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POSTED: Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:20 PM
The popular house and disco day party "Sundae" kicked off the summer with DJs Questlove of The Roots and special surprise guest Josh Wink at City Tap House in West Philly on May 31, 2015. ( Tim Blackwell / )

Some really cool things have been emerging from the opening of the new Fillmore Philadelphia. Not only are we getting a swanky new entertainment getaway, replete with multiple bars and performance spaces, but big names like Hall and Oates (who served as the venue’s first performers) and Disclosure are drawing out crowds en masse.

But nestled away on the building’s second floor is the sultry “club-within-a-club,” the Foundry. The intimate space serves as the perfect chance to get up-close and personal in a setting fit for a VIP. 

Christening the space is none other than Philly’s own Questlove, kicking off not only a stacked lineup of upcoming shows, but his own monthly residency at The Foundry. 

POSTED: Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:55 AM

Thomas L. “Cannibal” Cottingham, 27, was laid to rest in Delaware last month, having been fatally stabbed defending a young mother and her child from an attacker in Wilmington’s Rodney Square district in mid-September. 

On Wednesday night, however, the Electric Factory hosted a raucous celebration of the fallen emcee’s life, courtesy of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse — and, of course, their fans, Cannibal’s extended Juggalo family.

“Everybody said we should do a moment of silence,” ICP’s Violent J said to Wednesday’s crowd, “but Cannibal was a Juggalo, and I don’t think he’d want a moment of silence. I think he’d want a moment of violence. A moment of wildness. A moment of loudness. How about we take 10 seconds for Cannibal and be as loud as we f------ can?” 

POSTED: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:25 PM

It’s quite possible that A$AP Rocky and Shawn Mendes have never shared a bill before. That is, until Forbes tried to hone in on millennial tastes and booked the pop singer and the rapper, along with grown-up brother band Hanson and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling for the Under 30 Summit closing concert Tuesday night at Festival Pier. 

In between writing impromptu songs about Dior jackets backstage, Mendes and Rocky bookended an evening of eclectic performances, aimed at running the gamut of twentysomethings’ tastes, though plagued by talent cancellations.

The show’s original lineup consisted of Avicii, Hanson and Stirling and was then amended with Mendes and Fetty Wap replacing Avicii. Following Fetty Wap’s motorcycle accident, it was announced A$AP Rocky would take the final slot on the lineup.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:45 PM
Jill Scott performs during day 2 of the Cincinnati Music Festival on July 25, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. STEPHEN COHEN / Getty Images

Another local holiday concert has unveiled its lineup. WDAS Holiday Jam, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 28 will feature headliners Jill Scott, New Edition, Tyrese, SWV and Jazmine Sullivan.

With two Philly smooth-singing ladies on the lineup, it’s bound to be a hot homecoming. 

POSTED: Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:30 PM
Calvin Harris performs on Day 2 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 23, 2015 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings (Getty Images)

Like the Christmas decorations slowly filling the shelves at stores in early October, the Philly concert scene is already preparing for the holiday season. 

Case in point: Q102 has announced the lineup for their annual Jingle Ball. Performers include Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, R. City, Natalie La Rose, Conrad Sewell and Alessia Cara

POSTED: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 10:23 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Host Miley Cyrus, styled by Simone Harouche, attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Miley Cyrus is bringing her Dead Petz to Philadelphia on a limited, six-stop club tour. Cyrus will be stopping at Philly’s Electric factory on Dec. 5.

The Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz limited run club tour was announced early Sunday, Oct. 4, and is the tour for her most recent album, “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” released Aug. 30. It kickis off Nov. 19 and also features The Flaming Lips, who were featured on the album.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 7 at 4 p.m on Cyrus will also be stopping in Detroit, Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston.

POSTED: Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:38 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
(L-R) Zac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Isaac Hanson of Hanson attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images for Clear Channel)

“I don’t think many people realize that the word ‘strife’ is in an ‘MMMBop’ lyric."

Isaac Hanson would know, he wrote it.

The eldest Hanson brother quickly rattled off the first few lines of the band’s mega-pop hit over the phone like he’s done this before: “You have so many relationships in this life/only one or two will last/You go through all the pain and strife/then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast.”

POSTED: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 11:45 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Rapper Fetty Wap performs at Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas on Sept. 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Temple University’s Owlchella Homecoming Concert has been postponed indefinitely. The concert, originally scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 9, was moved to Wednesday, Oct. 7, before ultimately being postponed completely.

In a release posted on Twitter, Temple’s Main Campus Program Board explained the change came “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

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