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Those who have had their eye on music related news headlines nationwide over the last year or two may have begun to notice Philadelphia’s name coming up quite often. Whenever a story runs across the digital landscape of the worldwide web regarding U.S. Cities whose independent music scene and sound are poised to breakout, it is not at all uncommon to see Philly’s name at the top of the list. Here, you find a ‘small big city’, a metropolitan center that possesses affordable living spaces for the D.I.Y., American musical dream, plus a rich musical heritage with a decorated past that has included the Philadelphia Sound and legendary institutions such as Sigma Sound Studios as well as Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records. Recently, many great area acts, such as The Menzingers, The Districts, and Halestorm, have garnered buzz around the country. Meanwhile, regionally, folks have kept their ears to the ground listening for more as talent, old and new, has continued to produce exciting music. As we look ahead towards the end of our 2015 summer season, HERE are some Philly bands that are well worth checking out as soon as you can!
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