This Saturday May 11th, the Pickering Creek Inn will host a free art and music show from 1pm to 5pm. Sidney Joseph and the Orgnanic Reverb will be providing the tunes.
Sidney, a local smokey voiced singer-songwriter, has been compared to the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Van Morrison, & Ben Harper. He displays a wide spectrum of musical influences, ranging from 50’s style oldies to his most recently discovered Cumbia.“I dig anything that makes a sound! From rain dripping on a cellar door to a lop-sided dryer spinning.”
A self described late bloomer, Sidney didn’t pick up the guitar until he was 16. “Nobody in my family played anything except maybe the lotto.” It was at a friend’s house when Sidney noticed an electric guitar sitting in the corner collecting dust.
Sidney's lyrics are bold and powerful, clearly influenced by old school hip hop like KRS-1 and Big Daddy Kane. His styles range from Hip-Hop to Folk, Pop to Jazz... It’s all frequencies. Check em out!
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet, as told from the worm’s-eye view of two of the minor characters, the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role in the story of their own lives, they do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads them to the tragic but inevitable conclusion.
The production opens at The Forge Theatre this Friday at 8pm.
Complete show dates are as follows:
April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8pm
April 28 at 2pm
May 2, 3, 4 at 8pm
Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under. Tickets are available at the door or online on the Forge's website HERE.
NOTE: The Forge Theater building has been sold so there aren't many shows left for this Phoenixville landmark.
Steel Eagle (235 Bridge St - 484-927-4008) has come to be known for their buy/sell/trade antiques and collectibles business, but recently they've gotten into music... Vinyl in particular. This Saturday, April 20, the world will celebrate Record Store Day, a unique event in which music fans flock to their local record shops to support the independent art of music. Since Phoenixville does not have a typical brick and mortar music shop, Steel Eagle is the best alternative for picking up some classic wax on that day.
Record Store Day was officially founded in 2007 and is now celebrated globally with hundreds of recording and other artists participating in the day by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets with their fans, the holding of art exhibits, and the issuing of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products to mark the occasion. There are several events happening in Philadelphia, including a screening of the official film of Record Store Day, Last Shop Standing, at the Trocadero on Wednesday April 17. Here in Phoenixville, there's a ton of classic and rare vinyl to be sifted through at Steel Eagle.
The shop is owned by Garrod Z. Taylor, a third generation antique collector and dealer. He was born in Los Gatos, California and has spent most his life growing up in Santa Cruz, California. As long as he can remember he has been helping his grandfather and father set up and sell at multiple antique shows around the country. His main focus has been on the west coast and is excited to now have expanded to the east coast. He hopes to bring a fresh new idea of antique shops with him and can't be more excited to also bring something new to the auction business to the local community of Phoenixville and the whole Philadelphia area.
Don't forget Steel Eagle on Record Store Day 2013, this Saturday, April 20th. Viva la vinyl!
While living in Thailand teaching English abroad, and stealing some recipes as a chef always does, Jaime Giacomo began experiencing headaches. Still, exercising and working regularly he felt that he should look into it as Jaime has never really had any serious illness. The doctor said it was migraines after a few tests. However, Jaime insisted on an MRI. It revealed two tumors, one very large and one small. Two days later, he had an operation to extract one which was sent to a lab for testing. The other was too deep and dangerous to access. Five days later, the results were back. It was not a tumor that originates in the brain... Instead it had metastasized from the lung and it was in fact malignant.
The Pickering Creek Inn will host a benefit for Jaime on Saturday, March 30th starting at noon. The $25 donation Includes two drinks, pub food, live music, and a silent auction. Children under 12 are free, and those under 21 require a $10 donation.
The music line up includes The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Vibratek, Peace Love Party, and King of Nowhere.
Royersford and nearby residents are able to register as a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with Wimer Organic's, a cooperative farm in Lancaster County, PA, www.wimersorganics.com.
Order veggies to be delivered weekly!
Vegetable shares are now available for the 2013 growing season (30 weeks, May 1-Nov 23)- Weekly Share ($925) and Biweekly share ($475) delivered to 769 Walnut St Royersford, PA on Fridays. Separate Summer (May 1 –Aug 31) or Fall (Sept 1 – Nov 23) shares are also be available- 18 weeks for the Summer or 12 weeks for the Fall. Each CSA box typically has 8 Certified Organic vegetable items, but will vary as the harvest dictates. A “Weekly Share” is expected to feed 2-4 people, depending on how often you cook and your household's appetite. Wimer's also offers weekly/biweekly eggs and yogurt delivery too.
Be sure to order now- so you can reserve your share of delicious, seasonal produce for the summer and fall.
Current All Season Pricing:
Vegetables: Weekly (30 weeks) $925 or Biweekly (15 weeks) $475
Eggs: Weekly (30) $130 or Biweekly (15) $66
Yogurt: Weekly (30) $120 or Biweekly (15) $60
There is a 2% discount for paying by April 15! Payment plans are also available.
To order, visit www.wimersorganics.com/members/types or to learn more about weekly or bi-weekly organic vegetable, egg, or yogurt delivery! For farm questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weekend, the Colonial Theatre will host two great concerts...
Tonight, legendary roots rocker Steve Forbert will take the stage with Paul Thorn as the opening act. Forbert debuted in 1978 with "Alive on Arrival," which earned critical acclaim for its taut, poetic lyrics. The follow-up, 1979's "Jackrabbit Slim," was his most successful outing, reaching the Top 20 on the strength of the hit single "Romeo's Tune" (allegedly inspired by the late Supreme Florence Ballard). Forbert has come to be known as a skillful songwriter and performer. His most recent release, the Chris Goldsmith-produced "Over with You," appeared in 2012.
On Sunday, WXPN welcomes two music icons to the stage: David Bromberg and Tom Rush. Bromberg has played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues. Born in Philadelphia in 1945 and raised in Tarrytown, NY, “as a kid I listened to rock ’n’ roll and whatever else was on the radio,” says Bromberg. His sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing earned him jobs playing the Village “basket houses” for tips, the occasional paying gig, and lots of employment as a backing musician for Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels, among others. He became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon.
There are still tickets left for these events, but they're going fast... Click HERE to purchase.
Rock & Roll After School is an innovative music school where kids ages 8-18 learn guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals and DJing; where they explore their musical pursuits and learn to write and play their own music.
On Saturday, March 16th at 7pm and Sunday, March 17th at 2pm, Rock & Roll After School will open their Winter Showcase to the public for an admission fee of $5. You'll be privileged to witness the young rock stars of tomorrow power through mostly original songs and a few Rock n' Roll classics and current standards. It's the reward for all the blood, sweat, and tears these kids have put in over the past weeks of learning the art of Rock and, in fact, it's a rare treat for us as adults.
The Rock & Roll After School facility features a large performance stage for live bands, a DJ set up, as well as a game room in 5,850 sq. ft. of flexible space. It's really a fantastic facility.
In any case, it's these types of events that make Phoenixville special. We should support our youth in creative activities such as this and inspire them to be what the want to be... To be something, anything! When you see a group of ten year olds nail if full ROCK mode, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.