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The 5th Annual Roots Picnic, Now a Two-Day Affair

The annual Roots Picnic concert celebrated its fifth anniversary this year. 2012 marked the first time that the show was expanded to two days, Saturday, June 2nd, and Sunday, June 3rd. Both days took place at the Festival Pier on Penns Landing and featured two stages.

We’ll give you a separate break down of each day (complete with its own photo gallery and recap) below. Simply click the link for each day to get the full details on what went down at this year’s event.

For ROOTS PICNIC 2012 (DAY 1) click here

For ROOTS PICNIC 2012 (DAY 2) click here

Independent Philly Makes Time for LCD Soundsystem & Sleigh Bells


James Murphy Belts it Out

Last night at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, in association with R5 Productions, Philly’s infamous “Making Time” party celebrated its ten year anniversary. Independent Philly was in the multi-roomed warehouse building for the event which featured several rooms of DJ’s as well as headling acts “Sleigh Bells” and “LCD Soundsystem” performing live.

It was the first Making Time party to ever sell-out in advance and we spoke with people who had paid as much as a $100 to get into the party. Urban Outfitters threw a pre-party from 6-9PM, followed by Making Time from 9PM-3AM. For those who were still not finished, there was an after party in Fishtown that ran until 6AM.

Sleigh Bells Last Song

Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller (the duo who comprise Sleigh Bells) took the stage at 10 PM and rocked the crowd with hard-edged, bass heavy tunes like “Crown on the Ground” and “Infinity Guitars”.

LCD Soundsystem too the stage just after 11 PM, opening with “Dance Yourself Clean” and played a wide range of other hits including “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “All My Friends”. When they left the stage, DJ’s kept the other rooms of the bulding rocking well into the early morning hours.


Party Animals (Photo Credit: Josh E. Miller)

This party was off the hook. If you were there, you know what we are talking about. If you missed it, you just slept on one of the best events of the year in Philadelphia.

Whether you made it out last or are kicking yourself this morning for not Making Time, we hope you enjoy our first round of photos from the event and will check back tomorrow for our complete photo gallery.