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Philly Weekday Entertainment Groove

Let’s get into the weekday groove and Happy Summer 2017, kids, kweenz, guys and gals! 

Go. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Sara Sherr What’s your favorite karaoke song? Perhaps a little Ms. Alannah Myles’ “Black Velvet?” Or, maybe a lil Barenaked Ladies “One Week” truth is right up your vocal chords’ alley? Whatever your song butchering/slaying truth, chances are the fabulous and very hard working Ms.Sherr has them all in her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your…lives all summer long and beyond 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 week (and during the weekend, too!) that’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with the still blissful Great White Way kissed 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…go, you fabulous Broadway kween, you. 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 absolutely know you’ve got that “Staying Alive” walk more than mastered, there’s no 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. 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

Glister As if you needed anymore clarification of the many, many glittery talents of Mr. Eric Jaffe, for the next few weeks at L’Etage he’s about to strike again along with a tremendously talented cast as they serve up their own version (and that it will be kids) of the classic story of the Merchant of Venice. Fresh from the event’s Facebook page (which you check out here for all the info, tickets and future dates)…”Featuring original music by Anna Michael and Travis Braue-Fischbach, GLISTER will transport you to a sexy, glitter-fueled world where the Banker always wins. Join the Banker and his tribe of Sad American Clowns in this rock and roll cabaret performance, but come prepared to tip because these clowns work for cash and an empty hat can stop the show.” Go. Various dates through June, L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St.

Neil Diamond  Yes, Mr. Diamond is certainly still kickin.’ And of course, “Sweet Caroline” at every god damn wedding for the rest of our bouquet catchin’ lives. Tonight, 8 pm, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 

Bubba Sparxxx   Because “Ugly,” “Ms. New Booty” and “Deliverance” are still those fucking joints. Get those tickets. Tonight, Kung Fu Necktie, 730 pm, 1250 N. Front St. 

Protoje If you’re looking to really get into the sun-kissed spirit, then you must groove it on over to Coda tomorrow night to hear and see what happens when Jamaican based singer Protoje fires up the live music stage for a show that’s guaranteed to be nothing short of werk. But before that, the “Rasta Man” scribe will be stopping by Philly Mixtape to spill some music tea to get you even more excited for his City of Brotherly Love takeover. Grab those tickets.       Wednesday, Coda, 8 pm, 1712 Walnut St. 

John Legend While any of Mr. Legend’s tracks from his killer collection including “All of Me,” “Ordinary People” and “Love Me Now” are fine and dandy for makin’ dem babies, there’s just something about his underrated Andre 3000 assisted single, “Green Light,” that will make you want to get right down to business. But first, get those tickets to see him take over BB & T Pavilion on Thursday night. BB & T Pavilion 7 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd

DJ Jimmy DePre  Whether at Stir (10 pm, 1705 Chancellor St.) on Thursday night or Tavern on Camac on Friday and Saturday (10 pm, 243 S. Camac St.) Mr. DePre has you covered with those grooves like Banana Boat and that barely there speedo on a hot summer day in Rehomo. Dance. 

QOTA Rasco Fine Arts  Get ready all of you fabulous art lovers of Philly because this month QOTA has one goal and one goal only–brings out the inner art lover in all of us. So, head over to RACSO Fine Arts on Thursday night for some delish cocktails, fun mingling, tasty treats and of course lots and lots of art brought to you by some of Philly’s creative artists including Gertjan Bartelsman (Photography), Hugo De La O (Painting),  Alexis Nutini (Printing), Ada L. Trillo (Painting & Printing) and many, many more which you can learn all about right here…and then..go and have some artistic fun because we all deserve it. Tickets right here, Rasco Fine Arts Thursday, 6 pm-9 pm, 1935 Passyunk Ave 

Bradley’s Bucks:A George Michael Tribute Head over to Franky Bradley’s on Thursday night as the studly and talented gentlemen of FB’s all male, all woke dance troupe, Bradley’s Bucks, get ready to serve you what’s sure to be an electrifying tribute to the late, and oh so fucking great, Mr. George Michael. And while we know we’re going to have to brace ourselves for their danced up takes on “I Want Your Sex,” “Faith” and “Father Figure,” can we please get a little “Monkey” up in the place? Please? And as usual, the always fucking hilarious Christa D’Agger will be there to calm your hormones, ladies. Thursday, 530 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. 

Luke Grooms Get ready to clutch those music pearls and prepare yourself for a night of true Philly entertainment as Repertory Theatre Company’s monthly concert series Broadway serves up the talents of Mr. Luke Grooms, who recently returned from the World Tour of Jekyll and Hyde, where he played the Bishop of Basingstoke. During the show, Luke will be dishing out a selection of Great White Way classics and standards, all making for a night you’ll never forget. Door open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00 and your swooning may begin at 7:01. 7 pmSprout Music Collective, 130 E Prescott Aly, West Chester, Get those tickets right here, right now.  

BEV-Nefit:A Miss Comedy Queen Benefit Show  Not that she truly needs any introduction, but last year Philly’s reigning komedy kween, Ms. Bev, competed and was crowned Miss Gulf Coast Comedy Queen 2017, which in turn is sending her to Nationals (think Bring It On…but with lots of drag queens) in Orlando to compete for Miss National Comedy Queen, in which she placed 2nd nationally! But since it costs a lil bit to be that funny bitch, join Ms. Bev along with a stellar cast including Brooklyn Ford, Vinchelle, Nikki Coxx, Shannon Turner and many more come together to send her in the right direction….to 1st place! This is a no cover show, but a $5-$10 donation is suggested at the door so let’s call ourselves Mariah and make it happen for Bev, shall we? Yas, kweenz. Friday, 9 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

A Hot Summer Night Celebration! Because what could be better than kicking off the first official weekend of summer other than with DJs Robert Drake and Pete Jemo playing every Donna Summer record you could possibly think of?? Absolutely nothing. Now, squeeze into those hot pants and rompers (let’s keep those for the ladies, gentlemen) and strut your “Hot Stuff” over to Club Mousai on Friday night…because we must.  Friday, 1030 pm, Club Mousai, 1227 Walnut St. 

Also on the sun-kissed local and legendary entertainment decks for your Tuesday…….. Reel Big Fish @The Fillmore (6 pm, 29 East Allen St.)……. The Holdup @The Foundry (8 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)……. Joan Shelley @Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 Broad St.)……. Future Sound @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs.…. (8 pm, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue)……..Wednesday..……So Far Gone @The Fillmore  (9 pm, 29 East Allen St.)…… The Unknown Pleasures @The Dolphin Tavern (10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)…. Michael J. Vitale @Milkboy Philly (7 pm, 1100 Chestnut St. )…..  Avenged Sevenfold @BB&T Pavilion (8 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd.)…….. Magig Giant @Johnny Brenda‘s  (8 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue)…….. Thursday.….  Digable Planets @Electric Factory (8 pm, 421 North 7th St.)…….. Came & Krooked @TheFoundry  (9 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue)…… Elliot Moss @Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)…….  Pendulum @Coda  (10 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…….  Frances Cone @Boot & Saddle (730 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)……  Little Strike and Donn T @Spruce Street Harbor Park Promenade (7 pm, Columbus Blvd. & Spruce St.)……. Frislay.…..  Lady Antebellum @BB&T Pavilion (730 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd)…….    Tigers Jaw @Union Transfer  (830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……   DJ Premier @ Coda  (11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)……… Evan Dando @The Foundry (8 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue)……  Splintered Sunlight @Underground Arts  (10 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.) 

 

 

 

 

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Philly Weekend Entertainment Groove

Let’s get our (hot!!) Philly weekend entertainment party on and stuff, shall we? You know the answer…go.

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all (meaning…all the ones you belt in the shower) in her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all week long and beyond 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 week (and during the weekend, too!) that’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with the still delightful 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…go. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Motown:The Musical There comes a time in life when we must not run, we must not walk, but instead just straight up….dance. And while we’re all on the dance floor of this crazy little thing called life, we must groove it on over to see an incredible Broadway experience in the City of Brotherly Love…and Motown:The Musical has just what everyone is looking for at this very moment in time. But in case you need a touch further convincing as to why everyone should experience this Tony Award owning show about Motown Records pariah Berry Gordy and all of the incredible music stars that came along on his wild music tale-Diana! Smokey! Michael!–Philly Mixtape has these 5 reasons why right here as to exactly why everyone should grab those tickets to see Motown:The Musical while it’s here until this Sunday, June 11th….which means you have 2 more days to catch it..so, go. The Academy of Music, various ticket prices and showtimes, 240 S. Broad St.

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Since you know you’ve got that “Staying Alive” strut more than mastered, there’s no 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 also coincides 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 Stree

Bryan Adams  Because you still live that “Summer of ’69” life and because you still lose your shit every time “Everything I Do(I Do It For You)” comes on, you’re definitely ready to see a true music legend take over the Mann tonight. And if you’re not, you will be once you snatch those tickets up.  Tonight, 8 pm, Mann Music Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue 

DJ Chris Urban   No need to pull up the pre-nup because you already know the deal….L’Etage tonight (10 pm, 624 S. 6th St.) and Positano Coast (12pm-4 pm, 212 Walnut St.) tomorrow for your Sunday Funday needs. No further statements. 

DJ Jimmy DePre  Just shut the f#$k up and dance, bish, because the beats provided by Mr. DePre are speaking and we all need to pay close attention. Tonight, 10 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

The Final Show at Blaze’s  Although it’s a somber occasion that after tonight the upstairs lounge at Blaze’s Second Story Loft will be saying “bye,” that’s no reason why you shouldn’t sissy that strut on over to party it up. So, join the one-and-only Ms. Tina Montgomery and the always woke, Ms. Donna Ria, (as well as a complimentary open bar from 7-8!!) as they get ready to close it all out in style in true Philly entertainment formation. Tonight, 7pm, show at 10 pm, Blaze’s Second Story Loft Bar, 2372 Orthodox St. 

Glister   As if you needed anymore clarification of the many, many glittery talents of Mr. Eric Jaffe, tonight he’s about to strike again along with a tremendously talented cast as they serve up their own version (and that it will be kids) of the classic story of the Merchant of Venice. Fresh from the event’s Facebook page (which you check out here for all the info, tickets and future dates)…”Featuring original music by Anna Michael and Travis Braue-Fischbach, GLISTER will transport you to a sexy, glitter-fueled world where the Banker always wins. Join the Banker and his tribe of Sad American Clowns in this rock and roll cabaret performance, but come prepared to tip because these clowns work for cash and an empty hat can stop the show.” Go. Tonight & various dates through June, L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. 

BB&T Pavilion  From Jack Johnson tonight to The Killers and Foster the People tomorrow night, it’s going to be a hot one (literally..because this heat wave, tho) across the river in Camden this weekend, kids. Grab those tickets.   Various showtimes, BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ 

Sinful Sundays  Because it’s called respect for the werk, slay and Philly entertainment truth provided by Ms. Isis, Ms. Omyra and Mizz Navaya Shay once they own the stage of the Gayborhood’s longest running drag show. Now, werque. Sunday, 10 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Showtunes Sundays   No explanation needed as this event is the only reason you’ll be taking a break from binge watching the new season of Orange is the New Black this weekend.  Sunday, 9pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

Also on the decks for your Saturday…..   Rodrigo y Gabriela and Ryan Sheridan @Electric Factory (830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…..  Dawes @The Fillmore Philly (8pm, 29 East Allen St.)…….. Girlpool @Union Transfer (830 pm, 1024 N. Spring Garden St)……Tedeschi Trucks Band@Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center (8 pm, 250 S. Broad St.)…… Camp Lo @ Johnny Brenda‘s (10:30 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue) 

And for your Sunday Funslay…….   Happyness @Black Box, Underground Arts (9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……. Jeremy Enigk and Tomo Nakayama @The Foundry (8 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue)……. The Steel Wheels @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)….. Tectonic @TheBarbary (8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)….. Jaunt @Bourbon & Branch (7 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.) 

For much, much more Philly entertainment goings on, peep this and be sure to follow Philly Mixtape all god damn summer long….you’ll be glad you did.

Oh, and no pettiness allowed, please. 

I hear and know a f#$k of a lot from behind these words, kids and kweens….and for the love of Eden’s Crush….get over yourself as your shade, resentments and personal vendettas (am I right, Mr. Josh Schonewolf? Sigh…) will get you absolutely nowhere. 

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Jam of the Day/Pascal Junior/”Overdose”

One of my personal favorite underrated Ciara grooves (well, besides all of them) is “Overdose,” a synth-fully delicious number from her (oh, so vastly overlooked) self-titled 2013 album. Decorated with a brilliant pop production style that shifts Ms. CiCi away from her more contemporary R&B sound and into a predominantly pop-orientated vocal werk, the gritty, grimy groove plays out to absolute trunk rattling perfection….especially on warm weathered days like today. 

While “Overdose” (for some f#$king reason…sigh) wasn’t given the proper radio credit it still absolute deserves, at least deep house guru Pascal Junior recognized its brilliance and sampled a few elements of the banger when he transformed them into a ferocious, fiery ditty that takes the original to new levels of dance music ecstasy. While it certainly can’t complete with CiCi’s fine tuned version, it comes pretty damn close and is certainly the perfect banger to bump as we begin to get into weekend formation. 

Get lost in both takes below and Philly Mixtape will see everyone on Monday. Oh, and get ready. That’s all. 

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