Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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First record purchased: With my own money? Probably Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane’s Addiction, though my first record was a 45 single of Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” in 1983. I was four.

Last record purchased: Mount Eerie, Clear Moon and Ty Segall Band, Slaughterhouse.

Favorite Philly act: When the War on Drugs played Letterman back in April, it felt like a sports team was winning something important. I was proud. But the Lefty’s Deceiver reunion show in January was also awesome. Best rhythm section in Philly. I also like those Far Out Fangtooth kids.

Favorite Philly venue: I like Johnny Brenda’s. And I like staying close to home.

Now in heavy rotation: Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves. Ted Lucas. Ty Segall. Tame Impala. Daniel Rossen. Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks.


FRANK STALLONE, Actor/Singer-songwriter

First record purchased: Elvis or the Everly Brothers.

Last record purchased: Al Jolson.

Favorite Philly act: Mario Lanza, Hall and Oates, Elizabeth.

Favorite Philly venue: The 2nd Fret, the original Electric Factory and the Trauma.

Now in heavy rotation: Nothing new. Oldies.


DJ ROCDASPOT, Counselor/Purveyor of Good Music

First record purchased: The Fat Boys.

Last record purchased: Jungle Fire, Tokuta.

Favorite Philly act: Kindred the Family Soul, Lady Alma and MC Fatnice.

Favorite Philly venue: World Cafe Live.

Now in heavy rotation: Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto.


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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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