Tuesday, March 31, 2015

POSTED: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:05 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Courtney Barnett preforms at Tumblr IRL Presents Courtney Barnett At SXSW, With Art By Traceloops, Wolf Mask & Ana Tortos on March 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tumblr)

In addition to Susquehanna Bank Center headliners My Morning Jacket and St. Vincent, the Wiggins Park lineup for WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, running Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, has been announced. 

Artists playing in the Camden, N.J. park include Dawes, Courtney Barnett, Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, The Word, Delta Rae, First Aid Kit, JD McPherson, Buckwheat Zydeco, Kopecky, Field Report, Son Little, Israel Nash, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Bombino, Gina Chavez, Fly Golden Eagle, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Cheerleader, Pine Barons, Vita and the Woolf, Cole Redding and Milton. 

Expect additions, too.

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:15 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Milky Chance attends the 1Live Krone 2014 at Jahrhunderthalle on December 4, 2014 in Bochum, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

The acoustic-yet-groovy alt-pop from Germany’s Milky Chance will make its way back to Philly this summer. Fresh off their sold out Trocadero show on Friday, March 27, the duo have announced a headlining slot at the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for Tuesday, July 28. 

Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3 — two days after their performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

The pair, Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, met during high school in Kassel and played their first U.S. show only back in late October in New York City. 

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 11:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Steve Gunn, born in Lansdowne and musically bred in Philly, returns to play Boot & Saddle. (Photo by Constance Mensh)

As a songwriter, Steve Gunn is inspired by his physical environment. Whether it be his current home base of New York City, his hometown, Lansdowne, or his summer vacation spot, Wildwood, the guitarist draws on the observations of his locale for his sprawling, intricate tunes.

For many whose parents dragged them to the Jersey Shore on weekends of their youth, some of Gunn’s observations can translate into concrete feelings of nostalgia — transformed into a visual throwback in Gunn’s latest video for “Wildwood,” which sees the musician exploring the famed Shore town in the dead of winter.  

“I was never down there in the winter,” Gunn shared. “Just to see everything closed, to see how big the beaches were — it’s really a beautiful place. You start to forget that when you’re bumping into people.”

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:06 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Ariana Grande performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 20, 2015 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The pop tour de force that is Ariana Grande doesn’t appear to be slowing in the least. Adding another leg to her wildly successful “Honeymoon Tour,” which brought the “Love Me Harder” singer to the Wells Fargo Center just this month, Grande will make another Philadelphia appearance (her third in less than a year) at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, July 29.

Starting 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, tickets will hit the market. Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31.

The tour made headlines this weekend when Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance on Saturday, March 28 for a performance of “Love Me Harder” and his own songs “All That Matters” and “As Long As You Love Me.”   

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.

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