MilkBoy turns three. And what better way to celebrate than with a three-day party; $3 beers, drinks, and shots; and no cover charge?
From Thursday the 14th to Saturday the 16th, the celebrations will take place. The first floor will be open for regular hours (7 a.m. to 2 a.m.) and the second floor will open at 8:30 p.m. And in true MilkBoy fashion, each night will bring a new band, including the national act The Ataris. Headliners will be The Black Landlord (14th), The Ataris (15th), and The Lawsuits (16th).
The Goo Goo Dolls have just announced they’ll live-stream their Philly show from the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 17th.
They’re partnering with Live Nation and Yahoo to bring the show to people’e living rooms via the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. The show starts on the 17th at 9 p.m., and can be accessed on that via iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360, or on the web here.
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Now that the hubub from Weird Al Yankovic’s eight straight days of new music videos has subsided somewhat, I’d like to make a suggestion that is completely serious and in no way jokey:
I’d like to see Weird Al receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
You should know the honors if you don’t: CBS usually broadcasts the show during Christmas week, when nothing else is on, and the event pays tribute to America’s greatest living artists. They sit in a box seat with the president and everybody loves them. You get a mix of high-brow culture (Yo-Yo Ma was a recent inductee) with stuff that’s maybe more middlebrow (David Letterman). It’s not the kind of place you typically find song parodies.
But that’s OK, because Weird Al is anything but typical: He’s been doing this stuff almost 40 years: His first song, “Belevedere Cruisin’” — about his family’s beloved car — was played on the great Dr. Demento show in 1976.
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Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio. With the passing 0f raspy voiced screen icon Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89, all 16 icons that get name-dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” are now dearly departed.
Truly the end of an era. We pay homage to these greats in the slideshow below.
Greta Garbo (April 15, 1990)
Marilyn Monroe (Aug. 5, 1962)
Marlene Dietrich (May 6, 1992)
Joe DiMaggio (March 8, 1999)
Marlon Brando (July 1, 2004)
James Dean (Sept. 30, 1955)
Grace Kelly (Sept. 14, 1982)
Jean Harlow (June 7, 1937)
Gene Kelly (Feb. 2, 1996)
Fred Astaire (June 2, 1987)
Ginger Rogers (April 25, 1995)
Rita Hayworth (May 14, 1987)
Lauren Bacall (Aug. 12, 2014)
Katharine Hepburn (June 29, 2003)
Lana Turner (June 29, 1995)
Bette Davis (Oct. 6, 1989)
Source: @marcirobin via Slate
Less than a week after Diplo was in Philly with his nation-touring Mad Decent Block Party, the DJ has announced that he’s banning “kandi” at all his future shows. The decision comes after two drug-related deaths earlier this month at a Mad Decent Block Party in Maryland.
Kandi, homemade bracelets that often adorn the wrists of rave-goers, is a popular accessory to wear and trade at EDM events. The bracelets, made with colored plastic beads, sometimes display names of DJs or phrases like “PLUR” (Peace Love Unity Respect), the unofficial mantra of the EDM movement. The jewelry, however, apparently doubles as the calling card of drug dealers at these concerts—worn to signify that they are selling.
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“Where’s the song of the summer?!”
That is what I keep hearing from people lately, people who say there just isn’t that one song that’s defining summer 2014.
While I’ll admit the season hasn’t been quite as rife with the arsenal of catchy hits we had last year, there are probably about 30 new “song of summer 2014″ contenders I could rattle off for you. I have managed to keep dancefloors full with a variety of under- and above-ground tracks that have become my summer anthems.
I’ve taken a few minutes to list both the pop anthems and some more off-kilter choices that have been moving me. Now take this list and run to the beach, the pool, the nightclub—anywhere you plan to enjoy the rest of your summer. Now you’ve got some great tunes to close out the season.
You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump. I’m interested to hear your picks for song of summer 2014. Leave some suggestions in the comment section below.
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Philly music fans packed into Wiggins Park and, later that night, the Susquehanna Bank Center, for XPoNential Festival‘s Saturday lineup. We caught performances by longtime XPN favorite Ingrid Michaelson, Bayou blues rockers C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, and Ryan Adams, among others.
The festivities continued Sunday with performances by Nicole Atkins, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, and Man Man at Wiggins Park. Later, the Susquehanna Bank Center filled up for local band The Districts, and Beck, who could be XPoNential Festival‘s best closing act to date.
To help make your XPoNential Music Festival artist selections a little more bearable, we lay out some of our favorites that you should keep an ear out for. First up, five artists you already know and love:
When: Friday, July 25th, 9:55 p.m., River Stage
What You Already Know: This internationally acclaimed duo have an amazing ability to produce emotional music without a single lyric
What You Don't: The title of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s newest album, 9 Dead Alive, is just what it sounds like: 9 tracks, each celebrating a specific individual, or, in one case, animals and nature who have passed away but whose impact on humanity remains.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 4:35 p.m., River Stage
What You Already Know: Her quirky, indie-pop love songs that have appeared on everything from Grey’s Anatomy to Old Navy commercials.
What You Don't: Her most recent music video, for the single “Girls Chase Boys,” is a spot-on spoof of Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible.” The gender roles are reversed, with male background dancers in full makeup and skimpy costumes.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: The members of Dawes probably wish they were around in the 1960s so they could live alongside Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell—the artists that inspired their “Laurel Canyon” sound.
What You Don't: Their first album, North Hills, was actually recorded in Laurel Canyon, live to analog tape.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 9:45 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: Adams sure knows how to balance quality and quantity. This September will mark the release of his 14th solo album.
What You Don't: At age 39, Adams has produced an album for Willie Nelson, written a poetry book, toured with Phil Lesh, and been an inspiration to Elton John. Not bad, not bad.
When: Sunday, July 27th, 10 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: His song "Where It's At," which was played way too much in 1996.
What You Don't: One of his most recent "albums" wasn't released as an album at all. It was released only as sheet music.
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