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Rewerk Wednesday/Dash Berlin

Whether in their native Netherlands, on dance floors across the globe, or at NOTO this Friday night, tantalizingly trance-d up dance music trio Dash Berlin knows how to give their massive audience the music business on the dance floor. 

Consisting of friends Eelke Kalberg, Sebastiaan Molijn (both producers) and Jeffrey Sutorius (front-runner), the group got their official start in 2006 after Sutorious came up with the concept and name. With all three of these gentlemen being well versed in pretty much every genre of electronic music and influential study of musical instruments, it was no surprise that their debut ditty, “Till the Sky Falls Down,” became a massive success when it hit dance floors a decade (!!) ago.

Boy, time really flies when you’re livin’ it up in those strobe lights, doesn’t it? 

Besides taking the dance charts by storm, Dash’s freshman powerhouse club anthem not only caught the headphones’ attention of fellow DJs across the planet, but also of the legendary Armin van Buuren, who showed the single lots of love during various shows and on his very own personal playlist. This would lead Dash Berlin to hit the touring scene hard (as any DJ should do if they want to get it), and pretty much since they crash landed into our shimmering worlds, they’ve been going non-stop across the world and beyond, which is most likely the reason you’re going to be living for them this weekend.

You know you are.

Of course, you can’t own the scene without a plethora of fresh studio romps to go along with it, and over their pulsating career, Dash Berlin has released a crate full of studio albums and have served up rewerks for The Chainsmokers, Janet Jackson, Justin  Timberlake and Annie Lennox, just to name a few on their esteemed list of slay.

But since there’s no use in going on and on about all of Dash Berlin‘s accomplishments (see…this) it’s better off to just hear them all, especially when it comes to their most recent L.P., “We Are(Part 2), which features lots of thunder as well as an incredible cover of Roxette’s classic ’90s rock ballad, “Listen to Your Heart,” that you just have to get down to right about…now. 

And then get those tickets to see Dash Berlin take over NOTO this Friday...your dance music life will thank you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Hey there, this weather and the weekend. 

Let’s live it up as if our names are Ja Rule and Case, shall we? 

Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now, what could be better to celebrate this weather (!!) than belting out your favorite tune? Absolutely nothing. So, join Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr all weekend (and week!) at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below and sing your little heart out. Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Noises Off! A critically acclaimed show about a dress rehearsal gone awry, this Broadway darling has strutted into Philly for a fabulous spring run! But since this is the one that everyone will be buzzing about as we hop along with spring, get those good seats now and find out why The New York Times hails Noises Off! as a show that “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity!” Go right here for much more fabulous info now!! Tonight through April 29th/Walnut Street Theatre/825 Walnut St.

On Your Feet! What happens when you take the music, moves and legacy of Gloria Estefan, the production prowess of Emilio Estefan, add in some truly stunning choreography and take it all from the Broadway stages? You get this critically loved Tony Award winning musical, which is wrapping up its breathtaking week-long run this weekend! So, you know what that means…there’s only a few chances left to witness it all while it’s here in Philly, so grab those tickets now!  Tonight-Sunday, April 15th/Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour Are you down to have, like, the best Friday night ever? If you answered “yes” to that question (if you answered no, there just might not be any hope left), then you must giddy on up to Franky Bradley’s tonight. Once you head upstairs, the hilarious Daryl Charles and the always yas Dr. Timaree Leigh will be more than ready to serve up the latest edition of the best sexed up comedy game show on the planet. And if you have anymore questions…just go.  Tonight/830 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

P!nk/Beautiful Trauma Tour It’s all going down (or should we say….way, way up?) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center when our beloved pop rock kween rolls into town for her latest tour stop. And if you need a little help in preparing your perfectly P!nk-ed tailgate party, here’s 5 ways to help the entire tri-state area get ready for..it all. Because we must. Go right here for tickets while you still can! Tonight/630 pm/Wells Fargo Center/3601 S. Broad St. 

Shut Up & Dance It’s really that simple. You know what else is really simple? Grabbing those tickets (right here…if you still can) to experience this one-night-only werk-stravaganza that’s all about promoting the best kind of life possible…the dance life, of course. And it’s all brought to you by the incredible MANNA organization, which you can get to know by strutting right here. And then..go…seriously. Saturday/Forrest Theatre/8 pm/1114 Walnut St. 

Sashay:A PGMC Drag Revue In what’s certainly going to be the sickest and fiercest event of the weekend, join a gaggle of some of Philly’s hottest queens including your host, Ms. Bev, as well as Brittany Lynn, Lili St. Queer, Maria Top Catt, and many, many more as they sashay down the Voyeur runway in support of your favorite singing kweens from the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus! Yes, it’s going to be quite a showing of every color of the rainbow—or as Ms. Lynn would say, it’s going to just so gaaaay—so grab those few tickets while you still can (there still might be some left for the balcony) and everyone will see you there, kween!  Saturday/8 pm/Voyeur Nightclub/1220 St. James St. 

DJ LOSH Before you go see this tremendous Philly based DJ own NOTO this Saturday night with his latest fire, “One More Chance” (plus much, much more), get to know him right here in this week’s Rewerk Wednesday spot as this red-hot and rising talent is demanding your headphones attention. Let’s boogie. Saturday/NOTO/10 pm/1209 Vine St. 

DJ Robert Drake at Concourse Dance Bar  Have you been to Philly’s newest dance hot-spot yet? If not, then this Sunday night is the perfect night for you to check it out as the one-and-only Mr. Drake will be taking over and serving you with the hottest ’80s and ’90s grooves this side of the Schuylkill! It’s the party to end all weekend parties, so don’t miss it! Your Monday general well being will thank you. Sunday/Concourse Dance Bar/9pm/1635 Market St. 

Bradley’s Bucks present Up in the Air In case you missed Wednesday’s night’s showing of this spectacular high-flying spectacle brought you by the fine gentlemen of Philly’s only all-male dance troupe, then you must go for the close of your weekend. Not only will you get one hell of a show, but it’s all for a fabulous cause as proceeds will be going to benefit Family Support Line, which is taking incredible measures to prevent and treat victims of child sexual abuse. Let’s do it and make a change for the kids, kids..because we must. Sunday/730 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

Queens in the Sky   Look up in the sky….it’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Philly Drag Mafia sorceress’ Brittany Lynn’s wig 50 floors up in the air a top the entire city of Philadelphia. Which means, the time has come…..to get ready for another fierce serving of Queens in the Sky, which is guaranteed to put the slay in your Sunday Funday. Also joining Ms. Lynn, you’ll be treated to the tremendous talents of Lady Poison, Morgan Wells, Georgia Versace Couture and Dusty Relix, all while DJ Carl Michaels sets the mood with those grooves. For much, much tea on this truly spectacular drag-stravaganza, spill it on over at the official Sky Philadelphia page…now. Sunday/Sky Philadelphia/11 am-4 pm/1717 Arch St. 

Andy Grammer Although the “Fresh Eyes” crooner’s Philly tour stop is sold out, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t swoon over his latest, well-received set, ‘The Good Parts,‘ and then patiently wait for your next chance to see him up close and oh, so personal. Sunday/TLA/8 pm/334 South St. 

Also for your dancin’ and prancin’ pleasure this weekend…..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s/9 pm/Friday&Saturday/202 S. 13th St.

DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac/Fri&Sat/9 pm/243 S. Camac St.      

Hardwell@Premier Nightclub Atlantic City/Friday10 pm/1 Borgata Way 

DJ Chris Urban@L’Etage on Saturday/10pm/624 South 6th St & Positano Coast on Sunday/12pm-4 pm/212 Walnut St. 

4B@Noto/Friday//10 pm1209 Vine St.            

Mikey Lion@Coda/10 pm/1712 Walnut St.   

TWRK@Premier Nightclub Atlantic City/10 pm/Saturday/1 Borgata Way       

R3hab @Haven Nightclub Atlantic City/1 Castle Blvd. 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Friday…….

Bodega/Franz Ferdinand @The Fillmore/8 pm/29 East Allen St.     

Chief Keef/Bok Nero@Electric Factory/8 pm/421 N. 7th St. 

Skizzy Mars @TLA/9 pm/334 South St.              

Frenship @The Foundry/9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave    

Lotus@Union Transfer/8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.               

L7@The Trocadero/8 pm/1003 Arch St. 

Fortunate Youth @Underground Arts/8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.         

Maxo Cream @Voltage Lounge/8 pm/421 N. 7th St. 

Dead Horses @Boot & Saddle/8 pm/1131 S. Broad St.           

3 Men @ Bourbon & Branch/8 pm/705 N. 2nd St. 

Saturday……

John Prine/Kurt Vile @Merriam Theater/8 pm/250 S. Broad St.    

Titus Andronicus@Underground Arts/9 pm/1200 Callowhill St. 

Sean Kingston@The Bourbon Room/10 pm/801 Boardwalk       

YFN Lucci@Coda/830 pm/1712 Walnut St 

U.S. Girls @Johnny Brenda’s/9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave      

Charlotte Cardin @Boot & Saddle/830 pm/1131 South Broad St. 

Andy Frasco & The U.N. @Milkboy Philly/830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.         

Jackie Venson @Connie’s Ric Rac/8 pm/1132 S. Broad St. 

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac/9 pm/243 S. Camac St.        

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu/9 pm/200 S. 12th St. 

Ty Segall @The Trocadero/730 pm/10003 Arch St.           

James TW @TLA/730 pm/334 South St.             

Guerilla Toss @ Everybody Hits               

King Woman @Union Transfer               

Ramble Tamble @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs     

Marc Berger @World Cafe Live/830 pm/3025 Walnut St. 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Hey, weekend. 

Let’s do it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now, what could be better to celebrate spring (maybe it’ll be here someday like Mariah…) than belting out your favorite tune? Absolutely nothing. So, join Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr all weekend (and week!) at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below and sing your little heart out. Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Capitol Steps:Orange is the New Barack With songs like “Hey, Mr. Tangerine Man” and “Oops, I Tweeted Again,” you know exactly what you’re in for when you go see this nationally critically acclaimed comedy troupe get all political and stuff at the Academy of Music this weekend. And yes, the White House approves. Tonight&tomorrow/Perelman Theater/various prices & showtimes/300 S. Broad St.

Noises Off! A critically acclaimed show about a dress rehearsal gone awry, this Broadway darling has strutted into Philly for a fabulous spring run! But since this is the one that everyone will be buzzing about as we hop along with spring, get those good seats now and find out why The New York Times hails Noises Off! as a show that “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity!” Go right here for much more fabulous info now!! Tonight through April 29th/Walnut Street Theatre/825 Walnut St.

James Bay Because all of that voice and all of that heartbreak equals…bliss.  Tonight/TLA/8 pm/334 South St. 

Cabaret Sauvignon  With the ultra-talented and always yaaas Philly drag diva Lili St. Queer at the helm of this brand spankin’ new event, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t sashay over to Franky Bradley’s tonight to watch it all, um, go down. Get ready as Ms. Lili bravely takes on an entire cabaret show……by her damn self. However, chances are she’ll slay it and be a big ol’ sexy mess by the end, but of course, it’s all while she amazes the absolute shit out of you. Don’t miss it, kween!  Tonight/7 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St.

Bearlesque presents Sex Sells Because it does and because you should absolutely go see what Philadelphia’s reigning Bearlesque troupe is up to–or taking off–these days. You won’t be disappointed. Tonight/9 pm/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/200 South 12th St/No cover 

Jerry Seinfeld  Yes, that Jerry Seinfeld is taking over the City of Brotherly Love this weekend. There still may be one or two tickets left, so grab them right here if you can. Wonder what he’ll be dishing about…chances are...all of it.  Get tix here.  Saturday/Kimmel Center for Performing Arts/1420 Locust St. 

Ja Rule/Method Man  No, you’re not hallucinating. Okay, maybe a little. So, pass it to the left, to the left and get those tickets. Oh, and “Livin’ it Up” and “Breakups 2 Makeups” 4 lyfe. Saturday/Electric Factory/730 pm/421 N. 7th St. 

Sex Dwarf has The Cure Because there ain’t no party like a Sex Dwarf party ’cause the Sex Dwarf party don’t stop…….especially when it’s DJ Robert Drake on the front lines serving up the cure for it all as we celebrate legendary Cure front man Robert Smith’s 59th birthday! Prepare to fall in love all over again and then get ready dance the night away at Club Mousai tomorrow night. Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai/1227 Walnut St. 

DJ Mike Shaffer Since we must always respect and support the DJ, head out this Sunday night to show your love to the incredible Mike Shaffer as he makes his dashing debut at Concourse Dance Bar! Oh, yes, there’s going to be lots and lots of tasty grooves involved, too. Now, there’s nothing left to do but..go.  Sunday/9 pm/Concourse Dance Bar/1635 Market St. 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch 2 Year Anniversary! It’s baaaaaack! Plus, all of the ping pongin’ fun and truckloads of bubbly you won’t be able to handle come Monday morning. So, dress up in your fiercest gear and get ready to celebrate the terrible twos in complete Philly Sunday Phunday style! By gettin’ a lil’ krunk, of course. Sunday/SPiN Philadelphia/2pm-8pm/211 South 15th St. 

For your dancin’ and prancin’ pleasure this weekend……..the legendary Paul Oakenfold will be destroying NOTO tonight (10 pm/1209 Vine St.) with what’s sure to be an electrifying set……..there’s also……DJ Chris Urban @Everywhere(Friday/10 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St./Saturday/L’Etage/10 pm/624 S. 6th St./Sunday/Positano Coast 12pm-4pm212 Walnut St.) lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (Friday&Saturday/10 pm/202 S. 13th St.)………DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturday/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Claptone @Coda(Friday/11 pm/1712 Walnut St.)…………Tigerlily @Premier AC(7 pm/1 Borgata Way)………..DJ Flufftronix @Time Philadelphia (Friday/10 pm/1315 Sansom St.)………..DJs Mohammed & Luke @Time Philadelphia (Saturday/10 pm/1315 Sansom St.)…………….Cedric Gervais @Premier AC(Saturday/10 pm/1 Borgata Way)……….Chachi @Haven Nightclub (Saturday/10 pm/1 Castle Blvd.)………….Nathan Scott@NOTO (Saturday/10 pm/1209 Vine St.) 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Friday……….

Game of Thrones Quizzo @Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar Brit Floyd @Kimmel Center(sold out!)……………So Far Gone @The Fillmore (9 pm/29 East Allen St.)…………EDEN @ Union Transfer(8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)……….Rit Mo Collective @Time Philadelphia (10 pm/1315 Sansom St.)…………….Sizzla@ElectricFactory(9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)……………Fozzy @The Foundry(730 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………..Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds@World Cafe Live(830 pm/3025 Walnut St.)…………The Weather Station @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)…………….L.A. Salami@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………….Liz Bills @The Barbary(8 pm/951 Frankford Ave) 

Saturday……

Yo La Tengo @Union Transfer (sold out!)………….Khruangbin@Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)…………..Anderson East@TLA(9 pm/334 South St.)…………Hop Along @Johnny Brenda’s (915 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………….Cub Sport @The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………..Mike Stern @South(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………..Bonny Doon@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………Tetra @Ortlieb’s (8 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)……….Adam Travis and The Soul @Bourbon & Branch(8 pm/705 N. 2nd St.).

Sunday……

Black Lips @Union Transfer(830 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)…………..Moneybagg Yo @The Foundry (sold out!)……….The Lawrence Arms @TLA(8 pm/334 South St.)…….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar (10 pm/200 South 12th St.)……..Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac(9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………Dirkschneider@The Trocadero(730 pm/1003 Arch St.)………Prince Jay @Voltage Lounge (8 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………crookedcoast@The Fire(8 pm/412 W. Girard Ave)……….Gibbous Moon @Connie’s Ric Rac(4 pm/1132 South 9th St.)…….

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