Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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Favorite Philly act: Hall and Oates.

Favorite Philly venue: Electric Factory.

Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.


NICK STUCCIO, Founder/Producing Director, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe

First record purchased: Bob Marley, Kaya. His best, hands down.

Last record purchased: Actual record? Maybe Kool & the Gang in college? Just got Glassworks by Philip Glass. Awesome.

Favorite Philly act: Todd Rundgren.

Favorite Philly venue: Johnny Brenda’s.

Now in heavy rotation: Soundgarden, Pet Sounds (on bike rides), The Necks from Australia.


ZAC RINALDO, Center, Philadelphia Flyers

First record purchased: Eminem, D12.

Last record purchased: Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t.

Favorite Philly act: None off the top of my head.

Favorite Philly venue: Wells Fargo Center.

Now in heavy rotation: Old school Lil Wayne.


FRANK E. OLIVIERI, Owner/Executive Chef, Pat’s King of Steaks

First record purchased: The Hudson Brothers’ “So You Are a Star,” the Jackson 5’s “Dancing Machine” and Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon on the same day. What a mix.

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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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