June 18, 2015
Concerts and parties galore this Father’s Day Weekend – round up the crew and take your pops out for a night on the town to show him your appreciation. With something good going on from Friday all the way until Sunday night, we will see you on the dancefloor!
Jungle have created quite the buzz for themselves since releasing their debut album on XL Recordings last year, even earning a Mercury Prize shortlist nomination along the way. Outside of the studio, the seven-piece ‘modern soul collective’ prides itself on a great live show, translating their songs into organic interpretations of their recordings, not simply ‘re-producing’ their songs on their laptops. Expect to get your dance on for this one at Union Transfer!
8:30 pm, $20
Surely Making Time couldn’t celebrate 15 years of RAD parties in only one night! That’s why Dave P and crew are back at it again for part two of the Making Time 15th anniversary, this time with up-and-coming Vegas-based singer-songwriter Shamir. Dave P has a knack for catching artists early in their career before they blow up, and with Shamir’s excellent debut album Ratchet just getting the ‘Best New Music’ nod from Pitchfork, it looks like he’s at it again.
9 pm – 4 am, $10 advance tickets
Turntable experts Bo Bliz and Low Budget have been holding down the decks for some time with their turnt-up blend of hip hop, dancehall, throwbacks and overall party jams. For this edition of Workout! they’ve teamed up The Decades Hat Co. and Agora Men’s Shop to help keep you fresh while you sweat it out on the dancefloor.
10 pm – 2 am, $5
Thirty years in the game, house music pioneer Mark Farina is still going strong releasing amazing music while maintaining a busy touring schedule. Known for his funky jazz-inflected productions and the development of ‘mushroom jazz’, the Shakedown folks are doing us all a solid by bringing Mark to Philly to share one of his legendary DJ sets. Get there early, as Mark will be playing a four-hour set that starts at 11 pm.
10 pm – 3 am, $15 advance tickets
Matthew Law has blown up over the past year, partnering with Questlove’s OkayPlayer to bring his notorious Friends & Fam party up I-95 to New York City. For this month’s Philly installment, Law has enlisted b-boy scratch-master Foxx Boogie as his special guest. Bring your dancing shoes and make some memories on the dancefloor!
10 pm – 2 am, $5
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, nu-disco quartet Miami Horror heads to South Philly for a special DJ set as part of an expansive North American tour in support of their sophomore album All Possible Futures. Citing a love of Roland keyboards and French house as main reasons behind forming the group, the guys will surely be laying down a funky mix of grooves to make you move. Support from Dolphin residents Risky Disko, fresh off a marathon 7-hour DJ set at the famed Mysteryland festival.
10 pm – 2 am, $10 advance, $15 at the door
Sunday, June 21st
The Sundae parties at the City Tap House terrace are always off the hook, and there are few selectors out there more qualified to deliver a proper Father’s Day set than Rich Medina, a proud father himself. Rich’s DJ sets are always a blast, simultaneously entertaining and educating the crowd while maintaining a smooth and effortless delivery.
4 pm – 10 pm, $10
Soul n Sol hosts Maggs Bruchez welcome friends Shearn and Ed Christof for an afternoon of sun-soaked feel-good music on the rooftop at new venue South Bowl. Dads bowl free for this special Father’s Day party!
2 pm – 9 pm, free