Sunday, May 24, 2015

POSTED: Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:25 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
The piece "Roboter" of the German band Kraftwerk is performed during a concert at the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery) museum in Berlin on January 6, 2015. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are bringing their interactive 3D concert experience — previously only overseas and in Los Angeles and New York City — to cities nationwide.

Prepare to don 3D glasses and to be fully immersed in the cultural affair on Friday, Oct. 2, when the tour comes to the Electric Factory — one of the 12 North American dates announced.

Presale tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, using the password “FACTORY.” General sale tickets will then hit the market at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8. 

POSTED: Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:07 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Paul McCartney performs live at the Budokan on April 28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)

Tickets for Paul McCartney’s first Philadelphia show in five years weren’t on the market very long.

The show, taking place at the Wells Fargo Center on June 21, sold out in minutes after going on sale today at noon, according to Live Nation.

If you missed your shot at this show, four-day passes are still available for Dover, Del.’s Firefly Music Festival, where McCartney will be headlining Friday, June 19’s lineup. The festival doesn’t offer single day passes, so it’s all or nothing.

POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:13 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Recording Artists Kanye West and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Taylor Swift and Kanye West have moved far beyond their VMA beef. Who would’ve thought in 2009 after the rapper famously stormed the stage on the then-budding country star that there would be rumors of a collaboration between the two? 

The times have changed, friends, and in 2015 anything is seemingly possible. 

Addressing comments West made in February, post-Grammys, that the two superstars were working together, Swift revealed to Entertainment Tonight that while they haven’t been in the studio together, there have been musical discussions.

POSTED: Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:27 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
John Oates attends the 62nd annual BMI Country awards on November 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for BMI)

John Oates has some harsh words about his own band name: “We have the worst name in rock and roll history.” 

In an interview with Vanyaland, the prolific songwriter and one half of Hall & Oates griped about the pair’s musical moniker claiming, “It’s a horrible name. Just be totally objective about it, it sounds like a law firm or a doctor’s office or something.”

Daryl Hall wasn’t big on the surname smash either, according to the interview:

POSTED: Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:32 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Singer/songwriter D'Angelo performs onstage during the Samsung Supper Club at SXSW 2015 on March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)

D’Angelo is following up the surprise release of his 2014 album Black Messiah with a batch of tour dates that includes a stop at the Keswick Theatre.

The “Second Coming” tour comes to The Keswick on Tuesday, June 23. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. 

The soul singer will be supported by backing band The Vanguard which features Pino Palladino (bass), Jesse Johnson (guitar), Isaiah Sharkey (guitar), Chris “Daddy” Dave (drums,) Cleo “Pookie” Sample (keys), Kendra Foster (vocals), Charlie “Red” Middleton (vocals) and Jermain Holmes (vocals).

POSTED: Friday, April 24, 2015, 4:00 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Philly-area music fans will have double the opportunity to see Paul McCartney in June. 

The beyond-legendary rocker (maybe you’ve heard of him?) is following up his Firefly Music Festival headlining appearance on Friday, June 19 in Dover with a huge Philadelphia show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, June 21.

Live Nation made the announcement at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon with the unveiling of a large banner on the side of the Wells Fargo Center bearing the Beatle’s image.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 2:14 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Melissa Etheridge performs during the second intermission of the game betwen the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Levi's Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Melissa Etheridge is offering listeners a chance to hear her songs in a stripped-down fashion. As a part of her North American tour — which features co-headlining dates with Blondie (none in the Philly area) and festival appearances — Etheridge will bring her 13 albums’ worth of material to three local venues for solo performances.

While there are no dates in Philadelphia proper, the singer will perform at Atlantic City’s Caesars on Friday, June 12 (tickets), The Sherman Theater in Mt. Pocono on Saturday, June 13 (tickets) and at Longwood Gardens on Tuesday, Aug. 25 (tickets).

All three dates are on sale now.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1:28 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Photo via Youtube

The War On Drugs have now been exposed to a new demographic: the midday-talk show-watching-stay-at-home moms.

Philly’s critically acclaimed darlings made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (4/20) for a performance of “Red Eyes” off of 2014’s Lost in the Dream, which topped many a year-end best-of list.

They also gave an exclusive performance (per Ellen's request, no less) of “Under the Pressure,” which you can check out here

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