Thursday, July 30, 2015

Music/Nightlife

One of the funniest things about the intimate, brick-walled 23rd Street Café (233 N. 23rd Sts.) is that the place has been "closing" ever since it opened.
Tuesday at Union Transfer, Iron & Wine - sobriquet of folk-rocker Sam Beam - joined close friend and Band of Horses front...
Here are our concert picks for some of our favorite Philly music venues.
Some call it a house party, others a "sing-in." Whatever it's called, the musical event that goes on every Tuesday at D'Angelo's...
Whether sitting still or running through an airport, new-school soul singer, composer, and producer Miguel - aka Miguel Jontel...
SOMETIMES you make grand plans, and then life happens, as former Daily News reporter Sheila Simmons can attest. When I met...
'All I need is good music, good choreo, and a good time," Ariana Grande told a nearly sold-out crowd via a video projection...
Janelle Monae’s new label, Wondaland Records is teaming up with Epic Records for a series of free, “secret” shows featuring...
Four swift clicks of the drumsticks and an urgent count-off of "1-2-3-4!" to commence another blistering live punk-rock tune...
Plan to compete for a spot on American Idol when the show holds auditions Sunday at the Liacouras Center in Phila.?
In the midst of personnel changes at CBS, the network has continued restructuring on their Philadelphia radio stations. Top-rated classic hits station 98.1 WOGL has let go of Bob Charger, weekday nighttime jock.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
“No, I’m not drunk at 3 in the afternoon like most people.” Jeff Rosenstock has had to clear that up before — mostly to fans.
Sunday Old friends Best known for his role in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea has had a long and distinguished stage career. He stars with
With a certainty that's rare anywhere, much less on Broadway, Al Hirschfeld's drawings accompanied the opening of most major New York shows for a showbiz eternity - the 1920s to his 2003 death at age 99 - drawing viewers into that world with a veracity photographs rarely touch.
From her beginnings in the Philly spoken-word scene, that blessed Black Lily era that has given us a generation of great singers and songwriters, Jill Scott has been a poet, an actress, and one heck of a vocalist. As a singer, she's best when she's acting; as an actress, she's best when she's a poet.
For 21 years, WXPN-FM has fulfilled our outdoor summer Adult Album Alternative concert needs with a festival of sounds equal to anything mellow and wonky you'd hear on its station.
For listeners of a certain age, Diana Krall's new album, Wallflower, may evoke memories of skipping around the AM radio dial while cruising in their AMC Gremlin.
The music world was picking up the pieces Wednesday after Nicki Minaj deployed an apocalyptic series of tweets to express her anger for not picking up a coveted MTV Video Music Award Video of the Year nomination for "Anaconda."
Onetime Philadelphian Melody Gardot, a jazz folkie with a Billie Holiday-like quiver to her voice, had a personal misfortune that might have spelled the end of a music career.
That's what rapper-thespian 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson III) owes Lastonia Leviston for leaking a sex tape she made with a boyfriend in 2008.
Boz Scaggs is on a tour for his new album, A Fool to Care. He comes to Atlantic City's Borgata on July 31.
With only eight songs spread over two 7-inchers released last year - "Who Would Want Anything So Broken?" and "Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street" - Beach Slang managed to win over the yearning hearts of punks looking for a triumph.
An Evening in the Theater ... Patti LuPone made headlines a few weeks ago by confiscating an audience member's cellphone during a Lincoln Center show. Now, Lambertville, N.J., composer Robert Maggio and lyricist Matthew Hardy are on YouTube with "An
Tyrese: Radio too white? His latest car pic, Furious 7, has made a trillion dollars. He's designing a talk show for OWN with Run D.M.C.'s Rev Run, and he has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts, with Black Rose.
WXPN's summer festival is an adult now, 21 years strong. It's somehow fitting for the radio station, a national leader and tastemaker in the triple-A (Adult Album Alternative) format.
In Concert Bryn Mawr Gazebo 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-864-4303. www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com. Steve Forbert. $12. 7/25. 7 pm.
Quarterbacks/OK Fest 2 Brevity, the soul of wit, can also be the heart of rock-and-roll. Quarterbacks, a trio from New Paltz, N.Y., cram 19 songs into less than 22 minutes on the self-titled album, the longest being 1:40 and the shortest 0:28. It's a breathless rush, and its un
Anyone who knows jazz in Philadelphia knows Wendy Simon. Throughout the 1980s and '90s - whether as a soloist, paired with local-legendary pianist Eric Spiegel in Tuxedo Junction, or with Mark Shaw's society orchestra - the singer was renowned for her low