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Music: 7 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

SZA @ Fillmore Philly | Wednesday, January 31 It’s a cruel twist of fate that two artists who delivered memorable performances at the Grammys didn’t take […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Karl Blau @ World Cafe Live | Wednesday, January 17 Singer-songwriter Karl Blau — who hails from the same tiny island off the coast of […]

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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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Music: 11 Shows to See This Week

Aminé @ TLA | Wednesday, October 25 Ya gotta like Portland rapper Aminé — he’s goofy, he’s clever, and he’s got a dirty mind and […]

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Music: 10 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions @ TLA | Wednesday, October 18 All these years and Hope Sandoval’s still the best in the biz at […]

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Music: 9 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

In the Valley Below @ Boot & Saddle | Wednesday, August 16 This California duo first made an impression a couple years ago with “Peaches,” […]

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Tonight: Hardwork Movement and Strange Parts

Built on a bedrock of horns and guitars, the music of Hardwork Movement is always jazzy, smart and fun as hell. The Philly hip-hop/soul collective […]

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Yes, Please: There’s a Yoga-and-Dance Party in Midtown Village on Thursday

Remember the Om Slay Yoga Party at Midtown Village’s Hard Rock Cafe (yes, pop-up yoga is officially everywhere) back in March? Well, they’re back at it with […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

The Bul Bey @ Boot & Saddle | Wednesday, June 21 Philly rapper The Bul Bey’s known for his wordy, mile-a-minute rhymes and his stylish […]

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Music: 9 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

The Kominas @ Johnny Brenda’s | Wednesday, June 14 The Boston-based Kominas have been mixing punk with psych, surf and Punjabi folk for more than […]

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The Firefly Festival Lineup Is Wonderfully Bonkers

The lineup at the annual Firefly Music Festival is always noticeably eclectic, but if this year’s bill looks especially insane, that might be your doing. The […]

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Music: 10 Shows to See This Week

The Avalanches @ TLA | Wednesday, June 7 Like the census, or cicadas, Australian dancey cut-and-paste geniuses operate on their own schedule. The group only […]

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54 Things to Do This Weekend

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Elizabeth Zharoff/Xavier Foley @ World Café Live An alluring description for an atypical concert at WCL: “Two emerging composers and recent grads […]

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Music: 14 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

The Veldt @ Boot & Saddle | Wednesday, May 31 Back in the ’90s, Chapel Hill band The Veldt — a heavy-ish shoegaze band fronted […]

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Music: 9 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Macy Gray @ Ardmore Music Hall | Thursday, May 25 Macy Gray remains one of the most unique voices in R&B, and I’m not just […]