Saturday, July 4, 2015

Music/Nightlife

The Los Angeles genre-blender's follow-up to 'Kaleidoscope Dream.'
In the new-Latin alternative-music continuum, Mexican actress/singer Ximena Sariñana is a regal figure, both pop and esoteric...
Here are our concert picks for some of our favorite Philly music venues.
Rascal Flatts will be the second big beach concert in Atlantic City this summer, four days after Maroon 5 plays. Neither...
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming...
The Philadelphia Orchestra, which knows the way to London and Vienna, could use a little help these days finding the neighborhoods...
On Thursday, the L.A. County district attorney rejected - super-quickly, meaning the whole thing was weak - felony charges...
In the new-Latin alternative-music continuum, Mexican actress/singer Ximena Sariñana is a regal figure, both pop and...
NEW YORK (AP) - Meghan Trainor is postponing two shows because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cords.
Standing ovations peppered Brian Wilson's concert Monday night at the Mann Center - for spectacular renditions of Beach Boys classics like "Good Vibrations," "God Only Knows," a triumphant "Darlin,' " and "This Whole World," and new song "Runaway Dancer" - but one ovation said the most about this night and about Wilson and his music.
In a rare headlining appearance, Lenny Kravitz is set to take the Mann Center stage later this summer. Behind the release of his latest (NSFW) video, Kravitz announced a small batch of American tour dates. Philly’s stop is Sunday, Aug. 30.
Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night.
In Concert Keswick Theatre 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.keswicktheatre.com. Buddy Guy. $32.50-$59.50. 7/3. 8 pm. Stephen Stills. $40.50-$60.50. 7/9. 8 pm.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Meghan Trainor. $45. 7/3. 8 pm.
Buddy Guy B.B. King is dead, and Muddy Waters is long gone, but Buddy Guy lives. The 78-year-old guitarist first established himself as a presence on the Chicago blues scene in the late 1950s, when he was a contemporary of fellow upstarts such as Magic Sa
Amid Soundgarden reunions, TV appearances by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, and the constant hype around Nirvana - and, by extension, everything Dave Grohl does via the Foo Fighters, documentary filmmaking, and comic bits on the coming FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - you could miss another classic band out of Seattle: Mudhoney.
Despite overcoming her fears on reality television, winning over audiences on “The X Factor” (the original UK version) and releasing an album she felt proud to put her name on, there are still those nagging worries.
When word came of the Supreme Court's marriage-equality ruling June 26, a collective shout of "Finally!" went out. And it happened just a week before Philadelphia's National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration. Malcolm Lazin, chairman, said he was pleased to have Wanda Sykes, "an outspoken and committed LGBT advocate," as master of ceremonies.
A 20-year-old Curtis Institute of Music student is the top winner of the venerable International Tchaikovsky Competition in the violin category.
In advance of Tuesday night's blustery downpour, the Mann Center relocated the Ingrid Michaelson concert - her final Lights Out tour stop - from the standing-room-only Skyline Stage to the Mainstage pavilion, to benefit from the roof.
An impressive 300-plus artists will filter throughout the area come August for the 32nd incarnation of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, this year running from Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Judging by the schedule at the inaugural Big Barrel Country Music Festival - which has been going in Dover, Del., since Friday and wraps up Sunday, with Carrie Underwood headlining - you would think it's a boom time for women in country music.
DOVER, Del. - The battle for country music's soul is being waged on side-by-side stages this weekend at the inaugural Big Barrel festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway.
Grammy-winning artist Miguel will be at Broad and Chestnut’s FYE “signing albums and what not," according the R&B singer, at 6 p.m.
If you were planning on seeing Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) perform at Union Transfer in July, well … never mind.
On the face of things, teaming Canadian band Barenaked Ladies with Milwaukee's geekiest folk-punks, the Violent Femmes - let alone opener Colin Hay, onetime leader of the Australian reggae-rocking Men at Work - wouldn't work on paper. Barenaked Ladies represents big melody, silly ebullience, and charm. Violent Femmes' nervous singer-author, Gordon Gano, has forever been the too-clever poster boy for bitter nastiness ever since "Blister in the Sun" became a collegiate anthem in 1983.
Sunday Good folk Husband-and-wife duo Mike + Ruthy play power-pop Americana on a three-band bill at 8 p.m. at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. Second St. Tickets are $10.
The hard-core classical lover isn't exactly settling when he goes to hear an entire evening of Gershwin. As a melodist, Gershwin is right up there with Schubert. It is especially true that when orchestrated, and orchestrated well, his songs strike a particular vein in the American spirit that is more breathlessly optimistic than Irving Berlin, more urbane than Copland, and yet retains its sincerity to the tender core.
For all their success - a Grammy and several other big music awards; chart-topping Billboard music - Imagine Dragons, like Rodney Dangerfield, get little respect.