Sunday, October 4, 2015


Warren Haynes, who is to perform Friday at Tower Theater, is the blisteringly emotive guitarist behind Gov't Mule. He has done a lengthy tour of duty with the Allman Brothers, and he has a lot of solo work to his credit, including 2011's Man in Motion. Last time in Philly, in 2013, he was coming through with his Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.
“I don’t think many people realize that the word ‘strife’ is in an ‘MMMBop’ lyric.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams took the revamped Daily Show stage Thursday evening to strum tunes off his latest album of Taylor...
Bill Graham was a foundering business major in San Francisco when he discovered his true calling as a concert promoter. It...
So the Rachmaninoff concerto recordings continue with the Philadelphia Orchestra after all. With the wildfire acclaim for...
Stevie Wonder One global spiritual leader has come and gone, and the Dalai Lama, who canceled his scheduled October visit...
Philly’s own Will Smith has released his first song in about a decade, teaming up with Colombian group Bomba Estéreo for...
On Saturday, God and the devil had a duel, and God won. Pope Francis came to town on the same day the pointy-cap-wearing...
Back in 1972 on their debut LP, Whole Oats, Hall & Oates were already expressing their impatience at not having made it big...
Aretha Franklin released a statement Wednesday saying she had a lovely interaction with Pope Francis on Saturday and did not realize he was sitting behind her when she performed at the Festival of Families later that evening.
Chvrches is a band born and bred on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean singer and front woman Lauren Mayberry gives trolls, especially misogynist ones, a pass.
They call American culture a melting pot, but a better name for it would be a stew - chock-full of ingredients from black culture.
'In space, no one can hear you scream" went the tagline for Ridley Scott's triumphantly creepy 1979 monster movie, Alien.
Temple University’s Owlchella Homecoming Concert has been postponed. The concert, originally scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 9, was moved to Wednesday, Oct. 7 before ultimately being postponed completely.
Friday-Sunday Catch some ZZZs You look tired, Philadelphia. It's been a busy week. How about a nap? For the Casper Nap Tour, the mattress-maker has outfitted a trailer with four pods to make a Napmobile, allowing you to get some rest (or, judging from the photo, maybe make a few phone
In Concert Harold Prince Theatre 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version. $30. 10/2.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. Steven Wright. $29-$34. 10/3. 9 pm.
Another lineup change is on the books for Tuesday, Oct. 6’s Forbes Under 30 Music Festival. Following N.J. rapper Fetty Wap’s motorcycle accident last weekend that left him with a broken leg, A$AP Rocky is set to serve as replacement.
It’s about time we’ve moved beyond the “Call Me Maybe” jokes — Carly Rae Jepsen is a bona fide pop star. Proving she’s so much more than a one-hit-wonder, Carly Rae Jepsen is hitting the road in support of her acclaimed sophomore album E·MO·TION.
Kurt Vile is a philosophical Philadelphian on b'lieve i'm goin down, the hirsute rocker's sixth album. "Humming a sad song when I'm alone," he sings to himself, on "Wheelhouse." "But you gotta be alone to figure things out sometim
After postponing a batch of tour dates earlier this month, The Who have announced rescheduled concerts for their epic “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour.
Only in Philadelphia could the newest radio station to be granted a license go by the handle JAWN Radio.
Divine Hand Ensemble. Philadelphia classical theremin player Mano Divina leads his eight-person string ensemble on two Pope Francis-related gigs. Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Eakins Oval stage before the Papal Mass, and 6 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church on Rittenhouse Square.
In John Seabrook's The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, the New Yorker writer explains why so many songs that top the American pop and R&B charts are created by a small group of mostly Scandinavian songwriter-producers. Toward the end, he gets around to the subject of Taylor Swift.
Weeks after the hip-hop-heavy Made in America weekend, this year's most adventurous rap lineup sneaked into Philly while the rest of the world was concentrating on the pope's arrival: Wednesday's gig with A$AP Rocky, the madcap likes of Tyler, the Creator
The World Meeting of Familes sent out a statement apologizing to Colombian rock star Juanes. Pope Francis did not stay for Juanes' performances at the Festival of Familes on Saturday night. Testimonies from the families brought on stage pushed back Juanes performances, and the pope did not stay through the end. Many attendees left the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before Juanes performance was over.
The late-summer sun beat down on the crowd in front of the Tidal stage, a new addition to the two-day Jay Z curated Made in America Festival held in Philly over Labor Day Weekend. Onstage, Nashville four-piece Bully, grounded by songwriter and singer Alicia Bognanno, provided a welcome rock 'n' roll respite in a hip-hop heavy lineup.
All else seemed but an earthly prologue by Sunday afternoon's massive outdoor papal Mass on the Parkway. The logistical hurdles, pope tchotchkes silly and sincere, the queasy police-state feeling that gripped the city starting Friday - all was set aside as the Philadelphia Orchestra and a chorus of about 500 laid down a soundtrack of contemplation and triumph for an in-person and online audience of perhaps a million or more.
For the first time in over a decade, Andrea Bocelli will return to Philadelphia as part of his 2015 North American tour on Saturday, December 12 at the Wells Fargo Center.