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Music Issue: Chiddy Bang

Courtesy Chiddy Bang While most Philadelphia musicians credit their hometown with helping them score gigs, drummer Noah Beresin of Chiddy Bang appreciates his roots for its musical diversity. “I think where Philly helped us the most was in raising me as a child and exposing me to jazz and hip hop and punk rock and disco and all kinds of weird s–––,” Beresin said.…

Music Issue: Summer festival season

Festival season means one of two things: One sits and cries about all of the amazing festival line-ups that they’re reading about the day after, or one has the time of their life listening to a random sampling of 10,000 of their favorite bands alongside a random sampling of 100,000 of their new least favorite people on Earth.…

Music Issue: CC Jazz Fest

MATT FLOCCO TTN Jazz cornet player Jafar Barron sits in Rittenhouse. Barron often comes to the park for impromptu performances. Jazz has etched itself into the cultural fabric of Philadelphia. The city has served as the mold for jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.…

Music Issue: Tayyib Ali

TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN The opening shots of the music video for Tayyib Ali’s “Keystone State of Mind” show glimpses of City Hall, 30th Street Station, Fairmount, Walnut Street shops and other well-known Philly destinations.…