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March 3, 1989 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
Call it Sunday night fever. "House music," a new type of dance music that is catching on across the country, has Philadelphia in a sweat. Aficionados have been packing the Club Impulse, a nightclub at Broad Street and Germantown Avenue, to the rafters every other Sunday, with "celebrity" drop-ins, such as members of Philadanco and Waves dance groups. As of Sunday, the club will stage the dance parties on a weekly basis, with guest DJs spinning the discs. Clubgoers are advised to get there early and to wear clothing they don't mind sweating in. Sneakers should be avoided.
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March 22, 1990 | By William H. Sokolic, Special to The Inquirer
Talk about surprises! Technotronic's ascent of the American pop charts with "Pump Up the Jam" threw Jo Bogaert for one huge loop. " 'Pump Up the Jam' was a club hit," said Bogaert, the man behind Technotronic. "I never thought it would cross over to radio. " The success of the Belgian-based group, which opens tomorrow night at Valley Forge Music Fair for DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, is expected to pave the way for house music. Until Technotronic, house was a phenomenon limited to dance clubs.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
Police arrested a West Oak Lane man Wednesday and charged him with slaying a Philadelphia disc jockey. Kevin White, 21, of the 6500 block of North Lambert Street, was charged with the murder of Rendell "DJ Randy Flash" Miller, 41, a well-known house music DJ in Center City, who died Monday at Albert Einstein Medical Center after being shot at a party July 14 in the 4900 block of North Camac Street in North Philadelphia. - Sam Wood
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May 12, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, STAFF WRITER
Taryn Manning is known nowadays as Pennsatucky, the formerly snaggletoothed redneck on Netflix's beloved Orange is the New Black (the fourth season streams June 17). But since she rose to prominence as an actor, Manning has also been a musician. First, as one half of Boomkat, with her older brother Kellin, and now as a DJ. On Sunday, Manning will kick off the Sunset Sessions at the Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Following in her footsteps is former reality star (and former Kardashian stepsibling)
LIVING
June 18, 2000 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
With the exception of Goth and Swing nights at the now-closed NewMarket Cabaret, it's been ages since Head House Square has had an "underground" music scene. In fact, it's probably been 20 years since it's had any scene at all. But Filo's (408 S. Second St) is changing that, returning the block to the cellar-dweller existence of the '70s and '80s, when the Borgia Cafe held that same address. While Filo's first floor functions as restaurant/chill-out lounge/dartboard haven, move slowly down the winding steps - past the fish fins and scuba gear - and you'll find yourself in another, darker world.
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November 30, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
"Funky breakbeat action that you won't usually find in any cool atmospheric bar" - expect that tonight at Olive Branch, DJ-producer Anton Chasm says. A conceitful boast? Not quite. It actually may be hard to find funky breakbeats anywhere else in the city. "Since the beginning, Philly has been house music," the Willingboro-born Chasm says. And now, he points out, the only other major scene in the city is drum-and-bass. Interested in DJing since junior high - "I had a crappy . . . mixer and some really bad turntables" - Chasm says he just wants to make music.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016
Bob Mould / Ted Leo Bob Mould has been marrying melody and rage for more than three decades now, going back to his days as leader of influential Minnesota power trio Hüsker Dü, with mid-1980s masterworks such as Zen Arcade and New Day Rising . (Krist Novoselic of Nirvana once said, "Hüsker Dü did it before us. ") Among the Hüskers, his '90s band Sugar, and as a solo artist, Mould has released more than 20 studio albums. Lately, he has been on a roll, with 2012's Silver Age , 2014's Beauty & Ruin , and the dark and desperate new Patch the Sky (Merge)
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May 13, 2005 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Never thought to venture to the Avenue of the Arts for anything more than classical music or theater? To that we say: Rob Paine . . . Bliss . . . and Tuesdays. "It's real laid back," DJ-producer Paine says of the Avenue, countering misconceptions of an uptight atmosphere. A lounge (there is no dance floor), Bliss maintains its leisurely flow by opening its doors onto Broad Street for an outdoor patio. "The location is great," Paine says. "I've never played in such a central location before.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2012
Jay-Z is no dummy. EDM - for electronic dance music - is the music buzz-phrase of 2012. At Made in America, rap-heads and rockers alike will hear the best in mostly non-American electronic dance music. Imagine how Skrillex 's hair will look in the Made in America movie! That Los Angeles-based DJ with the long black locks and shaved sides is the toast of the electro scene. His metallic beats and scorched-earth melodies live up to the acclaim. In terms of pop sensibilities, however, Skrillex doesn't hold a candle (yet)
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May 12, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, STAFF WRITER
Taryn Manning is known nowadays as Pennsatucky, the formerly snaggletoothed redneck on Netflix's beloved Orange is the New Black (the fourth season streams June 17). But since she rose to prominence as an actor, Manning has also been a musician. First, as one half of Boomkat, with her older brother Kellin, and now as a DJ. On Sunday, Manning will kick off the Sunset Sessions at the Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Following in her footsteps is former reality star (and former Kardashian stepsibling)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016
Bob Mould / Ted Leo Bob Mould has been marrying melody and rage for more than three decades now, going back to his days as leader of influential Minnesota power trio Hüsker Dü, with mid-1980s masterworks such as Zen Arcade and New Day Rising . (Krist Novoselic of Nirvana once said, "Hüsker Dü did it before us. ") Among the Hüskers, his '90s band Sugar, and as a solo artist, Mould has released more than 20 studio albums. Lately, he has been on a roll, with 2012's Silver Age , 2014's Beauty & Ruin , and the dark and desperate new Patch the Sky (Merge)
NEWS
November 24, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Twenty-second Street and the Parkway, the southwest corner. For 40 years, that's been Ed Proudman's spot for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the place to which he dragged children from their warm beds and where he now watches them do the same with their children. Where he brings his ladder so late arrivals without manners don't block the children's view. And perhaps most important, where he gets out of the house for a few hours so his wife can get some peace while she prepares Thanksgiving dinner.
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November 23, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the southwest corner. For 40 years that's been Ed Proudman's spot for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the place where he dragged children from their warm beds and now watches them do the same with their children. Where he brings his ladder so late arrivals without manners don't block the kids' view. And perhaps most importantly, where he gets out of the house for a few hours so his wife can get some peace while she prepares Thanksgiving dinner.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012
JD McPherson He certainly knows how to put the roll in rock-and-roll. That inevitably gets JD McPherson pegged as a throwback, and, in truth, he does in many ways seem as if he stepped right out of the '50s. But like, say, the great Blasters 30 years ago, the former art teacher from Oklahoma brings such electrifying new energy and personal flair that he sounds less anachronistic than thrillingly timeless. The evidence is all over his debut album, Signs and Signifiers, maybe our favorite record of the year.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Jay-Z fulfilled his vision of bringing an electric and eclectic music festival to the heart of the city on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, headlining the first day of what he called the "first annual Made in America festival. " Jay-Z's razor-sharp and supremely confident performance, in which he enlisted the assistance of his partner in rhyme, Kanye West, as well as President Obama (in a prerecorded video), capped a nine-hour day filled with top-shelf performances from a range of rappers and electronic music acts and a smattering of indie rockers, giving Made in America a running start in carving out a niche as a uniquely urban-electronic mega-event in the crowded music festival season.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2012
Jay-Z is no dummy. EDM - for electronic dance music - is the music buzz-phrase of 2012. At Made in America, rap-heads and rockers alike will hear the best in mostly non-American electronic dance music. Imagine how Skrillex 's hair will look in the Made in America movie! That Los Angeles-based DJ with the long black locks and shaved sides is the toast of the electro scene. His metallic beats and scorched-earth melodies live up to the acclaim. In terms of pop sensibilities, however, Skrillex doesn't hold a candle (yet)
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Jennifer Lopez has been so many things since her career's start that it's hard to remember what she actually does best. Lopez, 43, is a multi-hyphenate at a time when doing one thing well means little. Luckily, as her song goes, she's doing it well. She's renowned as a well-choreographed dancer. She's judged other singers (for two seasons on American Idol , a gig she left just weeks ago) and has been judged in mixed reviews for her own slight, sprightly dance-music hits, big ballads, and light, soubrette, vocal éclat.
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July 31, 2012 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Jennifer Lopez has been so many things since her career's start that it's hard to remember what she actually does best. Lopez, 43, is a multi-hyphenate at a time when doing one thing well means little. Luckily, as her song goes, she's doing it well. She's renowned as a well-choreographed dancer. She's judged other singers (for two seasons on American Idol , a gig she left just weeks ago) and been judged in mixed reviews for her own slight, sprightly dance music hits, big ballads and light soubrette vocal éclat.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | by Alissa Falcone and For the Daily News
THE DAYS WHEN cutting-edge DJs played only underground clubs is past. Electronica dance music has blown up in recent years as the music found its way to the radio, and the DJs themselves became more recognizable. A testament to how far the genre has come is the Identity Festival, the first touring, electronic-only music festival to visit major outdoor amphitheaters throughout North America. It hits Philly on Sunday. Identity Festival is a full, rock-style arena tour, with buses transporting stage setups and artists from city to city.
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