Music & Nightlife Archive: May, 2012

The Roots Picnic Mixtape

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The fifth annual Roots Picnic is at the Festival Pier this weekend, expanding to two days in 2012. For me, the day to be there is Saturday... Read more

New Hope-formed Ween calls it quits

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Aaron Freeman, better known to music lovers as Gene Ween, told Rolling Stone that he's retiring the moniker, effectively ending the 25-year... Read more

Bob and Barack

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President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to Bob Dylan and a bunch of other worthies yesterday, including Toni Morrison. The President... Read more

Philly Music Scene-sters Share Secrets

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Ever wonder how the Philadelphia music biz "ticks" from a marketing/promotion and technical perspective? Some seasoned vets of the game will... Read more

Guitar great Doc Watson still seriously ill

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Folk music giant Doc Watson remains in critical condition in Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The 89 year old guitarist had... Read more

RIP, Doc Watson

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Doc Watson, the flat-picking guitar great from Deep Gap, N.C. who was one of the most revered and influential folk musicians of the the last... Read more

Review: Beyonce at Revel

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Towards the end of the second night of Beyonce’s four-show Memorial Day weekend stand at the Revel casino and resort in Atlantic City... Read more

Happy Birthday, Bob: Forty Singers, Forty Dylan Songs

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Philadelphia says Happy 71st Birthday to Bob Dylan at Rembrandt's tonight when 40 singers sing that many different songs written by the man... Read more