Jen Kirkman Jen Kirkman A Tour is a Place in Itself by Jay S. Jacobs Jen Kirkman is a road warrior, a standup comedian who has been hitting the clubs and auditoriums for a couple of decades now. In fact, we spoke with her a couple of years ago when she acknowledged that it was no big deal for her to wake up in a new town, hit the club, hit the road and move on the next place. However, Kirkman is a big deal, and getting bigger. Beyond all the time she plays in theaters worldwi
Jen Kirkman Jen Kirkman Living in a Material World by Jay S. Jacobs This year is comedian Jen Kirkman’s 20th year doing standup. Just don’t expect her to do anything big to celebrate that fact on her “All New Material, Girl” Tour. “No! No, no, no. Just touring is always special,” Kirkman laughed to me recently as she was preparing for her latest tour, which will be stopping at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on September 23. “In standup, 20 is kind of a baby. Jerry Seinfeld got
Peaches – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – October 25, 2015 – Photo copyright 2015 Chris Sikich. Peaches & Deap Vally – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – October 25, 2015 Last Sunday the Trocadero was turned into an electroclash club from the mind of one of the most unique performers around — Peaches. Playing behind her 2015 album Rub she led an energized audience through the recesses of her provocative songbook. She emerged to darkness and then a single spotlight revealin
Peter Hook & the Light – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – September 14, 2013 – Photo copyright 2013 Serge Levin. Peter Hook & the Light – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – September 14, 2013 What Peter Hook and the Light offered was a glimpse into the greatness of Joy Division and New Order. They also exposed the transition of the members of the first band surviving the tragic passing of their lead singer, Ian Curtis, and changing to develop the sound of iconic New Order.