Chris Burrell

PhillyVoice contributor Chris Burrell

Chris is an adjunct marketing professor at Drexel University and is the electronic music director at Drexel’s radio station, WKDU. As a nightlife columnist, he will be keeping you up to date on all the best DJ-related happenings in and around Philly. Chris is also a contributing writer for music publications such as Dancing Astronaut and XLR8R and hosts a weekly radio show Hot Mix, which has featured guests such as Rich Medina and RJD2. You can find him on the dance floor or on twitter at @Chri5B_.

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October 2, 2015

Live Music

Hall & Oates still hit the high notes

The city's finest musical duo, Hall & Oates, took the stage Thursday for the grand opening of Live Nation’s new Fishtown venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia. The former Temple University students enthralled the crowd for 90 minutes while rocking through their impressive catalog of smash hits.

October 1, 2015


Get out and dance: 13 ways to move this weekend

The pope has left, it’s officially fall, and it’s also First Friday – what more do you need to get out and dance? Try and snag tickets to one of the amazing sold-out shows in town, dance to house beats while eating amazing fried chicken, march to end rape culture ... the list goes on. See you on the dance floor!

September 16, 2015


Get out and dance: Fourteen parties to hit this weekend

Party on a bridge, Samba with folks that actually know how to, or celebrate a record store’s anniversary in this weekend’s busy schedule of amazing parties. Just don’t forget to go home!

September 10, 2015


Get out and dance: Nine parties to hit this weekend

Summer is OVER and the promoters are going hard luring everyone away from the beaches and back to the beats. Friday and Saturday night have an unusual amount of quality and diverse events for you to shake a tailfeather – go on now!

September 8, 2015


Made in America 2015: A recap in GIFs

A large cloud of dust hovers over an endless sea of teenagers rambunctiously bouncing to the untz-untz of EDM at the Freedom Stage tucked away next to the Park Towne condos (talk about juxtaposition). A girl who’s lost her group of friends stumbles into me and shrieks as a medic arrives to cart away her passed-out friend, the beat thumping onward. This was an unavoidable and all-too-common scene at Made in America, the fourth annual Budweiser-sponsored, Jay Z-curated music festival, which sprawled across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 6.

September 3, 2015


15 parties for your Labor Day weekend

Just because it’s the end of summer doesn’t mean it’s the end to great music, great parties, and of course, great dancing options. There’s plenty to choose from this weekend, be it Made In America, or at many of the clubs across the city – close out the summer with a bang, and a strong drink in hand.

August 26, 2015


Get out and dance: 16 parties to hit this weekend

This last weekend in August brings no shortage of fine opportunities to quench your musical thirst, with dancing options ranging from an early morning wake-up celebration to underground parties that won’t finish until the wee hours of the morning.

August 24, 2015

The Arts

Eight quick questions with saxophone genius Kamasi Washington

If you’re not familiar with the name Kamasi Washington, you’ve probably heard his music before without even knowing it. Once part of Snoop Dogg’s band, Washington was tapped as a jazz protégé at a young age and has worked with everyone from Quincy Jones to Lauryn Hill, recently receiving a ton of recognition for his significant contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s latest opus "To Pimp A Butterfly."

August 19, 2015


Get out and dance: 13 ways to get moving this weekend

Our beautiful city has pretty much every style of music on tap this weekend, from classic and modern disco and boogie sounds, to Jersey club, to soul singers. Head out on the town and enjoy these last days of August.

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