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Intern Derrick’s Weekend Picks: Forget The Rodent.

February 4, 2014

DerrickKromWell, seeing as the rodent we proudly base our weather predictions on saw his own shadow, it’s looking like we’ve got six more weeks of winter ahead of us. It’s a pretty depressing thought to be honest. But there’s hope for us yet. If you love Philly music like we do here at JUMP, then this is the weekend for you. It’s a weekend filled with affordable hometown headliners and local showcases that show off the best our great city has to offer. So go out there and join your fellow friends and neighbors in supporting local artists and forget about the winter blues for a while. – Derrick Krom.


Philly Kid Graffix Showcase featuring Anessa LaRae, News of Your Departure, Decipher, Jazzy Tazz, NoZZy, Grand Arson and Brothers From Another at The Fire

Start your weekend off right with a stacked Philly showcase at The Fire. Sponsored by Philly Kid Graffix, this diverse and entertaining lineup has everything you could possibly ask for: hip-hop artists Brothers From Another, NoZZy, Jazzy Tazz and Decipher, a capella group Grand Arson, acoustic singer-songwriter News of Your Departure and eclectic rock ‘n’ soul songstress and headliner Anessa LaRae. Not only is there music, but stand-up comedy and poetry will also be part of the showcase.

Philly Music Matters Local Showcase featuring BK Friendly, Stolen Rhodes, Problem Solving and Tess Emma at Theatre of Living Arts

Another local showcase is taking place at the TLA this Friday featuring an assortment of Philly bands and artists. Singer-songwriter Tess Emma, veteran roots-flavored rock band Problem Solving, good time rock ‘n’ rollers Stolen Rhodes and the multi-genre experimental music project BK Friendly—created by Ben Kravitz—are bound to put on a creative and high-energy show you won’t want to miss.


Restorations, The Holy Mess and Dogs on Acid at Boot & Saddle

Boot & Saddle is hosting an evening of new music featuring some of Philly’s best punk and post-rock bands. Coming off a successful and productive year of live shows and the release of their last album LP2, Restorations is planning for an intimate night of refreshing new songs that will give fans a preview of what is to come. Local punk acts The Holy Mess and Dogs on Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader) will also be supporting.

Pissed Jeans, Purling Hiss and Trophy Wife at Union Transfer

With some of the best DIY bands Philly has to offer on one bill, this is a hard show to pass up. Local headliners Pissed Jeans are one of the most energetic punk rock bands out there, while alternative garage rockers Purling Hiss have been making Philly rattle and buzz for years. Joined by the furious rock duo Trophy Wife, this show is bound to be an assault on your eyes, ears and everything else in-between.


1851 Records Presents: A Benefit for Rock to Remember featuring Mic Stew, Hopscotch Jefferson and Garine Mouradian at The Grape Room

Join 1851 Records—Saint Joseph’s University’s student-run record label—in Manayunk this Sunday for an evening of great local music. Relatively new to the Philly music scene, Hopscotch Jefferson blend a classic rock sound with bluesy guitar to create something memorable, while talented and hardworking headliner Mic Stew (“your favorite Philly rapper’s favorite rapper”) brings a raw hip-hop flavor to the event. Proceeds also benefit Music and Memory, so it’s all for a good cause.

Retake the Video, Nobody Yet, Awake at Last and Sacagawea and The Hunters at The Trocadero Theatre

If pop punk/post-hardcore is your thing, then the Troc is where you want to be this Sunday. Hardworking, dedicated and in-your-face, Retake the Video and local Philly act Nobody Yet blend a number of pop punk influences to create their own unique and progressive takes on the genre. Along with Delaware melodic rockers Awake at Last and Philly garage rockers Sacagawea and the Hunters, this lineup will be sure to end your weekend on an energetic high note.

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