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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 […]

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Music: 12 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

The xx @ The Mann | Wednesday, May 17 Wouldn’t it all be so dreadful — the profound sparseness of the sound, the oft-declared shyness […]

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Music: 10 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

T.I. @ TLA | Wednesday, May 10 T.I. is closer to the end than the beginning. The 36-year-old rapper whose hits include “What You Know” […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Balkan Beat Box @ TLA | Wednesday, April 26 The Gypsy punk/funk/hip-hop/kitchen sink band from Israel/New York continued its search for the perfect world party […]

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Tonight: Reef the Lost Cauze and Smif-n-Wessun

This stacked rap bill promises righteous beats to bob heads and badass rhymes to move minds. Which is not to say either act gets the “conscious hip-hop” tag […]

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Music: 7 Shows to See This Week

Steel Panther @ Fillmore Philly | Wednesday, April 5 These guys are a spot-on send-up of ’80s glam-metal, with all the high hair, tight spandex, […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See This Week

Tift Merritt @ World Café Live | Wednesday, March 29 Engaging and endearing North Carolina singer-songwriter Tift Merritt returns with a new record, Stitch of […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See This Week

Asian Women on the Telephone @ Philadelphia Record Exchange | Wednesday, March 22 This Russian avant-garde/experimental band is known back home for its bizarre performances […]

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23 Things to Do This Weekend

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 Fishbone @ Underground Arts The original lineup of this revered funk/punk/reggae/ska band returns. Kinda surprised this one’s not sold out. Kids today. […]

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Just Listen: New Songs by Lushlife, Emily Ana Zeitlyn and more

Emily Ana Zeitlyn, “Darkness” The Arc Divers frontwoman just posted this gorgeous dedication to Leonard Cohen she recorded in November. It’s folky and soulful and […]

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Boom 107.9 Is No More — Station Moves, Drops All-Classic Hip-Hop Format

Almost two years ago, Boom 107.9 launched in Philadelphia. The station constantly told you it was playing “classic hip-hop and R&B” — and that’s what […]

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Hip Hop Lives Returns Tonight After Seven-Year Hiatus

After a seven-year hiatus, Hip Hop Lives, well, lives to see another day at Bourbon & Branch this evening. 

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New Music Video: Moosh & Twist, “Uptempo”

The once-precocious hip-hop kids/YouTube phenoms/BFFs for life are growing up quick. Back in 2014 Moosh & Twish made Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list. This new track, […]

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Hip-Hop Tracks Guaranteed to Get You Amped

It’s been too long since we’ve given you a decent hip-hop playlist to bust a sweat to. And let’s face it, some workouts just aren’t […]