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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Now, what to get to into on this impending seasonable second weekend of August? 

How about…all of it. Let’s do it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through the dog days of summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is serving Philly all year-long at all of these fabulous locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave 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.

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this incredible entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s simply dazzled the tri-state area all summer long? Or, that it’s (literally) under the BIg Top??!! So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for the whole entire family, but there’s only just two weekends left to experience it all, so you better go right here to grab those tickets now….and then prepare to be amazed. Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

BB & T Pavilion  Whether it’s the hazy beats and rhythms provided by Wuz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd tonight, or the classic modern rock flavors that will no doubt be served up by Counting Crows and Live tomorrow night, there’s no denying that BB & T Pavilion has got you covered like Coppertone for your live music needs this weekend and for the rest of the summer. Get those tickets. 

The Offspring/311 Hey, it’s a crazy f@#king world out there, but if there’s one thing that we can all agree on right this very second, it’s that there’s going to be a whole lot of ’90s music lovin’ taking over Penn’s Landing tonight. You betta mosh right here for access.  Friday/Festival Pier /7 pm 

DJ Chris Urban  Whether he’s makin’ you werk on the dance floor at L’Etage every Saturday night (10 pm) or helping you groove responsibly to cure your Sunday hangover over at Positano Coast (12pm-4 pm), this red-hot local DJ will keep your dance music needs in check with his collection of delicious grooves every weekend for the rest of the summer. 

LiPSMACKeRS:’90s-’00s Edition  What happens when you take a whole lot of TRL-worthy grooves and throw them all on the dance floor at Tabu courtesy of DJ Mike Shaffer? You get the absolute best night of your f@#king life. Go. Saturday/9 pm/Tabu 

Lil’Kim  AKA….the one-and-only…..Lil’ Kim because there ain’t no other and there never will be. So, show your girl some love and go see her in AC this weekend. Saturday/10 pm/Haven Nightclub AC 

Jason Mraz   Now that you’ve swooned over him in his well-received “Have it All” documentary, get ready to swoon over “The Remedy” crooner when he takes over the Philly stages this weekend…and you can get your tickets right here…that is if you haven’t already. Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

SWEAT 2018  Now, what could be better than an all-inclusive LGBTQ party down by the river thrown down by Back to Basics which is guaranteed to be filled with lots of glitter and rainbow love? Actually, don’t answer that……just get ready to gussy up for a par-tay full of sunshine and sonnets provided by DJs Lioness and Deluxx, all while Di the Comedian owns your life as your hostess with the mostest.  Go right here for more shiny info and then….go. Saturday/3 pm/Cavanaugh’s River Deck 

KC and the Sunshine Band   What’s your favorite classic KC groove? How about…all of them. So, do a little dance, make a little love and then get down right here for those tickets.  Saturday/8 pm/Sugarhouse Casino 10 pm/

Gladys Knight & The O’Jays   Where do we truly begin with the impending celebration of music life that’s going to be taking over the Mann this Sunday? How about with just getting those tickets and going? Works every time. Sunday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Green Velvet   First, get down to this exquisitely rewerked display of “Sorry” in preparation for Madonna’s oh, so big 60th birthday celebration next week, and then go see the legendary DJ behind it all take over Hq2 Beachclub at Ocean Resort Casino this Sunday night. Let’s f@#king dance. 10 pm 

Summer Concert Guide  Don’t let the Halloween candy displays at all of the local drug stores get you down (seriously, CVS, calm down), there’s still plenty of summer left……which means plenty of time to go to lots and lots of exciting summer concerts. And just who’s on the way from now until Labor Day? You’ve got Pentatonix, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Ben Folds Five, Keith Sweat, Two Friends, Arty, Cher(!!), Interpol, Smokey Robinson, and many, many more. So, check this official guide out right here and waste no time in getting all of those tickets. 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment for your……

Friday……

SNL’s Melissa Villasenor @ Punch Line Comedy Club (730 pm)………Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s & Tavern on Camac all weekend long(10 pm both spots)………Boatloads of local entertainment from all walks of life @Time Philadelphia all weekend long……..Cazzette @ NOTO(10 pm)………….Lydia@The Foundry(9 pm)………..Drugdealer@Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm)………..John Gilbride@Milkboy Philly(830 pm)…………Andrew Combs@Boot & Saddle(830 pm)………..Free Time@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)…………Rick Wonder @Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City(10 pm)…………..Warchyld@TLA(9 pm)……….Mountain Ride@Underground Arts(7 pm)………Mat Burke@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm)………Doc Rotten@Tusk(8pm)

Saturday…….

The Piano Guys@Borgata Event Center(8 pm)………..Steve Angello @ HQ2 Beachclub @Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm)…………Pedro the Lion @Union Transfer(830 pm)…………Impending Doom/Within the Ruins@Voltage Lounge(5 pm)………..Garcia Project @World Cafe Live:Upstairs!(830 pm)…………Tailgunner@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm)…………Vinyl Countdown@Ortlieb’s(10 pm)…………Echo Courts @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)………DevaLily @The Pharmacy(8 pm)…………..E. Joseph & The Sparrows @Boot & Saddle(830 pm)…………Ships in the Night@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm)………..Dame Luz@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)

Sunday……….

104.5 Summer Block Party w/Robert DeLong @Festival Pier(2 pm)………..Elephante@Daer Nightclub(10 pm)……………Nancy Wilson@Xcite Center @Parx Casino(630 pm)…….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu(10 pm)…….Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac(9 pm)………….The Blasters@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm)…………Jonah Matranga@Boot & Saddle(8 pm)………..The Upper Room@Franky Bradley’s(630 pm)…………Alice Bag@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…………Aw Shucks@The Barbary(8 pm)

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Since we’re all in this music and entertainment life together, be sure to also check out Uwishunu and Visit Philly to see what other kind of shenanigans you can get into this weekend. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Spot of Tea w/ Aunt Mary Pat

If you reside in the tri-state area and haven’t heard of the name, Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino, well, then, you might not actually live in the tri-state area because just like f@#king Cheers…everybody knows her name. 

The Delco flavored comedic brainchild of uber-talented local gentleman, Troy David Hendrickson (who also slays it as Philly drag goddess, Miss Troy), Aunt Mary Pat has only been on the scene for a short time now–and it’s now a proven fact that we just can’t get rid of her–so we might as well roll with her fierce comedic punches…and that we certainly have.

Whether it’s been on one of her many, many sold out stops on her Downashore & More Tour (she’ll be at Delaware Pride in Dover this weekend, kids and kweens!) or on the dance floors as her delectable ditty, “Doin’ Good,” werks the system (she does it all…keep reading), Aunt Mary Pat has proven herself to be a staple on the local talent scene that by this point, we just can’t liiiiive without. 

She’s also proven to be quite the tea spiller as well as she recently flipped the Philly Mixtape entertainment tea table, where AMP broke all sorts of mugs about what it’s like to be her, what words of inspiration she would say to the kiddies, and of course, just which summer music is complimenting her Fireball shots this summer. 

And just what would she knock ol’ bitties out of the way for if she won a shopping spree to ACME?? 

All you have to do to find out is take a seat at the table because the one, the only….Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino is about to spill it all just for you.

Okay….let’s break some Lennox mugs from that cabinet Mom told you not to touch as a kid, shall we? First on the table….spill for everyone about the sacred origins of the now seemingly legendary…..Aunt Mary Pat.   [She]  was born as me making fun of my own mother. So, as the asshole son I am, I uploaded the video and it took off. I know refer to AMP as the love letter to my mom, Susan.

Did you ever in a million god damn years think the character of Aunt Mary Pat would blow up 
up like she did? It must be wild for you…. I never thought my joke would turn into this at all! I am floored by the amount of love and support that I’ve been receiving. It truly gets bigger every single day and I am so grateful.

I also took a gander at the dance music charts and I see you also have a fun single, “Doin’ Good,” slaying it! Now, how in the hell did this all come about? I got approached from a wonderful artist and producer named Kendoll King. He wanted to work on a song together. We put together an awesome beat and have been working hard on it ever since March. We finished the track and it was officially released on[July 6th]. The first weekend the song kept climbing and climbing until it peaked at number 12 on the iTunes dance charts. We were both BLOWN away! 

What other music is rockin’ Aunt Mary Pat’s jukebox this summer? AMP is obviously listening to “Doin’ Good.” Also, new music from Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves (“High Horse” anyone?) and without a doubt BON JOVI!

What fonts of wisdom would you personally give to any performer out there who right this very god damn second decided to enter this f@#king crazy entertainment business?? You can’t be scared. You’re going to fail sometimes and that’s okay. You gotta shake it off. Try everything, because you never know which idea will take off or resonate with people. Stay humble. If you’re successful, help others! Don’t take things too seriously. And don’t try too hard. Just be you 🙂

Fuck….marry…..kill …..Ariana……Nicki….Liza. Fuck Nicki, Marry Ariana, and Kill LIZZZZZZAAA with a Z.

One last sip….and it’s an important one here……you’ve won a thousand dollar shopping spree to Acme……what are the first three things that you’re throwin’ elbows for right as you burst through those coveted doors? TOUGH ONE. First, I’m grabbing some Keebler’s Rainbow Chips Deluxe, then a bag of their homemade Tortilla Chips and finally a great big jug of the some pulp Simply Orange Juice!

And there you have it, folks!

For much, much more with Aunt Mary Pat, you should get to werk right here, right now. 

Cover photo courtesy of Troy David Hendrickson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy dog days of summer!

Now, let’s first weekend of August, shall we? 

Yes. So, don’t just stand there….let’s all get to it. 

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this dazzling summer entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s fun for everyone? Or, that it’s literally under the Big Top??? So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for your summer pleasure, but it’s better you just go right here to check it all out…and prepare to be amazed. Oh, and we must mention that tickets start as low as $49 and the show’s been extended through the last week of August! Ready? Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is serving Philly for the rest of your summer 2018 lives at all of these red-hot locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave 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.

Keith Urban   While the weather outside tonight is looking a tad bit frightful, Nicole Kidman‘s hubby along with special guest Kelsea Ballerini are looking to make it delightful across the river for the start of your weekend. Giddy on up right here for those tix and so much more BB & T shenanigans this summer. Tonight/730 pm/BB & T Pavilion 

FREAQ:A Boys of Summer Adventure   Speedos, tan lines and daddies, oh….yaaaas. And of course, there’ll be boys, boys, all types of boys as far as the werk can see to make the 15th(!!) annual Boys of Summer bash an adventure you’ll never forget. Did we mention this year’s theme will feature lots of kink, fetish and S&M fantasies? So, before these boys put you in a trance (don’t forget about the Gear party at Bike Stop tonight…like you will), go right here for more Boys of Summer info and get ready to let your inhibitions run free as f@#k this weekend. Saturday/10 pm/Voyeur Nightclub 

Yanni  Yes, that Yanni. Need we say more? Absolutely not. Get those tickets. Friday & Saturday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center 

Boy George & Culture Club    First Yanni and now Boy George?? Plus, you’ve also got Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper taking over Boardwalk Hall! Yep, it’s that kind of entertainment weekend down at the Jersey Shore. Shake your “Karma Chameleon” thing right here for access to it all. Saturday/8 pm/Tropicana Showroom/Tropicana Hotel & Casino 

Keyshia Cole/702/Next/Musiq Soulchild/Ginuwine   “Let it Go,” “Steelo,” “Too Close,” “Buddy” and “Pony” are just a few of the classic baby makin’ bangers that’ll be taking over the Mann this Saturday night. Got tickets?  Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Sex Dwarf 15th Anniversary Party!  As if dealing with the fact that Madonna is going to be 60(!!) this month isn’t enough to blast our headphones, we now have to accept that esteemed Philly DJ Robert Drake’s fantastic Sex Dwarf soirees are celebrating 15 years of owning our music throwback lives. But you know what they say, time flies when you’re feelin’ fabulous on the dance floor, and that’s just how Mr. Drake is going to feel as he’ll no doubt be putting his heart and soul into everything he serves up at Club Mousai this Saturday night. Since this is truly a coveted celebration, head to the event’s official Facebook page to hear from the man himself as he spills about Sex Dwarf’s humble beginnings, what this event has meant to him and what you (yes, you) should expect this weekend. There’s really nothing left to say here except..let’s dance.   Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai 

2018 Eagles Training Camp  They’re almost baaaack!! Who’s ready? God damn everyone.  Sunday/7 pm/Lincoln Financial Field 

Us the Duo  There still might be one or two tickets left to see this straight up America’s Got Talent owning husband-and-wife act take over the TLA this Sunday, so go right here and get yours now. By the way, do we call them Us the Trio now that they’re is expecting? Either way, we’re ready. Sunday/8 pm/TLA Philly 

Amateur Drag Night  Every fabulous queen has to begin their chantay somewhere, and this fierce competition is just the place to do it. So, this Sunday night, strut to L’Etage and join your esteemed host, Ms, Bev (and a slew of guest judges and performers), while she introduces a fine array of local amatuer drag acts as they compete for a cash prize of $100. And who knows? Maybe laced within these lovely ladies is the Gayborhood’s next drag superstar. There’s always one way to find out…go, kween. Sunday/8 pm/L’Etage 


Honeygasm 3 Year Splooshaversary! Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since the always slaying Honeytree Evil Eye began serving up this truly one-of-a-kind sploosh-stravaganza upstairs at Franky Bradley‘s, otherwise known as the wildest, wettest (literally) and most sensational Burlesque show this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. And with guest stars Erica Gabrielle, Sophian Moore and the always sensational, Zsa Zsa St. James, on hand to lend their tassels and talents this Sunday night, you know you’re certainly going to be in for it all. Don’t miss it!  Sunday/7 pm/Franky Bradley’s 

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

Friday…..

MATOMA @ Premier AC(11 pm/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)…………DVBBS@Hq2 Beachclub(11 pm/Ocean Resort Casino)…………Yung Bae @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….JFA/Castlecomer@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N Front St.)…………Dzeko@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………..J.D Wilkes/Legendary Shackshakers (830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Cindy Bradley@South Jazz Club(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)……….Johnny Popcorn@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……….Stereo League@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)

Saturday……

Rise Against @ Festival Pier (7 pm/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St,)…………….Beres Hammond @ Electric Factory(9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Dada Life & Chris Lake @Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)…………..Felix Cartal/Delta Heavy@Moshulu Boat (8 pm/401 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Erol Alkan@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)……….The Family Crest @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………..Metal@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………..Remember Sports@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….DJ Whoo Kid@Haven Nightclub(10 pm)

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(9 pm/200 South 12th St.)………..Psychostick@Voltage Lounge(6 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Stu Larsen@Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)………..The Martinez Brothers @Hq2 Beachclub@Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)………Watch the Duck@Everybody Hits(7 pm/529 West Girard Ave)………….Joey DeFrancesco@South Jazz Night Club(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Cruzko@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm/1248 N. Front St.)

Since we’re all in this music and entertainment life together, be sure to also check out Uwishunu and Visit Philly to see what other kind of weekend shenaigans you can get into for your official first weekend of August. 

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