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Philly’s own Dox Thrash, Paul Keene and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

On display in the Historic Landmark building, the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition, aptly named after the successful printmaker and painter, consists of 53 objects, including original plates and test proofs, from the years between 1950 and 2000. The installation is curated to take museum-goers on a journey into Cotor’s working methods and showcase how the artist used printmaking as a means to explore motifs in constant change.

Both exhibitions are currently on view. The “Kelley Collection” runs through October 12 meanwhile the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition s runs through August 31.

‘Spiritual Strivings’ is included in the museum’s admission, which costs $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; and is free for children under 12, PAFA members and military personnel.


PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper
When: Now through October 12
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Included with museum admission  
More info: www.pafa.org

 

Swing Into The Weekend With A French Cabaret Inspired First Friday At The Barnes - Friday, September 5

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 5, 2014
    • With Art Philadelphia Tour With Danny Simmons - Barnes Foundation
      • With Art Philadelphia Tour With Danny Simmons - Barnes Foundation
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC

This weekend, The Barnes Foundation returns with another fresh First Friday lineup.

Located along Philly's world famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Barnes is best known for its impressive collection of art, which includes 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes (more than all the museums in Paris) and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, and Picasso.

In addition to works by these well-known artists, the collection also includes an amazing selection of African Art, period furniture and antique brassware—all painstakingly curated over six decades ago by the museum's founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

For First Friday, The Barnes invites you to escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that recall classic jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities also include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. So, sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase in the The Barnes' main courtyard — or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at the Garden Café.

With an uncomparable collection of art, and an amazing line-up of artists—First Friday at The Barnes Foundation is a must-hit event for the weekend.


FIRST FRIDAY! FRENCH CABARET
When: Friday, August 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $25, members free, Use discount code PHILLY360 for a special $20 ticket. 
More Info: Click here


CONTEST: Tweet @PhillyTeAma To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Check Out Calle 13 At The Kimmel Center - Saturday, September 27

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 4, 2014
    • Calle 13 MultiViral Tour
      • Calle 13 MultiViral Tour
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Calle 13

This next Philly 360° giveaway comes courtesy of our friends @PhillyTeAma

Winners of a record-breaking 19 Latin GRAMMYs and two US GRAMMYs, Latin music sensation Calle 13 is landing at The Kimmel Center on Saturday, September 27. Known around the globe for their uncompromising artistry and electrifying stage performances, half-brothers Residente (René Pérez Joglar) and Visitante (Eduardo Cabra Martínez) are changing the discourse on Latin America — one song at a time. 

Want to win a pair of tickets to Calle 13's show? Then click here to follow @PhillyTeAma and then tweet the below statement, making sure to fill in the blank. 

"If I won 2 tickets to the #Calle13inPhilly show from @PhillyTeAma, I'd bring@______”

Enter by Wednesday, September 24 for your chance to win big.

Also, be sure to check out @PhillyTeAma for the latest, greatest events and entertainment from Philly's booming Latin scene. 

You can find the official contest rules here


Calle 13
When: Saturday, September 27, 8 p.m. 
Where: The Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets 
Cost: $40-50
More Info: Click here


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
    • Somi
      • Somi
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist
    • Laurin Talese at Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center
      • Laurin Talese at Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC / Philly 360°
    • DJ PHSH at the opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • DJ PHSH at the opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
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      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Bradshaw
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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.


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

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 26, 2014
    • Muhsinah
      • Muhsinah
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Muhsinah

 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


Muhsinah 
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
    • PhillyMade Party
      • PhillyMade Party
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Live Nation

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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      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Luke James
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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.


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: www.philamuseum.org…

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…