This DIY space in MAGNET’s hometown will certainly be missed, and the final show did not disappoint. With the batting cages off to the side and baseball cards and peeling paint, the all-Philly lineup featured Amanda X, Hurry and Hound. The final songs were very fitting. Hurry covered John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” with Everybody Hits founder David Gavigan joining in on vocals. And the grand finale of Semisonic’s “Closing Time”—as performed by Amanda X—was a bittersweet end to a place like no other in Philly’s venue spectrum.
—words and photos by Chris Sikich