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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 09:04 AM
they are renaming the TLA on South Street (a.k.a. the Theater of the Living Arts) to the Fillmore - Philly.

i love this venue, and i hope that the name change might mean that we get some much needed repairs to this place, when i went to see Robin Trower there a few years back the roof leaked like a sive. i also heard that they added seating.....

Derek Trucks Band played their first area appearance with Mike Mattison at this venue!

great place, regardless of the name. you can see lots of 'just about to break big' bands here all the time.....


from a blog i read....

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TLA renamed Fillmore Philadelphia
In an attempt to inject some hemp-scented spirit into one of their corporate holdings, concert promotion super-power Live Nation is re-christening Phillyís Theatre of Living Arts as the Fillmore Philadelphia, a nod to celebrated í60s venues the Fillmore East and Fillmore West.

Talk about letting your fake freak flag fly. Itís a cheeseball corporate move, probably green-lighted by some tool that was on the phone crunching numbers with Nickelbackís manager when he gave it the thumbs-up. Totally unnecessary.

As corporate-owned venues go, the TLA is pretty much a gem. Yeah, the South St. location is more a minus than a plus anymore, but itís still a nice-sized room with good sound. And it has its own history, one that was written long before Live Nation came on the scene.

Think about all the acts that played their on the way up (Dave Matthews Band, System of a Down, Arcade Fire) or for a special intimate gig (Bob Dylan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon). Think of the locals that rocked the room (The Roots, G. Love, Jill Scott, Marah). Itís a great place for a show with a name that has deep Philly roots. Now, it will bear some bullsh**t fake name thatís just a lame attempt at being retro.

First show at the Sellmore Fillmore Philadelphia is a good one though: local hero Todd Rundgren, April 27.



and fruthermore, from the mouth of the beast:

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Todd Rundgren to Play Inaugural Concert at Newly Re-Named Fillmore Philadelphia



Live Nation Expands Fan-Centric Fillmore Music Venue Concept to
Philadelphia
Chris Cornell, Peter Bjorn & John, Air and Amy Winehouse Set to Play The
Fillmore Philadelphia in the Coming Months

PHILADELPHIA, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When doors open to
Todd Rundgren's Philadelphia concert on April 27th, fans will notice a
difference. Upon entering the venue, there will be fresh apples for hungry
live music aficionados and a greeter to let them know about upcoming shows.
On top of the significant renovations that the venue underwent last year,
hardwood floors are being installed, the walls will be painted a deep red
hue and three large chandeliers will shine light on vintage posters,
pictures and newspaper articles recounting legendary live music
performances. After the show, a collectible poster commemorating the
evening will be distributed to concert goers, a tradition that will
continue for select shows throughout the year.
To devotees of the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, one of
contemporary music's most respected and enduring live concert venues, these
traditions will seem familiar. So while it's no easy task to improve upon
the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), Philadelphia music fans will undoubtedly
appreciate the new traditions and aesthetic that will infuse the
reconfigured club, which upon Todd Rundgren's christening concert, will be
known as The Fillmore Philadelphia.
"The Fillmore is a highly regarded music venue whose impact on music
resonates far beyond the walls of the actual building itself," says Bruce
Eskowitz, Live Nation's Chief Executive Officer of North American Music.
"By adapting some of the Fillmore traditions to such a strong venue, we
hope to make the concert experience even better for Philadelphia music
fans."
With the launch of The Fillmore Philadelphia and The Fillmore New York
at Irving Plaza, which opens its doors on April 11th, Live Nation hopes to
establish a live music brand to complement its 11 House of Blues clubs
across the country. Along with the Fillmore San Francisco, Denver's
Fillmore Auditorium is one of the company's most successful mid-size
venues.
It's fitting that Pennsylvania native son, Todd Rundgren, will open The
Fillmore Philadelphia. The Fillmore San Francisco has a rich history of
supporting local artists. In the 60s, the venue and its founder, Bill
Graham, nurtured the development of many local artists including Grateful
Dead, Santana, and Jefferson Airplane. The Fillmore exposed these
soon-to-be superstars to thousands of San Francisco music fans, providing
the bands with a community venue that played an integral role in launching
their careers.
The Theatre of Living Arts, a South Street institution, has been
everything from a late night cinema to Counter Culture reparatory theater
to, most recently, an acclaimed live music venue. Known to Philadelphians
as the TLA, the venue has been a catalyst in the careers of several local
Philadelphia artists including The Roots, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, and
G. Love & Special Sauce. The TLA has also become a major stop for
up-and-coming bands and superstar acts for nearly 20 years, with historic
shows from Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, The Arcade
Fire, Paul Simon, Jane's Addiction, Justin Timberlake, Radiohead,
Nickelback, Norah Jones and John Mayer to name just a few.
"The bottom line is that The Fillmore means something to artists and to
fans," said original Fillmore East house manager and longtime Bill Graham
associate Jerry Pompili. "It was more than just a building. It was a new
concept in the presentation of Rock 'n' Roll."
A number of highly acclaimed artists are scheduled to play the The
Fillmore Philadelphia including Chris Cornell on April 22nd, Peter Bjorn &
John on May 3rd, Amy Winehouse on May 6th and Air on May 8th.
Doors open at 8pm for the inaugural event at The Fillmore Philadelphia.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6th.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is
to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest
promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment
venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We
create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours
for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones,
Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have
booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues,
including House of Blues(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as
The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and
London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most
popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to
Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host
theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events.
In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers
at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."



SOURCE Live Nation


[Edited on 4/24/2007 by LinnieXX]

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 10:24 AM
Not sure how much of a difference this gonna make. Unless they make some upgrades to the building, but I doubt it.

Also saw Derek Trucks for the first time at the TLA. Opened for Gov't Mule.
That was a show.


 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 11:07 AM
They did the same thing to Irving Plaza in NYC. Its now the Fill more East and Irving Plaza. The Fillmore once a symbol of great music and vibes in the 60's and 70's is turning into a corporate chain.

Bill Graham must be rolling over.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 11:08 AM
Was also in attendance at The TLA Mule/DTB show in March '98, I think it was. AMAZING night of music. It was my first time seeing DTB. My God how far they've come. I was right down front getting thumped by Woody, Warren, & Matt. Man, I miss those days.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 12:21 PM
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Was also in attendance at The TLA Mule/DTB show in March '98, I think it was. AMAZING night of music. It was my first time seeing DTB. My God how far they've come. I was right down front getting thumped by Woody, Warren, & Matt. Man, I miss those days.



I have a sneaking suspicion that those apples aren't going to be around too long. Ouch! Hey Watch That!

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 12:44 PM
yeah i dont get the apples either....

you can't keep the cap to your water, but you can have something more like a baseball to chuck if you are so inclined.

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Was also in attendance at The TLA Mule/DTB show in March '98, I think it was. AMAZING night of music. It was my first time seeing DTB. My God how far they've come. I was right down front getting thumped by Woody, Warren, & Matt. Man, I miss those days.




i saw the Mule at the Jam on the River, circa 1997 or 1998 with Woody....my ex husband and i used to call Mule "The best band we never heard of".

 

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