Hayden Sammick

Hayden Sammak

Location (Philly Neighborhood): Wyncote 

Hometown: Maple Glen, PA 


Current Project(s)/Band(s): Deadfellow

Instrument(s) you play: Guitar, Piano

What else do you do in the Philly music scene? Drink


Location of Photo(s): Wyncote 

What do those location(s) mean to you?: It’s where, through bunch of ridiculous coincidences, I’m living at the time of writing. It’s also right across the street from Kawari Sound Recording Studio


Favourite Place in Philly: I like to spend time in Chinatown. The food is good and not expensive—most places are BYOB. I also spend a lot of time in Fishtown because I’m a hip 20-something. 

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: I like to hang out upstairs at The Grape Room and Dawson Street Pub. They’re both weird little bars around Manayunk with good music.  

Favourite Restaurant: Nan Zhou in Chinatown is great. The food at Johnny Brenda’s is good too. 

Favourite Pizza Spot: Pizzeria Nonna in Germantown has the best pizza in the city, I think. 

Favourite Philly Record Shop: Hideaway Music at the top of Chestnut Hill. 

Favourite Philly Venue: Johnny Brenda’s and the Boot and Saddle are great rooms. As far as bigger rooms go, I like to see music at Union Transfer and the Fillmore. Tower Theatre is beautiful. 


Recording Space: I do all my recording at Kawari Sound Recording Studio. 

Favourite Philly Band(s): Sixteen Jackies are great. 

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: I saw The Midnight Hollow at Ortleib’s one time. They were rad. 


What are you listening to now: I’ve been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean lately. 


If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be?   The Philadelphia music scene is a bunch of weirdly inclusive cliques. 


Life motto: We’re all careening towards inventible, unknown death. 


Future plans: Millennials In Love (And Other Pre-Apocalyptic Standards) comes out this fall.