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Free Concerts at The Piazza at Schmidts

Posted in Music and Film, Neighborhood Noir, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 15, 2011 by mariamprh











The Piazza at Schmidts

1050 North Hancock Street

Philadelphia, PA


Philly Weekly’s free summer concert series continues this  Wednesday, August 17th at the Piazza at Schmidts, which will feature three reggae and jam bands. The Piazza kick-off event will be held at 6 pm, featuring Nicos Gun, Cheers Elephant , and Hezekiah Jones.  One of the only free events in the region offering live music from well-known local and national bands, PW continues its 20 year long history of concerts in Philly. The event is free and open to all ages.


Read more about the event’s featured artists:


Nicos Gun

Nicos Gun’s sound renders a punk-rock Michael Jackson vibe. The group’s experimental technique, which takes from disparate music genres, results in mad beats that bear resemblance to artists from the Velvet Underground to Lil B.


Cheers Elephant

Cheers Elephant is a band whose rootsy and  energetic sound dominates the tendency to ‘overproduce,’ which can often identify the music industry. Cheers Elephant embraces a raw, playful sound, but remains solid and pleases the ear. According to local reporter Katie Feeny, “if you like Philadelphia and breathing, you’ll like Cheers Elephant.”


Hezekiah Jones

Hezekiah Jones is a folk-inspired band whose members include a collection of Philadelphia artists. Centered around acclaimed songwriter Raphael Cutrufello, the band offers a full sound and resonating harmonies.


Wednesday’s Free Concert at Rittenhouse Park

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Green Space, Music and Film with tags , , , on September 3, 2010 by danielferrarelloprh

On Wednesday, Philadelphians celebrated the coming of September with the last of Philly Weekly’s Concerts in the Park.

By Daniel Ferrarello

Concert-goers listening to The Homophones at Rittenhouse Park. Photo by K. Leonard

Terrible Things and The Homophones, two up and coming local bands, played in a buzzing Rittenhouse Square on Wednesday.  Music lovers of various ages gathered to enjoy the free show and to escape the heat of a brutal ninety-five degree day under the trees and beside the fountains of the park.  Rittenhouse Square had a party atmosphere Wednesday night with Vitamin Water providing refreshments and Y-Not Radio (previously Y100) giving away tickets to see The Pixies Tuesday at the Tower Theater.  When The Homophones came on to close the show at sunset on Wednesday, they brought the only thing this festive send-off to the summer was missing, balloons, which they tied to each of their microphone stands, and then they proceeded to entertain a large group of excited fans with their dancey pop-rock music.  While this was the last show of the year for PW’s annual Concerts in the Park series, keep your ears to the ground, because Rittenhouse Square is one of the City’s finest public spaces, and one can bet that as the weather transitions from blistering heat to Autumn’s mild crispness, there will be no shortage of fun, free events in this park.