Jam On Walnut
This Saturday marks the first of the annual Jam on Walnut summer concerts and what better way to kick it off than with NakYouOut favorites Meeting of Important People! If you recall, we interviewed them way back when and always try to check them out from time to time. Jam on Walnut is a series of three concerts throughout the summer that takes place to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They shut down Walnut Street for an evening of food, fun, drinks and great music. Participating sponsors include Cappy’s Cafe, Shady Grove, Mario’s, Walnut Grill and the William Penn Tavern. The concerts start at 7:00 and end at 11:00, with a happy hour from 7 to 8:30PM. Dates are as follows:
June 30 – Meeting of Important People & Bill Deasy – Cutie patooties MOIP have been playing a lot of acoustic sets lately, but they’re bringing in the reserves for their full-band show on Saturday. They’re also supposedly releasing a new album in 2012, so catch them now before they start playing all new stuff. As for Bill Deasy, did you know Deasy and his band, Shiloh, outscored Rusted Root to win the 1991 Graffiti Rock Challenge, a local competition? Deasy’s ditched the band and primarily performs solo these days and appeals to both old and young alike.
July 28 – Kelsey Friday & Dancing Queen – Kelsey is the former lead singer of Brownie Mary, whose unique sound found a loyal following that began in Pittsburgh but soon stretched from Colombus, OH, to New York and South to Sarasota. After an attempt at a solo career and a baby in 2005, Kelsey now makes â€œkids music that won’t make parents puke.â€ This is a family-friendly evening for sure. And well, Dancing Queen is just what you’d expect. Start practicing your favorite ABBA song and get ready to belt.
August 18 – Donora & Radio Tokyo – I just wrote about Donora when they played the WYEP Summer Music Festival last weekend, so hop on over to that post for the 411 on the band. We’re a big fan of their catchy garage rock and see them as often as we can. Radio Tokyo seems like a good pairing. A cover band that plays a variety of 80s, 90s, modern rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop covers. We can get down with that! Plus, their name is adorable.