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One of Philly’s Best Music Festivals Returns

Back in 2012, Ernest Stuart had an idea — “a bit of a project,” as he calls it. The jazz trombonist, who has blown his […]

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Finally, Somebody Wrote the “F&*k the PPA” Song We’ve Always Dreamed Of

If you’ve been paying even the slightest bit of attention over the last couple of years, then you’ve probably heard about the Philly band Snacktime. […]

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Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

For many months during COVID, it was tough to rely on the restaurant industry for income, as countless articles and TV news segments have documented. […]

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15-Year-Old Montco Girl Somehow Makes the Perfect Christmas Song for 2020

When a friend of mine reached out to me on Thursday to tell me I just had to hear this new Christmas song by some […]

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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, […]