Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Music/Nightlife

Karl Jenkins - also known as hip-hot artist Dice Raw - is standing onstage at the Freedom Theatre as a whirlwind of activity goes on around him.
Sylvan Esso Something sly and knowing lurks in the songs of Sylvan Esso. The duo from Durham, N.C., has roots in indie-folk music: Amelia Meath is one-third of the a cappella group Mountain Men; Nick Sanborn plays bass in Megafaun. But Sanborn also produc
A white sign fluttered from a fourth-floor balcony at the Piazza at Schmidts where six young men and women sipped from bottles and red plastic cups, music blaring below.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.
Since we first were introduced to The Districts back in March following their SXSW debut, the young band from Lancaster County hasn’t slowed down: They’ve toured extensively both domestically and overseas, took the festival circuit head on and now are on the road with English psych-rockers Temples, playing Union Transfer on Saturday, Oct. 25.
On the cover of Thurston Moore's new album The Best Day, a lovely woman wearing a bathing cap is up to her elbows in a large lake's waters. She adoringly stares into a camera's lens and cradles her dog, who also happens to be facing the photographer: You immediately sense tenderness, devotion.
How many 88-year-old men have ever scored a No. 1, chart-topping album? Tony Bennett is all, earlier this month hitting the high-water mark thanks to a savvy studio collaboration with Lady Gaga.
Atlanta rap duo, the Ying Yang Twins, are “shaking it like a salt shaker” through Pennsylvania this fall.
Nalani and Sarina have an advantage that other songwriters don’t: There are two of them. That in and of itself doesn’t have so much significance until you realize — which doesn’t take long after looking at them — that they’re twins.
Now that the White Stripes are long gone and the Black Keys have expanded into a larger, swarthier ensemble, it looked as though the Kills - comprising vocalist/guitarist VV, also known as Alison Mosshart, and guitarist/vocalist Hotel, or Jamie Hince - would be left to sound the bell for skuzz-blues punk duos. Every release, from their 2002 debut EP, Black Rooster, to 2011's Blood Pressures, signaled that the pair were dipped in Floridian blues mud, then Southern-fried.
 
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