Monthly Archives: June 2011

Today’s News: New Sly and the Family Stone, In Town Tonight, On Sale Soon


Sly Stone is returning with his first album in almost 30 years, titled I’m Back! Family & Friends. It will be released on August 16th. The album will feature three previously-unreleased songs, as well as reworkings of some of Sly’s …

Schedule for this Sunday’s Mercer St. Block Party


This Sunday, July 3rd, Cloud Entertainment will be presenting a FREE block party in Fishtown that will feature 7 bands, plus food, drinks, and a live mural. Things get started at 2 PM at 219 Mercer St. with Tin Horses. …

PNC Bank Arts Center to host TaKLIBERTY festival, Coldplay headlining (UPDATE: CANCELED)


Update: June 30, 12:54 P.M. Just 10 days after the festival was announced, it has been CANCELED “due to unforeseen circumstances” according to the official website. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Original Post: June 20, 9:51 A.M. …

Philly Concert Calendar: Recently Added


Among this week’s calendar additions: Mike Doughty @ the TLA; Andrew Lipke @ the Tin Angel; Grace Potter & the Nocturnals @ Electric Factory; Medeski, Martin & Wood @ Electric Factory; The Besnard Lakes @ Johnny Brenda’s; The Asteroid #4 …

Wilco announce album release date, tour dates (no Philly stop)


Wilco will release their eighth studio album, The Whole Love, on September 27th, when they’ll already be 7-dates into a just-announced summer/fall North American tour. The announcement comes after a weekend that the band debuted two new songs live at …

Beirut is going on tour, playing Electric Factory in November


With their first album in nearly four years set to come out this August, Beirut have plotted a fall tour for the United States that will bring them to the Electric Factory on November 13th. Ticket information for the show …

Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Sunday Recap (review, videos, setlists, pictures)


Day 3 of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City couldn’t have started any better for me. I kicked off the final day with a fantastic Flying Fish Farmhouse Ale and one of my favorite bands in the world …

Morning News: Tennis cover Brenda Lee, Megafaun and Zola Jesus announce new albums, new Coldplay video, and In Town Tonight


Tennis has released a cover of Brenda Lee’s 1964 song “Is It True,” which you can listen to and download here. Megafaun has announced some details of their next album, which will be self-titled. Zola Jesus has also announced a …

Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Saturday Recap (review, videos, setlists, pictures)


After a gorgeous first day of the festival, the DMB Caravan continued in Atlantic City on Saturday with another day of wonderful weather and great music. Vusi Mahlasela set the tone early with a joyful set that displayed both his …

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals played DMB Caravan (video, setlist), add Electric Factory show in September


Grace Potter & the Nocturnals were one of many of the fantastic acts to be a part of this past weekend’s Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City. But if you weren’t able to be there or catch their set, …

Today’s News: Bjork debuts new songs live, new videos from Drake and Mastodon


Bj√∂rk debuted 10 new songs live last night, all from her upcoming new album Biophilia. You can watch some of them HERE. A few new music videos have premiered today, including Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” and Mastodon’s “Deathbound.” Dr. Dog will …

Dr. Dog played the DMB Caravan (setlist, videos), playing FREE show at Penn’s Landing


Philadelphia’s music scene was very well represented over the weekend at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City, perhaps most so by Dr. Dog. Fresh off the heels of their rousing Sunday afternoon performance at the Caravan’s Atlantic Stage, …

Review: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds @ DMB Caravan (+ setlist, videos)


The most anticipated non-DMB set of the DMB Caravan this past weekend was, of course, the 45-minute Saturday set by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds on the Atlantic Stage. The stage was packed for the short but satisfying set that …

WHYY Connections Festival announced (includes FREE show with Dr. Dog, The Baseball Project)


This year’s WHYY Connections Festival will take place at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Friday and Saturday during Labor Day Weekend (September 2nd and 3rd), and, oh yeah, it’s FREE. On Friday, there will be an advanced screening …

Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Friday Recap (review, videos, setlists, pictures)


The Dave Matthews Band Caravan made its first stop of the summer this weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City. The 3-day festival brought in some great acts across 3 stages, with each night culminating with a full Dave Matthews …