Last record purchased: Last vinyl was the remastered Dark Side of the Moon.
Favorite Philly act: I always had a soft spot for the Trammps back in the day.
Favorite Philly venue: The Spectrum because I attended many shows there.
Now in heavy rotation: I have a ‘60s and ‘70s play list that includes lots of really old staples: the Who, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Zombies, just to name a few.
JOSE GARCES, Iron Chef/Owner of Amada, Village Whiskey, Tinto, Distrito and Chifa
First record purchased: The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You. A classic that still makes its way out of my speakers quite a lot.
Last record purchased: The Black Keys, Attack & Release. Smart, contemporary rock ‘n’ roll from some of the best in the business right now. It was their first album with an outside producer, and the result is impossible to stop listening to.
Favorite Philly act: Dr. Dog. You have to love a band that builds their own amplifier to make sure that their sound reaches the crowd the way they mean it to get there.
Favorite Philly venue: It’s decidedly less rock ‘n’ roll than my previous picks might suggest, but I absolutely love The Kimmel Center. Visually, acoustically and historically, it is a stunning venue and a very special place to see all kinds of live music.
Now in heavy rotation: It’s tough to find a day when I’m not in the mood for The Beatles. I’ve also been playing a lot of Grateful Dead for the past week or two, in honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday.
ZACH MILLER, Keyboardist, Dr. Dog
First record purchased : The first piece of music I can remember owning is an MC Hammer cassette single: “U Can’t Touch This” b/w “Up With Hope (Down With Dope).” It came free when you bought a pair of BK shoes. I would play that cassette over and over while playing Brickles or Lode Runner on the computer.
Last record purchased: Ty Segall Band, Slaughterhouse.
Favorite Philly act: (Past) The Teeth; (present) Purling Hiss.
Favorite Philly venue: Johnny Brenda’s.
Now in heavy rotation: Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin.
JASON KERNEVICH, Co-Owner, The Heads of State
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
PW's Music Issue 2014