zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Let The Philly Music Adventure Begin! :)

Tomorrow i'm off for an overnight trip to historic Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play a gig at a small club, Theatre of Living Arts. i'm really looking forward to this short getaway to recharge the batteries, refresh my mindset and hear some good live music... my most favorite thing in the world (besides travel).
I've invited my sister to join me and the plan is to leave about mid-day and make the 2-hour drive in a leisurely fashion, get settled into the hotel, explore the neighborhood by foot, find a laid back pub for a couple of drinks... hopefully good imported European beer for me and whatever tutti-fruity-foo-foo-poo-poo drink my sister will imbibe... then off to find some authentic ethnic food at one of Philly's fine restaurants before heading off to the club.

Here's a review i found in a city entertainment guide about Theatre of Living Arts... sounds like my kinda place!! ...

"The Scene
The weekend punks and sidewalk squatters gathered under the marquee of this South Street spot are a steady if somewhat annoying reminder that South Street used to be a vibrant meeting place for the counter-culture movement of the '70s and '80s. As the area grows increasingly mainstream, the TLA ensures that South Street will always be a place to get a healthy dose of diverse music.
The Draw
A mid-sized venue, the space can fit about 1,000 people on the main floor area and small balcony. Shows are usually standing room only, but occasionally seats will be installed for smaller, more intimate performances. An over-21 area is cordoned off to the side for spectators who want to drink as they watch the show. The excellent sound and adaptable space make the TLA a good venue for almost any act. Recently, the versatile theatre has hosted everything from hardcore punk matinees to Kris Kristofferson.
Know Before You Go
Arrive early and get a seat towards the front of the bar area; not only is it the best view in the house, but waitresses will bring you beer."

lol, guess i wanna arrive the club early ;)

The evening should prove to be filled with good music with Elefant opening for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. although Elefant, an Indie band from New York City, sounds vaguely familiar to me, i don't really know much about the band. but, from what i hear on their MySpace site, Elefant has an appealing sound. hehehee, and as my sister says, even if the bands do bomb as live performers, they will be nice on the eyes as both bands are composed of totally cute guys :p!

But, of course, i'll be there solely for music and i'm confident both bands will rock the house! :D


  1. well how were the cosmo's??

    BMRC is a saweet band..

  2. BRMC totally rocked! what an awesome live band they are!!

    hehehee, the Irish beer was pretty good, too ;)