Silk City


Dec
2 Fri
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Open Mike Eagle ~ Video Dave ~ Fatboi Sharif

Philadelphia, PA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 7, 2022 10:00 AM to December 1, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 2, 2022 12:00 AM to December 2, 2022 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

**All shows 21+—valid ID required**
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

OPEN MIKE EAGLE
Humor can conceal and alleviate the pain of trauma, but no joke will erase it. Even Wu-Tang Clan told you that tears come after laughter. Relief comes only from opening every emotional and psychological wound.
Open Mike Eagle spent the 2010s finding comedy in rap music and American nightmares. On albums like ​Brick Body Kids Still Daydream ​and ​Dark Comedy​, he delivered hilarious socio-political insights via half-sung verses laid atop progressive production. Acclaim from publications like ​Pitchfork,​ ​Rolling Stone​, and​ NPR​ coincided with headlining solo tours and top-billing at events like Adult Swim Festival. Between studio sessions, Eagle co-founded The New Negroes, a standup-meets-music variety show that explores perceptions of blackness. He and co-founder Baron Vaughn brought the show to Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central, and venues around the U.S. Since founding his record label Auto Reverse Records, though, Eagle has scaled back the jokes. He’s finally unpacking his traumas and acknowledging their impact.
With over a dozen solo and collaborative projects to his name, Eagle has spent his career redefining and expanding the parameters of “art rap,” the term he coined as a shorthand for leftfield and avant-garde rap music. On ​Dark Comedy,​ which Pitchfork called “one of the most compelling indie-rap listens of [2014],” he chronicled everything from smartphone addiction to the realities of being an indie artist in the streaming era with self-deprecation and side-splitting absurdity. 2017’s ​Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) marked Eagle’s shift toward examining trauma. Here he waded through the rubble of Chicago’s demolished Robert Taylor Homes, where several family members once lived. Part documentary and part tribute, BBKSD b​ lended powerful fantasy and grim reality. It illustrated the strength and vulnerability of a community afflicted by institutional racism and the enduring pains of life in the projects. There were few jokes but decades of survival.
http://mikeeagle.net/ 

Video Dave
Video Dave is from Chicago and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he began making music and studied production. He has lived in Miami, New York, and LA, being an artist in all those places. He now travels and works with a few other artists and friends who he met at SIUC
https://videodave.bandcamp.com/

Fatboi Sharif

Sharif doesn’t look at his performances with the traditional lens that a normal rapper does, but treats the live show as a spiritual experience where Sharif and the crowd become married through raging and serenity. With being inspired as a child by Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, and Parliament Funkadelic it’s hard to put Fatboi in a box. Grit over glamour is the name of his game. Production wise, once he finds the right instrumental that speaks to him in his language, he’ll sit with it for a few weeks and sleep to it on repeat. 
https://anniversarygroup.com/Fatboi-Sharif


Dec
9 Fri
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Brit Taylor ~ Christiana Benton

Philadelphia, PA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:40 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GEN ADM: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GEN ADM Public Onsale: November 4, 2022 10:28 AM to December 9, 2022 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

**All shows 21+—valid ID required**


Doors: 7:00 PM


Show: 7:40 PM



Brit Taylor
When hard times come calling, they don't tap at the door to be invited in. They barge straight in and wreak havoc. Just ask Singer/Songwriter Brit Taylor who found her idyllic life suddenly turned upside down, and she was left in a downward spin. It was a new feeling and a scary one. But she called on her upbringing, her faith and her family for strength, and she dug herself out with grit and determination and music. Capturing life and pain with poetic ease and plain honesty is what the emerging Americana sensation does well. Brit writes and sings about what she lives, what she knows. Real Me, her debut album being released November 20, is a self-reflective, 10-song LP telling of a journey to self-awareness. The aptly titled album has a unique vulnerability that is both empathetic and empowering.
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Christiana Benton
https://www.christianabenton.com/
Dec
9 Fri
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VORTEX

Philadelphia, PA
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 20, 2022 11:38 AM to December 8, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

MIKE SAGA PROUDLY PRESENTS:

VORTEX FRI DEC 9TH. 2022


FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AT SILK CITY LOUNGE! We shall be back at our home Warehouse on Watts In January!


KRAMPUS WAVE //// INDUSTRIAL //// SYNTHWAVE //// INDUSTRIAL BASS //// AGGROTECH //// DARK WAVE //// SYNTHPOP //// EBM //// FUTUREPOP //// GOTH //// COLDWAVE


GUEST DJS:
DJ ZERO + TYLER SINDROME (Going Away Party!)

Residents: mighty MIKE SAGA & PANZERMENSCH

TIME: **10PM - 2AM  ////  21+ WITH ID

MORE INFO:  “LIKE” WWW.FACEBOOK.COM /VORTEXPHILLY

@ SILK CITY LOUNGE (This Month Only!)  
435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

435 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA
United States