Joshua Aaron Friedman

Location (Philly Neighbourhood): South Kensington

Hometown: Langhorne, PA (Bucks Co.)


Current Project(s)/Band(s): The Lawsuits

Past Project(s)/Band(s): too many 

Instrument(s) you play: Drums/percussion

What else do you do in the Philly music scene? I am a freelance audio engineer that operates out of Hi5 Studio in South Kensington. I am the talent buyer at Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope and I do live sound engineering at Ortleib's and Milkboy in Philly.


Favourite Place in Philly: If we're talkin' late night hangs, Kostas

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Milk Crate Cafe

Favourite Restaurant: Alma de Cuba

Favourite Pizza Spot: Pizza Brain


Favourite Philly Record Shop: Brewerytown Beats

Favourite Philly Venue: The Fillmore


Location of Photo(s): Hi5 Studio

What do those location(s) mean to you?: Hi5 is home base for me as a creative space these days. Besides the fact that I work there, the vibes here allow me to explore sounds in a way that I don't normally elsewhere.

Recording Space: Hi5 Studio


Favourite Philly Band(s): Dr. Dog, Kirby and The Vibe Tribe, Queen of Jeans, Ill Fated Natives

What are you listening to now: Lianne La Havas

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: JUNGLE at Union Transfer last Summer (2015)


If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be? I've never been anywhere else where so many creative minds work together instead of against each other, Philly is a brotherhood.


Life motto: The glass is always half full.

Random Fun Fact: I applied for the Mars One project, unfortunately I was denied :(

Childhood Dream Job: Professional Wrestler (WWF)

Pets: Irish Setter, her name is Winnie Cooper


Future plans: Keep working on my craft and hopefully one day open my own recording studio