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Click on the links below to read stories from the HOOK-UP issue:
• The Beginning of the Rainbow: How Reading Rainbow formed, came to Philly and began creating the awesome music they make.
• Music Appreciation: Nicos Gun blends dance beats with indie hooks and psychedelic grooves to create an infectious sound.
• Enter Sandman: Meet Philly’s smooth rapper who is constantly on the cusp of bigtime.
• Divided We Stand: June Divided talks about connections and Craigslist.
• The Brazilian Revolution: We traced the popular sound back to it’s Philly roots.
• The Ballad of Jessi & Nema: The photographer and his muse are making music and art together.
• Finding Purpose Through Music: Stanford Thompson, of Tune Up Philly, is trying to revive a Southwest Philly neighborhood through classical music.
• I Could Make a Party Happen: Mayor Michael Nutter, a former DJ, talks about the importance of music and the arts.
• The Movement: Weathervane Music is empowering independent artists.
• Payback Time: Joe Hardcore is making up for years of being an asshole.
• Hardcore Historian: Joe Annaruma, the former GWAR frontman formerly known as Joey Slutman, recounts his days during the rise of punk and hardcore.
• A Real Studio: Musician Mike Onufrak goes to a professional studio and gets treated like a professional.
• Drinking Vodka with Nomads: Keith Birthday of Norwegian Arms crossed cultural barriers with music.
• You Can’t Do it Alone: Brendan McKinney has traveled the world thanks to his music – and his connections.
• Creepoid Gets Naked: The indie band from Manayunk stays warm by their backyard bonfire.
• The Cut Creator: Dave Patten sings with and makes videos for Meek Mill.
• Connie’s Ric Rac: A good excuse to listen to music and drink.
• House Music: The PSALM Salon in Overbrook provides great music in a home-like setting. Because it’s in somebody’s home.
• Music History: A Germantown piano company has been in business since 1891.
• Jazz, Ribs, R&B and Love in West Philly: Le Cochon Noir serves up fine food and soulful music.
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And check out the exclusive video interview of Nazir Ebo by Mariel Waloff: