American Idol and its ilk have taught us to regard a singer's voice the way progressive-rock fans once cooed over instrumental solos. But what made Aretha Franklin, who performed at Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night, an epoch-defining figure was not simply talent or even technique, but judgment - not the notes she could hit but when she chose to hit them.
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo forge an unlikely partnership as the Both. Mann specializes in well-crafted, melancholy pop laced with sardonic wit; Leo comes from a punk-rock background and writes bracing, emphatic songs with rousing choruses.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden officially announced a long-rumored, co-headlining summer tour Saturday night that will bring the bands to Camden. Death Grips will open on all dates. The tour includes a July 30 stop at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's been nearly three decades since Spandau Ballet played in the United States. After a successful return to America at South By Southwest, members of the influential British pop group now wonder why they stayed away for so long.
Pop sensation Ellie Goulding performed at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Friday, March 14, 2014.
With its 2011 album Slave Ambient, Philadelphia band The War on Drugs stepped into the big time. The album's dreamy, forward-pushing songs, written and sung by bandleader Adam Granduciel, garnered widespread acclaim. Slave Ambient landed on loads of year-end best lists, including The Inquirer's. The foursome moved up the music-industry food chain, from intimate clubs to midsize venues, and played marquee festivals around the world.
Philadelphia band works the room in Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Samsung got its money's worth from Jay Z and Kanye West.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Fleeing police, a driver gunned a gray Honda Civic through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees early Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation's hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology.
On Friday morning's Good Day on Fox29, a tearful Sheinelle Jones announced that "at the end of this month, after almost nine years here, I am leaving Good Day, and I am going to be with my kids."