Together again: This month, WPO welcomes underground legends Johnny Showcase & the Lefty Lucy Cabaret to Underground Arts! Johnny Showcase combines cabaret, absurd comedy and infectious soul music in one jubilant and blisteringly energetic show. Those who attended our NYE double-bill remember it as the sexiest, most off-the-hook insane dance party ever, and we are very excited to be playing together again!
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
(set times TBA)
1200 Callowhill Street
Check out this shimmering new write-up of the April Balkan dance party at Underground Arts:
Thanks to Tristate Indie. A delightful article and lots of great photos. Check it out, and then come see what it’s all about at the NEXT show, Thursday, May 2.
Thursday!!!!! Get your Balkan on from 10 till 2
West Philadelphia Orchestra – Balkan Dance Party
WPO’s album “Live at Tritone” is now available in digital formats via iTunes, Spotify, etc.
You can find it here. Physical CDs are available directly from CDBaby. Go get some of that Balkan madness!
February 15: We’re thrilled to be joining forces once again with our good friends from Brooklyn, Raya Brass Band, for an evening of wild Balkan music and dancing. We’ll be trading sets all night. This throwdown will take over Johnny Brenda’s (2nd and Frankford) this coming Friday: doors at 8, show starts at 9. Don’t miss a beat! Click here for more info and to get tickets.
Golden Fest 2013!! Such a great night with so many super talented musicians, dancers and all around awesome people. It was great to have Jack Ohly (currently living in NYC) back with us!
The NYC audience was great – we had crowd surfers! But we think Philly fans can bring it even better. Prove us right at our next monthly Balkan dance party at Underground Arts! We’ll play 3 scorching sets starting at 10 p.m. UA is at 12th and Callowhill.
Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn NYC
Celebrating 28 years of existence, Golden Fest will be hosting dozens of bands performing across 4 stages! This year, the event takes place on Friday 1/18 and Saturday 1/19 in the beautiful Grand Prospect Hall ( http://www.grandprospect.com/ ).
**WPO’s performance will be at 12AM (midnight), so technically Sunday 1/20. So if you want to see us, get there on Saturday 1/19 and hang out til midnight. After-party following, hosted by Raya Brass Band and Slavic Soul Party!
Golden Fest:: http://goldenfest.org/
FB event page:: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/475834462436893/?fref=ts
Happy 2013! Thanks to everyone who came out to Connie’s Ric Rac for an incredible New Year’s Eve blowout with the a-MA-zing Johnny Showcase!
Our monthly Balkan dance party, typically held on the 1st Thursday of each month, will be on the 3rd Thursday for January only: January 17 at Underground Arts. Come out of the cold and get sweaty with the brassiest sound around! 3 sets, 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. $8 at the door.
We’ll be back to 1st Thursdays in February.
Mon Dec 31 2012 at 09:00 pm
Two musical forces of nature meet for a night of DANCING & CELEBRATION. Complete with DRINK SPECIALS & a BALKAN FEAST prepared by WPO!!
Come get down to the joyful sound, and bring in the new year with the two best bands in Philly!
9pm- Balkan Buffet
Connie’s Ric Rac
1132 S. 9th Street, South Philly
21+ / $25 / $30 with food