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.
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.
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