Coverage of the best music related events from each and every one of Philadelphia’s best concert venues as well as coverage from music festivals all over the world.

DJ Mark Farina in the House

It’s no secret that we’re big house music fans here at Independent Philly, so when we heard that Mark Farina was coming in from San Francisco to DJ at the 100th Shakedown party on Saturday night, we had to be there. The Shakedown has become a Philly institution for house music over the better part […]

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Spiritual Experience: Justin Jones & Badly Drawn Boy at The Church

The air was frigid in Philadelphia on Tuesday night and it didn’t feel much warmer inside the main sanctuary of The Church at 21st and Chestnut as fans of Justin Jones and Badly Drawn Boy began packing into the pews when the doors opened at 8:00PM. The Church is an amazing venue for a concert […]

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The Sword: Heavy Metal at Warp Speed

Last night at the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) on South Street, heavy metal rockers “The Sword”, from Austin, TX, rocked Philadelphia with heavy guitar riff after heavy guitar riff. The Sword, comprised of members J. D. Cronise, Kyle Shutt, and Bryan Richie, has toured with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. They […]

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Philadelphia Feasts on Hip-Hop Thanksgiving Eve Courtesy of Doomtree

  Thanksgiving Eve is traditionally a big night for bars and clubs in Philadelphia and around the rest of the country. Instead of heading to one of the hundreds of parties around the city, Independent Philly headed to “The Church” at 21st and Chestnut to catch a concert by Minnesota’s hip-hop collective “Doomtree”. We weren’t […]

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Interview with Lazerbeak from Doomtree Crew

Aaron Mader, a.k.a. Lazerbeak has been stunning music fans and concert goers or more than half of his life. He got his start at the young age of fourteen, starting “The Plastic Constellations” with two friends in Minnesota. Within a year the band was selling out major venues. After well over a decade of TPC […]

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