Made in America Stuff

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 12.20.01 PMMade in America, not to be confused with the underrated 2002 Jennifer Lopez hit Maid in Manhattan, is this weekend. And here are some things:

This is the lineup for the two days:

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Besides the headlining acts, I’ve heard of, maybe, three of these bands. Maybe it’s because I’m old now, or maybe it’s because I’m not a hipster and I think maybe once? stumbled into Kung Fu Necktie. Maybe. Whatever. But I do like Fitz and Tantrums, mostly because of that song they had in 24/7, which is pretty much the whitest, most suburbanite, I’d much rather go to my parents’ Shore house thing I could have written there.

Anyway, the concert will be live-streamed, so you can watch and listen from, well, anywhere.

A documentary about the concert last year directed by Ron Howard will air on Showtime on October 11.

Finally, if you go to the concert and see anything crazy – puking, fights, boobs… you know, the uuushh – do let me know. You can Tweet me (@CrossingBroad) or just click that little contact button at the top of the page.


26 Responses

      1. Fact – You are a Megan’s Law All Star

        Beat it chode…you probably like washed up meth user garbage…see korn, disturbed, limb bizkit, creed, nickelback, insert watered down radio shit band here

        Get introduced into something different, try Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Descendents, Black Flag, Gorilla Biscuits, H2O, Propagandhi, Lifetime….I could go on and on….fuck off and get educated

        1. Minor Threat, Black Flag and Gorilla Biscuits…..this man knows what he is talking about.

          1. Thanks buddy…as do you!

            Nice to know there’s someone else in the Philly sports scene who actually appreciates honest music!

        2. Wrong about that one. Aside from Black Flag and Minor Threat, all you mentioned were washed up Warped Tour heroes, which isn’t enough really to shit on others’ musical tastes. Your taste is only a notch above all the nu-metal you mentioned. It’s angsty, one-dimensional drivel that mad at the world teens who hate all “commercial” music listen to in an attempt to be different and “edgy” and, in your word, “educated”. Last I checked, they don’t award degrees or teaching jobs based on one’s taste in fast paced punk rock.

          I’d totally go to Day One to see Public Enemy, Day Two to see Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, and all of the Black Hippy rappers. I’m sure you got your tickets to the Warped Tour so you can watch all of the crusty punk you can handle and creep on some emo tweens. Maybe you’ll finally get lucky after 20 years of trying. Stay gold, phonyboy (I’m sure you got the name from the Get Up Kids song, though; seems more your style, pusscake).

        3. Oh, before you try to judge my taste based off of who I’d see at this concert, here’s some of my top artist plays on my iTunes: The Clash, Fugazi, Outkast, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Manic Street Preachers, The Jam, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Blur, Lou Reed, The Stooges, Iggy Pop (solo), Bad Brains, Failure, Faith No More, Wu Tang Clan, David Bowie, Elvis Costello…etc. etc. So, yeah, take me to puss-punk 101 and educate me. I’m sure you listen to some of these artists, like the Clash and Fugazi, on days where you’re feeling like something different or thinking outside the box. Otherwise, they don’t have enough of that skippity fast punk beat that you find so revolutionary.

  1. Jesus Christ you can’t write worth a shit anymore. This website is fucking terrible and you aren’t even close to having a pulse on what your readers want out of you. You used to know who you were writing to a few years ago which is why I still check in to see if you’ve somehow managed to find your way back to what made this site worth visiting but you always disappoint.

  2. “I’d much rather go to my parents’ Shore house” would be a much more appropriate name for this blog.

  3. Out of the loop on sports and music.
    Next week: Kyle’s thoughts on the latest episode of The Sopranos.

  4. Nice to see Nine Inch Nails still doing their thing but Rage Against the Machine used to rule at gigs like this.

  5. Get with the program guys – Kyle is above mainstream music or mainstream ANYTHING. When you are making a sweet 30k a year off of this website, that affords you a certain way of living that we can’t comprehend. I even heard that he may buy a CPO Honda with the mountain of money he has accrued.

  6. I’ve always thought that Dead Mau 4 was better than Dead Mau 5. What about you guys?

    Also, if Beyonce offered to let you do whatever you want with her for an hour but only if you spent a day locked in a room with Mike Miss, Cuz, Eskin and Cataldi first, would you do it?

    1. Sure, Why not? None of those guys bother me a fraction as much as they do seemingly everyone else here. As for all the performers, other than Beyonce, Public Enemy and Nine Inch Nails, I haven’t heard of any other others.

  7. Besides Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails, who the hell are these people? I’ll bet Center City will be a pretty sight the next morning!

  8. I would LOVE to see NIN, Deadmau5, Imagine Dragons, Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age & The Gaslight Anthem but didn’t want to pay $500 for both days man!

    1. $500? Where the hell were you buying tickets?

      I got my two day pass off the official website for $180 something.

  9. Gaslight Anthem was in NHL 13 with g on the cover surprised peeps haven’t realized that

  10. If you haven’t heard of at least 10 of these acts, I don’t know what you’re doing with your time… maybe listening to MGK all day long? Do yourself a favor and get into Imagine Dragons. Their song “Radioactive” is awesome, as is most of their stuff.

    I just appreciate Jay-Z’s and the promoters’ attention to getting a large variety of musicians involved, and to do a major festival show in Philly.

  11. Why would any bag on this event? You don’t have to like the music but it’s a great thing to happen in the city. How many big music event like this ever get staged in a suburb?

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