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philadelphia music venue chris' jazz cafe, which is reopening under a live streaming only model for the foreseeable future
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Center City Music Venue to Reopen This Weekend — Without a Live Audience

Prior to 2020, Philadelphia music venue Chris’ Jazz Cafe had presented 500 performances every year for the last couple of decades, with sometimes as many […]

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Wait … City Winery Might Actually Be a Good Concert Venue?

We’ve got to admit it: When we heard that City Winery, a restaurant-cum-music venue with six other locations across the country, was going to set […]

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The 25-Year-Old Camden Trumpeter Who’s Taking the Jazz World by Storm

I’m going to use two phrases: “trumpet player” and “jazz club.” What immediately comes to mind? Chances are you’re imagining some old guy onstage playing […]

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5 Philly Artists You Need to See This Fall

1. The Dancer: Ian Hussey Onstage: Principal dancer for the Pennsylvania Ballet since 2012, Hussey, 33, will play Tybalt in its production of Romeo & […]

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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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This Guy Has Been Pretending He’s Ozzy Osbourne for the Last 25 Years

If you’ve got a second, part-time job, chances are you drive for Uber or pick up a few bartending shifts here and there. But if […]

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Local Talent: Korey Riker

His instruments: He’s known for his badass tenor saxophone skills. He also plays flute, guitar, clarinet, and the EWI, short for “electronic wind instrument.”

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Music Shortlist: 5 Very Different Shows To See This Week

Tokyo Police Club @ Union Transfer | Tuesday, April 19 A decade in, indie/garage pop rockers Tokyo Police Club just kicked off a tour for […]

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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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8 Philly Bands You Should Be Listening to Right Now

On life support not long ago, our music scene is now better — and more varied — than ever. Here are the local acts you […]

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Aiden James Releases Video for “Snapshot”

Philly out singer-songwriter Aiden James just dropped a new video on us, a late Christmas present, if you will. “Snapshot” is from his latest album, Trouble With This, […]

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7 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Halloweekend Festivities, Theatre Exile Previews Red Speedo, TJ Kong’s Halloween Murder Show and More