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Patrick Rodgers is the president of Dancing Ferret Concerts, which produces the city's longest-running weekly club night, Nocturne. He's been promoting music in Philadelphia for almost a decade.
Dean "Clean" Sabatino has been playing drums since fifth grade. He's played with Narthex, the Dead Milkmen, Baby Flamehead, Butterfly Joe and the Big Mess Orchestra.
Val Shively is the owner of Val Shively R&B Records in Upper Darby.
Sara Sherr is a promoter for Plain Parade Booking and a music critic for the Philadelphia Daily News.
Jon Solomon is a longstanding DJ at WPRB and the main man at My Pal God Records.
Jim Sutcliffe is director of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment. He's played guitar with Kenn Kweder and the Indian Guides and the Chowderheads.
Michael Tearson has been on Philadelphia FM radio since 1967. He now appears on WMGK and Burlington County College's WBZC. He does the Bob Dylan Radio Hour for Sirius Folktown and his record reviews appear regularly in Sing Out! and The Audiophile Voice.
Jonathan Valania writes for PW, Magnet and several other publications, and is a member of the Pearly Gates.
Suzann Vogel used to have crushes on DJs. Now she writes about them for PW, along with hip-hop.
Doug Wallen writes frequently for PW about indie rock. He's edited the music-minded zine Skyway since 1996.
Bruce Warren is program director at 88.5 WXPN-FM. His favorite all-time Philly song is "La-La (Means I Love You)" by the Delfonics.
PW's 2015 Gift Guide
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