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Jesse Boykins III – Heineken Green Room PHOTO RECAP

Jesse Boykins III returned to Philly to perform for a packed out #HeinekenGreenRoom at Silk City. The R&B/Soul singer is one of the most unique acts within today’s industry, carving a lane that only he can fill. JBIII paused after his soundcheck to say a quick hello and took some pictures with fans who showed up early, providing a glimpse of the vibrant and down to earth personality he is well known for.


The night began with an opening set from Mr. Sonny James. As the artist fka Statik set the vibe for the night, the room began to fill up it was noticeable the niche audience that Boykins has. Once Jesse took the stage, he immediately performed one of his biggest hits “Before The Night is Through” and the rest was history. The crowd was in for a soulful, interactive and energetic show. Wearing a sparkly vest, Boykins showed us why he is said to be one of R&B/Soul’s brightest stars.

Hard to believe 2015 is coming to a close… especially considering it’s near 70 degrees outside! Thanks for making such great memories with us in 2015 with Mannie Fresh, Peedi Crakk, Vashtie and DJ Spinna, A$AP Ferg, Jasmine Solano, DJ Maseo, Your Old Droog,  Rich Medina, Mr. Sonny James, and Jesse Boykins III.

Make sure you stay tuned to @215mag for all the biggest and best happenings coming your way from Heineken Green Room in 2016.

Peace 2015.

Words from Tré Banks.


Photos courtesy of DANIEL WOODEN

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RSVP NOW!!! #HeinekenGreenRoom Philly ft. Jesse Boykins III

Dearest Heineken Green Room Insiders,


It’s the holiday season and Heineken Green Room is treating you to an amazing end of the year celebration.

We’re bringing the captivating Jesse Boykins III, who embodies soul and style, for an intimate performance at Silk City as we bid farewell to 2015 and get ready to welcome a bigger and better 2016. The Mr. Sonny James will be on deck to bring us his getupanddance beats all night long.

This event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room Insiders. Must RSVP +1 friend by December 7th at 5pm. RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.

You must be 21 or over to attend.




215mag Ticket Giveaway to See Tory Lanez + Boogie!

Torey Lanez live in Philly December 11th…

ENTER HERE for a chance to win 2 free tix via @215mag:

Winners (chosen randomly) will be notified via email Wednesday December 9th (two days before the show) by NOON. Submit your first and last name and email by December 7th at 11:00am ET for your chance to win.

** (Winners will be listed at will call)


Check more from Tory Lanez with the links provided down below:

FacebookTwitter – Soundcloud – Website

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First Listen: Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage Mixtape

215mag RATING: 8.0/10

After months and months of anticipation, Lil Uzi Vert’s, Luv Is Rage, mix-tape/album is finally here:

You can also download at Luv Is Rage hosts guest appearances from Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa and a host of industry-elite producers who are running the game currently.

Lil Uzi Vert has been capturing and holding our interest for years now. After years of show appearances, track leaks, and guest features, Lil Uzi finally delivers the crème de la crème that Philly has long been waiting for after a summer of proclaimed L’s [a la Meek, Wale, Drake chatter / twitter].

The mixtape/album takes us through a story of love lost — and found — through reflection and assessment. The production choice is right on point with skits of nostalgia and points of view from Uzi.

Guest Contribution by Curran Lewis.


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Here are your 2015-2016 Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have released it’s 15 man roster leading into their first game of the season. Many Philadelphia fans and pundits are going into the season with expectations at rock bottom [ESPN Power Rankings], but maybe there is some hope for a 7th or 8th seed? Maybe not, but read ahead and follow me on this…

Although the average age of players on the team is 24 years old, over half of the players already have experience within the organization. The new face of the team, Jahlil Okafor, will have a big opportunity to show and prove why he was selected top 3 in the most recent draft. The young culture of the team can potentially create a necessary bond and chemistry, which could lead to a few pleasant surprises.

Let’s hope last night was a sign of good things to come for Jahlil:

…Or maybe I am being the typical Philadelphia fan, finding optimism and discovering every bit of sunlight through the cracks in those brick walls our franchises always seem to run into.

Read up on the 15 players who will be representing your Philadelphia 76ers this season, here via :

Guest Contribution by Tre Banks

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This weekend: CCD Octoberfest at Dilworth Park Saturday and Sunday Oct 24th and 25th

Here ye. Here ye. Come one, come all! This Saturday 10/24 and Sunday 10/25 to Octoberfest at Dilworth Park by City Hall.


Free to attend with great live music ALL DAY with 21+ beer garden and other activities (open to all ages). Fun starts at NOON.

See you there!

Presented by Saul Ewing:
This fall festival will fill the park with a series of fun activities & games, plus a social 21+ Saultoberfest Beer Garden by ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ. A variety of vendors, great food and plenty of beer, DJs & live music will spice up this party.

October 24

Well-known and respected Philly DJ from illVibe Collective, who plays different styles including funk, soul and hip-hop.

Philadelphia based singer staying true to the soulful musical tradition, captivating audiences far and wide with a trademark sound that is rooted in rock and peppered with alternative, and afrobeat influences.

Gifted and world-traveled trombonist steeped in the tradition of jazz and Philadelphia soul.
With a sound as rich and diverse as his native São Paulo, XANDE (shun-ji) CRUZ adeptly blends urban and traditional colors and sounds together in a soulful way like none other.
Just Sole: Street Dance Theater uses Street Dance and Theatrical principles as their mediums to inspire, empower, and share their life stories.

5:30 pm – BRIANNA CASH
Singer/Songwriter hailing from North Philadelphia whose beautiful and innovative music is a pure and genuine combination of soul and folk.

6:30 pm – KRISS MINCEY
Alternative RnB artist, Philadelphia New Girl and DMV Native Kriss Mincey beautifully blends her jazz-¬infused style with a touch of contemporary edge.

1-5 pm: Bocce and Corn Hole presented by Major League Bocce will be part of the day’s fun.  Grab your friends and get a social game of bocce and corn hole going while hanging outdoors in the crispness of a fall afternoon.

Kids Corner
There’s something for everyone, even families and kids at Octoberfest at Dilworth Park presented by Saul Ewing.  Throughout the day kids can enjoy –

Noon – 2pm: KYW Newsradio Kidcast gives children a chance to be a KYW news anchor.

Noon – 4pm: Pumpkin Painting presented by Philly Art Center.  Artists will be able to take home their decorated pumpkin.

The Walnut Street Theatre will be on hand to showcase their upcoming shows for adults and children alike.  Stop by their booth and enter to win tickets, and parents be sure to have your camera on hand as kids will be able to get their pictures taken behind a photo board.

Free face painting will also be available.

October 25

Founder and presenter of Philly’s flavorful Making Time events which have hosted performances featuring different bands from all around the world.

1:30 pm – MYRRIAS
Myrrias patiently build layers of intertwined rhythms and melodies, as each band member complements the group’s high-end shimmer.

2:30 pm – WEEKENDER
Vibrant 5 piece Philly Indie / Dream Pop who have crafted buzzing and dreamy songs served up with spacey, stretched-out vocals between the blissful, fuzzy guitar riffs.

3:30 pm – KATE FAUST
Emerging and aspiring singer-songwriter whose diverse talent displays through her non traditional electro-pop and neo soul music.

4:30 pm – WORK DRUGS
Popular Philly band that successfully blends dance-able percussion rhythms and synths with signature vocal styles, gaining notoriety while touring venues across North America.


Noon-4 pm: Bocce and Corn Hole presented by Major League Bocce will be part of the day’s fun.  Grab your friends and get a social game of bocce and corn hole going while hanging outdoors in the crispness of a fall afternoon.


Pour The Core: Philadelphia – October 15, 2015

Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the third annual Pour The Core: Philly.

At Pour The Core: Philly, you and your friends will be surrounded by the picturesque fall backdrop of the Marine Parade Grounds and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like the artfully crafted, Frecon’s Cidery Crabby Granny, Sir Charles Hard Cider, Good Intent Adam’s Apple, and so many other PA favorites! Best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc’s Draft Hard Cider will also be featured. And, a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere will round out the varieties offered.

So get your blanket or lawn chair ready to stake your spot by the live music. Carry your sunglasses and hat for protection from the sun… check the weather for what to wear and get your tickets. The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local Philly Food Trucks.

There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC). Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.


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This Friday!!! Mural Arts Philly DJ Mural Block Party Redux 6-10pm | 13th St between Sansom/Walnut Sts.

Last fall, you helped Mural Arts kick off the Philly DJ Mural Project, a program that put a creative spin on music education for youth. Now join us for our big return to Midtown Village and celebrate Shepard Fairey’s new mural, honoring Philly’s rich DJ history, all while dancing for hours to jams from your all-time faves.

Featuring the talents of:
Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker, Illvibe Collective, Scratch Academy + more.

This is an Open Source event! For more information on our citywide public art exhibition and 40+ events in October, visit

As the block party closes down, make sure you stroll down the block to Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) as Heineken presents OBEY THE DJ. Ugly Bass brothers Mr. Sonny James & DJ Royale will guide a musical journey bumping everything from Soulful Rhythms to Classic Party Bangers. No need for requests (or to pay cover before 11pm) just OBEY THE DJ and get your groove on!