This vs. That: Which Philadelphia music act do you prefer?

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LIAM WILSON, Dillinger Escape Plan

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Patti Labelle. I once saw her drummer, John Blackwell, walk-in and tear up Chris’ Jazz. That blew my mind.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Teddy Pendergrass. I recently rediscovered him when we adopted my lady’s parent’s record collection.
Pink or Santigold? Pink. She came to a DEP show in Sydney.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? Diplo. We used to work across the street from each other on South Street. He’s keeping Philly on the map.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Kurt Vile. I love that Stephen Powers did his cover art mural; I see it every time I walk my dog.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates. No contest.
 

DJ APT ONE

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Jill Scott. Love Patti Labelle, but a lot of her catalog isn’t really for me.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? TP. Dude is the greatest and most unique male vocalist ever to come out of Philly.
Pink or Santigold? Santi by default. Pink is some dentist’s office music.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? I’d have to say Jeff just because he still lives and works out of Philly. But these guys are both pretty important to the cultural history of DJing.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? I go way back with the Dr. Dog guys in West Philly, so I’ve got Dr. Dog by default.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates. No offense to Work Drugs, but is the sky blue? Is water wet? You kind of set them up to lose that one.


PATRICE MCBRIDE

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Jill Scott. My mom is going to kill me because Patti is her all-time favorite singer, but I’ve got to go with Jill because she’s more hip-hop.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Teddy P. To this date, I can’t think of a more masculine, commandeering voice.
Pink or Santigold? Santigold. Pink’s an awesome performer, but I dig Santigold’s music more.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? Diplo. Jeff is The Gawd but Diplo and Mad Decent are kinda at the center of the dance music universe right now and all. Tough one, man.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Kurt Vile. He has that more classic rock style.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates. Their music is timeless, and many DJs (self included) still work it into their sets. Plus, John Oates’ porn ‘stache was epic!


WAX TAILOR

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? I'd say Jill Scott maybe for the connection with the Roots, even if I got a lot of respect for Patti Labelle. But the Philly soul sister, poet & activist not mentioned and who got all my admiration and love is the legendary Ursula Rucker.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Maybe Teddy Pendergrass because of the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes '70s classics.
Pink or Santigold? I don't like Pink's music at all; I'm not a Santigold fan. Can I answer The Roots?
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? Jazzy Jeff. He's a real legend.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? On that one I got to confess you made me discover both. ;) They both sound interesting. Maybe Dr. Dog for the psyche vibe.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? I'm not into Work Drugs' kind of music, so I would say Hall & Oates, even if I prefer older Philly Soul like the Delfonics or the O’Jays.

JAMES “BISCUIT” ROUSE, The James Rouse Band

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Patti Labelle.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Teddy Pendergrass.
Pink or Santigold? Santigold.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Dr. Dog.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates.

BLAIR OLLENDORF, singer/guitarist, Wild Rompit

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Patti Labelle.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Teddy Pendergrass.
Pink or Santigold? Santigold.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Dr. Dog.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates.

SASHA DAGES, International House Philadelphia

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Jill Scott.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? Teddy Pendergrass.
Pink or Santigold? Pink.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Dr. Dog.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates.

DAVID CHESLER, Bonfire, LLC

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Patti Labelle.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? John Legend.
Pink or Santigold? Pink.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Dr. Dog.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates.

BRITNEY NORMAN, SugarHouse Casino

Patti Labelle or Jill Scott? Jill Scott.
Teddy Pendergrass or John Legend? John Legend.
Pink or Santigold? Santigold.
DJ Jazzy Jeff or Diplo? DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Dr. Dog or Kurt Vile? Kurt Vile.
Hall & Oates or Work Drugs? Hall & Oates.

AMY RODGERS, Walnut Street Theatre

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