Manayunk: Five Places to Go Out and See Live Music

Manayunk: Five Places to Go Out and See Live Music

Live music can transform a quiet bar or restaurant into an exciting and happening place. From full bands playing original music, to acoustic covers, to disc jockeys, here is is a list of five places in Manayunk where it can be seen. Dawson Street Pub Dawson Street Pub (above) has hosted nationally known acts like Selwyn […]

 

Germantown: Broadcasting the Sounds of G-Town

Germantown: Broadcasting the Sounds of G-Town

Located in the heart of Germantown, the G-Town Radio studio produces a non-stop stream of content. The online radio station showcases variety of content ranging from Philadelphia hip-hop to dusty classic rock records and from ethnic music blocks to economic talk shows. [vimeo 123121719] Launched in 2007, G-Town Radio is a non-profit community radio station […]

 

Fishtown: Kids Rock Program Fills the Gaps in Musical Education

Fishtown: Kids Rock Program Fills the Gaps in Musical Education

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church sits on a cobblestone drive at the corner of Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street: traditional grounds for a not-so traditional band. Inside the church, up two flights of stairs you will find a real-life School of Rock, where students fill the room, instruments in hand and personalities in flight. Jessica Craft, […]

 By Lee Miller and Casey Moore

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

One of the greatest challenges musicians face is how to make a living off their craft. Rob Swift and Tom Williamson, members of the band, The Rivals, are attempting to supplement their band income with a social approach to teaching music out of their house at 3701 Spring Garden St. “I was in a rival band, […]

 By Michael Gaudini

Manayunk: Owner Unfazed After Burglary

Manayunk: Owner Unfazed After Burglary

When Joel Dahan was awakened this week with a call from the security company that monitors his Manayunk store, Tag Denim at 4358 Main St,, he thought it might just be about some rowdy baseball fans accidentally setting off the security system. It was soon obvious that the disturbance was no accident. Rather, it was […]

 By Damon Fillman

Manayunk: A Rare Murder?

Manayunk: A Rare Murder?

Manayunk’s pristine, almost idyllic setting is a rare place for a suspicious death, which is why many residents were shocked after hearing about the death of Ellen Rae Greenberg. Greenberg, a 27-year-old teacher at Juniata Park Academy on 801 E. Hunting Park Ave., was discovered fatally stabbed in the chest at her Venice Loft Condominium […]