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Old City Gets Steady with Jonny Lives!

Philadelphia: The Lower East Side, NYC band takes on Philly's Khyber Cafe.

Jonny Dubowsky, frontman of downtown NYC band Jonny Lives!, laid into his set with all the energy of a late-’60s Iggy Pop, minus the heroin but with expert, Hendrix-esque guitar maneuvers. From a record that drew inspiration from rock-star parties (like a 48-hour bash in the U.K. and a raucous weekend NYC’s East Village), Jonny Lives! ran through the tracks off their debut album, Get Steady, like the party was just getting started. BECCA LANE / PHOTOS BY KEN NORCROSS

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