Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Staring out of a window at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Sarah McLachlan says of course she'd like to be known for her music.
When self-proclaimed “family gal” Christina Perri performs in A.C. on Friday night, she’ll show a more independent side of herself.
Sunday Play on In Itamar Moses' comic romp Bach at Leipzig, the world's greatest organist (as of 1722) drops dead and applicants flock to the magnificent Thomaskirche to compete for his job using the usual methods - trickery, bribery, and blackmail - trying to make an impression before the arrival of a certain guy named Johann Sebastian.
Jul 21 ( - Rapper A$AP Rocky has been hit with a civil lawsuit that alleges he slapped a female fan at Philadelphia's Made in America Festival...
For the last night of its U.S. tour - Sunday at Mann Center's outdoor Skyline Stage - Queens of the Stone Age truly let loose. A frightening proposition, considering guitarist-singer-lead Queen Josh Homme and company always blast forth with the most dramatically stylized iteration of glam-inspired, stoner riff-rock since David Bowie started Tin Machine. But there was Homme, all 6-foot-4 of him, peering at the starry skies, lush greenery, and sold-out throng at his feet, and he was in awe.
NEW HOPE - With its smart, glamorous casting, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was a fun but somewhat rackety outing Saturday in its opening weekend at Bucks County Playhouse. The script showed its meddle when, despite hesitations and missteps in the performance, the audience was possessed at crucial junctures.
Older but hopefully not too terribly wiser, Time for Three has landed. Fourteen years since its casual beginnings at the Curtis Institute, the string trio now has the major recording deal of its dreams, and (the members hope) the kind of support that knows how to showcase a classically trained bluegrassy trio with ever-evolving taste for musical fusion.
Joan Jett is returning home, in a sense, next week, sharing a bill with Roger Daltrey for his Teen Cancer benefit at the Kimmel Center. At a band rehearsal, the one-time bassist for the Runaways and the woman behind such hedonistic anthems as "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," sets the record straight.
"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." Andy Warhol's 15 has been the longest in the history of time, and his fame for his iconic Campbell Soup cans and multiple portraits of Marilyn lives on.
At a packed Tower Theater on Saturday night, Yes' lead singer sounded and looked better than ever. His moves - hippy-dippy swayings punctuated by the occasional use of a finger cymbal - haven't changed. But he seemed younger, rejuvenated by the music - in this case the presentation of two classic Yes albums in their entirety, Fragile and Close to the Edge, both (amazingly) from 1972, when progressive rock was king.
Alabama-born gospel-reared rocker Lee Bains spends a lot of time thinking about Southern identity on the excellently titled Dereconstructed. You might not immediately notice the soul-searching nature of songs like "The Weeds Downtown" and "
Gene Simmons: 'No chance of a Kiss original line-up reunion'