Friday, April 25, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Archive: July, 2013

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:12 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Neutral Milk Hotel will play two reunion shows in Philadelphia.

Earlier this year, indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel announced that they would be reuniting for a massive global tour.

R5 Productions has just announced, via Twitter, that NMH have added more dates to their tour, including two stops in Philadelphia–one at the Tower Theater on Wednesday, January 29 and one at Union Transfer on Thursday, January 30. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. and can be found here and here.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:15 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Pop star Katy Perry announced the official coming of her new album, Prism, earlier this week with banner-like golden trucks in Los Angeles and details on the record’s first single.

The singer has been through quite a bit since 2010’s Teenage Dreams: a divorce, multiple hair color changes and falling in love with John Mayer. So, it seems mighty appropriate that “Roar!” is the title of her first single. She’s rumored to have collaborated with artists like songstress Sia and producer Dr. Luke; also she’s considering taking musical influence from the ‘90s.

The album will be released on October 22


POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:41 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Of Montreal will play Philadelphia's Union Transfer.

Following the October 8 release of their new album, lousy with sylvianbriar, of Montreal will be heading out on a North American tour.

The tour makes a stop in Philadelphia at Union Transfer on Friday, October, 25. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 2–you will be able to purchase them here.

10/18 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
10/22 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/23 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/24 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/26 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
10/27 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/29 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland *
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
10/31 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater *
11/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
11/02 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
11/03 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater *
11/04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
11/05 - Boise, ID - Korah Shrine *
11/06 - Seattle, WA - Neomos *
11/07 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
11/08 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11/09 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
11/11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet *
11/12 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
11/14 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
11/15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11/16 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf *
11/17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *



POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 1:34 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
DJ Shadow

The acclaimed DJ Shadow is bringing his unique blends of hip hop sampling to Philadelphia’s Starlight Ballroom on Saturday, September 14.

Although Dj Shadow should be best known for his legendary 1996 album, Entroducing–which was made with 100% sampled music­­–most will recall his calamity of evening while DJing at popular Miami nightclub, Mansion. Owners of the club ejected Shadow from his spot on the turntables claiming that his music was “too future” for their venue. The club later issued an apology. 

Tickets for the upcoming show can be purchased here (18+ event). The tour is in support of his latest LP, All Basses Covered.


POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 11:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

Justin Timberlake’s latest single “Take Back the Night” finally has a funky new music video to go with.

According to press release for the vid, it ”harkens back to the days when nightlife ruled (New York) and beckons everyone within earshot that the night holds endless possibilities,” and we couldn’t agree more

The song is off of The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, which is due out September 30. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z come to Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park as a part of the Legends of Summer tour on August 13.


POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 11:07 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
U.S. (AP)

Last week, DJ Khaled’s painfully awkward video proposal to Nicki Minaj was met with confusion, confusion and more confusion.

Well, it turns out that the music producer's act of love was a sham! The proposal was all just a part of the promotion for a new track called “I Wanna Be With You,” featuring Minaj, and his new album, Suffering From Success–which arrives on September 24.

Nicki first spoke of the shocking proposal on Hot 97. She said, “I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world ’cause Khaled is a master at what he does.” She added, “Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll. Please let it go. He was kidding.”

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
J. Cole will make a tour stop in Philadelphia at the Mann Center.

Roc Nation rising star, J. Cole heads to the Mann Center on Wednesday, September 25 with special guest Wale for the What Dreams May Come tour.

The Grammy-nominated rapper tours in support of his new LP Born Sinner. The tour also includes stops that are part of the Rock the Bells tour.

Cole recently received criticism for including offensive lyrics about autism inn Drake’s song “Jodeci Freestyle.”



POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:00 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Vocal and guitarist Ezra Koening and drummer Chris Tomson, of the U.S. band Vampire Weekend perform during their concert at the Optimus Alive music festival in Lisbon, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo (Francisco Seco)

Rock out to the likes of Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers and Pretty Lights at the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Saturday, September 21 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

The powerhouse music festival will also include sets from MGMT, Kaskade, Icona Pop, Chvrches, Robin Thicke, City and Colour and much more.

Since FreeFest's admission is as the name says–free of charge–remember to quickly score your tickets when they go "on sale" at noon EDT on Friday, August 9. Virgin Mobile customers, past Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees, Virgin Mobile Facebook friends and Twitter followers can get pre-sale tickets a day earlier on Thursday, August 8.


About this blog
Encompassing the sounds and beats of the city, we're here to turn you on to the local notables and under-the-radar artists, while showing you more of the bands and hot spots you already know and love.

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Kate Bracaglia Philly.com Music Blogger
Sarah Paolantonio hippiesandhipsters.com
Colin Kerrigan Philly.com Photographer
Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
Leah Kauffman Philly.com
Nick Vadala Philly.com
Molly Eichel Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected