Get ready for Dock Street Brewery's free concert to finish off Philly Beer Week with Black Landlord, Needlepoints, and more - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Every year, Philly Beer Week takes ten days to celebrate the city’s beer community. With just eight days until the festivities begin on June 3rd, excitement is through the roof. While we here at The Key are ready for things to begin, we especially have our sights set on the tail end of Philly Beer Week. That’s because on June 12th, the last day of the extended week, Dock Street will be hosting a scavenger run and free music fest. Starting at 2:30pm (with music at 3pm), head to 50th & Baltimore Ave for the perfect cap to a fun-filled ten days.

It’ll be a packed bill that day, so we thought we’d put together a little sampling of the artists to get you prepared. The concert is being hosted by Chill Moody. Head here to get more information on the event.

Northern Liberties

This three piece punk outfit can certainly bring the noise. Formed in 2000, they’ve risen through the ranks of the basement scene to produce six studio albums, with the most recent being 2015’s Errant Ray. Give it a listen below.

Black Landlord

After The Goats broke up in 1997, lead rapper Maxx moved to Germany and started to work on a solo album. When he returned to Philly with said album, he and some friends started to rework the tracks, thus creating the hip-hop collective Black Landlord. Lend your ear to their 2011 release What You Mean To Me below.

Needle Points

Psychedelic Philly rockers Needlepoints just started their own label, NeedLove Recordings, on which they’ll have a new album out real soon. Last month they brought the funk to Bourbon & Branch — take a look for yourself below.

Grand Prize Winners From Last Year

This Atlanta band has drawn comparisons to Bruno Mars and Outkast. Plus, they’ve played big time festivals like SXSW and CMJ. With their sound somewhere at the crossroads of hip-hop and electronic, while at the same time still maintaining a full band, they’re bound to infuse some life into the winding-down Philly Beer Week with songs like “Electric Blue,” found below.


These pineapple-loving locals say they’re “the best smooth jazz punk band to ever play your kitchen drunk.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but their “Ikea Shelf” song found below is fun.

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