Sunday, March 29, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Philly street performer Anthony Riley made history on The Voice when he received the TV show's fastest four-chair turn-around ever from the judges after an impassioned performance of James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)."
"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."
Taylor Swift has given rap mogul and entrepreneur Jay Z's new streaming music service a big boost by making her back catalog available on it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (ssss) You cannot indulge and enjoy the moment enough tonight. The scene could quickly change to your pad, where the buoyant, party atmosphere continues. You will not get it all together again until Sunday. It appears you have been nurturing a romance, and it is about to bud. Make no comments yet, but get into the feelings.
In Concert Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org. African Children's Choir. $20-$60. 3/27. 7:30 pm. Regina Carter. $20-$60. 3/28. 8 pm.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Sebastian Maniscalco. $25. 3/28. Sands Casino Resort 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem; 877-726-3777. www.pasands.com. Bethlehem Brews Festival . $45-55. 3/28.
The War on Drugs Fresh off a triumphant South by Southwest, Philadelphia's own the War on Drugs is back home for a triumphant hometown show Friday night at the Tower Theatre. To repeat, TWOD's Lost in the Dream was the best rock album of 2014, with its fl
Kuf Knotz is the Philadelphia hip-hop universe's peaceable guy, a righteous dude whose lyrics are loving, whose rhythms are supple, and whose every move is all about the bass and the brotherhood. Considering how tense things are in America, Knotz is a model citizen of bliss, an art form in and of himself, as heard on albums such as Boombox Logic and his brand-new A Positive Light.
Chamber music power duos - alliances between musicians you'd normally hear as concerto soloists with the Philadelphia Orchestra - typically converge amid their busy careers, almost like airplanes refueling in mid-flight, to refresh and redefine the most substantial masterpieces of the repertoire.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music.