Bilal. The Philadelphia- reared, rangy soul singer who's been treasured by in-the-know R&B fans since his 2001 album, 1st Born Second. He stole the show with Erykah Badu and The Roots during a Prince tribute at the BET Awards in June. Sunday at World Cafe Live.
Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Chuck Prophet, 'Soundbreaking,' Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, 'A Million Faces,' and 'Danny Says'
Chuck Prophet, "Bad Year for Rock-and-Roll." The always dependable indie-rock songwriter sums up 2016: "The Thin White Duke took a final bow, there's one less star in the heavens now / The moon won't rise, the sun won't set / There are so many things I would rather forget." From the forthcoming album Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins.
Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Sheer Mag, Philly Block Party, Dylan documentary, Kyle Craft and Latin Roots Live!
Sheer Mag. South Philly powerhouse rock outfit, fronted by Christina Halladay and featuring brothers Kyle and Hart Seely, play their last local show before a tour of Australia and New Zealand, topping an all-local punk bill with Metalleg and Wild at Heart, Monday at PhilaMOCA.
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."