1. We’re really excited to announce the launch of the DIYPHL PA Share! 

    Why a PA Share?
    DIY PHL and its related programs/events hope to break down barriers to participation in our scene. Limited access to expensive gear is a hurdle that prevents many from setting up their own shows or events. To combat that we purchased a PA — complete with mixer, mics, stands, and all necessary cables — with community funds from First Time’s The Charm, an event that featured 17 brand new bands, each of which included a musician who had never played in a band before and emphasized diversity and inclusiveness.

    For all the details of the PA Share, click here! 

     

  2. fttc2013:

    We’ve reached fifteen registered bands! We initially said that would be the cap but we’re going to allow five more bands to register. The registration form will open again at noon on Friday, August 23 to allow those who meet at our ice cream social/mixtape swap time to solidify their plans. Thanks for all of the interest so far!

    Bring a topping and get ready to form a band!

     
  3. fttc2013:

    We’re hosting an ice cream social! Come meet potential new bandmates Wednesday, 8/21 at the Wooden Shoe. Bring a topping to add to our sundae bar or a mixtape to trade, or just bring yourself! If you’ve already formed a band, come through to meet other folks who will be playing the show. Click through the photo for more information.

    Bump! What topping are you gonna bring to the ice cream social?

     
  4. whogbrain:

    MARGE practices while Emily looks at pictures of dogs.

    Marge practicing for First Time’s the Charm!

    (via fttc2013)

     
  5. cynthiaschemmer:

    Heavy Bangs first practice! We’ll be playing at First Time’s the Charm, “a show made up of all brand-new bands that foregrounds the contributions female-identified, trans* and queer folks and people of color to the DIY/punk community in Philadelphia.”

    First Time’s the Charm practices are underway! Spots are filling up quick so register soon.

    (Source: inhalves, via fttc2013)

     
  6. fttc2013:

    We’re hosting an ice cream social! Come meet potential new bandmates Wednesday, 8/21 at the Wooden Shoe. Bring a topping to add to our sundae bar or a mixtape to trade, or just bring yourself! If you’ve already formed a band, come through to meet other folks who will be playing the show. Click through the photo for more information.

     

  7. "What can we do as a scene to keep stuff like this going after First Time’s The Charm is done? One event is not enough!

    If you book shows, come to FTTC and feel out the new blood. If you see something you like, put some of these bands on shows you do! These are all great new local bands that can support touring bands in the future. The same bands don’t need to play shows over and over.

    Outside of these bands, be mindful of the make-up of bands that you book, and the bands that you start. If you’re a white dude jamming with other white dudes all the time, consider what you’re adding to this scene. Are you part of the problem?”

    - From First Time’s The Charm FAQ

     

  8. In case you missed it last night, we posted a ton of info about FIRST TIME’S THE CHARM over at our FTTC tumblr. Check it out, start a band, sign up, play the show!

    (Source: diyphl, via everydaypants)

     

  9. We just posted a ton of info about our upcoming first timers / new band show, First Time’s The Charm. Check it out and spread the word!

     
  10. bump for the morning crowd!

    (Source: fttc2013, via ladyfestphilly)