iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

 
FOLLOW: FREE MOBILE APPS:
facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
   
Culture
Talk about Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
 
 
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
 
 
Advertise With Us
 
 
     

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
The Post  
 
Union Transfer set to join legendary Philly venues
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/12/11 9:39 pm | updated: 07/12/11 9:39 pm
 
After months and months of work and deals being worked out and locations scouted, it's finally a done deal. At 1026 Spring Garden St, most recently the site of the old Spaghetti Warehouse on the north edge of Center City, 'Union Transfer ' has officially been announced, with a month of shows starting this fall booked and ready to be played.

R5 Productions' Sean Agnew has been booking shows in Philly since the mid 90's at the First Unitarian Church, Kung Fu Necktie, Johnny Brenda's, The Troc, and many more along the way. This time he's a part-owner of a venue for the first time. Along with other owners local entrepreneur Avram Hornik (whose Four Corners owners 6 bars) and NYC based Bowery Presents (who books the Bowery Ballroom), Agnew looks to fill a void in the landscape with Union Transfer, but will still book at the other places in town.

The 600 capacity venue (expandable to 1000) will book mainly touring indie rock acts. The staging and sound system in the striking building offers more tech options than other sized spaces could before, and those acts passed Philly by on their tour schedule. Not to mention that UT is air conditioned. We all love a sweaty crazy show at the Church sometimes, but not all the time. They'll be booking both under and overage shows, so the 21- will get a chance to check out the place too.

Just looking at the lineup for the first dates already booked, and the tone that UT is setting for itself as a venue has myself excited for what this place can become and what it can do for the city. World Cafe Live opening a few years ago created a space around the same size that opened up an opportunity for great artists to want to stop in Philly and play. Hopefully, Union Transfer will allow that 600 or so drawing, rocking indie band to be able to check us off their map as well. With Agnew's experience and the Bowery's reputation, attracting great talent to Philadelphia is is good hands.

The first date is Wednesday, September 21 with Philly rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. http://www.utphilly.com/

Mogwai (Sept. 28)

Shellac (Sept. 29)

The Aggrolites (Oct. 7)

RJD2 (Oct. 14)

Wild Flag (Oct. 19)

Gillian Welch (Oct. 20)

CSS (Oct. 21)

Dum Dum Girls (Oct. 23)

Friendly Fires (Oct. 25)

Boris (Oct. 28)

We Were Promised Jetpacks (Oct. 29)

World Inferno Friendship Society (Oct. 31)

The Sea & Cake (Nov. 17)

The Radio Department (Nov. 21).

 
Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
 
TOP STORIES
Bandit Cuts Hole in Roof, Gets $1ks; Power Outage at Senior Residence; Heat Wave; Berks Earthquake - 07/19 4:49 pm

Man Scales Down 19-Story Building in Fire; 13 Officers Fired over Facebook Posts; DE Elderly Abuse - 07/19 2:26 am

Hahnemann Updates, Closing Schedule; Noose Found at Home Depot; Phillies Brotherly Love - 07/19 12:21 am

Meek Mill Appeals in Superior Court; Woman Assaulted in Jefferson; Lifeguard Attacked in Mayfair - 07/18 10:49 pm

Roxborough Intruder on Security Cam; Delaware Smoking Age 21+; Dead Dogs in Upper Dublin - 07/17 1:39 pm

 
(0) responses
 

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
 

Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

 
   
   
    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
HOME | ABOUT | ADVERTISE | CONTACT | EVENTS | PHOTOS | PODCASTS | STATIONS | CONTESTS | SPONSORS | BUSINESSES/ORGs | SCHEDULE | SITEMAP | THE POST   © 2010-19 iradiophilly 501(c)(3)
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media