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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.

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 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

Catch Saxophonist Eric Darius At Penn's Landing's Smooth Jazz Summer Night Series - Friday, August 22

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • August 19, 2014
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The Philadelphia waterfront has been full of great music this summer, and it’s not over yet! Penn’s Landing Smooth Jazz Summer Nights has featured tons of exceptional talent, and up next for the highly-acclaimed series is composer/saxophonist Eric Darius!

Darius is a chart-topping artist who first burst onto the scene at the age of 17. His youthful approach to the genre has set him in a league of his own, attracting an entirely new generation of jazz lovers through his music. The saxophonist has shared stages with greats such as Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, George Benson and Brian McKnight, to name a few.  

Like many other musicians of this time, Darius pulls influence from various types and eras of music. Though he has found a home in smooth jazz, the emerging star has a deep love for many genres — and this is certainly apparent in both his live performances and studio projects. His latest release, On a Mission, allowed him to explore the full depth of his artistry and showcases his commitment to his craft — calling to mind two of Darius' biggest influences, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder.

Working to bridge the generational gap between jazz listeners around the globe, Darius has been a stellar ambassador for the genre. The young musician has dedicated his career to keeping the tradition of jazz alive while infusing his music with the new sounds of today. It’s this dedication that has allowed him to become a highly sought-after name on the national jazz scene.

This evening of music featuring Darius will definitely be a treat for music lovers of all ages. The show is free and family-friendly, so you'll want to bring the whole troop down to the waterfront to hear some amazing live music under the stars.

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights featuring Eric Darius
When: Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Cost: Free
More Info: Click here.

Eric Roberson Brings "The Box" Tour To World Cafe Live With An Opening Performance By Laurin Talese - Sunday, August 17

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 15, 2014
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Philly, this weekend the ever-soulful singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson is heading our way for the release of his latest project, The Box. 

Roberson is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist and a trail blazer in the indie music scene. Growing up singing in church, Roberson eventually signed a publishing deal with EMI Publishing and became one of the talented writers and producers that came out of DJ Jazzy JeffTouch of Jazz camp. His songwriting skills landed him records with artists like Musiq Soulchild, Jill ScottWill Smith, Vivian Green and more.

Now a seasoned performer, both on the stage and in the studio, Roberson's lush harmonies and undeniable presence is landing onstage at World Cafe Live this Sunday for unforgettable experience.

Opening this show, will be  sultry jazz vocalist, and Philly 360° fave, the lovely Laurin Talese. We last caught up with Laurin during her Philly Fourth of July Jam Philly 360° Instagram takeover. You can check out that recap here.

So, grab your tickets now. This is definitely a can't-miss, must-hit Philly music show. 


Eric Roberson: The Box Tour 
When: Sunday, August 17, 8 p.m. 
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $25-$25
More Info: Click here

The 3rd Annual PHSH Tank Block Party Lands At Kung Fu Necktie - Saturday, August 16

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 14, 2014
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Third time's a charm, right? We're hype to see the return of DJ Matthew Law's epic summer throwdown, The 3rd Annual PHSH Tank Block Party. This Saturday, August 16, all roads lead to the gritty, Northern Liberties-based party spot, Kung Fu Necktie for the 2014 edition of one of the city's hottest events.  

The festivities begins outside the venue at 3 p.m. with Dj sets, live music and vendors — then shifts indoors for a dope dance party. Again this year, Law (also known at DJ PHSH) has lined up an incredible list of DJ's, bands, visual artists, vendors and designers.

Take a look at the lineup below. 

DJs & Bands: Matthew Law | IllVibe Collective featuring Mr. Sonny James, Lil Dave & The Bul Bey | $tunt Loco with DJ Sylo & MC Matt Ford | Do You Wanna Boogie? featuring Del & Dirty) | Kenny Vasoli - Vacationer DJ Set | DJ Royale (Ugly Bass) | The Bounce Featuring Bo Bliz | Dave Mass (toowunphyve) | Swift Technique | Johnny Popcorn | Hamburger Hunt (Reunion Show)

Visual Artists & Live Painting: Airrat | Brooks Bell | Adam Smith | Carlos Perez | Tattooer | Jon Connor | Juan Damida | Christian Cantiello | Dave Mass | Jim Comey | Ben Howard | Mars Five | _XST | Marcos Lopez | Barry Kiffer

Fashion Designers: The Decades Hat Co. | Radlands Clothing | Najeeb Sheikh | Cult Classic Ritual Ritual

Street Food: Prime Stache Food Truck | Side of the Road Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken | Uncle Jeeb & Brother Brooks' Munchie Stand Extravaganza

This is definitely a must-hit party for your weekend turn up — we'll see you there. 

The 3rd Annual PHSH TANK Block Party!
When: Saturday, August 16
Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N Front Street
Cost: $10 all day admission / 21+ to enter
More Info: Click here for info. 

Up Next On Our EDM Radar: Indie-Electro Pop Dance Band Delorean Headed For Morgan’s Pier - Thursday, August 14

  • Posted By: Devon Darrow
  • August 14, 2014
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Hailing from Barcelona, Delorean, an indie-electro dance band, isn’t a story of instant overnight success. This four-piece ensemble, made up of Ekhi Lopetegi, Guillermo Astrain, Unai Lazcano and Igor Escudeo, has had a slow rise to the top with a lot of twists, turns, and transformations. Despite the ups and downs, they’ve planted themselves on the quick track to fame and their music is leading the way.

Known for being influenced by and touching on everything from punk rock and indie pop to the electro and techno music scenes, Delorean channels a Mediterranean club music vibe out on the dance floor every time they spin a track. Their music leaves an impression with the depth behind the sound, which merges a broad spectrum of emotion and darkness to light.

The band first gained international acclaim and “Best New Music” on Pitchfork for its 2009 release of the EP Ayrton Senna on French record label Fool House.

It wasn’t until the release of their third album Subiza in 2010 though that Delorean finally achieved the recognition and status in the musical community that was due. The album was released on True Panther Sounds, a well-known New York City-based record label.

Delorean has toured with and remixed for a lot of indie heavy weights from the XX to Franz Ferdinand to Miike Snow and recently, released their fourth album Apar in 2013, after a three-year hiatus.

If you’re looking for a spanish feel that just might remind you of summer nights in Barcelona, join us at Morgan’s Pier on Thursday, August 14! We guarantee the music will get the right vibes flowing and put the party in high gear.

Electro-pop group City Rain is the opener.

Morgan’s Pier Presents: Delorean
When: Thursday, August 14, 9:00 pm (doors 9:00 pm)
Where: Morgan’s Pier, 221 N Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free with RSVP, 21 and over
More Info: Tickets and RSVP here. For more info on the show, visit: Morgan’s Pier

Tonight: Emcee Roc Marciano Headlines The Next Edition Of The Heineken Green Room - Wednesday, August 13

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • August 13, 2014
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Veteran Freshman, a Philly music series presented by Yusuf Yuie wich pairs incomparable Philly-based acts with heavy-hitting industry talents, is teaming up with Heineken Green Room to bring you an up-close-and-personal concert experience with the legendary Roc Marciano. Formerly of Flipmode Squad and The UN, the hit-making emcee and producer will be performing at popular Spring Garden hotspot, Silk City.

Roc Marciano’s 2013 release of Marci Beaucoup showcased his incredible ear as both a producer and a rhymer. His 3rd studio release, Marciano proclaimed this album to be more of a “producer's project," versus his previous works — where the rapper painted more imagery through his lyrics and storytelling. Though his 2013 release was slightly different sound/style for the emcee, the album was well-received by critics and fans alike.

If you love hip hop and beer, then this show is most definitely the place to be. Additional sounds and music for the evening will be provided by the one-and-only DJ Mike Lowry. Insiders will be able to enjoy opening performances by Philly emcees Voss, Twizzmatic, and E-Hos prior to Marciano hitting the stage.

You may want to grab a spot for this as soon as possible, we hear the list is filling up fast!

Roc Marciano
When: Wednesday, August 13, 9 PM
Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: Free (For Heineken Green Room Members)
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:…

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…