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Summer 2012

Check out the digital version of the magazine here. Find print copies of the mag around the region.

Here is the table of contents:

COVER STORY: Moosh & Twist (above, at The Roots Picnic) have been dropping mixtapes and growing a huge fan-base across the country. The 19-year olds are Philly’s next big hip-hop heroes.

COVER STORY: Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson formed The Roots in 1987. And they are still rocking and pushing boundaries. We talked to Black Thought about making music over the past 25 years as a preview of The Roots Picnic.  We also caught up with Chill Moody, who makes his Roots Picnic debut this year. And Kevin Stairiker identifies four reasons to attend The Roots Picnic: Diplo, Danny Brown, St. Vincent and De La Soul.

Music & Politics: City Councilman David Oh wants Philadelphia to hold a week-long, city-wide international music festival next year.

This Place Rocks: Cups & Chairs serves tea and music in Queen Village. The Jeffrey Palace is like a hipster frat house. Little Berlin combines art and music.

Music & Education: Kehinde Ardrey gives North Philly kids life lessons while teaching them how to play West African drums.

Food That Rocks: Rebel Rock Bar & Bites has live music and self-serve beer at your table. And we offer you other dining options near the Delaware River waterfront.

Liner Notes: Fishtown artist Jeffro Kilpatrick grew up surrounded by music. It continues to influence his art.

Publisher’s Note: It’s a tough town and lots of bad stuff happens. But don’t harp on it. Appreciate the positives.

The JUMP Off features:

Cold Fronts

Dessie Jackson

El Malito & the 33rd Century

Holmesburg Jam

Ruben Polo


The Spinning Leaves

Rowboat Casino


The Astronauts

Anthony Caroto

Mic Stew

The Tough Shits

PLUS: The School of Rock

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