Matt and Kim and Donnis @ The Starlight Ballroom 10/24/2010

When looking at all the bands that were coming to Philadelphia in the summer, I noticed that Matt and Kim were coming to town. I love Matt and Kim; Simple and straight. The two originally met at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and have been playing music together since. When I listened to their debut album “Matt and Kim” I immediately fell in love. The upbeat feel brings a smile to my face any time that I feel down and makes me want to get up and dance. I really loved the tracks “Its a Fact (Printed Stained)“, “Yeah Yeah“, and “Grand”. I was equally impressed by their second album, Grand. Matt and Kim have a very energized feel to them, one that makes you want to get up and sing along. They play a wonderful blend of punk, pop, indie, and synth music.

Matt and Kim are awesome live. Before tonight, I had yet to see them in the flesh, but I had watched many videos on the internet. From what I saw, they played faster and with more energy than in their studio material, which is fast to begin with.

The venue had songs from Matt and Kim’s upcoming album, Sidewalks, playing in the background. I was told that I was only allowed to take photos from the floor, so I tried to find a good place to post myself. I ended up having to squeeze into the left side of the pit where I waited for the opening band to start.

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Donnis @ Starlight Ballroom

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Harmony Korine’s Hand Created, Limited Edition, “Trash Humpers” VHS

As promised on tonight’s show, Here are the pictures of my limited edition (only two hundred in the entire world) hand created VHS copy of Harmony Korine’s nightmare fuel “Trash Humpers”.

It arrived in my mailbox tucked away in a plain white envelope. Inside the envelope, the tape exactly as shown, tucked inside of a freezer bag.

Nightmare fuel in a freezer bag

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Here is how you can win tickets for Sufjan Stevens in Philadelphia.

Follow This Clown.

Follow Kevin on Tumblr.

  • You can make as many tumblr accounts as you want.
  • Next monday, we’re going to randomly select the winner on the air.

There are only two rules for this contest.

  1. You must live in the North East. You have to be able to go to the show.
  2. You must have contact information in your tumblr page.

We’re going to announce the winner of the contest on next mondays show. We can’t wait to see you guys around next week.


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We’re serious here. We have two Sufjan Stevens tickets to give out at some point durring the show. If you live in Philadelphia, or near enough to see it. Please listen in!

Seriously, we're not f*cking around.


Click here to tune in. @ (7PM EST)

This is going to to be the best episode yet. We’ve got Kevin, Jordan and Myself in the station with some exciting music and film reviews. Of course, we’re giving those Sufjan Stevens tickets away. Expect some discussion and some sophisticated banter.

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Revolving Door Radio NEW POSTER!

Well, I’m glad to see that Revolving Door Radio is getting off to a good start. I’m glad to announce that we now have a new poster, and I think that it reflects the nature of the show well.


I think it's fitting.

We have another show coming up on monday, of course, so get excited. Remember anyone who wants to drop in a request can do that here. The show starts monday night, 7PM and of course anyone can tune in. See you there.

-Spencer Starnes


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GUEST POST: Group Love, Penguin Prison, and Two Door Cinema Club (by Ernest Haines)

Group Love, Penguin Prison, and Two Door Cinema Club @ The First Unitarian Church – 8/14/10
By Ernest Haines

It was 8:00 on a thursday night. I arrived at the First Unitarian church a few minutes early and the line to get in was already down the street despite it being a cold and rainy night. For those of you who don’t know, The First Unitarian Church is located at 2125 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA. Most people would not imagine that a church would host rock concerts, but the Unitarians are non-doctrinal and open-minded towards many things. Their Concert room is in the basement of one of the buildings and it was extremely small.

Copyright 2010 Ernest Haines

As the room filled up there was a wave of excitement going through the crowd. Everyone was waiting for the opening act Group Love to begin their set. Group Love is a Indie/Pop band based in LA, California. The band members all met when they were in a remote mountain village on Crete. A year later they started recording in LA. They have a very west cost indie sound to them in the best way possible. (check out their myspace)

Ernest Haines

Copyright 2010 Ernest Haines.


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Recap: Revolving Door Radio (Episode 2)

Today’s show was a little different. This time Kevin brought some toys. His wireless mic so he was quite pronounced in the audio department and his Lecia M8.2 so he took some wonderful pictures durring the show.

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Here was the playlist of the show.

  • Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
  • Booneville Stomp – Les Claypool
  • Georgia – Band of Horses
  • VCR – XX
  • Working Class Hero – John Lennon (Happy 70th Birthday!)
  • I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here – Tim Kasher
  • Werewolf Heart – Dead Man’s Bones
  • Strage Overtones – David Byrne and Brian Eno
  • I’d Rather Dance with You – The Kings of Convenience
  • It’s Thunder and Lightning – We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Engrish Bwudd – Man Man
  • Rococo – Arcade Fire
  • Age of Adz – Sufjan Stevens (Comes out next week!)
  • Sing Along – Múm
  • Muscle n’ Flo – Menomena
  • The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
  • Sand (Eric’s Trip) – The Microphones
  • The Dickhead Song

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