Last night, British songbird Adele stopped by to sing her current hit that has changed the way we’ll greet people for years to come: “Hello.” As you can probably imagine, she tears it up. Check it out below. You’ll love it — even if you’re sick to death of hearing the song.
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R&B crooner John Legend was among a handful of musicians who appeared last night on A&E’s “Shining a Light Concert,” a special about race in America.
To promote the program, he gave an interview to USA Today in which he recalls being a victim of racial profiling when he attending the University of Pennsylvania. When asked if he’d experienced racism on a personal level, he answered:
Saturday night, World Café Live Upstairs saw a trio of bands warm up a brisk night. First up was Brooklyn-based Ponyhof. Usually a fourpiece, on this night it was just lead-singer and keyboardist Carrie Erving and cellist Chris Loxley. The duo lit the night with their shimmering indie rock currents.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been sued by Survivor band member, guitarist and songwriter Frankie Sullivan for using his 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger” at a campaign stop in Kentucky.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday by copyright holder Rude Music, which is owned by Sullivan. It alleges that Huckabee violated copyright law when he played the song at a rally in September that featured Kim Davis, the former county clerk who became a symbol of the Republican party after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. It blared as Davis emerged from Carter County Detention Center — where she was serving time for her actions.
“Due to overwhelming demand,” reads a press release sent out by concert promoter AEG Live, Justin Bieber has added a second show date to his Philly stop at the Wells Fargo Center next May. In addition to his already-scheduled May 7th performance, he’ll return for another go-round on May 8th.
The pop star is touring in support of his fourth studio album, Purpose, that dropped November 13th. The tour will take him to nearly 60 cities around the world, including an extra semi-local stop at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on July 15th. The last time Bieber performed at the Wells Fargo Center was during his 2012-2013 concert tour, when he performed three shows in a span of nine months.
Tickets go on sale for general public on Friday, November 20th at 10 a.m. at aeglive.com. See the full list of tour dates here.
I know the last thing you’re thinking about right now is next spring, but Dover, Delaware’s insanely popular Firefly Music Festival dropped some news today that could get you in the early-planning spirit. This morning on Twitter, they posted the lineup for the 2016 festival, taking place June 16-19. Headlining musicians include Mumford & Sons, Florence & the Machine, Kings of Leon and soooo many other bucket-list acts.
Last Saturday, Philly-based folksters HezekiahJones served up some aural enjoyment to a loud and receptive Ardmore Music Hall crowd. Playing an album release show for their new LP In Loving Memory of Oosi Lockjaw, they reveled in the new and the past. Leader RaphaelCutrufello switched between guitar and keyboards and even gathered around the microphone with KileyRyan and BradHinton for acoustic, matters-of-the-heart folk. An extended drumming jam by DanielBower was even added in for good measure. All in all it was a great showcase for a local treasure.
Opening was another treasure that once called this area home (but now resides in Nashville) — Lauryn Peacock. Playing with a new band, the keyboard and guitar folk ballad virtuoso brought her 2015 work Eupohonia to life. Grand, glorious and extremely catchy, her new and old works were a welcome rumination before the antics of Hezekiah Jones. Photos from the evening below:
Archbishop Ryan and LaSalle alum Bill Ricchini (aka Summer Fiction) recorded a series of music videos on a windy afternoon in the Divine Lorraine. He’s debuting one of those today, the aptly titled and impossibly charming “Lauren Lorraine.” The video begins with several set-up shots. As the band and crew head into the Divine Lorraine with their gear, you’re treated to some really cool visuals of the abandoned hotel: once-grand entryways, graffiti-stained columns and walls, and old staircase beams. The actual song part takes place in an airy open room on the 10th floor that almost resembles an airplane hangar.