August Itinerary

So now summer is actually “almost over”, but there is a lot of really cool parties in store. You know the drill, DM me if I’m missing anything. Don’t get a sunburn!

August 1st

Derby After Dark: Meet the Skaters

Soft Leather Philadelphia

August 2nd

Bangarang w/ J-me, Deep C & Will Tanksley Art

Julien-K at The Voltage Lounge

MAD WORLD – a new wave party

August 3rd

Endless Summer August First Friday Event

TINY CAT – Dark Music Festival / Benefit for Charity 8/3 & 8/4

Loft Sessions~

Tantrum Tonic

A Black Celebration

Spellbound with Crash Course in Science

Universal Cave DJs at The International

August 4th

Support Gaza!

BIG BOIZ

Global Funk with DJ Shearn ~ African, Brazilian and in btwn

HOUSE

August 5th

2nd Street Festival: 10th Anniversary!

2nd St Festival Shakedown 10 year Anniversary

2nd Street Festival After Party at North Bowl

[°●INDUSTRIAL_PICNIC●°] V3

August 7th

Somnium Mori, Crooked Ghost, X88B88, The Purge

August 10th

STC Presents: The Addams Family

SALON – Red 4 Philth

Pleasurekraft / Patrick Richards / Miss Chloe at WoW

Foodtrucks For Humanity

Fad Nauseam/The Brickbats/Ships In The Night/Please Don’t Tell

August 11th

The Shakedown : Residents Night + Del & Davidson Opsina Upstairs

August 12th

The Soul Pickle w/ Mike Simonetti

August 15th

Deep Space Brooklyn | François K./ Bruce Forest/ Ian Friday

Post-Punk,New Wave,Goth (Unknown Pleasures) at The Dolphin

August 16th

Terminally Chill w/ Skeleton Lipstick + George Clanton

August 17th

Shock Exchange Vol. 2

CSC & Sure Thing: Erika (Interdimensional Transmissions)

Radar x House Cat: A Disco Dance Party Benefitting WOAR

Say Less presents: The WIG + Jonny Sum

Midnight Madness: Labyrinth 

August 18th

Batz Over Baltimore

Rhythm of the Night [90s House Anthems]

August 19th

KICK – The INXS Experience

August 24

August 24th

Multicult / Heads. / Cult Objects

DJSC at Kung Fu Necktie

August 25th

Sound Kills Cancer- Benefit for Casey

Godflesh with Tombs, Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, Body Stuff

Eighties Mayhem – End of Summer 80’s Dance Party @Black Cat

Melt You Down at Ulana’s with MR TC, bgkiki, & Zillas on Acid

Labyrinth No.8

August 31st

YallaPunk Festival and Conference 2018

Smells Like Children – dark 90s dance party 

Midnight Madness: Liquid Sky (4K Restoration)

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June Itinerary

June is bustin’ out all over and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for street fests and more techno park parties. Feel free to DM me with any events I’m missing. I update this throughout the month.

June 1st

SALON – A West Philly Drag Revue

Wicked Women- June First Friday Event

Industrial 6/1 Xentrifuge PT Grimm Chmcl Str8jckt +DJ XrisSMack!

Modern Blood This Friday w/ Mike Saga,ElijvhVrms & Richard Reich

Philly Loves The Soulquarians w DJ’s Mike Nyce + 9th Wonder

Tantrum Tonic

Goodie no.96 w. MANIK at Liaison Room

SFM Philly presents: TIME Travel w/ Be Svendsen.

June 2nd

Sex Dwarf Depeche Mode Pregame

Bangarang Presents: Party Animals a FUNdraiser for PAWS

Breakfast Club – New Wave + Post Punk Brunch

Casey has stageiv cancer, what’s your excuse 🙂

Da Wobble: A Dance Flashmob – Disrupting Displacement

West Philly Porchfest with LEFT RITE 2.0

Ambient Church: Suzanne Ciani in Quadraphonic Sound

Midge Ure of Ultravox Acoustic 

PEX Magic Garden Party 7

Lower Tar : J. De Sosa : Lady Shame : Gabo Rio

Spacer Women with DJs Rana Ransom and Skip-Stop

CyberProm: Cybertron Goth Prom [Free Before 11pm]

A Black Celebration

Labyrinth One Year Anniversary

June 3rd

Producer Social – Rooftop Party

Philly Dyke Ride – 2018 edition

Dark Thoughts & Cult Objects Matinee BBQ

Depeche Mode With Special Guest – Global Spirit Tour

June 4th

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

June 7th

Wet Dream [A Drag Show + Dance Party]

Mad World – a new wave party

All Natural Sessions – Left Rite Takeover

June 8th

Rudy Kardos vs Tantrum Tonic

Making Time with Carla dal Forno

Pop-Up at Maingate

Svmmon: A Dark Dance Night

Control Freak with Magglezzz at The Dolphin

June 9th

Riot Nerd Flea Market

Juice: A Summer Fest for QTWOC

Special Treetment Art Show

Pretty In Pink Prom Night – 80s New Wave/90s Alternative Dance

DJ Firmeza (Portugal) / :3Lon / TBA

Subsurface 005: Phil Moffa, Damon Bradley, M//R

The Shakedown: Thomas Blondet + Mr. Falcon Upstairs

1694 + Great Circles present Curious Dream

DJ Firmeza (Portugal) / :3Lon / DJ Delish/ Stateschoolgirl/TBA

Summer of Summer w/ TSOT DJ Kai Fentross at The Trestle Inn

Subsurface 005: Phil Moffa, Damon Bradley, M//R

Yolo Ono & Osagie at The Dolphin

Bangarang Presents: Party Animals a FUNdraiser for PAWS

The Perfect World of Partying w/ Greg D & Zillas On Acid !

June 10th

Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor in Philadelphia

The Soul Pickle Loves Philly w/DEL

Cleopatra’s Secrets 02

2018 Philly LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

Echo Flex: a 2000s Era Hip Hop Party!

goodie social at Foto Club

June 11th

Ginabeats III: Special Edition Tigerbeats Birthdaypalooza!

June 13th

Deep Space Brooklyn | DJ Spooky/ François K. at Output

June 14th

BUM BUM TRA TRA: Latinx & Tropical Club Sounds at The Dolphin

Miami Vice Tropical 80s Night

The Horrors with Remote/Control at Underground Arts

June 15h

Vampyrty ~ 2018

Night Moves – Extended Roofdeck Party at South Bowl

Cold Cave / Black Marble / Choir Boy at Union Transfer

Vortex – Dark Music for a Distraught Life Form

Say Less presents: Onur Ozman

June 16th

SunFunToo : Song of the Siren

Ziúr/Precolumbian/Besharam/Teknacolor Ninja/Wolf Dem

Club Congress

June 17th

Dauwd [] pres. by [sic]

June 18th

Slenko & McKeys / Alpha_Alpha / Tapes & Tubes / Les Iris

June 19th

Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) / Moon Diagrams / Night Drive at JBs

June 20th

Post-punk / New Wave / Goth ( Unknown Pleasures) at The Dolphin

June 21st

Nitty Gritty: Rock & Roll w/the Ramones!

Out Come The Wolves[Punk Rock/Ska Party]

June 22nd

Return to Vacation Beach

Resonate presents: Dom & Roland + Robert Manos

DJSC at Kung Fu Necktie

June 23rd

Mushroom Growing 101: Beyond Low-Tech

Lehigh Valley Pagan Pride Day 2018

Muslim City Fest- Philadelphia

Celtic Fling

The Wonder Bars w/ Double D and DigitalDavy

Daybreaker PHL // A Journey Through Time

SummerJam ‘18. FREE! w/ DJ ICEY

Boat Trippin’ // Doc Martin, Byron The Aquarius, More!

Transmission – A Dark Danse Party

No Boyfriends: 1YR Anniversary

Kill Frenzy & Worthy at Warehouse on Watts

June 24th

I Love Industrial w/ DAS ICH & DistortedRetrospect

Philly SOUL Picnic a Summer 2018 House Reunion

Summer Forever w/ special guest Ed Christof

June 27th

SYNTHICIDE x Fleisch Present: Zanias, Multiple Man x Neud Photo + More

Tribe: Beach Party Theme

June 28th

Thursday Night Fever [A Disco Party]

June 29th

PEX Summer Festival X

Smells Like Children – a dark 90’s dance party

goodie no. 97 w. Waajeed, Matthew Law, Leo & Hadida

June 30th

Moondog II

Kate Ferencz Tape Release w/ Height Keech and Kevin Wynd

Next Up: Cold Cave / Black Marble / Choir Boy

May Itinerary

Blessed Be, May is here. Happy Beltane and Ramadan too if ya celebrate. Please message me if I am missing any events. Get ready for a lot of park parties!

May 2nd

Soft Leather Philadelphia 5.2.18

May 3rd

Creme Brulee w. SarahCuda, DJ HA, Alex Aguirre

Labyrinth Dance Party

Trieves 21 w/ John Raffaele

All Natural SFM Takeover w/ Blueshift & Jay Hill

May 4th

Cosmic Awakening: Agent Zero + goldenSpiral (dual album release)

King Bass 2

Issa UK ting: Garage Grime Jungle DnB at The Dolphin

Mat Zo (5 Hour Set) at Output & Key+Needle in The Panther Room

goodie no.95 : Residents

May The Funk Be With You

May 5th

Pre-Ramadan Pop-Up Shop

Beltane Ritual 2018

Deep Beats & Cocktails | Tech House

Club Congress

A Black Celebration

May 6th

Delaware Punk Rock Flea Market 2018

Rebel Rebel Craft Bazaar

Good Vibes Music Family And Friends Day

The Soul Pickle: Official Movement Pre-Party w/Pontchartrain

May 7th

Lydia Lunch w/ Walter Weasel + Bob Bert + Tim Dahl at KFN

Konkrete Jungle NYC : Dieselboy

May 10th

Fleetmac Wood Presents Rumours Rave

Relaxer/LXV/Earthen Sea/Haldol/Spirit Mirror(DJ)

Elm Imprint, Symbiotic & Bassbunny pres: Calyx & Teebee with Break

DARK & DIRTY HOUSE (presented by House in the Hall)

Night Drive at Kung Fu Necktie

BOUND with Answer Code Request, Schwefelgelb, 8ULENTINA + More

CVLT with Dave Ghoul and DJ Poe at Asylum 13

May 12th

Yanni 25 – Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour

Vanguard DC May 12th with DJ Mighty Mike Saga

The Shakedown : Rob Paine, Willyum, Phil Yeah and Phil Gore

May 15th

Rival Consoles / Chaperone at PhilaMOCA

May 16th

Unknown Pleasures

May 17th

Alice Glass & Zola Jesus

Mad World – a new wave party

Wonderlust w/Jeff Heart, The Wonder Bars, and DJ Shango

Asylum13 Half Way 2 Halloween No Pants Party w/mighty Mike Saga

May 18th

NK Badtz Maru/Pamela and Her Sons/Yung Nila/Estoc/+TBA

Say Less presents: D’julz + Carpinelli

The Magic Message 8 Year w/ WOLF MUSIC

Pete Tong at Rumor

Camp Phuckit Presents: Prom Night (A phormal affair)

Vortex Goth Industrial Oontz & More

May 19th

Datadrift with special guests The Now

Techno is back at The Other Side

Kid Ginseng : Speaking Parts : Diamond Girl : Kwan

Outpost | Knee Deep in Queens: Hot Since 82 + more

Rizumu 16yrs/27hrs

Underground Sessions | Monthly

SFM Philly presents Departures.

May 20th

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

May 22nd

Mount Kimbie / Wiki @ Johnny Brenda’s (Night One)

May 23rd

Mount Kimbie / Wiki at Johnny Brenda’s (Night Two)

Deep Space Brooklyn | King Britt/ François K. at Output

Faeries vs. Post Apocalyptic – Tribe

May 25th

DJ Dan w/ City Air & Surreal Sleepwalking

Mount Kimbie

 

 

The police are not making “Kensington great again”

America has a plethora of problems.

Healthcare is in crisis, education is teetering, and we are beginning to experience that late-stage capitalism. Not all of us see eye to eye on everything, but a lot of people find camaraderie when police corruption is discussed. The recent incident here in Philly of the racist Starbucks manager calling the cops on two black men was not surprising to anyone. Cops killing unarmed people of color, children even, is tragically unsurprising.  Nor is it a shock to hear of cops victim blaming sexual assault victims. The incident I am about to relay is absolutely not as dire as systemic racism and innocent deaths that happen so frequently by the hands of cops. It is, however, a story that needs to be told.

Dark Tower V3: Ooh Baby I Like It Raw! was a party bearing many amazing facets. There were multiple rooms and floors with different genres of music and handcrafted decor. A coat check was available, and water and soda were being sold on the cheap. This was a BYOB event and the organizers involved created a safe and inclusive atmosphere.  DanceSafe, a crucial organization in the nightlife, was present upstairs. Dark Tower had something for everyone and was an event that brought the community together in a truly positive way.

My friends and I got there after 11, maybe closer to 12. We checked out The Jungle with Camp Phuck It and Techno Basement presented by Labyrinth. At one point I went upstairs and saw my friend walk outside with a stern look on his face. I walked back down the basement and told my friend what I saw. Moments later, the lights were on and we were told the party was shut down. Unfortunately, parties getting shut down by the police is nothing new, neither is how the police acted, which was not ideal from what I personally experienced.

One white and blond policewoman was particularly aggressive. It’s no surprise that she acted with a toxic masculine attitude. In an industry where police act with cowboy machismo, women officers have to act like that to gain even an iota of respect from their male co-workers. She made it difficult for people to grab their coats and literally was making fun of people like we were in high school. She was overheard saying “did any of you people look in the mirror before you left the house today?” and said to someone “your shirt is on backward, haha just kidding.”  The organizers told the police that they were not selling liquor and therefore did not have a liquor license. The police said that since they “saw beer being brought in”, they could come in. I am unsure if this was within their rights.

As if people already have so many valid reasons to fear and not respect the police (a true shame because they could serve a great need in this country), adding on bullying and unkind words are just a few more drops into the overflowing pail of police brutality and crookedness.  As the cops drove away that night, one of them was heard chanting “make Kensington great again” over the police car loudspeaker.

While I personally find that harrowing, I was informed that the police worked well with the event organizers. That is hopeful.

If you’re interested in laws, policies, and other issues regarding nightlife check out 24HrPhl. We are a collective working together towards creating the best community that we can.

Next Up:  May Itinerary