Dan DeLuca's weekly music picks.
Nearly 20 years after a documentary made them world famous, an older, smaller Buena Vista Social Club hits the road - including a trip to Longwood Gardens.
Fishtown resident Dave Hartley, who occasionally performs as Nightlands, was going to open his tour at Johnny Brenda's. Now he'll end it there.
The carnage at the Manchester Arena - one of the busiest concert venues in the world, roughly the size of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia - is chilling.
Tin Pan Alley Bob Dylan doesn't sing his own songs much anymore, but other people do. Soul-rock singer Osborne gets in on the 76th birthday celebration with two "Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan" shows. Sunday at Sellersville Theatre.
Two Philly bands with new music, and a free 40-songwriter celebration of Dylan's 76th.
The influential West Philly rapper born Jesse Weaver plays at Hall & Oates' 'Hoagie Nation' festival on Memorial Day weekend at the Festival Pier.
The Crescent City pianist's inimitable style will be on display at his old friend's festival in Wilmington on Saturday.
The multimedia evening includes a film screening, poetry performances, and three local bands.
Guitar virtuoso who formerly played with the Sun City Girls, a band named not after an Arizona retirement community. Tuesday at the side chapel of the First Unitarian Church.
It was the season of flower power and "Sgt. Pepper." Fifty years later, is love still all you need?
One formidable folk singer, one country standout, and a PBS documentary about the roots of American music. Plus, the Jesus & Mary Chain and Temples.
The Roots rapper Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter teams with deejay J. Period for 35 minutes of live rapping over James Brown beats. Make it funky! Streaming and downloadable at jperiod.com.
There are no rock headliners to be found on this year's Made in America lineup, or rock bands at the top of the charts. But does that mean the music has lost its vitality?
British punk stalwarts, a book about rock star mothers, and a hometown gig for a former Parisian duo. Plus, ex-Mott the Hoople leader Ian Hunter and California sister act HAIM.
The band of psych-garage punks from Dunwoody, Ga., have a new album that asks the musical question: Satan's Graffiti or God's Art? It was produced by Sean Lennon and features backup vocals by Yoko Ono and Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family. Wednesday at Union Transfer.
The Philly band will bring rock to the R&B and gospel venue in Strawberry Mansion for the ex-Eagle's Make the World Better Foundation.
Jonathan Demme's great Talking Heads movie, a tribute to Nina Simone, and an animated film noir. Plus, 'Paterson' and new music from Chuck Berry.
The expert Chicago archive label Numero Group specializes in unearthing little-heard obscurities, with an emphasis on could-have-been classic soul. Its traveling truck sets up a shop full of LPs, CDs, 45s, and other merch outside Jerry's on Front in Fishtown on at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."