Indie bands descend on the city for the Popped Music Festival (and, yes, you should ditch work on Friday). To get you ready, we asked founder and producer Alexis Rosenzweig to weigh in on some of her favorite songs.
“Vocal Chords,” by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
(“I want to adopt them; they’re the nicest guys in the world and the only band on the planet that can make me like a cover of ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody.’ ”)
“Game Boy Veterano Remix,” by Patty Crash
(“On loop and rewind at my house.”)
“Take Pills,” by Panda Bear
(“A sonic, trippy, wild ride that I want to be on.”)
“Waiting on You,” by Sun Airway
(“One of my favorite songs on their debut album.”)
“Caring Is Creepy,” by The Shins
(“What would Natalie Portman say?”)
“Paid in Full,” by Rakim
(“This list wouldn’t be complete without it.”)
“Purple Swag,” by ASAP Rocky
(“Blowin’ up ASAP and everywhere.”)
Popped Music Festival, September 23 and 24, at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue (fairmountpark.org). For a chance to win a pair of two-day passes, email firstname.lastname@example.org (include full name, phone number, and email address) by Thursday, noon. Tickets ($59.50-$200) and information online at poppedphiladelphia.com.
Photo: Shaun Regan