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Penn Jersey Roller Derby Game – 3/19

Penn Jersey is the only co-ed bank track roller derby league on the east coast. Come out and support the Hooligans on Saturday, March 19th!

Vikings take over Philly this Friday

Do you what’s as awesome as pirates, is 25 feet long, and will be paraded through the streets of our fair city this Friday night? No, it’s not a huge effigy of the NY Yankees, it’s a viking ship!

That’s right! A viking ship, built by Dennis McNett/HowlingPrint Studios will be carried from the Crane Arts Building (14th and American) to the Piazza (2nd and Hancock) this Friday at 9pm. My very good friend will be drumming aboard the ship so don’t miss it!

A Night for the Musically Challenged

Nothing screams awesome and horribly dorky at the same time quite like a middle-aged man (or any human being, for that matter) playing air guitar. If you lack the musical skills to play in a real band, then this just might be your calling – the U.S. Air Guitar Championship, going down Thursday, April 8th at Johnny Brenda’s.

US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. Founded in 2003, the US Air Guitar Championships have grown into a major national event that reaches more cities, fans and competitors every year.

Celebrate V-day Eve in Society Hill

On Saturday, February 13th @ 7pm, BCKSEET Production is hosting their 6th annual Valentine’s Day (Eve) Benefit at the Red Room. The evening will be a formal event with catering from South Street’s best restaurants and silent auction items including tickets to Broadway, gift certificates to Philadelphia restaurants, and countless tickets to area cultural events! For a complete list of items, see below.  The evening’s festivities will culminate with the first-ever concert of of Some Assembly Required,a production which is partnering with the Parkinson Council, and opens on March 26, 2010.

Additionally, BCKSEET has an exciting matching grant of $2,000 for the evening. For every dollar you contribute, you will actually be donating double!

Finally, as with all of their endeavors, BCKSEET is partnering with a worthy cause for Some Assembly Required: $1 of every full-price ticket purchase and CD sale will go towards The Parkinson Council. Also, as an added incentive to help surpass our matching grant, once BCKSEET meets its $2,000 goal for the evening, we will donate ½ of the funds above the $2,000 goal to the Parkinson Council.

So, skip the expensive prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menus, and come enjoy an evening of live music, good food, great causes, fun prizes and excellent auctions with us at BCKSEET Productions.


The Blacktails’ Record Release Party Sat, 1/30


Philly/NYC based band the Blacktails will be hosting a record release party for their new album at the Puck in Doylestown, PA this Saturday, January 30th. They will be performing with local artist Meghan Cary.

The band’s members have been heavily involved in the NYC club and session scene for over a decade. Individually, they have shared the stage with blues giants like Muddy Waters and national acts like The Spin Doctors, Blues Travellers, and more.

“Our music is like Stevie Ray meets Santana watching Pulp Fiction,” said band member Peter Farrell, one of the founding member of the group, “On our new record we’re playing around with vocal arrangements that remind me of Jane’s Addiction. We’re real proud if this new record because it shows the band’s revolution.”

“We love playing in Philly because the fans are much more appreciative of the music,” said Peter, who has played at such Philadelphia hotspots as the Grape Street Pub. “In New York, there’s just too many bands to see.”

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Spend V-day with Philly

I loathe Valentine’s Day. For me, the holiday of love has been a day of awkward, half-assed attempts at wooing me. Last year, my then boyfriend took me to see the Monster Truck show with a group of mutual friends. Nothing says “I love you” quite like being surrounded by a stadium full of mullets and beer cans while a colossal truck called Grave Digger runs over five station-wagons in a row. I forgot to bring earplugs and couldn’t hear anything for days. When I was in high school, my significant other bought me a bag of processed shrimp instead of a dozen roses. I don’t even like seafood.

            This year, however, I am single on Valentine’s Day for the first time in half a decade. And guess what? I don’t care! I plan on spending the day with my city. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is offering a tour of the Love Letter Project, a rooftop mural project consisting of more than 50 murals from 45th to 63rd streets along the Market Street corridor.

            The tour departs from the LOVE Park LOVE sculpture and participants take a ride on the El train to see the murals from a great vantage point. Guests will be provided with a map of the murals and also accompanied by a knowledgeable Mural Arts Program tour guide.

           So this year, if you’re single and hate Hallmark cards, schedule a date with Philadelphia.