Michael Cammarata

Location (Philly Neighbourhood): Northern Liberties 

Hometown: New Hope PA


Current Project(s)/Band(s): Suburban Living, Residuels, Born Losers Records 

Past Project(s)/Band(s): Drink Up Buttercup, White Birds, Night Panther, Queen of Jeans

Instrument(s): you play: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards

What else do you do in the Philly music scene?: Currently booking at Bourbon and Branch & The Barbary. Also starting up a DIY label "Born Losers Records" with my long time bud Chris Radwanski 


Location of Photo(s): Chez Bow Wow - Bourbon and Branch - Creep Records

What do those location(s) mean to you?: (1) Chez Bow Wow - This is where I adopted my best friend in the whole world - Kevin. (2) Bourbon and Branch - Talent Buyer (3) Creep Records - I'm hopelessly addicted to buying records and this place is quite amazing for crate digging. It's also about a 5 minute walk to my house which is really nice. 


Favourite Place in Philly: Ortliebs 

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: One Shot 

Favourite Restaurant: Paesanos 

Favourite Pizza Spot: Kristina's on Berks 

Favourite Philly Record Shop: Siren Records (Doylestown PA)

Favourite Philly Venue: PhilaMoca 


Recording Space: Uniform Recording w/ Jeff Zeigler 

Favourite Philly Band(s): Louie Louie 

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: That's a bit tough to think of when you see so many, but fairly recent Suburban Living played with The Lemon Twigs and man that kid made me want to quit playing drums. 


What are you listening to now: Like right now? Bauhaus 


If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be? It has a great sense of community and ambition - especially since its really hard to find someone whose only doing one band/project at a time. 


Life motto: "Live in the now" although unfortunately I think Charles Manson said that. 

Random Fun Fact: I've scored over a 200 in bowling 3 times 

Childhood Dream Job: Being in Korn 

Pets: Kevin, Billie


Future plans: Born Losers Records will be putting out Louie Louie's debut LP this winter (Feb 10th). Touring a bunch etc.