Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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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.

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SOLONELY TOGETHER (Carolyn O’Brien): Finding gems in DIY art

A collection of short pieces by a number of different emerging artists from various disciplines on the subject of loneliness.

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Santa Colucci and His Merry Philadelphia Theater Elves: Behind the scenes of a holiday video

Interview with Christopher Colucci about the making of a holiday

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A Baroque German Christmas: Tempesta di Mare presents 17th-century advent music

Tempesta di Mare is teaming up with Choral Arts Philadelphia and Piffaro Renaissance Band to perform selections of Christmas music from the Court of Dresden.

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From Assisi to Philadelphia: U.S. premiere of Italian cantata celebrating the extraordinary life of Hildegard von Bingen

Philadelphia is in for a musical treat: an Italian cantata based on original writings of Hildegard.

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CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO (CENTRALA / Fringearts): A story of a revolutionary musician

A polish director and a polish actor project a new image of the composer by playing his two piano concertos with an orchestra and an actor playing the piano part.