Intern Bree’s Weekend Picks (And More!): Be Amongst The People!
Every Thursday, our JUMP mag intern, Bree Wood, offers her suggestions for fun Philly music stuff for the upcoming weekend (and more).
It’s going to be a crazy weekend, so start it off with a pretty chill night at what is quickly becoming one of JUMP’s favorite music venues. The Homophones play jangly pop music that is perfect for swaying to with a Narragansett lager in your hand.
I’ve been to the Mad Decent Block Party a couple times and it’s always interesting. Pretty much a lot of day drinking and good times to be had with great acts to watch. Heading up this year’s Philly stop is Major Lazer (above). I dare you to try not to dance to this reggae fusion/hip hop/electro greatness. Also catch Riff Raff, Bonde Do Role, Po Po and a slew of DJs. This will be jam packed, for sure.
There have been complaints about Morgan’s Pier being a bro-bar, whatever that means, but they keep bringing great, free and local music there. Jukebox the Ghost (above) are former Philly transplants (now ugly New Yorkers) who put on an energetic show. And Norwegian Arms features our old pal Keith Birthday and Eric Slick, the drummer from Dr. Dog.
After shakin’ it at Mad Decent all day and/or partying at Morgan’s Pier, stop by Kung Fu Necktie, grab a beer and listen to some new jams. Commonwealth Choir and Blue Roan are new groups on the block. And it’s Ruby The Hatchet‘s Single Release Party!
Here’s another event that is sure to be packed – ’cause it’s free, yes, but it’s also a great lineup. And it’s carbon neutral this year, for whatever that’s worth. Man Man (above) will perform on the stage in the Piazza and they always create an amazing experience. There will be two other stages on 2nd Street with live music running from noon until 10 PM. There will be food, art, beer gardens and much more. Be sure to check out the tent by North Bowl where DJ Rob Paine and his Worship Recordings crew will host their monthly dance party, The Shakedown.