Sunday, March 29, 2015

POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:44 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
David Lee Roth (left) and Eddie Van Halen perform as part of Van Halen's 2012 North American tour at Staples Center on June 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Van Halen are bouncing back after canceling a portion of their 2012-2013 tour. With original lead singer David Lee Roth, the rockers are hitting the road again, making a stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Grab tickets starting Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m.

Before the tour’s start, Van Halen will make a special two-night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 from an exclusive live performance on Hollywood Boulevard.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11:38 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Singer/songwriter Kesha attends the world premiere of Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" at the El Capitan Theatre on July 15, 2014, in Hollywood. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Social media flubs have become the sadly prevalent way of the present and no one is safe. Not even Kesha.

The pop star prematurely leaked information of her performance at the University of Pennsylvania on April 17 on her Facebook page on Saturday, inviting fans to submit selfies for a chance to win tickets.

The problem is, the show hadn’t been announced by the university yet. The lineup for Spring Fling, the school’s annual music festival, was originally aimed to roll out the following evening, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian, however due to Kesha’s untimely Facebooking, the university’s Social Planning and Events Committee made the announcement via Twitter an hour and a half later.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11:35 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Singer Ingrid Michaelson attends SeriousFun Children's Network 2015 New York Gala: An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images SeriousFun Children's Network)

The Mann Center continues to roll out their summer concert schedule. The next performance on the venue’s Skyline Stage comes from singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on Tuesday, June 30.

Bringing along a duo of power popsters Jukebox The Ghost and Oh Honey, the show will go on sale Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Presale begins Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

Last year, Michaelson hit Camden for July’s XPoNential Festival.

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:49 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Musician Willie Nelson performs onstage at Global Green USA's 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images for H&M)

Philadelphia's The Hooters and Willie Nelson are among the initial bookings announced today for the outdoor event space at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel will be operating this summer.

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 11:08 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
John Fogerty performs at "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

While Taylor Swift is cashing in on the year 1989, John Fogerty is paying homage to a year two decades prior. Adding a stop to his “1969” world tour — the year he wrote and recorded three Creedence Clearwater Revival albums — Fogerty is set to come to Philadelphia on Saturday, June 27 to the Mann Center.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3.

Later this year, fans will get to read the musician’s take on his prolific career when “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music,” Fogerty’s memoir, hits shelves on October 6. 

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:37 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Perfume Genius -- stage name of musician Mike Hadreas -- is touring behind his latest release, "Too Bright." (Photo by Luke Gilford)

When he’s not on tour, Mike Hadreas — the birth name of Seattle-based musician Perfume Genius — binge-watches The Bachelor.

“I kind of watch The Bachelor as a sci-fi show because I can’t identify with him or any of the women or anybody on that show,” Hadreas said. “It’s like watching all the people from high school that I was terrified of who are pretty much exactly like I thought they were.”

Other shows on his guilty pleasure-viewing list? Gossip Girl and “awful sci-fi shows.” He can’t behind the phenomenon that is House of Cards, though.

POSTED: Friday, March 20, 2015, 11:05 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Andy Grammer performs onstage at Toyota Sessions on October 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Pandora Media)

If you tuned into Good Morning America on Friday, you saw the charismatic crooner Andy Grammer performing his latest rockabilly hit, “Honey I’m Good,” the did-he-or-didn’t-he-OK-he-didn’t genre-blending earworm in which fidelity wins in the end.

The former street performer and happily married musician, who admits temptation is a very real thing, keeps it authentic with the track. 

“Sure, yes, there are smoking-hot girls,” Grammer revealed. “But my girlfriend’s smoking hot, my wife, whatever. I’m going to make the right choice — I’m going to get out of here.” 

POSTED: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:33 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
The first time musician Adam Bainbridge made music under the name Kindness was in Philadelphia. He returns this Friday. (Photo by Pooneh Ghana)

Aside from the rather well-known beginnings that are rooted in Philadelphia — the founding of the country, the first U.S. Mint, Made in America — one of the lesser known Philly foundations is British musician Adam Bainbridge’s disco turned R&B, neo-soul project Kindness. A musical history that saw Bainbridge playing bass as a teenager in unfulfilling bands to DJing as a young adult, a musical residency at The Philadelphia Institute for Advance Study brought the Brit to the states and, thus, Kindness was born.

What began as a friendship with an “eccentric character” in Berlin in 2004 turned into an invitation to stay in Philadelphia and create in a collective artist warehouse in 2007. Bainbridge found it impossible to say no.

“I had a hard time making collaboration work in London, where people are a little less generous and a little more careerist,” he said. “And I’d seen similar things in New York where New York pushes everyone to be an instant overnight success.”

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