Saturday, January 31, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Longtime Philadelphia radio personality Gene Shay, born Ivan Shaner, announced earlier this month that he would be turning off the mic come Sunday, Feb. 1 for a life of retirement.
In a somewhat unconventional program, Yannick Nézet-Séguin led the Philadelphia Orchestra through the lighter side of Shostakovich - assuming there actually is one. Even when the composer seems to be kidding around, his music hints at something subversive, that the music means much more than it says, and what it says is always dangling out of reach. That's why you want to hear it again.
(Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday teased a lion, sharks and at least some live singing during her Super Bowl halftime performance, the most-watched...
Josh Haden has had it good. The genre-bending bassist, singer, and songwriter has moved his band Spain through distanced, noir-pop efforts (as in 1999's She Haunts My Dreams) tinged by abstract jazz and slow-core country toward the moody yet direct sound of 2014's Sargent Place. One
Tom Petty says he has no hard feelings toward singer Sam Smith and called the similarities between Smith's Grammy-nominated hit "Stay With Me" and Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down" a musical accident.
The Rails The British folk songwriting tradition is in good hands with the Rails, the duo of married musical partners Kami Thompson and James Walbourne. Thompson is the daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson. Walbourne is the British former teenage guitar
NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you - in the sky.
Through 25 years, the Iguanas have offered a distinct yet variegated sound, carving out their own Latinized niche in the teeming musical landscape of New Orleans.
As promised, Firefly Music Festival organizers teased a portion of this year’s lineup during the Firefly First Look concert Sunday night at the Trocadero.
Like it or not, drag is everywhere these days.
There was a time not too long ago when a core collective of now well-known Philadelphia musicians would gather and share their talents.
 
Ms. Lauryn Hill brings acoustic tour to Keswick Theatre