Event Spotlight:Bradley’s Bucks Playground

In case you needed something tremendous to do this upcoming Wednesday and/or Thursday night, head straight over to Franky Bradley‘s (1320 Chancellor St.) because the Bucks start right here and your local entertainment hearts are about to get stampeded on all over again by these fine local dancing gentlemen.

Yes, that’s right, the rumors are absolutely true as FB’s exquisite all male dance troupe, Bradley’s Bucks, are about to take over, scratch that, destroy the second floor stage with their well crafted antics and techniques they’re going to serve up in their version of the most entertaining playground you’ve ever set a fancy foot upon.

However, don’t expect any easy, breezy games of hop scotch and four square as University of the Arts trained and Brian Sanders JUNK performing Bucks members Teddy Fatscher, Tommy Schimms, Frank Leone, Mikhail Kelevra, and William Ernest D. Burden will be putting on a show full of their trademark aerial stunts complete with some of the most involved futuristic and modern dance routines that you only wish you could do at night with the door locked where no one else can see. 

But not to worry about all of that, because these Buckin’ Boys have got you covered with it all and then some this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday night. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re each easy on the eyes to look at, and besides serving you all of that local dance fire, Bradley’s Bucks are known to be, like, funny as shit, so expect just a touch of humor to be intertwined with all of that entertainment truth that’s going to be taking over Franky Bradley‘s once again this week. 

Speaking of a little funny business, the always f#$king hilarious Christa D’Agostino along with her hosting partner-in-werk, Mr. Nick Reeves, as well as Tom Schmitt, & Falon Joslyn Pattani will also be on hilarious hand in the Bucks’ one-of-a-kind….Playground.

And yes, if you try to jump on the stage they will get you…especially Ms. Christa

Throw in some fabulous drink specials and you’ve got yourself one hell of a one, two Philly entertainment punch this week stampeding all over the city of Brotherly Love. 

Now, the only things left to say are….

Wednesday, March 8th/$7 Advance/$10 Door/Doors @9:30pm /Showtime @ 10:30pm
 Thursday, March 9th/$7 Advance/$10 Door/Doors @ 8:30pm/Showtime @ 9:30pm 

Get tickets for both nights here and right here. 

And Bradley’s Bucks and the rest of the fabulous crew at Franky Bradley’s will see you there! 


5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Bradley’s Bucks ‘Jungle’ Takeover

Sexy…masculine…ready….just so god damn extraordinarily talented. 

Yes, those are just a few of the words and praises we can all spill about Bradley’s Bucks, Franky Bradley’s all male dance troupe that’s about to stomp on your heart with another stunning show tomorrow night. However, this isn’t just any show, as the Bucks (we’ll meet them all in a second…calm down, Mom) will be serving up a Jungle theme that is looking to have you check your Naomi Watts in King Kong life at the door.

Meaning, it’s time to get fully ready, ladies and fabulous gents. 

But perhaps the most incredible element of tomorrow’s spectacle (oh, and what a spectacle it will be, kids) is that Jungle is going to be a part of this year’s annual FringeArts Festival, which as we’ve experienced in years past is laced with some (if not all) of the best entertainment that’s ever been thrust upon Philly’s local stages.

So, for those of you who’ve already grabbed your tickets for Bradley’s Bucks, you’re about in for a real treat. And for those of you haven’t yet, you better make like Simba and grab them right here and right now while we all prepare ourselves for the impending Bradley’s Bucks Jungle takeover at Franky Bradley’s tomorrow night.

And here are 5 other ways you can prepare yourself for this truly one-of-a-kind Philly entertainment experience that’s about to take over..your life. 

1.Show your local entertainment love to this fine herd of local dancing gentlemen…. First things first, show your local dance love to Tommy Schimms, Teddy Fatscher, William Ernest D. Burden, Ryan James Stauffer and Mikhail King–the fine dancing gentlemen who are more than ready to put their Tarzan game face on for your heart racing pleasure tomorrow night.

Besides each of them being extraordinarily talented in their own individual ways (aerial stunts! bungees! dazzling floor routines…there’s nothing they can’t do), they’ve all vigorously studied the art of dance (and so much more) at Philly’s esteemed University of the Arts, which in turn has led a handful of them to be a part of Brian Sanders Junk dance troupe, which as we all know is the very foundation of this September’s FringeArts takeover. 

This week, I got the chance to spill with Mr. Schimms (who co-captains the Bucks with Mr. Fatscher) about what being a part of the Bucks has done for his personal and professional career, and he spilled, “Teddy and I both have a creative outlet in Brian Sanders JUNK, and now the Bucks allow us to take a step back and be in the driver’s seat making creative choices. It also gives us the opportunity to explore different ideas and how we can make the next thing unique or never seen before. I also believe that it has really shown us every aspect that goes into a performance, from developing movement on different apparatuses to building sets, lighting, and a music score.  The Bucks bring our two loves together in life. Dancing and the service industry. Dave Morreale as venue director at Franky Bradley’s as well as Buck’s Daddy nables us to eliminate limitations and create without restriction.” 

Enough said. 

2.Say hello to the men behind the scenes, or in DJ Chris Urban’s case….that curtain…. Okay, so tomorrow night you’re guaranteed to see another fine scruffy, ponytailed gentlemen running back and forth through FB’s making sure everything is on point, No need to be alarmed, that’s just aforementioned FB’s creative director Dave Morreale and he is that guy who is simply going to make sure you (ays, you) are having the time of your life at the show tomorrow night. Because if there’s anyone who’s working just as hard as the Bucks in bringing it all together, it’s certainly Mr. Morreale. So, when you see him scurrying around tomorrow night, stop and say hello, because he’s doing this all for you (yas, you again), and please, remember to always show your love to the performers gracing that stage because…respect. 

And of course, we must always bow our headphones down to Mr. Urban, the man not only behind the curtain (seriously, you won’t see him…ever), but behind the grooves that Bradley’s Bucks are taking and putting their ferocious routines on top of. Bottom line, if you’ve ever danced in the City of Brotherly Love, you’ve danced along with Mr. Urban…meaning this show just got a little more if that were possible. 

3.Get ready to get a little wet…. First up, get your mind out of the gutter. Second, yes, you just might get a little wet tomorrow night because rumor has it (maybe, I don’t know, I hear a lot of…stuff) that there’s going to a pool all up on the FB’s stage. This of course gets us thinking right back to early summer when Beyoncé and her groovy back up gals stopped by Lincoln Financial Field as part of The Queen’s Formation World Tour and got to werk with a routine that we’re still drying off from.

Now, imagine a flock of ferocious dancing man beats splishin’ and splashin’ around like Bey. There you go. 


4.Dive into everything else Franky Bradley’s has in store for the rest of your summer… Ever since Franky Bradley’s took over for former Philly lesbian bar Sisters almost two years (!!) ago now, they’ve more than proved they’ve got what it takes to usher in the hottest talent from the Gayborhood and beyond. 

Whether it’s been the in-your-face antics of Martha Graham Cracker, the classic DJ stylings of Rich Medina or the monthly serving of their stunning drag show, Franky’s Foxes (by the way, condragulations on Mary D’Knight on becoming the newest Fox…and Nicole Fatima, werk), FB’s has what it takes to keep you living that entertainingly sun-kissed life. And just what do they have in store for the rest of your August? Since we don’t want to give it all away here, peep on their official website and see what’s in store right…now. 

5.Just get ready to have a great f#$king time… Really, it’s just that simple because these boys have been working overtime to make sure you’re going to be magically welcomed into their extraordinary dance jungle. And now, we get our Guns ‘N Roses on.

See you tomorrow night! 






Review:Bradley’s Bucks Brought the Local Dance Heat to Franky Bradley’s Last Night

There are certainly many words that I can come up with to describe the dazzling Bradley’s Bucks dance spectacle that took place at Franky Bradley’s last night, but one word that I will absolutely use is “fun.” 

Last night, up-and-coming Philly hotspot Franky Bradley’s served us with another tantalizing troupe (the first being the fierce Franky’s Foxes), this time with a herd of five local dancing gentlemen (get to know them right here) who not only put on a show that was all wrapped up (literally) in their individual locally trained dance strengths, but stampeded out as a fun slice of local entertainment truth that kept the packed audience bucking for more.

Marching in dressed in black with sheer stockings masking their adorable faces, the Bucks entered by working it out to an industrial strength disco groove (hey Bucks DJ Chris Urban, I need that track in my music life), burning the audience one-by-one with their solo strides as well as creating a sense of team work that was about to be on full display. Keeping on, the boys mixed, matched and bungeed their way across the stage, performing to anything from a spiritual groove to a doo wop flow. Remember Louis Prima’s classic ’50s tune, “Just A Gigalo/Ain’t Got Nobody?” Both classics were alive and well on the Bucks stage last night, as was so much more. 

But as much as the gentlemen were an entertainment force to be reckoned with, the ladies laced throughout the evening also held their own to the destructive dance sequences that were happening around them. Your host for the evening, the fucking hilarious Christa D’Agger, simply owned the night with her spot on comedy routines, impromptu performance of Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” and eventually delightfully serving us with a subpoena happy character named “No Nonsense Susan.” By the way, why isn’t this incredible local comedic talent on Saturday Night Live? Like, seriously…

Also in the groovy mix were two of Franky’s Foxes–Ms. Zsa Zsa St. James and Ms. Iris Spectre–who worked it like Missy to Neon Jungle’s bubbly electro pop groove, “Braveheart,” all while serving us with fierce faces, oh, so high heels and well crafted choreography that remained on point throughout the whole performance. Chantay, both you fabulous gals owned the Bucks stage last night. 

However, let’s talk about how the ending of this sexy spectacle, um, went down. Besides the fact that by this point all of the Bucks were in tight black boxer briefs, they stormed the stage together with bar stools in antlers and you could tell the guys were simulating truly loving themselves up there while spraying the stage down with…silly string…lots and lots of silly string. You could probably get the visual of just what the Bucks were doing–now, picture it being set to Mozart’s “Serenade in G Major.” Yes. 

Last night’s extraordinary local dance display not only proves that Bradley’s Bucks certainly know how to work hard, but know how to play hard as well-and that’s the sexiest part of it all. 

Make sure you get to their next stampeding dance set that will take place on Thursday, November 15th at Franky Bradley’s–you don’t want to miss it.