Events

January 9:  Cold Blue Electric at 9pm
A Musical Fusion of Jazz, Rock, Blues and N’Orleans Funk … Originals & Covers
Cold Blue Electric in Concert

 

January 10: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm

 

January 11: Local Artist Spotlight: The Rogue Maps with Osiris Wildfire at 7pm
Osiris Wildfire

January 12: Northwest Jazz and Blues Jam at 7:30pm
Gerald Young

January 13: Parent’s Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
The TV/Sports Lounge will be converted to the Alma Mater Day Care as we put Sprout/Nick on every TV so it captures their attention in every direction (trust me it works), at least for a drink or two.   

January 13: Comedy Show: Foley & Friends at 8pm
Brian Foley with special guest Sidney Gantt and Chris Wood for an evening full of laughs!

January 14: PWBN: professional women business network at 8am

January 15: Comedy with Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams: https://youtu.be/Y1wOBeAMg_w

Phila Int Players Jan 15th 2016 Comedy Jam Show

January 16: Pradip Lamichanne of Nepal at Alma Mater 3-4pm
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Pradip Lamichanne, Quaker of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, will speak and answer questions on living conditions after the April earthquake and under the current economic boycott, and of his experience as a Quaker in the predominantly Hindu-Buddhist Nepali culture.

Lamichanne, 39, his wife, son, parents and grandmother reside together in a small city east of Kathmandu.   After 7 months living in temporary shelter awaiting re-building resources which did not arrive, they completed construction of a house in December with materials from their collapsed home.
He works for an IT Consultancy Company, providing sustainable systems solutions.   As a Quaker, he has participated in events in Europe, Africa, India and Australia. In 2012 he co-led and was key speaker at a world congress of Quakers in Kenya.
January 16: 5pm-1am
John & Dottie

Sunday, January 17 Drag Bingo Brunch at noon
Fun for all ages!
Bingo Family Friendly

January 17: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm
Rob Henderson

January 18: Rafael Vigilantics
​Huffington Post called Vigilantics the “Iggy Pop of hip-hop;”blending underground hip-hop with rock reminiscent of the Clash, Rafael Vigilantics is pure energy on stage.  New Mexico-born and currently hailing from Los Angeles, Rafael returns to his expanding eastern fan base, bringing his raw and charismatic performances back to Philadelphia, for the first time since co-headlining with Grayskul.

Listen to his songs here:   http://vigilantics.bandcamp.com
Watch a video here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbIevdhKl4
Rafael

January 19: Northwest Jazz and Blues Jam at 7:30pm
Gerald Young

January 20: EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY (Humpity humpity hump day!)
Come out and bring the funny, and/or hang out and eat, drink and laugh $5 at the door, $2 back if you do a couple minutes on stage. 
January’s show will feature Smarty Pants, Philly’s horniest band. Mr. Ken is the drummer, back-up vocalist, and funny banterer.
Check us out and Like us on FB at smarty pants philly.

January 21: Rockabilly Thursday: The Ultra Kings
The Ultra Kings have been together for 15 yrs. and continue to stay busy, mixing Rockabilly, Rock&Roll, Country, and Blues together to create a brand their own. With 4 albums out playing venues on regular basis from CT to NC.Rick K. Kuebler, lead singer and guitarist, backed by Carl Ehst who slams down that Rock and Roll beat with authority and conviction, Zoots Szmigel manhandles his double bass with the finesse only a former professional alligator wrestler can bring to an instrument.
Combining primal rock n roll, rockabilly,surf and the blues The Ultra Kings create a sound all their own!

January 22: Houston Elementary School Fundraiser- All Day- Please come support!

January 23:  Last Chance in Concert at 9pm
Last Chance

January 24: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm
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January 25: Funday Monday: Karrieve in Concert

January 26: Northwest Jazz Jam at 7:30pm

January 27: Comedy: Foley & Friends: The Old College Try- Quaker Schools

January 28: Rockabilly: Crash Gordon and Debra Dynamite at 8pm
Come out and see what all the excitement is about! Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite is a four piece band (vocals, electric guitar, upright bass & drums) specializing in Rockabilly, early (50’s) R’n’R & early (50’s) R’n’B. The appeal of this band is universal and is sure to get your feet moving no matter what your age! Dancers and non dancers alike can appreciate it!

Fearless leader Crash Gordon on guitar will send you into orbit with his amazing guitar styling and fantastic vocalizations! This is what you would get if you crossed Link Wray, Hank Williams, and Mickey Baker. Influenced by the twang of early roots & country as well as rock n’ roll he blends a steady rhythm of each. He has a unique sound like no other!

Debra Dynamite on vocals is influenced by many greats such as Ruth Brown, Laverne Baker, Janis Martin, Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, and Patsy Cline.  With early experience as a jazz singer, she combines these rock n roll vocal stylings along with phrasing of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Throw in some Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ella Johnson and some TNT and this little meatball will send your head spinning!

Backed up by a top notch rhythm section of upright bass and drums to hold a steady beat, Crash Gordon and Debra Dynamite put on an unforgettable high energy show that packs a mean punch!

January 29: Ice Breaker: Derek Anthony Concert at 9pm
Bands to include, Palatine, Danie Ocean, The Ellen Degenerates, and Church

January 30: Deb Callahan in Concert
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Philadelphia’s blues-soul singer/songwriter Deb Callahan recently released her  5th CD “Sweet Soul” on Blue Pearl Records.  The CD, produced by renowned producer and drummer Tony Braunagel, was recorded at Ultratone Studios in Los Angeles, CA.  Deb and guitar player Allen James travelled to Los Angeles in February 2015 to record the tracks with an all star studio line-up including Johnny Lee Schell, engineering and slide guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Reggie McBride on bass, Braunagel on drums and James on guitar. This group of musicians have recorded and toured with performers such as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal so it was a truly wonderful experience to play with and learn from each one. 

It’s been almost 5 years since Deb’s last CD, “Tell It Like It Is” was released.  Shortly after this release, Deb became a mom to her now 4 year old son Elijah. The experience of being a new mom has had a direct impact on her writing and focus in her life. The songs from “Sweet Soul” were written during an overall sweet and rich phase of life.  Deb worked with James and Chris Arms (who produced Deb’s last 3 CD’s) to write the original material and in tandem with producer Braunagel to find some gems written by others that fit the vibe as well.  The mood of this blues, soul roots CD is upbeat, rockin, funky  and fun and explores the theme of love and family with an honest and at times humorous view into both its joys and challenges.  This includes the experience of loving a child or partner, the connection and sweetness you feel when you slow down and just be present with ones you love, the pain and difficulty of letting go of a family member, the ups and downs of living with someone, the inner tension about balancing family and career, the energy it takes to keep things running to do a lot of different things in life.  www.debcallahanband.com.

January 31: School of Rock: 1-3pm

The School of Rock, which started here in Philadelphia in 1998 and now has over 120 locations world-wide, the School of Rock is the largest and most successful after schoolmusic program for kids ages 7-18 in the world! Students take traditional private lessons on rock instruments (guitar/bass/drums/keys/voice), and combine it with performance ofREAL, themed-rock shows several times a year, all while developing confidence, self-esteem, communication and teamwork skills, and a sense of loyalty and responsibility. They are the real school the popular Jack Black movie School of Rock was based on. You can check them out at www.schoolofrock.com.

January 31: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm

 

February 2: Northwest Jazz Jam

February 3: Comedy/Magic Grab Bag: Magic with David Darwin and Friends!

February 5: Dinner and the Avenue G Show at 7

February 5: Burlesque in the Northwest: Pole Dancing at 10pm

February 6: Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier Zydeco band at 9pm

February 7: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm

February 16: Northwest Jazz, Blues and Gospel Jam at 7:30pm

February 10: Comedy: Foley & Friends at 8pm

February 12: Impulse in Concert at 10pm
Impulse Band

February 14: Jazz Valentine’s Dinner with guest chef Gerald Young

February 14: Drag Show

February 16: Northwest Jazz, Blues and Gospel Jam

February 18: April Mae and the June Bugs

February 19: Rootology in concert
We are five of Philadelphia’s most versatile Roots and Americana musicians and we’ve come together with a new driving sound that combines funk, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, folk , Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Western swing, Be-bop, Cajun
From the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 15, 2015:
“Rootology’s raw, fluid brand of Americana sounded aged and smoky, soaked in Kentucky whiskey – most apparent when they did their gypsy-jiving best on a cover of the traditional “Deep Elem Blues

February 20: Not My Dogg at 9pm

Sunday, February 21: Drag Bingo Brunch

February 21: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm

February 25: Crawdad Stew

February 26: Phila. International Players Comedy Jam Show

February 27: Cabin Fever: Philadelphia Folksong Society
February 27: Dukes of Destiny in Concert at 9pm
Dukes of Destiny
The Dukes of Destiny, Philadelphia’s best loved and longest lived blues and old school soul band. They are starting to book concerts, festivals, club dates, street festivals, and events for 2015. The Dukes have been together for over 30 years, producing their own style of rocking blues and old school R’n’B. With a lineup of songs that include their unique arrangements of blues standards and heartfelt originals, the Dukes have recorded 4 CD’s that have received wide critical acclaim. They have performed in a variety of venues, including clubs, festivals, concerts, and private events. Over the years the Dukes have performed at a number of festivals, concert series, and clubs.

March 2: Comedy/Magic Grab Bag: Arial Show

March 3: Dibbs and the Detonators
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March 4: Dinner and the Avenue G Show

March 4: Burlesque in the Northwest

March 5: The Defenders in Concert at 9pm 
March 5: Loose and Alright at 10:45pm

March 6: Piano Brunch

March 6: Great American Songbook Rob Henderson’s Jazz Sessions 6-10pm

March 9: Sharina Jones in Concert at 6pm

March 9: Foley & Friends Comedy at 9pm

March 10: Sean K Preston & The Loaded Pistols

March 11: Salsa lessons 8-9pm

March 11: Salsa with Los Muchachos Del Solar at 9pm

March 12: RedX in Concert

March 19, 7:30pm to 11pm
BEATS WALKIN’
Philly’s Premier Texas Swing Band
Free Texas swing dance Instruction from 7:30 – 8:30pm, followed by live music from BEATS WALKIN’. Cover $10 at the door

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Rockabily: Screamin’ Rebel Angels
March 31: Rockabilly: Gas House Gorillas
April 1: Avenue G
April 1: Burlesque in the Northwest
April 4: Heather Kropf in Concert at 7pm

April 9: Old Play in Concert at 7:30pm
Oldplay is a 5 piece Classic Rock band from the Philly suburbs & Delaware Valley area. We’re called Oldplay because we are older guys, playing older songs that were written and recorded by even older guys. We love the Classic Rock songs of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s but there’s always a surprise or two thrown into our sets. The band features 4 vocalists, twin lead guitars and piano/organ. You will hear Santana, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynrd, Black Crowes, The Band, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Black Keys, White Stripes, Jimi Hendrix and many more. We also play some Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll chestnuts made famous by B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Hound Dog Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Elvis Presley and others. For other info visit http://www.oldplaymusic.com

April 9: The Cavern Club in concert at 10pm

We are a cohort of talented musicians whose purpose is to recreate the energy and vocal harmonies of The Fab Four. Like us!

April 7: Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones Back From Tour and in Concert
Lara Hope

Named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” in 2015 by Hudson Valley Magazine, and riding on an nomination as best “Rockabilly Female” in the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Retro Rock n’ Roll outfit. With the release of their fully crowd-funded debut album, “Luck Maker”, a music video for their single “Whiskey Pick” (official selection of the Woodstock Film Festival, and in WDST’s top 100 songs of 2014) and a relentless performance and touring schedule, it has proven to be an exciting time for the Ark-Tones. 
Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 with the addition of Chris Heitzman on guitar and Dave Tetreault on drums. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and Rhythm & Blues classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life…wherever they roam.