By PW Staff
We’re going to say it: This moment RIGHT NOW is the most exciting in Philadelphia’s storied music history. Truthfully. No exaggeration. Gamble and Huff be damned.
By Tara Murtha
Sometimes, Cutrufello sits in front of his television, guitar in lap and remote in hand, rewatching the film for the umpteenth time, searching for just the right three-to-four minute clip to inspire his next song. “I press play and record at the same time and go, but it’s really difficult,” he says.
By Richie Charles
Mike Cooper’s place is bursting at the seems. Any day now, this rowhome’s going to swell up and discharge its dusty contents onto Allegheny Avenue. He’s got a lot of records. Piles and piles of albums everywhere. The whole situation is overwhelming and getting out of control. A man could drown in all that music. Cooper’s solution? Start selling.
By Elliott Sharp
“It’s unlike any other place in Philadelphia,” co-owner Ben Orlock says on a recent Saturday evening after helping a customer find a dictionary. “It has a unique vibe and it’s impossible to not be awed by the space.”