Thursday, March 26, 2015

Music/Nightlife

What beats arriving in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest Music Festival? Getting out of Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival.
Van Halen are bouncing back after canceling a portion of their 2012-2013 tour. With original lead singer David Lee Roth, the rockers are hitting the road again, making a stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Thursday, Aug. 27.
In his recording career, Seattle's Mike Hadreas - stage name Perfume Genius - exhibits an incisive lyrical skill set that touches on the explicit and the interpersonal for an art more British and Oscar Wildelike than it is Pacific Northwestern.
Philadelphia's The Hooters and Willie Nelson are among the initial bookings announced today for the outdoor event space Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa will be operating this summer.
When listening to Too Bright, the third release from Perfume Genius, out last year, nervous is the last word that comes to mind. It’s self-assured, it’s full, it’s controlled in its dynamics.
The Mann Center continues to roll out their summer concert schedule. The next performance on the venue’s Skyline Stage comes from singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on Tuesday, June 30.
Social media flubs have become the sadly prevalent way of the present and no one is safe. Not even Kesha.
AUSTIN, Texas - The first time I listened to To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar's densely detailed, richly ambitious musical examination of race and identity in America, I was hunkered down on a comfy couch in the PBS lounge at the South by Southwest Interactive and Film conference, surrounded by white people.
The Menzingers. Stalwart Scranton punks help Taking Back Sunday take back Sunday at the Electric Factory. Sally Rides. Riot-grrl band from Munich, Germany, joins up with female-fronted Philly bands Thee Glitterbombs, Betty Iron Thumbs, and Lady Parts. Monday at Kung Fu Necktie.
While Taylor Swift is cashing in on the year 1989, John Fogerty is paying homage to a year two decades prior. Adding a stop to his “1969” world tour — the year he wrote and recorded three Creedence Clearwater Revival albums — Fogerty is set to come to Philadelphia on Saturday, June 27 to the Mann Center.
"PHILLY, y'all really in here?" About halfway through his May 28 concert last year, Jeff Bradshaw asked the Kimmel Center crew to turn the house lights up. The trombonist had no idea if the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall was sold out or not. He had been busy coordinating the schedules of a slew of artists - including the Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Take 6 and Trombone Shorty - to perform on the live album he'd record that night, "Home."