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The Boom Room Blastoff Launch Event

Posted on October 22, 2012 | In Events | by Gary Dann

Eat what you want. Drink what you want. Hear what you want. Dance where you want.

The Boom Room is a new recording studio and rehearsal space in Fishtown nestled in the creative triangle between Johnny Brenda’s, Kung Fu Necktie and the El Bar. Many came to our day-long festival of music, food and drink on Saturday Oct 22 to celebrate the launch.

Doodlebug, Philly-based member of Grammy Award-Winning Digable Planets headlined the kickoff party in the guise of Cee Knowledge and the Cosmic Funk Orchestra. The party, with food by chef Josh Massaro, extended from the indoor space to an outdoor stage.

Live outdoor stage performances included:

  • Cee Knowledge and The Cosmic Funk Orchestra – Doodlebug of the Grammy winning Digable Planets. REAL HIPHOP with the CFO live band and Lady Madarocka.

  • Cultureal – 10 piece roots reggae ensemble ft. members of West Philly Orchestra.

  • Fraction Theory – A dj and drummer folk mashup duo…turntablism, live beats, and your moms 60’s folk records.

  • Blues Metamorphosis

  • HbDbW (formerly blouse)

  • Gina Ferrera

  • Bulletproof Tigers


Featuring DJ sets by:

The Broadzilla DJs (Making Time’s Hypercage crew)

The Strawberry Mansion DJs (BNNA CLPS, Mo Money No Problems)

DJ Lina Luv global ecclectic booty shakin music (PEX) (its also her birthday!!!!)

DJ Brett Scott All that funk and more (Boom Room resident DJ)

DJ Just Dread Roots, Reggae

Nex Millen Funk. soul, hiphop, and more (Respect The Culture, Zodiac)

Guest chefs brought tasty goodness:

Chef Josh Massaro (Chef associated with an Iron Chef in which we contractually cannot name) Chef Eric Yost (Executive Chef at White Dog Cafe) also featuring entrees by Julian Hinson, Mike Lorenzo, Josh Winer, and Gary Dann

But that still wasn’t all, as we had:

Art installations by Kort Walsh and The Space Pirate Crew Fire spinning arts performances by Lauren Raske and Friends Boom Room wall mural, flyer design, and framed art for sale by Anastasia MW

Missed it live? Check out some of the performances right here:


The Boom Room Blastoff Event Menu Sat Oct 1, 2011 Executive Chef: Josh Massaro Other Contributing Chefs: Julian Hinson, Mike Lorenzo, Eric Yost, Josh Winer, and Gary Dann

The following items will be available at scheduled serving times throughout the event: Taco Station— Pork or Vegetarian Carnitas with assorted accoutrements: Pineapple Salsa, Avocado Crema, Queso Fresco, Pickles Jalapenos and Red Onion, Refried Beans, Corn and Flour Tortillas

Summer BBQ— BBQ Spare Ribs, Grilled Chicken Wings with *Julian’s BBQ Sauce* Truffel Mac N Cheese

Kabobs— Assorted chicken, beef, and tofu skewers Yogurt Dipping Sauce Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Marsala and Pasta Lorenzo

The following items will be available for the entirety of the event: Beef and Veggie sliders with or without cheese Vegetarian Green Curry Hummus and Pitas Grilled Red Bliss Potatoes with Bacon and Blue Cheese Grilled Corn on the Cobb Jalapeno Corn Bread Cole Slaw Baked Potatoes Green Salad with Veggies and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Desserts by “Baked”

—–come early, come hungry. jus sayin.

Photos by Mercedes Jones


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