Under the Radar: Powerhouse, Electric Factory Discount, Abakus Halloween Party, The Harvest

Under the Radar, week of Oct. 23rd, 2012

Powerhouse 2013 Concert
Oct. 24–26
Various locations

Philadelphia’s radio station Power 99 has curated one of Philly’s biggest hip-hop and R&B concerts annually for the past 30 years. The show is known for bringing some of today’s top music artists, such as Ne-Yo, Drake and Nicki Minaj, just to name a few. Powerhouse is hosting a three-day concert with old, new and up-and-coming artists. The concert is set to begin tomorrow, Oct. 24, and run through Friday, Oct. 26. The first night of performances is dedicated to up-and-coming artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Tito Lopez and Curren$y. The second night of performances is dedicated to old school R&B performers. Scheduled to perform at the Tower Theatre are Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, 112 and SWV. The last night, for the “mega show,” Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Miguel, Keyshia Cole, Usher and French Montana will perform at the Wells Fargo Center.

Electric Factory Ticket Discount
Oct. 10–27
The Electric Factory
421 N. Seventh St.

Are you on a budget but want to see some of your favorite bands perform? In conjunction with its 17th anniversary, the Electric Factory is pricing a limited number of concert tickets for $17, with no additional service charges. Each $17 purchase comes with a free T-shirt. The Electric Factory is one of Philadelphia’s oldest concert venues. It is a standing-room-only venue, capable of holding between 2,500 and 3,000 people, which is perfect for dancing all night long. Some performances that are gracing the Electric Factory’s legendary stage this October are Cat Power, Citizen Cope, Deftones with Scars On Broadway, The XX, Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy, just to name a few. Get your tickets fast, for the slashed ticket prices won’t last long. The anniversary deal is running until Oct. 27.

Abakus Takeout: Night of the Living Dead
Saturday, Oct. 27
6–10 p.m.
Abakus Takeout
227 N. 10th St.

Tucked in Chinatown, Abakus Takeout, an urban street-wear and sneaker boutique, is inviting Philadelphians to celebrate the scariest time of the year. Abakus Takeout is launching a line of hoodies in collaboration with Mishka and wants to celebrate its new release with a Halloween party. Dress up in your alter ego, favorite cartoon character or boy band Oct. 27, for the Night of the Living Dead Halloween party. The party starts at 6 p.m. with an open bar and music by DJ Art and Wreckless. The best costume wins a prize.

The Harvest
Today, Oct. 23
Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.

Spoken Soul 215, a group of spoken word performers, is presenting Philadelphians with a taste of live music, painting and spoken word all at the same time. Spoken Soul 215 aims to provide a platform for inspiring poets, musicians, emcees and lyricists. The organization was launched in 2005 under the direction of Philly-native Perry “Vision” DiVirgilio. Today, Spoken Soul 215 will bring The Harvest, an intimate open-mic experience, to University City’s World Cafe Live. Spoken Soul 215 welcomes those who wish to perform as well as watch the local talent.

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