Live Mu­sic Clubs

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CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE— Live jazz fea­tur­ing great lo­cal and big-name tal­ent, plus a full din­ner menu. Check web­site for full sched­ule of events. Open M-F 11 am-2 am, Sa 6 pm-2 am. 1421 San­som St., 215.568.3131.

JOHNNY BRENDA’S— Catch lo­cally and na­tion­ally renowned in­die rock acts al­most every night at this hip­ster hang­out in the up-and-com­ing Fish­town neigh­bor­hood. The venue is up­stairs from a tav­ern that fea­tures up­scale pub grub. This month: MONO, May 2; The Bes­nard Lakes, May 5; Flamin­go­sis, May 9; The Law­suits, May 12; Mys­tic Braves, May 16; Bush Te­tras, May 20; Kevin Morby,

May 26; Night­lands, May 27. 1201 N. Frank­ford Ave., 215.739.9684.


ARTS— This four story build­ing, af­fec­tion­ately re­ferred to as “The House That Jazz Built,” was formed by a mu­sic union in the mid-20th cen­tury and has been the hang­out of such fa­mous mem­bers as John Coltrane, Nina Si­mone and Ella Fitzgerald. It has a large con­cert hall and boasts an el­e­gant bar on the sec­ond floor, which over­looks a stage and ta­bles. 738 S. Broad St., 215.893.9912.

TIME— This groovy three-in-one venue fea­tures a chan­de­liered lounge with live jazz, a cozy whiskey bar and a sec­ond-floor dance club, that is rem­i­nis­cent of ab­sinthe-fu­eled hang­outs of old Paris. “Trombo Pic­colo with Chris Far­rell and Com­pany,”

Every M; “Open Mic,” Every Tu; “Mid­town Jazz Jam with Tim Brey Trio,” Every Su. Open daily 5 pm-2 am. 1315 San­som St., 215.985.4800.

WARMDADDY’S— This South Philly blues and jazz club of­fers a ca­sual, re­laxed at­mos­phere, south­ern rhythm and blues and clas­sic south­ern cui­sine. 1400 S. Colum­bus Blvd., 215.462.2000.

WORLD CAFE LIVE— There’s al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing at this Univer­sity City venue and restau­rant, fea­tur­ing lo­cal and na­tional acts on two stages and fre­quent open mics and jam ses­sions. Ticket prices and show times vary. Check web­site for com­plete cal­en­dar of events. 3025 Wal­nut St., 215.222.1400.

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