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Damian Jurado – Live in Philadelphia – 5.20.12

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On a sleepy Sunday evening Damian Jurado stopped into Johnny Brenda’s to grace us with most of the songs off of his 10th studio album, Maraqopa. The Following video of Jurado doing a wonderful version of “Nothing is The News” from the Philly show. This is a shining example of some of the guitar heavy jamming that you can expect from him with a full band.

Polica Live in Philly 5.16.12

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If you combine the precision of the band Battles and the lofty floating vocals vibes of Massive Attack you end up with Polica. The new band from Minneapolis is a powerful four piece rock electronic band fronted by the unforgettable and heavily manipulated vocals of singer Channy Leaneagh. Peep them below doing “Dark Star” and “Amongster” at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.

Maurice Sendak Let the Wild Rumpus Start

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“There must be more to life than having everything.” ― Maurice Sendak Today I lost my favorite childrens author Maurice Sendak. He always reminded me to embrace my inner child and built in so many meaningful lessons along the way. Over the past years living in Philadelphia I had fallen back in love with his work because we have what I think is the largest collection of his work housed in the city of brotherly love at the http://www.rosenbach.org/ This …

Peace Yauch

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!!! CHK CHK CHK – LIVE AT THE BLOCKLEY – 4.16.12

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!!! CHK CHK CHK playing at the Blockley and getting all kinds of wild up in there. Peep the video and images to get an idea of what went down last week.

Reptar Live at the KungFu Necktie

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What can I say but this dance band from Athens Georgia is a ton of fun. Peep them in the video below shaking the floor at the Kung-Fu Necktie doing “Blast Off”

Yellow Ostrich – Live at Johnny Brenda’s – Video Inside

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Yellow Ostrich hit Johnny Brenda’s for their 4th show. Playing much of the new material off of Strange Land Alex Schaaf and company opened with their upbeat rocker “Whale”. Peep that and stellar versions of “Marathon Runner” in the video Below.

The Voice Project

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Unless you’ve been avoiding the media altogether you’re probably familiar with the problems in Central Africa with children being taken from their families and forced to fight for Joseph Kony’s LRA . The LRA is making these children do awful things including killing their friends and family members.  Some of these children escape and hide, afraid to return home because of retaliations for the atrocities they were forced to commit.  In 2003 American Jason Russell created a group called Invisible …

New Multitudes at Union Transfer

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People’s eyes were opened to the truth steeped in deep and powerful music and words of Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie . He made his mark on so many by crafting his insightful views and experiences into folk songs using his machine that could kill fascism, a guitar. Now in 2012 as the country celebrates the anniversary of his 100th birthday another set of musicians paid tribute to the Dust Bowl Troubadour. The full review is here on Jambase Peep Jay …

Roller Derby or Why Women Have More Fun

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Last Friday several friends and I were invited to see our first ever live Roller Derby game. From the moment I set foot in the Derby Den I was in awe, a regular kid in the candy store grin across my face. Cool Uniforms, A wild looking track, Roller Skates, tri-blocks… seriously it’s like I was wisked back twenty years except now I was seeing it live and not on TV. The Derby Den is in a warehouse located in …