Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Music/Nightlife

A painted sign at the bar of Bob and Barbara's Lounge on South Street reads, "Respect Our Queens." The walls are covered in Pabst Blue Ribbon memorabilia like something straight out of a 99-cent store. It's 11:15 p.m. exactly and the DJ launches the opening track for the show. Most drag shows start late. Not this one.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts opened its season Saturday afternoon not in sylvan Fairmount Park but amid the golden glow of Mother Bethel AME Church's stained glass, its audience in the fervent communion of common purpose.
Three of the bigger musical personalities to come out of Astral Artists in recent years became a temporary piano trio Sunday afternoon in a concert titled "Encore!"
Don't expect songs about the undead from Emily Kinney, but the singer definitely has taken inspiration from her time acting on the apocalyptic AMC drama “The Walking Dead.”
On April 7, the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth in Philadelphia was observed.
Shelby Lynne was already a veteran when she won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1999's I Am Shelby Lynne.
Nancy Whang didn't want to be in someone else's band anymore.
Unlike some reality TV competition stars who’d rather forget their primetime days, Swedish Idol contestant Tove Styrke doesn’t mind talking about her time on the tube.
Around here, we’re handed a copy of "Darkness on the Edge of Town" alongside our birth certificate and a pack of butterscotch Krimpets the day we’re born. So, naturally, lots of people think they’re the biggest Bruce Springsteen fan around — but, well, those folks are wrong.
German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are bringing their interactive 3D concert experience — previously only overseas and in Los Angeles and New York City — to cities nationwide.
Music legend Prince held a surprise concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night to honor the residents of conflict-torn Baltimore.