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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.

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ALO at World Cafe live Philly – Sunday October 11, 2015

Over the last couple of years the members Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) have all been working hard on individual side projects such as touring with Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, and Mokie. Recently, the band have re-united and are touring this fall in support of their October 2nd new album release, Tangle Of Time . One of their stops along the tour will be at World Live Cafe on Sunday October 11th (with Yojimbo).

ALO formed almost two decades ago and releases albums (on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records) that are an exuberant mix of Pop/Rock and in-the-moment improv. The new album Tangle Of Time incorporates these elements, but also features a sound that evokes the California cool of the 70’s. All four members of the band contributed to the songwriting for this album adding to its freewheeling sound.

Image source: http://www.masonjarmedia.com/alo


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Trombone Shorty @ TLA | Saturday August 30th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave w/ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires are coming to South St. this Saturday night August 30th!

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Born and raised in New Orleans, and since well travelled and critically acclaimed, the high energy and exciting jazz, funk, rap fusion artist Trombone Shorty and his band have been across the map on worldwide tours, broadcast through media airwaves, and featured on top television shows and series — rightfully including HBO’s Tremé — his home neighborhood in the Crescent City.

Jesse Boykins III @ Union Transfer: Recap

Jesse Boykins III dislpayed his supreme talent on the Union Transfer stage Saturday, May 24th before a certainly satiated audience. Opening acts brought the crowd to Spring Garden St. early and showed off Philly’s hometown products Beano – with a special appearance from Chill Moody, soul singer Jacqueline Constance, and singer-songwriters Justin Graham, and Domi Jo, who lit the fuse, and Boykins III subsequently ignited the night with his signature dynamic flare. Photos from the night are below – and in case you missed it earlier this week, be sure to check out the two.one.five Exclusive interview with Jesse Boykins III.

Photo credits – Daniel Wooden


 

Stephen Marley @ the Trocadero: Recap

Friday April 18, 2014 – photos and story by Aran Hart

Stephen “Ragga” Marley filled the Trocadero Theatre Friday night with the special sounds blending his namesake’s classics, his own hits, and introducing his latest album Revelation Part 2: Fruit of Life (look for its release later in 2014), gathering fans from all around the Philadelphia and Tri-State areas.

The night opened with Stephen’s son Jo Mersa engaging the audience with a young generation style of conscious lyrics and “ghetto-youths” dancehall. Jo Mersa studio tracks like (Comfortable), cut through clear but his live performance still needs improvement.

Jo Mersa – Comfortable

Dancehall artist Wayne Marshall followed with smooth lover’s rock steady riddims like (Good Love) that moved the crowd, especially those who came with their lover, to feel all right. Marshall can switch up to some bad man tunes (I Know) over dance based sounds so his show mixes both styles his fans have come to expect.

Wayne Marshall – I Know

When the main attraction, Stephen Marley, stepped out in his usual denim attire the crowd crescendoed to greet the reggae superstar with love, which was certainly the theme, and one reciprocated throughout the performance. Standing front and center with his signature lion-art designed guitar, Marley interacted with the crowd with radiant smiles and that ever-so familiar raspy Marley trademark voice, receiving warm responses as his band dropped into recognizable tunes, or announced the newest premiers. Wayne Marshall made a quick cameo appearance, and even reggae stars Capleton & Sizzla jumped out in front of the bright lights to fill the room with excitement performing the album’s new song, that actually dabbles into EDM and dub-step styles, (Rock Stone).

Stephen Marley Ft. Sizzla & Capleton – Rock Stone 

The Bob Marley classic Could You Be Loved jammed on as Stephen bid farewell, until next time, to the crowd who cheered him back on stage for a heartfelt encore that concluded with another new premier of the beautiful acoustic ballad (Celebration)- featuring Jo Mersa. The chorus sings: Cuz tonight / We ‘gon have a celebration of our life/ Party from night / ‘Til morning light / We all have a good time / Good vibrations.

Revelation Part 2 features a neo-soulful and hip-hop intertwined track with Philly’s own Black Thought (Thorn Or a Rose). This, along with the aforementioned Rock Stone, are proof that Marley continues to successfully bridge the gap between different genres and further cements his prowess as a critically acclaimed producer in the industry beyond the reggae landscape.

This was indeed a celebration, and a revelation, with host Stephen “Ragga” Marley.

Stephen Marley Ft. Black Thought – Thorn Or a Rose

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HGR Compound Classic Bronx, NYC: Recap

Wednesday March 5, 2014 – Bronx, NY

The Bronx, NYC was home for a Heineken Green Room two-part night of music and party with big-name DJ’s and music industry faces co-mingling with select HGR members. To begin the night,  The Compound opened the doors to its decorative and street dapper Bronx creative space “The Compound” for a meet and greet party, hosted by creative connector Set Free and DJ’d Ambush and Young Guru.

After this pre-party wrapped up, attendees joined a larger crowd of HGR members just down the street at the neighborhood hot-spot “Bruckner Bar & Grill” that featured the headlining set of DJ Enuff’s (NYC HOT 97 FM).

Heineken Green Room: Jump N Funk Recap

Tuesday February 25, 2014 at Silk City

Heineken Green Room Philadelphia shined bright as the stage for an incredible night of international musical performances starring the tremendous DJing talents of Rich Medina alongside Sahr Ngaujah & Friends, plus the video wizardry of Mark Hines. Dubbed Jump N Funk, this world renowned dance party, now in its 2nd decade and stronger than ever, paid homage at nightclub Silk City to the powerful afrobeat music of the late Nigerian revolutionary of song, Fela Kuti. Receiving critical acclaim while playing Mr. Fela Kuti on Broadway, Sahr Ngaujah brought his passionate showmanship and energy to the stage before a soul satiated audience.

Stay warm and stay tuned because HGR has more entertainment coming your way!

Photo Credits: Daniel Wooden & Ajon Brodie