Saturday, August 1, 2015

Music/Nightlife

NEW YORK (AP) - HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band's current world tour.
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik is officially ready to relaunch himself as a solo star after signing a new deal...
Here are our concert picks for some of our favorite Philly music venues.
On Saturday, Aug.1, Joshua Thomas, a local singer-songwriter will perform Blue in its entirety during “I Am on a Lonely Road”...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised...
Peter Michel is proud of his band name.
Philly’s own Meek Mill has finally responded to Drake with his own diss track dubbed “Wanna Know,” which premiered on Funkmaster...
One of the funniest things about the intimate, brick-walled 23rd Street Café (233 N. 23rd St.) is that the place has been...
Tuesday at Union Transfer, Iron & Wine - sobriquet of folk-rocker Sam Beam - joined close friend and Band of Horses front...
Some call it a house party, others a "sing-in." Whatever it's called, the musical event that goes on every Tuesday at D'Angelo's Ristorante Italiano in Center City is hard to fit into two words.
Whether sitting still or running through an airport, new-school soul singer, composer, and producer Miguel - aka Miguel Jontel Pimentel - is in constant motion.
SOMETIMES you make grand plans, and then life happens, as former Daily News reporter Sheila Simmons can attest. When I met her, back in 1991, she was a business reporter and Miss "It" around town, active in such organizations as the Urban League Young Professionals and also the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The bashes she threw were famou
In Concert Bryn Mawr Gazebo 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-864-4303. www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com. Dar Williams. $15; $5 children 5-16. 8/1. 7 pm.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Boz Scaggs. $49.50-$59.50. 7/31. 9 pm. The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour. 7/31. James Taylor. $90-$160. 8/1. 8 pm. Rob Thomas. $49-$79. 8/2. 8 pm. Bay Atlantic Symphony: Finesse & Fate. $25. 8/2. 5 pm.
Steely Dan / Elvis Costello and the Imposters When Elvis Costello released My Aim Is True, his 1977 debut, it would have been hard to imagine him sharing a bill with Steely Dan, whose masterpiece Aja came out the same year. Steely Dan's pristine perfectionism was antithetical to Costello's cheeky pun
When she was growing up, Amy Black spent a lot of time in the Muscle Shoals, Ala., area. "I went to visit my grandparents there constantly," the Missouri native recalls from her new home in Nashville. "I just have a ton of memories, really good memories, from my times down there."
Friday Brutal youth For the 16th annual movie-party benefit for the AIDS Law Project, Secret Cinema presents the 1967 cult-classic Hot Rods to Hell, one of the last of the era's juvenile delinquent/monster epics, in which your average middle-class family (uptight dad, worrie
"All I need is good music, good choreo, and a good time," Ariana Grande told a nearly sold-out crowd via a video projection at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night during her Honeymoon Tour. The shrieking audience of mostly tween girls watched this prerecorded short on their smartphones, many taking selfies with the stage.
Janelle Monae’s new label, Wondaland Records is teaming up with Epic Records for a series of free, “secret” shows featuring Monae herself and other artists on the Wondaland roster.
Four swift clicks of the drumsticks and an urgent count-off of "1-2-3-4!" to commence another blistering live punk-rock tune - common enough.
Plan to compete for a spot on American Idol when the show holds auditions Sunday at the Liacouras Center in Phila.?
In the midst of personnel changes at CBS, the network has continued restructuring on their Philadelphia radio stations. Top-rated classic hits station 98.1 WOGL has let go of Bob Charger, weekday nighttime jock.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
“No, I’m not drunk at 3 in the afternoon like most people.” Jeff Rosenstock has had to clear that up before — mostly to fans.
Sunday Old friends Best known for his role in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea has had a long and distinguished stage career. He stars with
With a certainty that's rare anywhere, much less on Broadway, Al Hirschfeld's drawings accompanied the opening of most major New York shows for a showbiz eternity - the 1920s to his 2003 death at age 99 - drawing viewers into that world with a veracity photographs rarely touch.
From her beginnings in the Philly spoken-word scene, that blessed Black Lily era that has given us a generation of great singers and songwriters, Jill Scott has been a poet, an actress, and one heck of a vocalist. As a singer, she's best when she's acting; as an actress, she's best when she's a poet.
For 21 years, WXPN-FM has fulfilled our outdoor summer Adult Album Alternative concert needs with a festival of sounds equal to anything mellow and wonky you'd hear on its station.
For listeners of a certain age, Diana Krall's new album, Wallflower, may evoke memories of skipping around the AM radio dial while cruising in their AMC Gremlin.