You can check out the digital version of the mag here. Find print copies of the mag around the region soon.
COVER STORY: Ali Wadsworth (above) has been making music with friends for a long time. She finally released her debut solo album, with great thanks to the friends she made along the way.
COVER STORY: Gravelly-voiced rapper Vinnie Paz may be Philly’s most successful independent artist. But he also battles a mental disorder that traps him in his own mind.
COVER STORY: Rob Grote of The Districts says his band has gained some momentum recently. That may be the understatement of the year. The young band is poised to explode on a national level.
COVER STORY: Music has an effect on us. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t listen. But do violent lyrics bring about violent behavior? In a city with a crime problem, it’s a question worth asking.
COVER STORY: Sayso was a member of famed Philly rap crew, RAM Squad. Now he’s serving a life sentence in prison, convicted of a murder he says he did not commit.
Music & Politics: Former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell says the arts sparked the city’s revival.
This Place Rocks: The Don’t Tread On Me House offers East Falls a DIY experience. Shorty Boy-Boy is running Studio A, where he finished he latest album. Sofar Sounds brings musicians to the living room. Ars Nova brings jazz and experimental sounds to the city. And why does everyone love Johnny Brenda’s?
Music & Education: Super-producers Carvin & Ivan benefited from the kindness of their mentors. Now they’re mentoring the next generation of music makers.
Food That Rocks: The North Star Bar has long been a place to catch a drink and a great show. You can also see musicians up close and personal in their intimate Victorian Dining Room.
Publisher’s Note: There’s comfort within walls but adventure and excitement beyond them.
Chase Allen (above)
Baa Ram Ewe (right)