Friday, March 6, 2015

Music/Nightlife

The Philadelphia Zoo continues its live performance showcase with the first announcement of 2015 with English singer-songwriter Olly Murs’ concert on Saturday, March 14.
Aside from his prolific career with the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson sits just a few weeks away from the release of his 11th album, No Pier Pressure.
Zac Brown Band are ready to take audiences to the ballgame: They’re set to perform at Citizens Bank Park this summer as a part of their North American stadium tour.
Friday-Saturday New creation The show Simulate/Permeate features examples of technology-based contemporary art by eight Philadelphia artists and artist groups, and includes Lyn Godley's digitally altered photographs of water hand-threaded with optic fiber, video by the collective Jug
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (ssss) Someone quite intriguing could seek you out should you be out and about. Enjoy not having to make the first move. This weekend, you could experience the whole dimension of this potential relationship. A tiff is likely Saturday. Do you hold a grudge? Does the other person? Pressure builds between you.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Mike + The Mechanics. $59.50-$65.
Of Montreal Of Montreal albums come with obscure names such as Skeletal Lamping, Lousy With Sylvanbriar, and Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? The music, meantime, has varied wildly, seemingly wherever leader Kevin Barnes' id leads him. On the new Aur
For her new album, Gretchen Peters ended up going where, in her estimation, none of her female songwriting peers really had. Blackbirds is a set that unflinchingly confronts aging, and it's haunted by loss and death.
In Concert Arden Gild Hall 2126 The Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com. The Gas House Gorillas. $14. 3/7. 8 pm.
The preeminent Philadelphia instrument? How about the organ? Its legacy runs deep. Consider: the world's largest operational pipe organ, the Wanamaker "King of Organs," right here in Center City since 1911; Girard College Chapel's prized Aeolian-Skinner organ, worked magically by avant-garde jazz iconoclast John Zorn just last May; and much more.
Don’t call it a comeback. Cursive would’ve been on tour anyway. They haven’t broken up, reformed and re-released. However, the emo-punk outfit from Omaha has found themselves touring behind an album they put out in 2003 — and bringing said tour to Philadelphia on Saturday.