Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Along with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley is a member of now-on-hold tough-gal country supergroup Pistol Annies, and she's the last of the trio to get around to making a solo album. And if Monroe's Like a Rose was the best country album of 2013, American Middle Class joins Lambert's Platinum in the competition for tops in the bro-dominated field this year.
Courtney Barnett. Left-handed guitarist and gifted songwriter Courtney Barnett and her garage-rock band - charmingly called the Courtney Barnetts - return to the venue where they played what was then their biggest-ever show, in February, again in support of 2013's superb A Sea of Split Peas: The Double EP. Monday at Union Transfer.
Sometimes not even 80 percent of a band's classic lineup is enough to recapture the magic. That's the conclusion you could draw from Fleetwood Mac's sporadic tours (2003-04, 2009, and 2013) and limited recorded output (a very long album in 2003 and a very short EP in 2013) after its longtime singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie retired from rock in 1998.
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our lady-friends Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss — more collaboratively known as Sleater-Kinney.
After touring in support of her fifth album, “Platinum,” the singer steps her game up with next year’s “Certified Platinum” tour, coming to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, March 27.
She wrote the song, 14-year-old Ayla Potamkin said, because of Malala, because of the Pakistani activist's determination to fight for girls' rights even after being shot.
What's the problem with front-loading a review of country-rock star Eric Church's satisfying Saturday Wells Fargo Center concert by cutting to his "Philadelphia Special" finale? The concern is that key facts about his two-hour set will be displaced.
With more orchestras declining than thriving, classical music audiences can be forgiven for thinking the brand new Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a mirage.
The “In The Lonely Hour” tour makes a stop at Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Dave Grohl directs documentary series in which group’s new album was recorded in a new city each week.
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.