Paper Diamond

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When he’s not rocking crowds of sweat-saturated revelers, Paper Diamond is Alex B, a non-descript dude who runs a collective/label/storefront/gallery called Elm & Oak on 13th Street and Spruce —in Boulder, Colorado, not up the street in Philly. And guess what? It’s also between Spruce and Walnut. For real. Google Map it. Move that field of vision around, and you’ll find the University of Colorado campus, where Paper Diamond conducts classwork. Yup, universities are now totally open to the idea of multimedia DJs and electronic music producers teaching—or at least conducting learning exercises. That already fits this guy’s M.O.; at Elm & Oak, he has monthly art shows and music nights, video artists hold rank, and graphic designers turn out aural assaults. And those folks constantly counsel local students about how they stay on the grind and ultimately succeed. Paper Diamond, though, is telling and showing.

His genre of choice is dance music cast widely: mumbathon, dubstep, trap, hip-hop instrumentals are all employed. For those of you (like me) who cringe at the idea of skronky, molly-friendly, bugout EDM, this guy’s actually a really nice toe-dipping entrypoint. Yes, some PD tracks are a little hype, evidenced by his endorsement by Mad Decent, but it’s more than possible to have a really pleasant, totally sober wile-out at Theater of the Living Arts tonight. This is a date bounce fans aren’t going to want to sleep on. // BILL CHENEVERT

8pm. $20. With Loudpvck, Gent & Jawns + DJ Ruxbin. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.2599. TLAphilly.com

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Thursday, February 06, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
334 South St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 02/06/2014. .

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