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Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Producer, Musician, Venue Manager -- The Many Roles of Greg Altman written by G.W. Miller III When Greg Altman was in the sixth grade, he discovered punk music, specifically the West Coast sounds from bands like Pennywise, Strung Out and ...

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A New Beginning

By: G.W. Miller Patty Crash was a wild child. After she and her mother emigrated to America from Iceland when she was a teenager, she was kicked out of school and sent back to Iceland. She wound up back in ...

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Doing Cool Stuff For Cool People

Doing Cool Stuff For Cool People

Josh Pannepacker is one of the busiest dudes in the music scene by GW Miller III Run into multi-instrumentalist Josh Pannepacker and there’s a good chance he’s smiling, having just made an amusing observation or offered a fond memory. And ...

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Brewtallica

Brewtallica

Brewtallica, the team of musicians representing the Philadelphia Brewing Company, was the last band to perform at the 2nd annual Band of Brewers competition at World Café in March. The band from Yards, however, took the stage right before them. ...

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The Davis Brothers

The Davis Brothers

Ben and Jake Davis knew they were on to something when a few hundred people showed up at their family home in Marlton, NJ for a multi-band music festival back in 2006. Ben was in college and Jake had just ...

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Ola Solanke

Ola Solanke

Ola Solanke was an insurance company executive when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1990. Soon after moving to the city, he noticed a void in the arts scene. “There weren’t that many venues that were offering performance space,” Solanke says. ...

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Kyle Costill

Kyle Costill

Stop by Ortlieb’s Lounge in Northern Liberties and chances are you’ll see Kyle Costill running around like crazy, doing a dozen different things at once. He serves drinks, assists the staff, works with bands and DJs and generally makes sure ...

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Finding the Perfect Combination

Finding the Perfect Combination

Bill Hanson and his brother-in-law Tommy Joyner were down the shore, watching the Phillies and drinking Scotch when Joyner got a phone call. The owner of a Center City building was looking for a tenant who would bring life to ...

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The Mischievous Side of Chill Moody

The Mischievous Side of Chill Moody

The West Philly rapper likes to have fun, especially when he’s guest bartending. By G.W. Miller III

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The Music Lover’s Other Passion

The Music Lover’s Other Passion

Johnny Brenda’s was brand new back in 2006 when John Vettese visited the Fishtown club to see Silversun Pickups, the alternative rock band from Los Angeles.

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