Street musicians are a mainstay on Philly sidewalks and parks during the summer months, adding more flavor to the city than pretzels, cheesesteaks and TastyKakes cooked together. Many play for money; all play for the love of music.
The most intriguing aspect of FLUXspace isn’t its ethos or bona fides, but its unheard-of level of intimacy. One evening, the gallery hosted a rooftop movie night, casually invited the dozen or so attendees to help themselves the contents of the fridge—popsicles, frozen bananas and Lionshead beer.
Goldbloom’s constantly scouting out new venues around the city, willing to project a film in the back room of a record shop or on a skate-park wall. Through Halloween, at least, PUFF has a stable home at the Piazza.
By Alexandra Jones
Think of it as a curated open mic, or a talent show minus the competition—a series of performances and presentations ranging in tone from breezy and fun to complex and serious. The same show might feature five minutes of coupon-related standup and an hourlong presentation on working for military forces in Iraq’s Green Zone.