Thursday, July 2, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Rascal Flatts will be the second big beach concert in Atlantic City this summer, four days after Maroon 5 plays. Neither concert will be free.
Standing ovations peppered Brian Wilson's concert Monday night at the Mann Center - for spectacular renditions of Beach Boys...
Here are our concert picks for some of our favorite Philly music venues.
Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki...
When word came of the Supreme Court's marriage-equality ruling June 26, a collective shout of "Finally!" went out...
A 20-year-old Curtis Institute of Music student is the top winner of the venerable International Tchaikovsky Competition...
In advance of Tuesday night's blustery downpour, the Mann Center relocated the Ingrid Michaelson concert - her final Lights...
An impressive 300-plus artists will filter throughout the area come August for the 32nd incarnation of Bethlehem’s Musikfest...
Judging by the schedule at the inaugural Big Barrel Country Music Festival - which has been going in Dover, Del., since Friday...
DOVER, Del. - The battle for country music's soul is being waged on side-by-side stages this weekend at the inaugural Big Barrel festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway.
If you were planning on seeing Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) perform at Union Transfer in July, well … never mind.
On the face of things, teaming Canadian band Barenaked Ladies with Milwaukee's geekiest folk-punks, the Violent Femmes - let alone opener Colin Hay, onetime leader of the Australian reggae-rocking Men at Work - wouldn't work on paper. Barenaked Ladies represents big melody, silly ebullience, and charm. Violent Femmes' nervous singer-author, Gordon Gano, has forever been the too-clever poster boy for bitter nastiness ever since "Blister in the Sun" became a collegiate anthem in 1983.
Sunday Good folk Husband-and-wife duo Mike + Ruthy play power-pop Americana on a three-band bill at 8 p.m. at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. Second St. Tickets are $10.
The hard-core classical lover isn't exactly settling when he goes to hear an entire evening of Gershwin. As a melodist, Gershwin is right up there with Schubert. It is especially true that when orchestrated, and orchestrated well, his songs strike a particular vein in the American spirit that is more breathlessly optimistic than Irving Berlin, more urbane than Copland, and yet retains its sincerity to the tender core.
For all their success - a Grammy and several other big music awards; chart-topping Billboard music - Imagine Dragons, like Rodney Dangerfield, get little respect.
Day 1 of Big Barrel in Dover, Delaware, on the Firefly fest grounds.
The lineup for the fourth annual Budweiser Made in America festival has finally been announced, and the big star headliners are...
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career.
US-MUSIC-TAYLOR-SWIFT-APPLE:Taylor Swift to put hit album '1989' on Apple Music
It was an offer you couldn't refuse: a classic film, a great score, a great classical orchestra.
'This is the way we do it," Mission of Burma's Peter Prescott said from his drum kit at Boot & Saddle Thursday. "This is the way we've always done it. And that's all there is to it."
Two words best summarize the career-spanning performance the three Canadian dudes collectively known as Rush delivered Thursday evening at a sold-out Wells Fargo Center: extraordinary production.
Amateur and student photographers will once again have the opportunity to work with a pro to hone in on their concert photography skills. Their subjects? Snoop Dogg, O.A.R. and 3 Doors Down.
There’s something that happens when you hear Parlour Tricks’ “Requiem.” It could be the thundering piano or the lush three-part harmonies or sing-along inciting chorus, but whatever it is, you’re left feeling convinced that this could be the song of the summer.
Mackenzie Scott is tired of talking about religion. About her Southern upbringing. About the effect adoption has had on her work.
The lineup for the fourth annual Budweiser Made in America festival has been announced, and the big star headliners are pop queen Beyoncé, who also headlined in 2013 (and who is married to festival curator Jay Z), and Canadian crooner the Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) who was also recently featured at the Roots Picnic.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Sunday at World Cafe Live. The jazz and funk bassist extraordinaire, once a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, has played with everyone from the Roots to Carlos Santana. Opening for Saxofour, Sunday at World Cafe Live.
Legendary Philly oldies DJ Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, kicks off the July 4 weekend down the Shore by celebrating three-quarters of a century of being the Boss with the Hot Sauce. Special guests. Thursday at Memories in Margate.
Neil Young follows his muse, or in this case, his rage. The Monsanto Years is an album-length rant recorded with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah in which the Farm Aid co-founder targets his venom mostly at agricultural giant Monsanto (and also Starbucks).