7 Shows to See in Philly This Week



Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def Coming to Union Transfer for Summer Recess Concert [CANCELLED]

Photo from Facebook.

Photo from Facebook.

UPDATE: [7/6/2015, 11:30 am]: We received a message from the organizers of the show saying that, “due to circumstances beyond Little Giant Creative’s control, the Summer Recess concert has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be given a full refund.]

Yasiin Bey, the MC formerly known as Mos Def, is coming to Union Transfer on July 25th for the first-ever Summer Recess concert organized by Little Giant Creative (LGC). Bey will be joined by North Philly native Freeway in a rare concert appearance that aims to “bring together an eclectic audience of rap aficionados and hip-hop lovers of all ages and backgrounds.” Read more »

Father John Misty April-Fooled the Audience at Union Transfer Last Night

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“Are you ready for Father John Misty? He’s gonna make sweet love to your head. Your ears, I mean, and he’s not gonna stop. For at least two hours.” —opening act King Tuff

Striding on stage as a lurid neon script spelling out ‘No Photography’ flickers to life, Father John Misty seizes his microphone like a starving man after the last loaf of bread on earth. Everything about him is magnetized, engaged; he is aflame singing the opening and title track of his most recent album, I Love You, Honey Bear, swinging the microphone stand.

At the end of the song the front row, all male, all under 25, clap deliriously and snap photos. Thanking the audience for a great night and bidding us safe return home, Father John and his band leave the stage. The same techs who set up the guitars and tested all of the mics return, unplugging gear and ripping up a set list from the stage, handing it to a kid in the front row.

Set List

  1. I Love You, Honey Bear

April Fool complete, the band return to the stage and attack.

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PHOTOS: Sleater-Kinney at Union Transfer

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It’s been 8 years, 7 months and 28 days since Sleater-Kinney played in Philadelphia. I was really lucky to be in the audience on July 31, 2006 at the old Starlight Ballroom because there were only three more shows left on their goodbye tour. Original riot-grrrls Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss called it quits after the release of their seventh and critically acclaimed album, The Woods, shocking the music industry and their deeply loyal fans. When these rockers get together, it’s like lightening in a bottle.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Dan Savage’s Amateur Porn Festival HUMP!

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“Savage Love” columnist and outspoken LGBT advocate Dan Savage is bringing his dirty movie tour, HUMP!, to Philadelphia for the very first time this weekend. The film series includes 17 risqué flicks made by everyday folks from the Northwest who were challenged to “become temporary, weekend porn stars by making their very own five-minute dirty movies.”

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Dan Savage Bringing Amateur Porn Film Festival to Philly in February

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Since QFest went kaput, we’ve had little opportunity to sit in a movie theater with hundreds of strangers to watch films with titles like Beethoven’s Stiff and Anal Alley, but your luck is about to change, my dirty-movie-loving friend.

“Savage Love” columnist and outspoken LGBT advocate Dan Savage is bringing his dirty movie tour, HUMP!, to Philadelphia for the very first time in February. The film series includes 17 risqué flicks made by everyday folks from the Northwest who were challenged to “become temporary, weekend porn stars by making their very own five-minute dirty movies.”

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Things to Do in Philly in December: Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Bill Nye, Frozen and More

Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

The Sincerity Project
December 4-13
FringeArts
Of all of the fledgling theater companies in Philadelphia right now, the ensemble-based and movement-oriented Team Sunshine Performance Corporation is the most promising. Its summer co-production of Henry IV: Your Prince and Mine and 100-person sword-bearing army in Clark Park drew rave reviews. Now they’re back with this years-in-development play about the growing pains faced by millennials. Look for an onstage choir, a little nudity, and a bunch of 20-somethings baring their souls and questioning what it means to get older. Well, a little bit older, anyway.

Great Expectations
December 1-14 
Arden Theatre Company
Matt Decker directs just six actors in the Dickens play that features 40 characters.

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