“In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia,” A Fundraising Project From The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen, Commemorates Classic Philadelphia Rock Tunes

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2011

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“In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia,” A Fundraising Project From The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen, Commemorates Classic Philadelphia Rock Tunes

by Allison Stadd for uwishunu.com

The Philadelphia 80′s music scene is alive and well, as The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen continues his web-based singles project, “In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” with the third song ready to be released.

“You Can’t Sit Down,” originally recorded by The Dovells (formed at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia) in 1963, is available for 99 cents at the Songs Of Philadelphia website.

“In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia” revisits songs that were either recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. Uosikkinen’s band, ITP (In The Pocket), records and performs the songs, using a rotating lineup of Philadelphia music stars.

The In The Pocket band is comprised of an array of Philadelphia’s rock royalty.
(Photo courtesy In The Pocket)

Uosikkinen will celebrate the release of “You Can’t Sit Down” at World Cafe Live on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m., with a big party and Philadelphia jam. Local music legend Jerry Blavat will make a guest appearance, in addition to the members of Uosikkinen’s band, ITP (In The Pocket), members of The Hooters, Jeffrey Gaines and Tommy Conwell.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit Settlement Music School, the largest community school of the arts in the United States. Tickets are $15 and are available online.

“You Can’t Sit Down” release party
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
When: Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
Cost: $15
More info: www.tickets.worldcafelive.com

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