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White Ghost Shivers Blue Ball @ Mohawk Halloween

The entire retro/swing/vaudeville/mad crazy cavalcade that is White Ghost Shivers will commandeer The Mohawk this Halloween for the Blue Ball...you are invited to arrive all manner of blue, to honor the blue monday timing of Halloween. Enjoy! 

 

 

   

FYI on DIYs in PHL: Bands in the Backyard (BITBY)’s Kyle Costill

This is a first for us. We wanted to do an interview with Bands in the Backyard (BITBY), and they requested to send us a video response. You can check out their answers to a scaled down group of our questions that we sent them below, and make sure to swing by Little Bar tonight where we’ll be presenting with them the premiere of BITBY’s October Episode featuring Arc In Round as well as live performances by Ages, Renderers, Sore Eros, and Not Fur Longs and DJ sets from the BITBY crew, Faux Slang, and Arc In Round. There will also be a tasty beer special provided by our sponsor Sixpoint Brewery. Go outside by going inside Little Bar this evening! Little Bar, 738 S. 8th St., 8pm, $6, 21+ - Q.D. Tran

   

Free Energy Returns to Making Time for The Rapture at Voyeur Oct. 21

After exploding onto the Philly and national music scene, it has been pretty quiet in the Free Energy camp (except for a handful of big shows), which has been most likely due to their search for a permanent new guitarist with the exodus of Geoffrey Bucknum this past spring. Well, the boys are back at Making Time tonight, and it should definitely be a hyper-rager when they party down with The Rapture (performing at their fourth MT), Metronomy, Class Actress, and Still Corners. This evening will make your decision to skip CMJ a very wise one. Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 9pm - 4am, $15, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

   

Rock to the Future Open House

As it heads into its second year, Rock to the Future, the organization that provides free music education and academic assistance to underprivileged youth, has made some admirable strides towards improving our community. In this short amount of time, it has gained its non-profit status, has had its students perform showcases on stages like World Café Live, and is officially moving into a brand new performance space on East Cumberland Street in Fishtown. The organization will be celebrating the new space in style today by hosting its very first Open House. As you tour the space and check out its impressive mural, you will be able to enjoy refreshments, hear about RTTF’s success stories, and check out student bands and local musicians as they perform each hour. You will also be able to learn more about the fundraiser drive that they’re doing for this 2011-2012 season. So come out and learn a little bit more about them and show your support HERE! Rock to the Future, 2139 E. Cumberland St. - 2nd Floor, 4pm - 8pm, All Ages - Bill McThrill
 
   

Man Is Man

Do you remember the duo Puerto Muerto? I am not sure how you could forget. Christa Meyer is now in a band called Man is Man and over the summer they performed an acoustic show on the West Side. She also raised funds through kickstarter back in August to record her debut album as Man Is Man. Below is the video for "The Horse".