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Archive: April, 2013

POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:16 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Diplo performing as Major Lazer during last year's Mad Decent Block Party at Festival Pier on Penn's Landing. (Teresa McCullough / Philly.com)

Get ready for one of the biggest parties of the year on Saturday, July 27th at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

This year's freshly announced line-up includes: Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Riff Raff, Nadastrom, DJ Sega, Dirty South Joe, Swizzymack and Jahan Lennon. Expect more acts to be announced.

As we mentioned in our previous post, this year's block party will be a ticketed event. Early bird tickets are already SOLD OUT. Regular admission tickets for $30 go on sale this Friday, May 3rd at noon.


POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 1:48 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

Two of the most anticipated tracks from the movie's soundtrack have been released/leaked onto the interwebz.

Interscope has released the full version of Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra's version of "Crazy In Love." What we love about this track is that it's a totally fresh angle on Beyonce's original, while staying true to the Gatsby era's musical roots. We just want to sit in a cigar lounge and sip on aged whisky while this song plays.

Unfortunately, Beyoncé and André 3000's cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" doesn't hold a candle to the rest of the songs. It's dark, it's a little weird and a little too simplistic. But, then again, maybe we just need to give it a few more listens.


POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:24 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

On Saturday, July 20th, at the Mann Center, the original Monkees–Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork–return to Philadelphia as a part of their summer tour.

Following their sold out tour in 2012, the band decided demand was too high to not return to the stage. "The reaction to the last tour was euphoric," Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone. "It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."

The show will present original songs in chronological order while simultaneously displaying archived video and photographs. Beware, pangs of nostalgia will occur.


POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013, 3:02 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
T-Boz, Left Eye and Chili–back in the day.

Remaining members of 90s R&B girl group, TLC, have announced that they will be reuniting at this summer's VH1 Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA. They are just one among a slew of 90s groups that will be hitting the festival's stage, this year.

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chili" Thomas will come back together for their first performance in four years. Tragically, they lost 3rd member, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, in August of 2002 due to a terrible car accident.

It's also been rumored that the group might be dropping some new music, in support of their up-coming biopic airing on VH1 later this year.


Mixtape Festival 2013 Lineup Announcement from Mixtape Festival on Vimeo.

POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:17 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Photo: NBCUniversal

Following his 2010 release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it's being said that Kanye has completed his sixth solo-album.

According to a New York radio station, Def Jam sat down for a listening party not too long ago and the feedback was glowing; but the album was described as "dark."

His new release is rumored to be featuring musical contributions from Daft Punk, TNGHT, Chief Keef and Azealia Banks. Knowing Kanye, there is more to come.


POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013, 9:54 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

For three decades, the Beastie Boys have been a driving influence within the hip hop community.

With a number of albums and hits under their belt, and a permanent place in pop culture history, it only makes sense that they would finally considered writing a personal memoir.

According to the New York Times, Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) have signed a deal with publishing company Random House to produce a book recalling their music and personal history. The two have expressed wanting this book to be a "multidimensional experience," unlike any memoir anyone has ever seen.


POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:48 PM
Beach Fossils

Have you recovered from last week's Making Time yet? Neither have we.

In less than two weeks, MT is bringing to Philadelphia yet another stellar line-up of live acts; this time it all just happens to fall on the eve of Cinco de Mayo: Making Tiempo.

On Saturday, May 4th, at Voyeur Night club, enjoying live performances by Little Boots, Tiger & Woods and Beach Fossils.

POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 10:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.


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