Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Iggy Azalea refused to dance in her new BRITNEY SPEARS video, even though the "Toxic" hitmaker suggested it.
Here's to music's journeymen - skilled, hard workers always busy, always at the beck and call of the muse they serve. Mary Timony is alt-indie pop's true journeywoman. This singer-songwriter was a Washington punk kid who, by the '90s, started traveling through such tightly wound post-punk and art-pop ensembles as Helium; Autoclave; Hot Trix; Wild Flag, her self-named band; and now Ex Hex, which packed Union Transfer on Sunday.
John Oates has some harsh words about his own band name: “We have the worst name in rock and roll history.”
AUSTIN, Texas - When Brett Morgen was working through the drawings, journals, home videos, and sound collages that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain left behind after taking his life in 1994, the filmmaker found a note to Cobain's then-girlfriend Tracey Marander, written in the late 1980s.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "So What?"
Sunday Sound and vision Composer and pianist Leonardo Le San and the dance troupe Ballet 180 teamed up to create Hybrid, a meditation on technological production and the body. The program goes on at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., at 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30; $15 students. Call 215-925-9914.
Members of local band Low Cut Connie function, and occasionally dysfunction, like a long-distance relationship. With the principal songwriters sometimes separated by the Atlantic Ocean - Adam Weiner's a Cherry Hill native, while Dan Finnemore's from Birmingham, England - the band's found itself facing the same existential crisis time and time again: Are we really doing this?
Philadelphia's King Britt is so far where he started from, he can hardly see through the trees. And not just because he moved from the West Philly of his childhood to Fishtown.
The title of Ex Hex's 2014 Merge Records debut has the distinction of perfectly reflecting its sound: Rips.
Philly-area music fans will have double the opportunity to see Paul McCartney in June.
In 2012, word came that developer Michael Samschick was rehabbing the vacant Ajax Metal Co. at Frankford Avenue for an entertainment complex that would include a Live Nation-run concert venue.
 
D’Angelo & the Vanguard coming to Philly