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Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment Mixtape

Let’s Memorial Day Weekend, shall we? Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all on lock in her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all weekend long at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Jerry’s Girls Grab those tickets for a magical evening this holiday weekend that’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for our Broadway lives. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Since you know you’ve got that “Staying Alive” strut more than mastered, there’s reason why you shouldn’t boogie oogie oogie over to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre and grab those tickets for Saturday Night Fever, the smash musical based off of the John Travota disco game changer, which will coincide with the fortieth (!!!) anniversary of the classically funkdafied ’70s dance flick. Of course, in order to truly prepare for this bedazzled spectacle, play, like, every Bee-Gee’s record ever as you grab those tickets right here, right now. Walnut Street Theatre, MainStage, May 16 – July 16th, $20 – $95, 810 Walnut Street 

Hoagie Nation Festival  Hall & Oates…Tears For Fears….G.Love & Special Sauce…Vivian Green….Son Little…and lots and lots of hoagie lovin.’ Grab those tickets to what’s sure to be one of the most appetizing events of the holiday weekend. Today, 3 pm, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St 

Three Way:A Benefit for The Womens Medical Fund  Join your hosts with the mosts and then some as Turnpyke and Tiel thruple up with the L’Etage stage for an evening of pure entertainment starring a buffet of Philly’s phinest drag queens, kings, singers and burlesquers, all while raising coin for wonderful local organization, The Women’s Medical Fund, which you can read more about right here. And then…go. Tonight, 7 pm, L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St.

DJ Chris Urban And then after you’ve had your Three-Way fill, stick around at L’Etage (624 S. 6th St.) as esteemed DJ Chris Urban is set to take over your Memorial Day Weekend dance floor lives for his weekly Saturday night residency…where you can then follow him to Positano Coast (12pm-4, 212 Walnut St.)on Sunday for your Memorial Day Weekend hangovers. 

R3hab   If this hot-to-headhones rewiring of Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” doesn’t convince you to head down to AC to check yourself into R3hab’s world, keep on listening until you’re on your way.   Tonight, 8 pm, Haven Nightclub 

Urban Cone/Nightly  Get ready for a two-for-one swoon because the young, but woke vibes of Urban Cone and Nightly are taking over The Foundry for a laid back evening during your holiday weekend that you’ll never forget. Get lost in a little Nightly below to listen why and then bag those tickets up like groceries. The Foundry, Tonight, 9 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave

Steve Aoki Just fucking dance, bish…it’s the god damn holiday weekend. Ain’t nothin’ to it. So, get those tickets and get ready to pay your dance music respects to one of the hottest DJs on the planet.  Sunday, NOTO Philadelphia, 10 pm, 1210 Vine St. 

DJ Robert Drake Join Philly’s busiest and most esteemed DJ, the one-and-only, Mr. Robert Drake, as he gets ready to serve you once more with that Pop Muzik life you’ve been paternity waiting for. While no one knows exactly just what he will do to us on the dance floor, chances are that it’s going to be the best thing to happen to our Memorial Day Sunday dance floor lives and beyond….and the best part is that one-hundred stunning percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the tremendous ACLU of Pennsylvania, which you can read more about right here. But in a word….go. Sunday, 8 pm, The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. 

Showtunes Sundays Where every Philly kween that didn’t go to Rehomo for the holiday weekend will be. Enough said. Sunday, 9 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

Full Front Street Because nothing says Memorial Day lovin’ like some fabulous tassels in your face, especially when they’re served up by Philly Burlesque Beauties Honeytree Evil Eye, Bugulu Boogie, Aki Lavalatti and Jaeda. Don’t miss it. Monday, 9 pm, Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St. 

Future Islands Those FI vibes, though…. Is there really anything else to say here except that your Memorial Day Weekend won’t be complete without them? Grab those tickets. The Fillmore, Monday, 29 East Allen St. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on the beach deck for your MDW Saturday….   Maxo Kream @Balcony Bar at the Trocadero (8pm, 1003 Arch St)…….Alex Bugnon @ SOUTH :Kitchen and Jazz Parlor (9 pm, 600 North Broad Street)………The Building @ Johnny Brenda’s (8 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue)……..Kyle Bent @ Borbon & Branch  (7 pm, 705 N 2nd St.)……Suburban Living @Orliebs (8 pm, 847 N. Third St.)….

Sunday….. City & Colour @ Electric Factory (8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……….Miles Mosley @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…….Elisa Janelle Velveteen @ The Barbary (8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…….April Henry @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 1113 Market St.)…..Daylife Beach Club Memorial Day Weekend Krewella @The Pool After Dark Harrah’s Casino, AC 777 Harrah’s Blvd) 

And for your Memorial Day Monday…. Laughs on Philly @ Ortliebs ( 7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St)……..Disaster Strikes @ Connie’s Ric Rac (7 pm, 1132 S. 9th St.)…….Ten Ton Hammer @ Kung Fu Necktie (1 pm, 1248 N. Front St.) 

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Jam of the Weekend/DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince/”Summertime”

I guess all that’s really left to say is….

“Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan stting on lorenzos
Back in Philly we be ou in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
It’s like the summers a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

It’s late in the day and I ain’t been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
‘Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
‘Cause you’re invited to a barbeque that’s starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause y’all remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin’ round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ’s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin’ real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin’ and maxin’
Chillin’ in the car they spent all day waxin’
Leanin’ to the side but you can’t spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new defintion’ of summer madness

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind”

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Now Play ‘N Slay On….

 

 

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15 Classic Diva Rewerks

 Here…we….go. 

In just two days, those coveted Memorial Day Weekend gates will burst open and we will set sail into the unofficial start of the summer ’16 season. Whether you’re cruising down to the Jersey Shore, keeping it real with a family bbq, or staying in Philly, no seasonal holiday weekend is complete without a buffet of grooves to slide up underneath of it, especially when it comes to these classic diva remixes provided by Hex Hector, Thunderpuss, Junior Vasquez and dearly departed DJs Peter Rauhofer and the Godfather of House Music, Mr. Frankie Knuckles. 

Now, truly there’s nothing left to do but dance into the summer season starting right….now. 

Deborah Cox/”Nobody’s Supposed to Get Here”/Hex Hector/MacQuayle Remix This classic Ms. Cox refire is guaranteed to get us all sorts of….ready. 

Tamia/”Stranger in My House”/Thunderpuss Club Mix One of the best remixes to ever grace global dance floors…and that’s certainly not a question. 

Madonna vs. Stardust/”Holiday Music Sounds Better With You” Just shut up and f#$king dance it out. 

Kylie Minogue/”Love at First Sight”/Scumfrog Rewerk Kylie on a sun-kissed beach equals yaaaas, kween. 

Pink//”Get the Party Started”/Pink Noize Disco Radio Edit This classic remix will always get it all started. 

Amber/”Sexual”/Thunderpuss 2000 Club Mix It must be the dance music perfume that gets us addicted every time this remix takes over the speakers. 

Pussycat Dolls/”Don’t Cha”/Ralphi Rosario Hot Freak Remix Don’t you? 

Mariah Carey/”Heartbreaker”/Junior’s Heartbreaker Club Mix One word…okay, two…f#$king classic. 

Deep Dish/Stevie Nicks/”Dreams” Because a little Stevie in the sun equals crystal ball life,. 

Jennifer Lopez/”Waiting for Tonight”/Hex Hector Remix Ay dios, this remix. 

Whitney Houston/”It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay”/Thunderpuss 2000 Club Mix If you haven’t gotten lost in this classically ferocious Whitney refire….you need your dance music card revoked. honey. 

Leann Rimes/”Tic Toc”/Thunderpuss Remix That summer clock will be tic-tocking away soon…so let’s get busy like Ms. Rimes used to be. 

Britney Spears/'”Stronger”/Miguel Migs Vocal Mix A little deep cool down with Brit Brit never hurt nobody on a hot summer slay. 

Janet/”Because of Love”/Frankie & David’s ’12 Mix This one’s For all of you out there who are about to own your summer fling. Go on, Mr. Knuckles…

Madonna/”Get Together/”Peter Rauhofer Private Vocal Remix Now, let’s all get together and celebrate this crazy/weird/wonderful…life.