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Three Old-School Hip-Hop Acts to Catch in Philly This Week

Long before Kanye found Jesus, these acts dominated the charts. See them all this month. Snoop Dogg Around since: 1992 Song you undoubtedly know: “Gin […]

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Sheer Mag Singer Tina Halladay on Owning Your Masters and Getting Stiffed by Spotify

The Rundown Age: 34 CV, abridged: Lead singer of Sheer Mag (2014-present); singer, Mohawktown (2013-2016); B.A., liberal arts, SUNY Purchase (2004-2008). Latest record: A Distant […]

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Is Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” Actually About Philly?

When Elton — sorry, make that Sir Elton — plays his farewell shows in Philadelphia on November 8th and 9th at the Wells Fargo Center […]

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With 36 Hours of Woodstock, WXPN Leads an Aural Trip to the ’60s

The attempted reincarnation of the Woodstock music festival for its 50th anniversary was officially abandoned in late July, after a failed last-ditch proposal by festival organizers […]

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A Lower Merion Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to […]

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The 20 Philadelphia Concerts You Need to Add to Your Summer Calendar

XPoNential Festival Japanese Breakfast, Hozier, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Bettye Lavette, Low Cut Connie and Amy Ray (aka one half of the Indigo Girls) are among […]

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This Local Violinist Turned DJ Turned SoulCycle Instructor Made Us a Fire Workout Playlist

Like so many kids, Bryant Reams picked up a musical instrument because his mother suggested it (read: required it). For the next decade, he practiced […]

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LGBTQ Things To Do This Weekend

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH BDSM Pegging: Tap That Ass with Strap-On Sass w/ Holly For those of us who would love to learn from a lifestyle sex expert. […]

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The Best Concert Venues to See Live Music Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an awesome city for listening to live music. As proof, we’ve rounded up the best concert venues around Philadelphia where you can go for […]

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These 8 Songs Guarantee a Packed Dance Floor at Any Wedding

When it comes to creating your wedding playlist, your main priority should be selecting songs that everyone from grandparents to flower girls can groove to. Jon Holmes […]

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The West Philly Woman Who Transforms Songs Into Quilts

I write about a wide range of things here at Philly Mag, from crime and politics to restaurants and vegan meatball controversies. But I would […]

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Say Goodbye to the Electric Factory: The Historic Venue Is Getting a New Name

The Electric Factory will soon be a thing of the past. Or, more accurately, its name will be. The historic concert venue in Callowhill has […]

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Does Philly Even Care About Its Musical Heritage?

The Made in America music festival comes to the Parkway this month, but future installments were jeopardized when the Kenney administration, rather nonchalantly, nearly evicted […]

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Kurt Vile’s New Music Video Is As Philly As It Gets

If you haven’t seen the new music video for Kurt Vile’s “Loading Zones,” then you’re missing out. Do yourself a favor and give it a […]

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Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend

On most weekends, we like to go out to eat. But since we can’t right now, Foobooz has rounded up local restaurants offering takeout and […]