Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Philadelphia instrumentalists Joey Mariano and Paul Weinstein are both well-versed in the world of music.
North/Central New Jersey radio listeners will now be able to wrap their ears around Philly sourced, non-com music from WXPN...
There’s often a dichotomy in bands that write deeply serious songs and their sunny dispositions elsewhere in life. Atlanta’s...
Grab your mopeds, everyone. By heading “Downtown,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis actually mean they’re hitting the road toward...
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert in...
At the back of The Foundry, the second-floor intimate club space within The Fillmore, there are a handful of sleek VIP booths...
Brandi Carlile was an atmospheric folk doyenne from Washington - on a Jesus kick, and inspired in equal part by Neko Case...
"He's a man of few words," a member of the sold-out crowd at Union Transfer mentioned to a friend.
Things are looking up for Alex Giannascoli. The Havertown-reared former Temple student built a rep as an underground songwriter...
Blame it on Keith Richards and the inexorable passage of time. Since the Rolling Stone's memoir Life became a million-selling sensation in 2010, book publishers have been keen to get music celebrities to bare their souls and tell lewd and licentious tales about their creative heydays.
Selena Gomez, "Revival" (Interscope Records)
As far as hometown shows go, native Melody Gardot could have been playing Timbuktu, Milan, or Sheboygan when she hit the Merriam Theater on Friday night. Ever since the former Center City resident-chanteuse became something of a long-distance lodger, she has touched base in Paris, Brazil, and Los Angeles - literally, figuratively - to represent her smoky brand of jazz-blues, CinemaScopic instrumentation, and lyrics tinged with lonely teardrops and rapturous universality.
It took almost half-a-century, but The Zombies are finally showcasing their “Odessey and Oracle” album on a U.S. tour.
Thomas L. “Cannibal” Cottingham, 27, was laid to rest in Delaware last month, having been fatally stabbed defending a young mother and her child from an attacker in Wilmington’s Rodney Square district in mid-September.
Jen Pague started the Vita and the Woolf in 2012 with seven members, all of whom quit the same day. Today, four drummers later, the two-person electric soul pop ensemble is often featured on WXPN, has completed five tours, two together, around the country, have a new, professionally produced EP, “Tunnels,” coming out in March 2016 and performed at SXSW earlier in the year.
The Zombies have long been known for opulent melodies, unpredictable key changes, and a smart, soulful sound embracing jazz, R&B, blues, psychedelia, and classical nuances, from their smash singles (1964's "She's Not There," 1965's "Tell He
The final seconds of the Sibelius Symphony No. 5, as this beautifully textured symphony funnels down to a series of oddly spaced unison chords, have inspired puzzlement, awe, and ongoing blog debate. How should they feel? What do they mean?
The Forbes Under 30 Summit came to Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, closing, as it did last year, with a music festival Tuesday night, held this year at Festival Pier. Forbes tried to home in on millennial tastes and booked pop singer Shawn Mendes and rapper A$AP Rocky, along with grown-up brother-band Hanson and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Some really cool things have been emerging from the opening of the new Fillmore Philadelphia. Not only are we getting a swanky new entertainment getaway, replete with multiple bars and performance spaces, but big names like Hall and Oates (who served as the venue’s first performers) and Disclosure are drawing out crowds en masse.
Turning 75, pianist Dave Burrell says, has given him the opportunity to "reflect back and think of all the people that I've met and played with."
If you're in University City in the next 24 hours or so, you have two chances to catch up-and-coming local singer-songwriter Jacob Snider at World Cafe Live.
Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Philadelphia Residency. The Chicago- born jazz saxophonist and band are doing a variety of performances and workshops around town at the Rigby Mansion in Germantown, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and other locales through Oct. 18. Details at m-base.com.
Ten-piece Gulf Coast soul band fronted by powerhouse female singer Kam Franklin returns to headline the club where they were featured on Eagle Connor Barwin's "Make the World a Better Place" benefit in June. Sunday at Union Transfer.
Sunday Going through changes An adaptation of the influential epic by Ovid, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses presents the mythical amorous and transformational doings of mortals and gods on a set that includes a pool filled with 2,600 gallons of water (look out for splashes). The show goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., and continues with performances on a varied schedule to Nov. 1. Tickets are $36 to $50. Call 215-922-1122.
The Forbes Under 30 Summit came to Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, closing, as it did last year, with a music festival Tuesday night, held this year at Festival Pier.
In Concert Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org. The Gloaming. $35. 10/11. 7 pm.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Frankie Valli. $69-$85. 10/9. Brian Regan. $46-$60. 10/10. 8 pm.
In the early '80s, the Blasters helped spearhead what Eric Ambel of the like-minded Del-Lords has jokingly referred to as a "roots-rock scare," meaning the music was actually gaining more attention than usual. So it's fitting to begin this survey of some notable new roots/Americana releases with the latest album by Phil and Dave Alvin, the brothers who led that great American rock band in its heyday. (Phil still heads the Blasters today.)
Melody Gardot On her first three albums, Melody Gardot was a model of tasteful restraint, singing gentle, intimate jazz, spare (2006's Worrisome Heart), lush (2009's My One and Only Thrill), or percolating (2012's The Absence). This summer's Currency of M