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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: Something For Everyone.

April 15, 2014

Throughout the decades, Philadelphia has been grinding out its own place on America’s musical map. From classic soul to jazz to the current burgeoning hip-hip and underground punk scenes, our great city has contributed a lot to the sonic landscape of popular music. No matter where you are on a Saturday night in Philadelphia, you’re always bound to be a few blocks away from great DerrickKromlive music, and this weekend is a weekend to celebrate Philly’s musical diversity. With punk, hip-hop, jazz, indie and rock acts playing throughout the city, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t hit the town and hear something great. No matter your musical tastes, Philly always has something to offer. – Derrick Krom


The Holy Mess, Chumped and Likers at Kung Fu Necktie

A punk rock outfit from Philadelphia, The Holy Mess plans to annihilate Kung Fu Necktie in typical fashion this Friday night. With a new record coming this summer, The Holy Mess has new material in the works and is bound to put on an awesome show. NYC punkers Chumped and Philly pop rockers Likers round out the bill.

The Black Lips and Natural Child at Union Transfer

On tour in support of their latest record Underneath the Rainbow, The Black Lips will be bringing their hectic, unpredictable, theatrical and high-energy show to Union Transfer. Years of recording and touring definitely haven’t slowed down the Atlantic punk rock foursome. Nashville rock and roll band Natural Child will open the night.


3rd Annual Center City Jazz Festival at Chris’ Jazz Café, Fergie’s Pub, MilkBoy Philly and TIME Restaurant

As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the 3rd Annual Center City Jazz Festival will be taking place this Saturday. Attendees can expect a jam-packed schedule of 16 talented jazz bands and artists performing at four different venues, all within walking distance of each other. One ticket provides access to all the performances during the six-hour event.

Philly Loves Def Jam featuring DJ Scratch, Mike Nyce and Mr. Sonny James at Johnny Brenda’s

Brought to you by Flygirrl and gL Productions, Johnny Brenda’s will be hosting Philly Loves Def Jam, “a night of classics from one of the greatest music catalogues in history.” Hosted by West Philly hip-hop artist Chill Moody, the night will feature DJ Scratch of EPMD and opening DJ sets by Mike Nyce and Mr. Sonny James.


New Madrid and DRGN KING at Boot & Saddle

Hailing from Athens, Georgia, “underwater-psych-rock” four-piece New Madrid is currently on tour in support of their second full-length album Sunswimmer. The expansive and experimental psych and noise band will be joined at Boot & Saddle by local Philadelphia psychedelic/dance/rock/indie band and collaborative project DRGN KING.

Mount Carmel, St. James and The Apostles, Harsh Vibes and Village at MilkBoy Philly

With the recent release of their newest album Get Pure, Ohio blues-rock trio Mount Carmel will be bringing their vintage sound to MilkBoy Philly this Sunday night. The band will also be supported by three local Philadelphia acts: psychedelic garage rock power trio St. James and The Apostles, fuzzed-out shoegazers Harsh Vibes and blues-driven psych rockers Village. It’ll be a great way to put an end to your weekend.

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