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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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Things to Do

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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City Life

Nina Simone’s Complicated Relationship With Philadelphia

On May 19th, at various locations in Germantown, fans of Nina Simone will gather for Singing Nina, a day of concerts, panel discussions, and a […]

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City Life

Philly Rapper Chill Moody on Writing Songs in the Shower and the Secret to Winning Monopoly

My full name is … Eric Tyrone Chill Moody. When I was a baby, my aunt started calling me Chill, and it’s been my name […]

Be Well Philly

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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Things to Do

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 […]

Philadelphia Wedding

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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Five Philly Musicians Who Should Have Beaten Bon Jovi to the Hall of Fame

Jon Bon Jovi will get the old band together for the hair metal progenitors’ big Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction jam on April […]