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.
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