Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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Favorite Philly act: The Hooters were the soundtrack of my adolescence, and Eric Bazilian’s most recent show at The Record Collector was truly epic. My newest favorite: Charles, the electric-violin busker, who’s often found on temperate weekend nights playing on Chestnut Street in Old City.

Favorite Philly venue: If I have to pick, the Tin Angel. It’s always cozy, up close and personal, whether the performer is a local favorite or a legendary touring songwriter.

Now in heavy rotation: At home, The Cassendre Xavier Collection Vol. 1; in the car, Brandi Carlile’s new Bear Creek; on my phone, Tricky Pixie’s Mythcreants.


DJ AURA, DJ, Places & Spaces on G-Town Radio

First record purchased : The Roots featuring Amel Larrieux, “Glitches” 12-inch.

Last record purchased : Miss Al Boogie, Miss Al Boogie’s Lo Fi Sci Fi EP.

Favorite Philly act : Santigold.

Favorite Philly venue : Johnny Brenda’s.

Now in heavy rotation : Azealia Banks, “Fierce.”


DAVD|little, MC/Musician, Sëla

First record purchased: Q-Tip, Amplified.

Last record purchased: Mos Def, The Ecstatic.

Favorite Philly act: The Wrecking Crew.

Favorite Philly venue: Silk City.

Now in heavy rotation: Minnie Riperton, Outkast’s Stankonia.


DENICE FROHMAN, Poet/Teaching Artist/Lyricist

First record purchased: Janet Jackson, janet.

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1. Anonymous said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:27PM

“wow. what a truly diverse and varied group of "tastemakers". one more reason why PW is a joke of a weekly rag.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 01:11PM

“They should have asked for their Favorite Philly Act that's not The Roots.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Aug 16, 2012 at 01:53AM

“troll much?”

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4. Anonymous said... on Aug 16, 2012 at 02:48PM

“In Philly, we play both types of music. Hip hop AND indie rock! No, but seriously, you guys couldn't find a few more MCs and DJs to contribute?”

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5. Anonymous said... on Aug 23, 2012 at 08:06PM

“Stop hating. There isn't even an indie rock station on main stream radio in Philly. Philadelphia is known for Soul music and Hip-Hop. And more music industry DJs have come out of Philly than any other city in the world. Whether it's Josh Wink, Diplo or Jazzy Jeff, we have dominated DJ culture for the last 30 years.”

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6. Anonymous said... on Aug 27, 2012 at 05:40PM

“I call it as I see it, and I see a music scene far more diverse in this city than was given credit by these so-called "taste makers". Maybe if there was someone over 35 contributing to PW, we'd hear about it. Oh, and if you're actually under the impression that there isn't an indie rock station in Philly, there's a little station called WXPN. You should tune in sometime! You'll get all the Avett Brothers and Dr. Dog your little eardrums can handle. (But only if Pitchfork says it's okay)”


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