By Roundhouse Ron

Roundhouse_Ron_-_Princess_Christina_-_Gino_CaporaleWhile writing for Out On the Town Entertainment Paper, I get to attend many crazy parties and numerous social events. But, just recently your boy, Roundhouse Ron attended a music release party for 418 Music down in South Philly @ PLAY2 Nightclub inside of Chickie’s & Pete’s on Packer Avenue.

OMG, I don’t know where to begin. First off, Gino Caporale (founder of 418 Music) knows how to throw a freakin party, from walking into the front door, this event was a total first class blast. I was greeted by a few ladies, as I was on da VIP guest list, and then received a free complimentary CD remix package of some amazing 418 Music artists. After numerous cocktails and sum amazing Chickie’s & Pete’s food, I was now ready to do a little meet and greet with very famous local musical celebs. From jump, I could tell this was gonna be a good, good night.

There are numerous ways I could have written this article, but I wanted to give each artist their equal spotlight. The 418 Music empire has begun and these fine artists include Angela Devine, Nicole Kerrigan, Debra Michaels, Margie Martino, Hera and DJ Spontane. Since meeting each one of these magnificent future Grammy award winners, I decided to spread da word on how stunning they are by proceeding in this fashion …..

Gino Caporale is not only the founder of 418 Music, but, he is a legend in his own right. Since da young age of 15, he has been working da turntables & mixing boards with an ear on club beats.  He  worked as Billboard’s dance reporter in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, while at the same time becoming one of the top 50 DJ’s in the US to make Billboard’s dance music chart. As Gino’s passion grew for music, he progressed into producing, remixing and editing. GC also created several top-selling remixes for a variety of musical talent such as Depeche Mode, De La Soul and 69 Boys, whose remix was used on the soundtrack for the film Bad Boys, starring Will Smith & Martin Lawrence. Now, with the growing internet world of communication, he has a weekly Club 418 Mix Show and a Z88.9’s Mix @ 6, not to mention this huge musical group named 418 Music.

Angela Devine came from very strong roots in the Northeast Philly area as she attended Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Then she furthered her career, as Angela graduated from Temple University in 2009. With her passion for club music and a voice of an angel, she knew being a musical performer was in her destiny. As she is accomplishing all her dreams, Angela realized that hard work does pay off. Her new block buster of a hit named “Can’t Hold Back” is now available on iTunes, Beatport & Radio Danz Worldwide.

Nicole Kerrigan a South Philadelphia pieces that went to Neumann-Goretti High School, then followed by attending Neumann University as she majored in business with a minor in music. Nicole sharpened her vocal cords as she took voice lessons for 5 years and believe me they paid off. As she emerges onto the dance/pop scene, Nicole is eager to prove to the world that she has what it take to succeed. With the release of her first single “I Like Dem Boys”, Nicole is starting to live her dream. She will be performing LIVE in concert @ Hershey Park Chocolate Town USA on August 7th, 2012 with 2 shows 4pm and 6pm.

Debra Michaels the queen of local freestyle with such hits as “How Do I Live” & “Can’t We Try”, is back on the national spotlight with all new and exciting beats that will be released very soon with a few new chart toping future singles named “Voices” and “Dreaming”. In memory of a very close dear friend, Debra is now a very strong advocate for “NAMI” (National Association of Mental Illness). Not really sure what gives this woman the power behind her vocals, but OMFG, she still sounds and looks amazing. Like a true professional, Debra’s live performances are very entertaining. Many future events have already been planned for this fall and winter in the Philadelphia area.

Margie Martino has the most awesome tattooed appearance of a cross between a chart topping  “Amy Winehouse” and my home town gurl “Pink”. Her voice is simply spectacular, it carries her musical message in a very unique and harmonic fashion. She performed her very sultry and seductive single “Black Magick” live at this sexy music release party, and all I can say is “WoW, where da fock has this gurl been”? Look out Philadelphia, Margie Martino has arrived and she is packing a huge powerful vocal punch.

Hera (AKA Hera Raifi) now a Philadelphian, but is originally from San Diego, CA, joins Gino and 418 Music for an experience that we all will totally enjoy. Her remix single “Goodbye Kiss” is gonna be a tremendous smash hit and can currently be heard on iTunes. She also has a very strong passion for modeling and professional photo shoots. Just like Hera says, “anything is possible when you believe”.

DJ Spontane has worked very hard to earn the reputation of being one of the hypest and most talented DJ/Host in the Philadelphia area. You can find Spontane spinning at the hottest Philly night spots, he has hosted various venues at local clubs like the 3G Lounge, Banana Lounge, Fiso Lounge, Club Tragos, Club House and many more. As part of the Sneaker Villa Dream Street DJ Squad, he not only provides in-store music for Sneaker Villa, he also host, promotes, and DJ external store events including concerts and radio promotions.

I would personally like to thank Gino Caporale for an amazing night at the 418 Music release party in South Philadelphia. To get in contact with my boy Gino or any one of the 418 Music artists, please go to: or

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david-ansill-240uwPHILADELPHIA, PA – (JULY 31, 2011) – Owen Kamihira, owner of Bar Ferdinand (1030 North 2nd Street; 215.923.1313) in Northern Liberties, is honored to announce, that after taking a 6 month sabbatical in Jamaica, David Ansill has returned to his roots in Philadelphia to become Executive Chef. Kamihira and Ansill have a 30 year history that started when they worked together in the 80s at South Street’s infamous Copabanana.

“Throughout the years I have watched and admired David’s career and growth as a chef,” explains Bar Ferdinand owner Owen Kamihira. “I have always trusted his palette. His simple use of ingredients and his ability to extract the essence of those products in his dishes, has always amazed me.” Kamihira continues,  “David’s motorcycle travels through spain with my brother Eben, had a lasting culinary affect on him. His dishes, have always had the 1-2-3 simplicity of the food of Spain.”

Chef David Ansill is currently applying his imagination to an exciting new menu that will debut in late September. But, beginning August 2nd, every Thursday Ansill will explore Spanish inspired dishes using seasonal ingredients, with his new multi-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. The cost is $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and is offered from 5 – 11pm. In addition, Ansill is creating a series of specials each night that live up to Bar Ferdinand’s seasonal ingredient-driven reputation.

Bar Ferdinand has always been a chef driven restaurant. When it opened in 2006, they introduced a menu of traditional and modern tapas with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. The menu has evolved through the years. But, that focus and commitment has never changed. With David Ansill coming on board, he will put his culinary stamp on Bar Ferdinand’s menu and take it to the next level!

High resolution photos are available upon request.

Sample Chef’s Tasting Menu
Featuring the Tomato
Offered Thursdays from 5 – 11pm; $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

1st Course
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, crab

2nd Course
Oil Poached Cherry Tomatoes, olive purée

3rd Course
Spanish Tuna, tomato saffron conserva

4th Course
Local Tomatoes, mint, olive oil

5th Course
Pan Con Tomate, jamon serrano

6th Course
Grilled Mackerel, tomato water, artichokes

7th Course
Lamb, pine nuts, roasted tomato rioja

8th Course
~ Dessert ~

Subject to change, based on available ingredients.

For more information about Bar Ferdinand, please visit Reservations are encouraged for groups of all sizes and can be made by calling 215-923-1313.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 5 – 11pm
Friday: 5pm – midnight
Saturday: 3pm – midnight
Sunday: 3 – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11am – 3pm

About Bar Ferdinand:
Bar Ferdinand is celebrating its 6th year in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, as the city’s premier Spanish tapas restaurant. Bar Ferdinand was founded & designed by Owen Kamihira as a contemporary vision of Spain’s famed tapas bars, and a local gathering place for neighbors to go for great food, wine and conversation.

About David Ansill:

Chef David Ansill, a Cheltenham native, was trained at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School and spent 26 years honing his skills & perfecting dishes while cooking at renowned local favorites such as Serrano, Judy’s Café, Rittenhouse Hotel & Lucy’s Hat Shop. He spent time broadening his culinary skills in Sweden and Miami Beach, including a stint at the prestigious, Delano Hotel.
Ansill decided to break out on his own in 2001; First with Pif, an intimate French bistro with a daily changing menu. In 2006, he opened Ansill Food + Wine, a remarkable tapas inspired restaurant with influences from France, Italy and Spain. By 2009, Ansill had landed at Ladder 15, where he continued to bring his innovative style & direction to life. In July of 2012, Ansill teamed up with old friend, Owen Kamihira as the Executive Chef of Bar Ferdinand, a traditional yet creative Spanish wine & tapas bar in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties community.

1030 North 2nd Street | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 | Northern Liberties | 215.923.1313

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Have You Been Banged lately?

bangarang_print4x3inIf not, then you haven’t been to Victory Beer Hall inside the all new Xfinity Live! Philadelphia.  Bangarang has been a staple at Victory since its grand opening in March, supplying South Philadelphia’s newest hot spot with a high energy, exciting rock show that has been missing from the scene for years.  Bangarang got their start as an acoustic duo, but after adding a few pieces, they have burst onto the cover band scene and have become a house hold name overnight.  It starts with their front men.  Jim Wible and Phil Murphy have been performing together for years and it shows.  Whether harmonizing, or singing on their own, these two captivating voices command your attention.  Next, the lead saxophone of Fred Lahm adds a fresh dimension to this dynamic band. Opting to do guitar solos on the saxophone is risky, but Lahm has the talent and stage presence to pull it off. On the bass guitar, the sometimes German Mascot, but always enjoyable Woodsy, brings the funk and the fun to every show.  Bangarang has a rotating roster of drummers, but whether it’s Josh Dannin or John O’Reilly Jr behind the kit, they don’t miss a beat. If you’re reading this magazine, then you are looking for the next great place to party, and Victory Beer Hall on a Bangarang night is the answer. Where else can you enjoy a vast selection of your favorite Victory Beers, while dancing on tables and singing along to the area’s most exciting new band?  Go to for show times and a full schedule. And get down to Xfinity Live! and see for yourself why this is the new “place to be in Philly”

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Dolan’s is an authentic Irish themed Pub and Restaurant; located at 630 Rt. 130 South, in Burlington New Jersey (directly across from Discount Liquor World and Primo Hoagies, right off of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge). Dolan’s offers great food and drink, in a fun and friendly environment. Dolan’s has already become a welcomed addition to the neighborhood and a place where you will enjoy having dinner and drinks while socializing with friends! Their staff goes above and beyond to make sure that your experience is unforgettable! Owned and operated by Tom and Kimberly Dolan; they plan to keep to its true Irish identity while focusing on the community.

All of their food is locally grown and sourced. The chicken is pastured local, antibiotic and hormone free, and fed a GMO-free diet of grain. The beef is all grass fed and from a local farm. Open everyday of the week, Monday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00am and on Sunday from noon until 2:00am. Lunch is served at 11:30am! Some of “Dolan’s Favorites” features Ireland’s best dishes such as Harp-Battered Chicken Fingers, Fried Irish Cheddar, Belfast Rose, Bangers in Blankets, Irish Egg Rolls, Guinness Braised Brisket, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bacon & Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Steak & Chips, Chicken Boxty, Curried Chicken, and Jameson Walnut Tart & Chocolate Guinness Pudding for dessert! Sounds delicious!

Dolan’s also has a great selection of beer on tap, including Guinness, Harp, Kilkenny, Smithwick’s and Magners Irish Cider. Their Happy Hour specials are from Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 7:00. Starting on August 16th Dolan’s will be hosting Karaoke on Thursday nights. They also have a great line-up of live Irish and acoustic music as well as a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights!

There is a lot that sets Dolan’s apart from other local Irish Pubs, come out and see for yourself! For more information on upcoming events check them out at until next time…… “Sláinte!”

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By: Krista Doran

36583_10150969713150661_1687122810_nIf you grew up to the sounds of Pink Floyd, or even if you are just a fan of their music you are going to be very interested in seeing the band I am featuring this month, Think Pink Floyd!

Think Pink Floyd is the Tri-state area’s most popular Pink Floyd Tribute and if you have ever seen them, you understand why. I spoke to founder and driving force behind Think Pink Floyd, Billy Martin who told me, “Think Pink Floyd delivers a concert experience that captures the mood, emotions and the intensity of the Pink Floyd theatrical presentation.” This 6 piece band features four vocalists, album sound effects and a choreographed light show of rolling fog and state-of-the-art intelligent lighting and the same back drop video used by Pink Floyd. Billy explained, “At a Think Pink Floyd show, you are led along many beautiful and complicated paths through ‘Speak to Me’, ‘Breathe’, ‘On The Run’ and ‘Time’, before the show climaxes with ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’.”

I asked Billy what he felt was different about what they do and he explained “We try to play this music note for note, just as Pink Floyd would play it. We like to see ourselves as a concept band. We work hard on getting every aspect of the presentation right. Everything has to be dead on and still remain faithful to what we feel is the spirit of Pink Floyd”. Judging from the facial expressions and reactions of the band’s audience, Think Pink Floyd does just that!

When speaking with Billy, I really got the impression that Think Pink Floyd is really not about the individual band members, but more about the music of Pink Floyd as a whole. Each member is very dedicated to putting on the best show possible and they take it very seriously. They do quite a bit from the albums, “Dark Side of The Moon”, and of course, “The Wall”, but they will also mix in songs from every Pink Floyd album which is really a treat for all who love their music. It’s almost like seeing the real thing!

Think Pink Floyd has been called “The Greatest Pink Floyd Show” and there is no wondering why. Anyone that has seen them perform can attest to the high level of musicianship and real feel of the music you will experience. This isn’t something you would attend and expect to hear a mediocre rendition…this is as close as you are going to get without going to see the REAL Pink Floyd! If you want to experience the music for yourself, here are some of their upcoming shows:

8/5 – 6 pm Free Concert at The Quakertown Music Festival (700 W Mill St Quakertown PA)
8/11 – 1 pm Tribute Palooza 2012 at The Ukie Club (847 N Franklin St Phila PA)
8/18 – 10 pm Sweeney’s Station Saloon (13639 Philmont Ave Phila PA)
9/15 – Us and Them Think Pink and Steal Your Face at The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St Phila PA)

You can stay in touch with the band and follow them by viewing their full schedule any time at ; Get ready to have your mind blown!

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