Thursday, September 18, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Music/Nightlife

The tempos are slower, some of the songs are now played in lower keys better suited to an aging voice, and the band is modeling a diverse collection of hats, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers still mostly deliver on their promise of a "full-strength, industrial rock-and-roll show." The crowd at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday remained standing throughout, even during occasional longueurs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit.
What do John Prine, Jimmy Buffett, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver have in common? They're all fans of Todd Snider, the folk-rock troubadour whose self-styled image as a lazy, dope-smoking hippie (to paraphrase one of his own songs) belies a sharp-witted and perceptive artist who sounds like a natural heir to those aforementioned singer-songwriter eminences.
Superproducer Diplo and dance DJ Skrillex are teaming up for a joint New Year's Eve party at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden.
NEW YORK (AP) - Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.
NEW YORK (AP) - New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.
Even during lean years, Opera Philadelphia could manage at least a klieg light for its season opener. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary with financial stability and grand plans for seasons to come, Opera Philadelphia had two lanes of Broad Street blocked Friday with a climate-controlled tent to house a catered dinner. First, there was an intimate conce
A lost, self-produced The Doors documentary is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray later this year.
The 68-year-old singer tweeted on Friday a link to updated concert dates, with a slew of postponements, including Monday, Sept. 15’s Allentown show.
Ruthie Foster has just finished driving from San Antonio to Austin, Texas - home to partner Katie and their 3-year-old daughter, Maya. She's a little tired, considering she's had three record-release parties for her new Promise of a Brand New Day. Tuesday, she'll do the same at World Café Live.
It’s the end of an era. Or perhaps the waning of one.