Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: PARTY TIME!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good party? I’m not talking about the frat basement kind of party with stale beer, red Solo cups and that weird kid who always plays music from his iPod. I’m talking about an up close and personal, ear rattling, live music experience kind of party. This weekend is dedicated to partying and having a kickass time listening to great live music throughout the city. If there’s one thing we here at JUMP are good at, it’s finding the right kind of party. From rock ‘n’ roll blowouts to hip-hop throw downs, we know what’s good. So come out and join the party. – Derrick Krom
Rock and roll outfit Low Cut Connie is a band on an astronomical rise that knows how to throw a good party. Steeped in critical acclaim, the lively five-piece, dripping with 1950s rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia, will be kicking off its US tour at Johnny Brenda’s this Friday along with bluesy D.C. garage rockers Shark Week and Philly rock trio Satellite Hearts.
Athens, Georgia-bred rock and roll power trio The Whigs will be bringing its raw and energetic show to North Star Bar this Friday in support of their recently released fifth full-length, Modern Creation. Country-tinged singer-songwriter Nikki Lane and Philadelphia alt-rockers Desoto Jones will open the down and dirty rock and roll night.
Red Bull Sound Select and JUMP have teamed up for a monster party featuring the return of legendary Philly art-rappers Plastic Little and showcasing local Philly acts Sweatheart, Needle Points and DJ GUN$ Garcia. Come join the JUMP crew for surprise guests (Spank Rock?), lots of giveaways (T-shirts?) and a wild night of awesome live music. AND it’s only $3 if you RSVP online before the show! See you there.
“The Ultimate Eighties Tribute Band” from Virginia will be bringing its high-energy nostalgia-filled live party to the Troc this Saturday night. From A Flock of Seagulls to Whitesnake, the seven-piece outfit will deliver all the classic Eighties hits you remember all while leaving you yearning for the days of skinny ties, big hair and parachute pants.
A genre-defying five-piece from Philadelphia, You Do You combines funk, soul and rock and roll to create something truly unique. With soulful vocals and Seventies-era showmanship, You Do You will be throwing its own funk party along with dark soul act Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and feel good rock/pop Philly outfit Conversations.
Ron Gallo has been all over the country playing music both solo and with his rock band Toy Soldiers since 2010. Currently working on his first solo album, Gallo will be performing a number of his powerful songs backed by Philly rock trio Satellite Hearts.