Friday, March 6, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Zac Brown Band are ready to take audiences to the ballgame: They’re set to perform at Citizens Bank Park this summer as a part of their North American stadium tour.
Friday-Saturday New creation The show Simulate/Permeate features examples of technology-based contemporary art by eight Philadelphia artists and artist groups, and includes Lyn Godley's digitally altered photographs of water hand-threaded with optic fiber, video by the collective Jug
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (ssss) Someone quite intriguing could seek you out should you be out and about. Enjoy not having to make the first move. This weekend, you could experience the whole dimension of this potential relationship. A tiff is likely Saturday. Do you hold a grudge? Does the other person? Pressure builds between you.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Mike + The Mechanics. $59.50-$65.
Of Montreal Of Montreal albums come with obscure names such as Skeletal Lamping, Lousy With Sylvanbriar, and Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? The music, meantime, has varied wildly, seemingly wherever leader Kevin Barnes' id leads him. On the new Aur
For her new album, Gretchen Peters ended up going where, in her estimation, none of her female songwriting peers really had. Blackbirds is a set that unflinchingly confronts aging, and it's haunted by loss and death.
In Concert Arden Gild Hall 2126 The Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com. The Gas House Gorillas. $14. 3/7. 8 pm.
The preeminent Philadelphia instrument? How about the organ? Its legacy runs deep. Consider: the world's largest operational pipe organ, the Wanamaker "King of Organs," right here in Center City since 1911; Girard College Chapel's prized Aeolian-Skinner organ, worked magically by avant-garde jazz iconoclast John Zorn just last May; and much more.
With brews like the hip-hop-inspired Positive Contact, or the eponymous liquid tribute to Miles Davis’ "Bitches Brew," Dogfish Head has long intertwined the love of great beer with the love of great music. This year, though, they’ve made it legitimate by becoming the official beer of Record Store Day.
The name Margaret Cho instantly brings to mind hot-button political activism and outrageous first-person humor, things you'll find in equal measure during her shows at Helium Comedy Club on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
It’s not every day that Luke Pettipoole of the Envy Corps wants to produce your record. For Twinsmith, the Omaha, Nebraska foursome prepping for the release of their sophomore full-length, Alligator Years, on May 5 on Saddle Creek, such is life.