Now in heavy rotation: A lot of jazz, house music and mid- to early ‘90s hip-hop. Of course, I like alternative too; I’ve been listening to a lot of Phoenix. Then there’s lots of J. Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest. For house, a lot of Nujabes, and for jazz, a lot of Robert Glasper.
COLIN FRANGICETTO, Guitarist, Circa Survive
First record purchased: Either Michael Jackson, Bad or Weird Al Yankovic, Fat.
Last record purchased: The new Beach House album, Bloom.
Favorite Philly act: That’s tough; there’s so many great ones. Probably either Good Old War or Kurt Vile.
Favorite Philly venue: For small shows, Johnny Brenda’s and Kung Fu Necktie; for bigger, Union Transfer. And then The Electric Factory is killer for huge shows.
Now in heavy rotation: Led Zeppelin, Purity Ring, Miles Davis, Owl Paws, O Brother, Hendrix, Mew, Beach House and Anthony’s [Anthony Green, of Circa Survive] latest album, Beautiful Things.
KEITH GOODWIN, Lead Vocalist, Good Old War
First record purchased: The first tape I ever got I think was Kris Kross. And probably then Boyz II Men. Then maybe Dr. Dre.
Last record purchased: Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth.
Favorite Philly act: I really like Dr. Dog, and I really like The Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: That’s a tough one. I really like playing XPN, World Café Live. I really like TLA, and Union Transfer we played once, and I thought that was pretty cool.
Now in heavy rotation: I kind of went back to listening to Vampire Weekend, Contra and a lot of Lucas Wainwright. And then Classical Babies for my little boy.
MAORI KARMAEL HOLMES, Artistic Director, BlackStar Film Festival/Associate Director, Leeway Foundation
First record purchased: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, bought for me; New Edition’s NE Heartbreak, bought on my own.
Last record purchased: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.
Favorite Philly act: Signed? The Roots. Unsigned? Ethel Cee.
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