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Here’s How Philadelphia Created Billy Joel

Billy Joel has released just one real Billy Joel studio album in the past 25 years, 1993’s River of Dreams. Yet when he takes the […]

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Mercifully, Britney Spears Did Not Sing a Note at the Borgata Last Night

Twenty-eight years after Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy thanks to the lip-synching scandal heard around the world, Britney Spears lip-synched her way through […]

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City Fitness Is Hosting a Huge $10 Workout Bash at The Fillmore

City Fitness is celebrating its 11th birthday this August, and for it, they’re throwing a huge party. And we really mean HUGE. The event, scheduled for August […]

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Mike Tyson Loves to Talk About His Past — Except the Rape Conviction

On Saturday night, close to 1,000 people turned out to the Borgata’s Music Box venue in Atlantic City for “Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth: Round Two,” […]

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I Sat Through 12 Hours of Taylor Mac’s Philly Show — and Loved It

This is a guest post from playwright and author R. Eric Thomas, senior staff writer at ELLE.com, with additional bylines in the New York Times, […]

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The 20 Biggest, Baddest and Best Concerts to See This Summer

1. Ms. Lauryn Hill Performing her seminal 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety, in honor of the album’s 20th anniversary. […]

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Four Local Bands You Need to See This Month

Mannequin Pussy The Show: May 5th at First Unitarian Church The Sound: Really intense, highly personal punk that explodes in your earbuds and calls one […]

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Concert Review: Spoon @ the TLA

Sometimes you want a little swagger. Feels like I’ve been to a thousand shows where the bands stand stock still, rocking out but fixed in […]

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Music: 10 Shows to See This Week

Settled Arrows @ Ortlieb’s | Wednesday, November 15 I like the way this avant-pop Philly band does it. Their sound is ambitious, artful and cinematic […]

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Concert Reviews: Regina Spektor & The Mountain Goats

Regina Spektor @ The Queen | Friday November 11 The Mountain Goats @ Union Transfer | Saturday, November 12 A two-in-one concert review is basically […]

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Music: The Lovely Doom of “I Melt With You”

The first time I heard the New Wave megahit “I Melt with You” — released in 1982 but popular at school dances well into the […]

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Listen Here: 4 Bands Dropping New Records This Week

HOUND @ Space 1026 | Friday, October 20 Philly artist Perry Shall’s pretty well-known in the music world, but not always for his music. He’s designed […]

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Guns N’ Roses at Wells Fargo Center: Eight Quick Takeaways

On Sunday night, Guns N’ Roses came to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, kicking off the eighth leg of their Not In This Lifetime […]

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Music: 11 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Herbie Hancock @ Kimmel Center | Wednesday, October 4 Damn, I forgot how weird the video for “Rockit” is. I guess with the synths and the […]

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The Return of Daniel Johnston

It’s natural to wonder and worry about Daniel Johnston. The “outsider” musician with the impish voice and emotionally engaging lyrics — championed over the years by […]