Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MURPH - this new band is tearing up the scene! 2/15/13 @ Dobbs


Every now and then you get a band that comes through that suprises the hell out of you. Well that is what has happened with MURPH. Within three shows at Legendary Dobbs the band has progressed so far in their songs, performance and fanbase. The engery that is projected is powerful that is a miture of The Pixes, Dr. Dog, The Toadies and Weezer. They live up to those comparisons. It's all blood, sweat and tears during their performance.
They will be performing LIVE! on Philadelphia's Radio 104.5fm Friday, February 8th at 5pm!
So Tune in, the week before the show on Friday, February 15th 10pm to see what I'm Talking About!!!
Jim Thorpe - The Legendary Dobbs

Murph is based out of West Chester, PA, Murph plays the Rock and Roll that people have forgotten about. Tight rhythm, soulful lead, melodic harmonies, we write music for all audiences. We have sounds similar to 90s grunge, hardcore punk, and even sounds from the 60s. We guarantee that you will be grooving to our music.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Last Minute Jam Band "Philly's Most Dangerous Band"

The Last Minute Jam Band...
“Philly's Most Dangerous Band”

"For us, it’s about getting the balance of the Philly heritage bands,
legends and new bands, artists... just keeping that balance if we
can on Tuesday nights with the Last Minute Jam".
The Legendary Dobbs is so honored to have the Last Minute Jam back at the club on a monthly event. This is a night for all musicians to network, jam, see  classic artists and also new artists in the scene. The Vibe hasn't changed since TLMJB's existence, its a music community gathering. The musicianship is second to none, for me hearing Allen James play guitar with back rhythm of longtine friend Gary Lee and Geore Manney always runs chills up my spine. If you have nothing to do on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month, stop on in to see this special monthly event you will get Hooked!!!
Jim Thorpe - The Legendary Dobbs
The Last Minute Jam Band celebrates its return residency to South Street! Philly’s most
prestigious and longest-running jam session continues its legacy at The Legendary
Dobbs, 304 South Street, known as “the Hippest Street in town.”
The first two events featured R&B legend Bunny Sigler, new sensation Soraia, Johnny’s
Dance Band and American Dream with The Soul Survivors Charlie & Richie Ingui.
The events were emceed by Philadelphia’s legendary disc jockey Michael Tearson.
The Last Minute Jam started in June, 1986, at the Khyber Pass in Old City,
Philadelphia. In January, 1987, they moved to JC Dobbs on South Street for their weekly
Tuesday night residency from 1986 – 1996.
Creating a rich palette of sounds and textures, the Last Minute Jam Band shares a
collective penchant for improvisation, a commitment to song craft and a propensity
to cross genre boundaries, drawing from a range of traditions including rock, blues,
funk, jazz and even psychedelia. In addition, the Last Minute Jam Band is unified by the
nimble ears of their receptive listeners.
Members of the current Last Minute Jam Band are bandleader George Manney, Allen
James, Garry Lee, Rocco Notte and Bobby Michaels. Former members include Greg
Davis, Wally Smith and Michael Radcliffe. The atmosphere of these jam sessions rose
to legendary fame among the musical community and attracted such legendary artists
as the Robert Plant band, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Little Feat, Will Lee (of David Letterman’s
house bands), Psychedelic Furs, Joe Zawinul's band, Spencer Davis, Chris Squire (Yes),
Greg Kihn and Mike Tyler (LL Cool J).
George Manney's LMJ copyright also plays a part in his label, a label that
released the benefit CDs, Last Minute Jam All Stars Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, which are
now a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Library and Archives.
Meet us on South Street at The Legendary Dobbs, where rock and roll legends play
music on this very same stage and celebrate the monthly residency of
the Last Minute Jam Band, Philly’s Most Dangerous Band

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Here is a Sample Video
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Brooklyn's Krissy Krissy returns for the Sandy Relief Concert at Legendary Dobbs on Jan 15th to help fellow Artists.

I had the privledge in seeing Krissy Krissy the 1st time at the Dewey Beach Music Conference in Sept.  2012. From the first sound of her Soulful Pop vocals with well crafted songs was a standout through out her set, I knew there was something special about Krissy Krissy. I knew I had to bring her to Philly. Krissy Krissy debut at Dobbs in the Fall at Dobbs was even more impressive. Her show was 3 bars higher than DBMC and made the people in the audience just go WOW!!! She returns Saturday Jan 19th for the Sandy Relief Concert which all the proceeds go to MusicCares. This organization helps musicians in need and the storm devestaed much of the shore line in New Jersey and New York. I recommend coming out to she her performance you will not be dissapointed. Check out the video and song clips for a taste of this amazing artist. Jim Thorpe - The Legendary Dobbs/DBMC

Recent News:
Krissy Krissy Charted TOP 10 in 24 hours on I Heart Radio with her debut single “Dream” which landed a featured spot on MTV winning Freshman Pick of the week, & 200,000 video views in 48 hours with her VEVO debut!

When Krissy Krissy was a little girl, she would get behind the pulpit at church, hype up the crowd with a lot of “Come on everybody! Get your hands up!” in a voice soulful beyond her years, and belt out Fred Hammond or Kirk Franklin songs so hard that the veins in her head would bulge, her face would turn red, and the congregation wouldn’t know what hit them.
Not much has changed since then. When the 23-year-old pop/rock artist sings, that same guttural passion still shows on her face and her audience is still dumbstruck at this “little white girl with soul,” as she was so oft described. Except today instead of doing it at the church in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood that she grew up in, she’s singing it out to millions nationwide via MTV, Logo, iHeartRadio, and YouTube thanks to her summer hit, “Dream,” the first single from her debut EP, Above All, which is a Freshman Pick on MTVu, a “NewNextNow” featured video on Logo, and a Top 10 hit on iHeartRadio.

“I’ve been singing and showboating for as long as I could talk and walk,” says the California-born/Brooklyn-bred Krissy Krissy, whose church nickname was “Frederica” because of how well she would perform Fred Hammond’s gospel greats. “I’m the baby girl out of a family of six kids and my dad was a pastor and very musical – he played piano and guitar and even made me my first guitar when I was 15. All the kids in my family would sing, but because I was the baby girl, my dad would give me solos and sit me on top of a kitchen table and have me sing for everyone.”

“I hate labels, so I just like to call my music ‘genre-less, feel good music,’” she explains. “A lot of pop singers today are sex symbols and that’s not what I’m about. I want people to hear my music, not see it. I want people to feel something when they hear my songs and to relate to what I’m singing. I think my music speaks to the misfits out there; people who, like me, go against the grain.”
Above all, Krissy Krissy is a breath of fresh air and a new spark of light for the pop/rock world

The Huffington Post Says….

“Like Rupa, Brooklyn’s Krissy Krissy has a distinct voice that stands out in a crowd, and by crowd, I mean a music industry with a bunch of pretenders and clones.”

Krissy on MTVBuzzworthy!

“Tracks like “Broken Glass” showcase Krissy’s sultry vocals (we’re feeling some Mary J. Blige soul vibes mixed with some Natasha Bedingfield flair and even a little Mary Mary gospel realness), while her scrappy “Suspicious” video proves that she go all Carrie Underwood on anyone who mistreats her.”
Checkout a lot more press at:

For more information please visit:!/KrissyKrissy1

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sweet Leda from MD bring their Pop/Soul rock to Dobbs this Friday Night!!!

Sweet Leda had the opportunity to play the 2012 Dewey Beach Music Conference. With so many bands at DBMC it's hard to see evey band. I was at the bar grabbing some refreshments =) and I heard this incredible voice that cut through the noise of the crowd. I had to go see who this was, well it was Sweet Leda out of MD. I watched their entire set of what I would call soul blues rock that had everything on point from a kick ass band and the cultivating vocals of Julie Cymek. They made they debut at The Legendary Dobbs on Friday Jan 11th. They returned to perform the South Street Spring Festival on May 4th performing to hundreds of fans during the day and then doing an impromptu Midnight show at Dobbs later that night to a sold out crowd.

I highly recommend you to see this band live, they are the real deal.... Jim Thorpe - Dobbs/DBMC

Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, “think Adele mixed with Mary J. Blige, with a certain South Of The Mason-Dixon Line ache that’s all her own”, Sweet Leda has earned a reputation as a “rising star,” taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm and becoming one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts around. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Edie Brickell, and even Led Zeppelin while garnering its very own stylistic label: “sexy smooth rock and groove”.

With their HOT new album “Need The Music” in hand, produced by Stephen Joseph Antonelli and mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Bros.), the band is working hard to share their music with the world! The album’s first single, “Can’t Stand,” was very well received and has garnered much airplay. New cuts such as “Let Her Love Her”, “What I Need”, and “What You Don’t Know” are now getting love from the press as well as SL’s favorite radio stations…and are available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, and more!

Things are really just heating up and getting started for Sweet Leda, who is constantly adding new credits and experiences to their resume….from adding tenor-saxophone legend Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes Band) to their lineup… recording the custom end title track “Lovely Molly” for the film “Lovely Molly”, the latest from Haxan Films (Blair Witch) and producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of The Rings)….to sharing festivals and stages with the likes of Citizen Cope, G Love, CAKE, Robert Randolph, Lyle Lovett, Keb’ Mo’, Tedeschi Trucks, Big Head Todd, New Riders of The Purple Sage.