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Undie Rock Band The Skivvies to Make Philly Debut

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It won’t be your typical night at the Kimmel Center: When cheekily named “undie rock” group The Skivvies take the stage, they’re naked (well, minus their skivvies) before they finish singing their first number.

But they aren’t the only ones to strip down during their shows. They’ve had Laura Benanti, Lena Hall, Matt Doyle, Andy Karl, Perez Hilton, Orfeh, and Alice Ripley perform in their underpants. Now, the notorious rock group are on the way to Philly for a Valentine’s Day weekend extravaganza at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio, February 12th through 14th. Read more »

WATCH: Philly Band Films Music Video at Tabu’s Drag Brunch

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Philly rock band Wonder and Fury wanted a few queens for their latest music video, “Talk Talk Talk,’ so they called up Tabu to see if they could bring their cameras to one of the bar’s signature Sunday Drag Brunches in November. Of course, the queens were more than happy to oblige.

The video spans a whole afternoon of drag-brunching—from going backstage where the ladies are caking their faces with makeup to showing performance clips on Tabu’s tiny upstairs stage. Some of the gals who make an appearance are Brittany Lynn and her drag daughter Robyn, Crystal Electra and Maria TopCat.

“Talk Talk Talk” is from Wonder & Fury’s eponymous first EP, which you can listen to and buy here. See the video below:

WATCH: Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson Interviews Sleater-Kinney

The ladies of Comedy Central’s Broad Cityincluding Philly’s own Abbi Jacobson (far right in above photo)—and the ladies of Sleater-Kinney recently got together at The Ace Hotel in New York for a giggle-filled interview session for NPR Music. Jacobson and Broad City costar Ilana Glazer asked the band questions about their new album, No Cities to Love, and a range of other topics running the gamut from feminism to comedy. They even brought along a few questions from Broad City Executive Producer Amy Poehler.

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REBEL HEART CAUGHT: Arrests Made in Madonna Music Leak

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Someone’s been an unapologetic bitch leaking pop queen Madonna’s new music off her upcoming album Rebel Heart, and now NBC News reports that a computer hacker in Israel has been arrested:

“The 39-year-old suspect’s arrest came after a complex undercover investigation by Israel’s cybercrime unit and the FBI, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. He is suspected of hacking into the computers, stealing the music and distributing it online for ‘a fee.'”

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Rihanna Who? Philly Out Musician George Alley Covered “Vogue” in 1991, and It’s Adorable

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The Internet’s all abuzz about Rihanna’s leaked cover of Madonna’s “Vogue,” but I woke up to a little gem on my Facebook wall this morning that, in my opinion, is a much more enjoyable—or at least GAYYY!—listen.

Out Philly musician and performance artist George Alley shared this recording of him and a friend covering The Material Girl’s game-changing hit way back in 1991, and it’s adorable. What’s funny, is that, even though Alley’s voice hasn’t even begun to change, you can still hear hints of the forward-thinking musician in the echo-y vocals and synth-heavy arrangement.

Check out the 1991 cover below, then give a listen to one of his latest recordings to see if you can spot the similarities.

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15 New Pop Albums We’re Anticipating in 2015

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Here we are, fresh at the top of another year in music, and 2015 looks to be quite a doozy. With new albums on the horizon from Rihanna, Coldplay, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson, it’s already shaping up to be quite an interesting year for radio. However, the burning question on everyone’s mind: Will Adele finally make her grand return? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. Check out our 15 most-anticipated albums of 2015 below:

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Belle and Sebastian Add Philly to 2015 Tour Lineup

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Belle and Sebastian have just announced extra dates on their international tour to support their upcoming album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Lucky for us, Philadelphia’s on the list. Well, it’s actually Upper Darby, but same diff.

See them on June 9th when they play the Tower Theater, their first stop in the states following a string of shows in the United Kingdom from May 3rd to the 24th. Pre-sale begins on Wednesday, January 14th, at 10 a.m. You can snag tickets here at that time.

While you wait, you can listen to Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance while it streams live on NPR’s First Listen. It officially drops on January 20th.

Check out Belle & Sebastian’s full tour lineup below:

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