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POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 2:44 PM

Out and About correspondent Maria Papadakis heads to South Broad Street to visit the Philadelphia International of the Arts Street Fair.

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:24 PM

It ain't summer if you ain't looking forward to the always epic, ever growing Mad Decent Block Party!

Once residing on the humble blocks of Philly's 12th & Spring Garden–the original home of Diplo's Mad Decent studio–the block party has grown from a local event to a traveling musical showcase in half a decade.

This year, the block party with take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 27th at Penn's Landing. Unlike previous years, you'll need to pay to get in and early bird tickets are now available for $20 (will increase to $30).

POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:55 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
The Lumineers will play the Xponential Music Festival

The lineup for WXPN-FM's Xponential Music festival, to be held in Camden's Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center, is filling out.

We already knew that The Lumineers and Dr. Dog were playing the SBC on Saturday July 27; now we know most of the bands who will be at Wiggins for the three day fest, which kicks off on 7/26. Those acts include New Orleans piano man Dr. John, SoCal 70s revivalists Dawes, songwriting scion Justin Townes Earle, London jazz-pop stylists Lianne La Havas and Michael Kiwanuka, Philly rockers DRGN King, 2012 breakout indie buzz band Polica, Panamanian-American jazz-hip-hop singer Jose James, and many others.   

A complete list of the acts is here. More names will be added in the coming weeks.

POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:38 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

After last year's successful inaugural Made in America festival, Jay-Z's baby is back for another run. From August 31st - September 1st, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will once again play host to some of the greatest music acts.

The line-up will be announced this Wednesday, April 10th at 12 p.m. EST via Spotify. You can also subscribe to the official Made in America playlist.

Check out all of our coverage from last year's Made in America

POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:23 PM

Former English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died following a stroke on Monday.

The so called Iron Lady, who held office from 1979 to 1990, was arguably as influential on 1980s pop culture as Ronald Reagan, who she came to office eight months before and stayed in power two months longer than.

Punk rock was already in full flower when the Tory leader began dismantling the welfare state and touting free market economics while teaming with her good friend Reagan in Cold War political pursuits, but throughout her time in power Thatcher continually inspired New Wavers, ska bands and pop music makers of all stripes to protest her very existence.

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