Monday, July 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News


Deathcore band among featured acts at Susquehanna Bank Center; Miss May I is making Mayhem for the first time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals.
Tom Petty's 13th album with his perennially underrated backup band is being hyped as a jolt of energy in comparison with Mojo, the 63-year-old straw-haired rocker's bluesy, often rambling set in 2010 with the Heartbreakers.c
Until his death in 1991, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury was one of Western music's great anomalies: a flamboyant, gay Persian gentleman with an octave-crashing range and operatic highs whose emotive voice graced some of rock's heaviest moments.
Aussie legend rages on in Fairmount Park.
Rapper Nicki Minaj has left little to the imagination by baring her back on the cover for her new single, "Anaconda". The Superbass hitmaker debuted...
If anyone is having a Best Decade Ever, it's composer Robert Lopez. Along with 2013's powerhouse Frozen ($1.2 billion worldwide box office, the highest-grossing animated film ever) for which he cowrote songs with wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and his controversial Broadway smash written with South Park's creators, The Book of Mormon, at the Forrest Theatre starting on Tuesday, the 39-year-old is an EGOT (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) - and the youngest at that.
Mods vs. rockers Though based on The Who's 1973 rock-opera album (and with three new songs by Pete Townshend), Franc Roddam's 1979 drama, Quadrophenia, is no musical: It's an engrossing portrait of alienated teens living rival pop lives of desperation in 1960s England. The film screens at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $11; $9 seniors; $7 ages 12 and under. Call 610-917-1228.
Philly transplants The Districts and Strand of Oaks are more than getting by — with a whole lotta love from their friends.
Summer is Wiz Khalifa time. His tune "Shell Shocked" is on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sound track. His new album, Blacc Hollywood, drops in August. And the rapper will take his third Under the Influence of Music summer tour through Scranton on Thursday and to Camden on Friday.
Wiz KhaLIFA has expressed his disappointment with fellow rapper Tyga for pulling out of his new North American tour, insisting it was a "wack move".