Saturday, September 5, 2015

Music/Nightlife

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction.
A windfall of great dance-music multiculturalism comes from the Netherlands, from artists such as Armin van Buuren, Avicii...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer's "Lean On" as the global song of the summer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pandora will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a day of free advertisements.
He's appeared in The Hunger Games film series. He dropped a solid album in 2014 (Strut) that came and went.
Our region has been without an authentic cabaret - loosely defined as a dining venue that offers live entertainment by small...
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Gabriel Iglesias. $45-$55...
With rappers Logic, French Montana, Jhene Aiko and Fetty Wap, this year’s Temple University Homecoming concert is an impressive...
Dengue Fever's bassist, Senon Williams, set the record straight: Chhom Nimol is not, nor has she ever been, a karaoke star...
In Concert Keswick Theatre 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.keswicktheatre.com. The Milk Carton Kids. $29.50-$39.50. 9/9. 8 pm.
The fourth, and biggest, Budweiser Made in America festival is upon us. Biggest in that, for the first time, the Jay Z-curated, Beyoncé-headlined two-day music festival has sold out in advance and this year will bring a record 70,000 music fans per day to an expanded site on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (The entrance to the fenced-in site is now on 21st, rather than 22d Street, where it had been in years past.)
In the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, Calagero asks Sonny: "Is it better to be loved or feared?" Taylor Swift manages both.
It's either a good year or a bad year for the British-based One Direction - who happened to pack Lincoln Financial Center on Tuesday night.
Captain America star Chris Evans, who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's a "SpongeBob" musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff.
Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House are not prolific, and the Baltimore dream-pop duo don't bother reinventing themselves. Going back to their self-titled 2006 debut, each Beach House album sounds sort of the same, with stately melodies, unhur
The Great Allentown Fair. The place to be for pop-metal, country, and EDM this week is up the Northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, with deadmau5, Def Leppard and Styx, Little Big Town and Ashley Monroe, Eric Church and the Lone Bellow all playing. Details at allentownfairpa.org.
Other upcoming pop shows: Royal Headache, The J. Geils Band.
Saturday night is Beyonce night.
Taylor Swift and Kanye West made up, Taylor Swift and Nicky Minaj made up, Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus got a little nasty, and Justin Bieber flew. That was Sunday night's MTV Video Awards, hosted by Cyrus in an endless parade of revealing outfits and nonstop drug references.
The 54 annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville.
Nicki Minaj will open the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, MTV has announced.
The Buena Vista Social Club album, which came out in 1997, may not have had a direct impact on this summer's changes in the political relationship between Cuba and the United States.
'Help me out here," Van Halen's David Lee Roth said just before reaching the chorus of "In a Simple Rhyme" during Thursday night's performance at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. Instead of being a jovial request for crowd participation, Roth's statement was a genuine plea for help from his bandmates to step in and carry the high notes. He needed it.
Since she's a young woman of many talents — she’s got a memoir, a shoe line, was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters, won an ESPY and she’s the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series, among other feats — it’s easy to forget Mo’ne Davis is still in school. She is 14, after all.
The Isley Brothers released The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) last week, a collection of 21 of their albums that unfurl with crisply remastered productions, rare tracks, and the never-released Wild in Woodstock: Live at Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.
Peter Helmis sits at a corner table in Fishtown’s Kraftwork. He’s with his band mates Joe Reinhart, Nate Dionne and Nick Tazza and they’re discussing their upcoming album over a few beers. It’s their debut as Dogs on Acid, out on Jade Tree this Friday.
Beyonce and The Weeknd bring in the crowds.