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The End of Live Music At The Khyber

July 30th, 2010 by di1 · 2 Comments

 The End of Live Music At The Khyber
This weekend marks the end of live music at the Khyber. A note was recently posted on their website that “There will be no shows at The Khyber in the month of August.” However, it appears that it is completely done and not simply taking a hiatus as some had hoped. DJ nights will continue at the venue upstairs. The City Paper catches up with some of those that helped ignite Philadelphia’s live music scene.

A loose-knit group of like-minded people…helped transform Philadelphia from a rock graveyard — a city that touring artists often skipped over on their way to New York or D.C. or freaking Bethlehem — into a place where acts of a certain size, disposition and ambition not only wanted to play but arguably had to.

The epicenter of this evolution was a bar in Old City called The Khyber Pass Pub and later, simply, The Khyber.

Khyber pulls the plug

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Walters // Aug 15, 2010 at 10:07 am

    What are we going to do about this? Where are bands going to play?

  • 2 di1 // Aug 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Well, it appears that Johnny Brendas has taken over a lot of the bookings and R5 seems to be branching out to brand new venues never would have seen coming. Kung Fu Necktie and The Barbary are brand new and hosting shows all the time. Places like The Ox and Danger Danger will fill in the holes where those others don’t.

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