Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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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

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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!

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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.

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THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (Opera Philadelphia): Ever may the fruit be plucked

A uniformly wonderful cast provide bright, sunshiny fun in this lively, fast-moving, exuberant staging of Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy.

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…

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Rapid Oscillations Between the Sacred and the Profane: An interview with Bhob Rainey

We caught up with Bhob Rainey to learn more about his background and his work on O Monsters First Draft.

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THE BIELLO MARTIN SONGBOOK: A famous Philly couple invites us into their wondrous world

The cabaret show is composed of an entertaining collection of songs written over the years by longtime collaborators and life partners.

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ATTACK POINT (PIFA): Innovative and experimental

Among the many experimental performances at PIFA this year, this could be one of the most unique and successful.

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PIFA Returns: A full schedule of the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The 16-day celebration of art showcasing a breadth of local and international performances and installations presented at locations across Philadelphia.

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A Mummer Renaissance

Piffaro, the Renaissance band, presented the show Mummer’s Delight to 100 people on March 20, at 3 p.m., at Sts. Andrew & Matthew Church in Wilmington, Del. Using historical instruments,…

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Meet the Moon Jellies: The world’s next funky acid trip of a band

Philly’s own, new, funky slice of psychedelia performed at the Mothership.

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Chickabiddy to Perform in the MANTIS SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE at The Troc

Multi-talented theater artists Aaron Cromie and Emily Schuman formed Chickabiddy in 2015.