Our Official Moves: Friends and Fam and Killiam Shakespeare’s Beat Street Jam

Our friend DJ Matt Law will be back with another Friends and Fam party this Saturday! This month’s edition will include a special performance by the FNF resident host, The Bul Bey, who is celebrating the one year anniversary of his debut album. There will be some special guests as well.

Entry is $5 and will take place at Kung Fu Necktie in Northern Liberties. See you there!


We’ve been to a lot of jam sessions in the Greater Philly area but none seem to top the magic that occurs at Beat Street Jam. Beat Street Jam is thrown by our dear friend Steve McKie and his band Killiam Shakespeare and occurs every fourth Tuesday of the month at Silk City. 

Philly’s heavyhitters always show up and show out. When we attended this past December, Bilal, Steve, Robert Glasper, Adam Blackstone, The Roots’ James Poyser and Aaron Draper (Adele’s drummer) did an impromptu performance of Bilal’s deep album cut classic “Sometimes.” If that wasn’t a top 5 legendary moment in Philly’s music history, we don’t know what is! 

This month’s event, occurring on February 23rd, will feature performances by Ebony Joi, Killiam Shakespeare, Dayne Jordan and Kontraband215. It will be hosted by vocalist Aaron Camper.

Tickets are $10 and you can pay at the door!

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