ROCKTOBER IS BACK!: Concert featuring Kiaura Rose and Knuckle Deep on Friday 11/11

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It’s that time of year again, when WHIP Radio presents Rocktober 2022! The culminating concert will be held on Friday, November 11th at 8 p.m. EST at Orpheus’ Garden and livestreamed on WHIP’s Instagram. After the voting between the initial 16 Philly-based bands, Kiaura Rose and Knuckle Deep are ready to rock out with you!

Rocktober is a WHIP Radio tradition in its third year. Throughout each October, WHIP followers vote for their favorite local musicians on WHIP’s Instagram in a bracket-style competition. Semifinalists were tasked with covering a throwback song from 1982 or 1992, with finalists following with covers of the first song from shuffle on their playlists. If you missed these videos, no problem, they’re posted to WHIP’s Reels!

Rocktober wouldn’t be possible without our awesome sponsors. Keep reading for more about the essentials from our essential sponsors. 

Many of us are approaching finals and have massive late night study sessions ahead. That’s where SouthHouse, Saxby’s and Repo Records come in handy, whether that be fueling up on their delicious food during study breaks,  grabbing your coffees before heading to that exam, or chilling out with your favorite albums! 

Keep reading for more about the essentials from Rocktober sponsors. 

  1. SouthHouse 

SouthHouse is South Philly’s favorite neighborhood sports bar. They have a diverse selection of the finest craft beers and spirits, vegan and vegetarian food options, and the largest gluten free menu in the city. Whether you’re looking for a place with great weekly food specials, live entertainment, or just a place to watch the birds, SouthHouse is definitely the place to check out (if you’re over 21 of course).

2. Saxbys Coffee

Saxbys produces some of the most delicious cafe foods, drinks, and vibes you’ll find, and there’s two on campus (1902 Liacouras Walk and Alter Hall)! Any student can go to the Alter Hall Saxbys for food, including Grilled Cheese, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, or classic Saxbys coffees starting at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays. Plus, Saxbys Coffee is a B Corporation that emphasizes social impact through hands-on learning experience for young adults on their staff!

3. Repo Records

Repo Records is a staple of South Street, sharing music old and new of almost any genre, all in the coolest atmosphere. While you’re flipping through records, you can also check out posters, t-shirts, patches and more, just in time to get yourself or your music-loving friends holiday gifts! Plus, they have some of the best Tik Toks in the game. Repo Records is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.


Now that you have your pre- and post- Rocktober concert meals and music set up, make sure to attend or tune into the concert on Friday at 8:30! If you plan to attend the show, give our latest Instagram post a read for more details.

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