Saturday, September 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Music/Nightlife

Being a gay or a lesbian jazz musician isn't new. Take pianist Cecil Taylor, vibraphonist Gary Burton, drummer Allison Miller, and, famously, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's cocomposer/arranger.
Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly working on their first joint album together.
The tempos are slower, some of the songs are now played in lower keys better suited to an aging voice, and the band is modeling a diverse collection of hats, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers still mostly deliver on their promise of a "full-strength, industrial rock-and-roll show." The crowd at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday remained standing throughout, even during occasional longueurs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit.
In Concert Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. www.thecolonialtheatre.com. Asleep at the Wheel. $22-$39.50. 9/19. 8 pm. Leo Kottke. $24.50-$38.50. 9/20. 8 pm. John Mayall. $29.50-$39.50. 9/25. 8 pm.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (sssss) You might be ready to greet fall, but someone turned up the heat. You look around and see so many different choices. You might, if single, feel as if you are a kid sampling one candy after another.
Tom Heyman Back in the late '80s and into the '90s, Tom Heyman wrote songs for and played guitar in Go to Blazes, a roots-rock outfit that was one of the best groups the city had to offer. Now a solo artist based in San Francisco, where he moved in 1998, Heyman retu
With a band name that alludes to the white noise of tape distortion and a track record of raw rock and roll, Philly's Purling Hiss got tagged early as lo-fi garage rockers.
Friday-Sunday Up to you Alan Ayckbourn's 1984 comedy Intimate Exchanges, about a couple's troubled marriage, has one beginning scene and a number of possible endings. Where the two actors go is determined by the audience. The intrepid 1812 Productions presents the work, with Jen
What do John Prine, Jimmy Buffett, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver have in common? They're all fans of Todd Snider, the folk-rock troubadour whose self-styled image as a lazy, dope-smoking hippie (to paraphrase one of his own songs) belies a sharp-witted and perceptive artist who sounds like a natural heir to those aforementioned singer-songwriter eminences.
Despite two of the country’s leading music festivals, Coachella (held in April in Indio, Calif.) and Firefly (taking place in Dover, Del. in June), taking place on opposite sides of the country, they’ve just gotten a bit closer — at least in organization.