You’re Looking At The Flyer For The First Rock Show At The Khyber In Years
Those of you minding the Retro Clock will already know that it’s been the 1990s again for a little while now. Apropos of that, it pleases us to inform you that The Khyber Pass Pub will once again be featuring live entertainment weekly. For the million or so of you who didn’t live here then, in that storied decade, The Khyber was Philadelphia’s indie-rock epicenter, and this is no exaggeration. Nor would it be one to say that the generation of hipsters, before that word was a pejorative, who moved through the place then are in very large part responsible for the forward-thinking city you reside in today, for these were the first people in decades who actually dared to imagine that there might be a future in Philly worth having.
But mostly, it was just a great place to see bands and have many, many beers. And so it shall be again, with a few differences. One is that the shows will be upstairs, as the restaurant service downstairs will remain unchanged. Another is that there’ll be comedy, as well as music. The Khyber moves into soft launch mode as far as shows go this week with the program above, featuring the appropriately and delightfully Elephant 6-ish Radiator Hospital on July 7; July 12 will be the first installment of Ryan Shader’s regular comedy night. The venue expects to have a more full calendar by September, though there’s no word yet if or when Guided By Voices will be back.