Sunday, August 2, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Shuggie Otis, 61, is still a mystery. The incendiary guitar-playing son of R&B legend Johnnie Otis was nearly the next Hendrix - only funkier and cuter - until he took a spacey, more soulful route. For the most part, Shuggie Otis - like his dad - was more interested in the eccentric corners and odd edges of the blues and large-band R&B.
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY performed a string of BEATLES classics in his headline set at Lollapalooza on Friday (31Jul15), and...
Here are our concert picks for some of our favorite Philly music venues.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band's current world...
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik is officially ready to relaunch himself as a solo star after signing a new deal...
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...
Steve Earle & the Dukes. The roots-rock troubadour brings his vast catalog and Terraplane, a new album of Lightnin' Hopkins-inspired Texas blues, to town. 8 p.m. Tuesday at World Cafe Live.
It's August, which means pop prognosticators have been obsessing for months over a crucial question: What is the Song of the Summer of 2015?
That's the title of the summer tour headlined by the 10-piece blues-rock Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring the great soul shouter Sharon Jones with her band the Dap-Kings. Plus Doyle Bramhall. Sunday, Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
"No more DeLucas, the rise of the new day," Ghostface Killah raps on "Life's a Rebirth," relishing the idea of wiping the earth clean of the fictional 1970s crime family who square off with New York gangster Lester Kane (voiced by Ghost's Wu Tang Clan cohort Raekwon) in this second rap opera overseen by gifted producer Adrian Younge.
It's the afternoon of the release of Jill Scott's new album. It's also the 15th anniversary of her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, and the middle of the Jill Scott Summer Tour. Speaking by phone from the road in Cincinnati, the Grammy-winning singer says she feels as though she's given birth.
Sunday Casino classic Conductor Jed Gaylin leads the Bay-Atlantic Symphony in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, with soloist Terrence Wilson, plus Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor at 5 p.m. at the Borgata's Music Box Theater, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. Tickets are $25. Call 866-900-4849.
One of the funniest things about the intimate, brick-walled 23rd Street Café (233 N. 23rd St.) is that the place has been "closing" ever since it opened.
Tuesday at Union Transfer, Iron & Wine - sobriquet of folk-rocker Sam Beam - joined close friend and Band of Horses front man Ben Bridwell for a sold-out, all-ages show that filled the 2,000-capacity venue's floor space and balcony alike.
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.?