Rittenhouse Square: Innovative ‘Two Piece Fest’ Finds Home In Church’s Underground Music Scene

Rittenhouse Square: Innovative ‘Two Piece Fest’ Finds Home In Church’s Underground Music Scene

Rittenhouse Square is home to upscale apartments, boutiques, a five-star hotel, popular restaurants – and underground music. Independent music concerts in Philadelphia are often in less residential and less commercial areas than Center City. The contrast to the upscale neighborhood is interesting but is nothing new. The First Unitarian Church and R5 Productions have been bringing independent […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Venues for Affordable Live Music

Arts & Entertainment: Five Venues for Affordable Live Music

Summer is here and for many music lovers in Philadelphia, that means finally some extra time to enjoy live music. While people weigh in on the increasing number of venues in the city, this competition has created some intimate venues with reasonably priced cover charges. Instead of breaking the bank to see one or two big […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places Your Band Can Play in Philly

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places Your Band Can Play in Philly

Philadelphia Neighborhoods’ arts and entertainment section is not a place that you will likely find gossip about Jay Z and Beyonce’s possible new baby, but rather how local Philadelphia-based artistic and entertainment acts are shaping their communities. Local musicians can be an important and influential component in their community. However, finding a good venue to […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Local Bands Gear Up for Clark Park Fest

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Local Bands Gear Up for Clark Park Fest

Since 1970, the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival has been a summer staple in the West Philadelphia area, attracting local musical acts, artists and vendors. This year’s festival is at the end of the month, but preparations have been underway since late March. “There’s a number of different attractions we have,” said Joshua Craft, owner […]

 By Maria Santilli

Fishtown: Art Aficionados and Strange Vehicles

Fishtown: Art Aficionados and Strange Vehicles

[vimeo 24198293] For the fourth year in a row the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby this past weekend featured art, rock music and really weird vehicles. Each year since 2007, contestants come together to show off their innovative human-powered vehicles. These kinetic sculptures also have artistic themes, allowing contestants to show their personality through art and […]