Vivid Sense ~ Kung Fu Necktie

Editors top pick at City Paper - for week of 8-5-09 to 8-12-09

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Kung Fu Neck Tie


5 PM forward

Happy Hour Specials & More

$2.50 well drinks & $1 drafts


Panophonic & Stellarscope

live Performance~ethereal~alternative~electronic


Tantrum Tonic (AKA John Schenk)

experimental~abstract~minimal techno for girls


A Dre (AKA AndresEduardo)

downtempo~techno~electro~fusion~visuals ~

Pandemix ~ minimal techno ~

Mingle, drink and dance while being surrounded by a subtle and appealing ambience.

Enjoy excellent brews and fine mixology.

Live music performances and film screenings by artists will highlight these nights providing a lucid glow that will captivate you.

Vivid Sense is a not like any other social. It is an experience to socialize while nourishing the senses with ease.

No cover. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person that goes to covering costs incurred for the events.  You can donate safely with the link above or at the DJ booth with cash into the tip jar.



REGISTER FOR FREE at the top of the page for event updates and to get the specials and comps.  It's quick, easy, no hassle. There is no charge to become a member.  All you need to enter is your first name, last name and email address to get the membership.  That's it.  Nothing else.  It may say "Ticket Buyer".  YOU ARE NOT BUYING A TICKET.  IT'S A GLITCH IN THIS SYSTEM.  It should say "Sign up for membership with Vivid Sense".

A couple of examples of performance and screening styles at Vivid Sense are in the following audio and video streams.

Panophonic music video with "tentatively inspired" featuring Doug Smith.

Philadelphia singer song writer Rosa Diaz with her original "Strong Silent Type"








DJ Down Stream Mix - AndresEduardo

Down-tempo, trip-hop, aesthetic visuals and sounds to lounge and relax.



AndresEduardo - 2 other DJ mixes:

Trip hop plays smooth and then the beat moves up to electronica.


Starts with some acid jazz moving into House music and upbeat Pop.




There is no submission deadline since the events are ongoing. Performers and filmmakers deemed appropriate will receive promotional exposure through online and print media for the said event as well as exclusive comps and specials at the event.

Criteria for film/video entries:
  1. total length of screening should be no less than 30 min and no more than 1 hour long to screen at a venue. Collections of short films may be submitted as well as long as they collectively meet all other criteria. 
  2. preference for films without much dialogue or obviously developing plot (unless the dialogue is clearly experimental in nature) 
  3. the images should be aesthetically pleasing to the senses and not disturbing (no unnecessary violence) 
  4. the piece should be easily considered as art or experimental in nature 
  5. the film must be submitted in DVD format as an entry and for the screening   You should submit url's to any video's posted online and filmmakers website. 
  6. Contact me through the email address below. I will email you the mailing address to submit the high quality DVD's.
(do not send download links for your submissions - only DVD's or video's posted and viewable online are acceptable)
Criteria for live music and other performances:
  1.  the performance must be aesthetically pleasing (not disturbingly noisy or loud)
  2. strong preference for experimental and unconventional approaches to live music performance (such as eclectic sounds, rarely seen or heard instruments, electronic music and effects heavy sound manipulation) 
  3. acts will be between 30 minutes to about 1.5 hour in length
  4. Submissions should include live performance audio recorded in high quality digital format AND must include at least one picture of a live performance.   (if the performers do not have any live act pictures, then they should submit pics of each performer) (mixing and mastering the sample audio is appreciated but unnecessary for submission) 
  5. you must email your site url's and any links to any videos viewable online.
  6. you must email any music or sounds of what will play throughout your performance - at the very least something you have recorded that resembles of what you will play.  The audio MUST be 320 kbps stereo MP3 format converted down from WAV format. You may email them or upload them to send me a download link to my email. is a great upload site for free up to 300 mb per upload.



For entry suggestions or any questions please email:


vivid, sense, John Schenk, Tantrum Tonic, A Dre, AndresEduardo, Pandemix, Panophonic, Stellarscope, live music, happy hour, drink specials, nightclub, nightlife, fishtown, northern liberties, electronic music, dancing, dance music, techno, electro, experimental, abstract art, alternative, trip hop, downtempo, electro, minimal techno, house music, live electronic music, live performance, video art, film art, DJ, VJ, Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, Bar, hip, hipster, lounge, chill, brew, beer, mix drink, 9-9-09, september 9, 2009


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FREE - Register to receive exclusive specials and updates on Vivid Sense events.   Ended Free
Donate to support artists at Vivid Sense and costs incurred for the events.   Ended Free

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