Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER CABARET (Martha Graham Cracker): 2016 Fringe review 93

Martha Graham Cracker brought the Fringe Festival to a close last Saturday with a marvelous set of compositions

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WHEN SOUNDS COLLIDE (Fuse Vox): 2016 Fringe review 56

Music to rock, soul, jam out, or however you feel by.

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AN EVENING WITH MISTER JOHN (John Francisco/Mister John’s Music): 2016 Fringe review 51

BYOB elementary school music class: A PARTY WITH MISTER JOHN is the evening out you didn’t know you needed.

Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

EXILE 2588 (Almanac Dance Circus Theater): 2016 Fringe review 49

A place where acrobatics meets theater, the theater meets the circus, and circus meets blue grass

Photo: Jorge Cortez

THE SOUNDPROOF ROOM (The Soundproof Room): 2016 Fringe review 29

If upon arrival it feels as though you’ve stumbled into a new age-y meet-up, that’s because in a way it is

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PANGAEA: A Folk Opera (Hum’n’bards): 2016 Fringe review 27

PANGAEA: A FOLK OPERA doesn’t seem to ask a question, but gives a heartfelt answer

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I’M ENOUGH. Music to the show

I’M ENOUGH, a one night only flash performance by Sebastian Cummings, hits the stage of PhilaMOCA tonight.

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ROOM 21 (Jace Clayton): 2016 Fringe review 21

We were lucky to have been in attendance for ROOM 21’s only performance—one as unique and undying in our minds as the Barnes itself.

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NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG (Stew and Heidi Rodewald): 2016 Fringe review 9

“Won’t you follow me down to Baldwin Country? This ain’t your mama’s Baldwin Country.” The show opens with offhand remarks by Stew, a large black man up front at a…

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Hey Artists! You’re enough.

Sebastian Cummings is putting together a show in just two weeks. His reasons why should be a clarion call to all artists out there.

Brett Mapp all dressed up to Fringe. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

How to Win at Fringe: Seeing 35 shows with Brett Mapp

Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

Jeff Coon. Photo by  Andrew Joos.

Summer Club: Swinging on the Shore

This weekend, while the cheese-steak crowd is piling into Wildwood, sophisticated Philadelphians go on their annual pilgrimage to Cape May to experience the latest program of The Summer Club.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 4: The police, babies, local music and James Franco “getting in character”

On this week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool, we share stories of interactions between local people and the police. We also talk babies, James France “getting into character”, and whether it’s dangerous…

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Philly’s Kinda Cool Episode 3: Interviews, theater picks, local music, and WEEN

Phindie editor Christopher Munden gives his weekend performing arts picks: BalletX’s Summer Series, Jennifer Summerfield’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Greenfield Collective’s Bad Hamlet with Brews. And more!

Photo by Mark Jordan.

THE SUMMER CLUB (Arden): Come swing with us

With all the class of a swank 60s nightclub, Jeff Coon and friends swing in the summer with a Rat Pack-style musical revue

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Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 1

A new radio show playing local music and talk local happenings and bullshit.

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SAAYUJA (THE MERGING) (Annenberg): A celebratory blend of Bharatanatyam and carnatic music

Part storytelling and part culture sharing, Saayuja was more than the merging of art forms, it was the intermingling of cultures and politics

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Moon Jellies: Interview with a Philadelphia psychedelic band

Phindie’s recent review of a concert by Philadelphia psychedelic band The Moon Jellies attracted many readers, so we decided to follow it up by interviewing the band members.