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  • Meg Baird still loves you, Philadelphia

    Alissa Anderson The folk heroine plays Johnny Brenda’s on Thursday. Sometimes Meg Baird’s voice is so pretty it can be kind of spooky. She hits these high, soothing notes, often accompanied by a single, lightly plucked guitar, that send a static charge up my arms and spine. When I tell her this,...

    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Philly rapper Freeway on faith, Freddie Gray and finding the next level

    Neal Santos “I think my new music, my new attitude, will be a breath of fresh air — unlike anything you’ve ever heard from me. It will inspire people.” Photos by Neal Santos Philadelphia rapper Freeway is 37 years old and at the top of his game. “I’m the best I’ve been...

    • Aug 20, 2015
  • Album Review: Dre Dre’s ‘Compton’ soundtrack

    Dr. Dre | Compton | (Apple Music) For a decade and a half, the hip-hop world waited for Detox, Dr. Dre’s mythic and endlessly delayed full-length follow-up to his classics The Chronic and The Chronic 2001. Word was the record was finished and shelved. Projected release dates came and went. Hope faded....

    • Aug 17, 2015
  • How a local percussionist put Philly on the Brazilian map with PhillyBloco

    Marie Ubaldini HARD TO HANDLE: PhillyBloco builds on what founder Mike Stevens heard in Rio de Janeiro, but adds accordion, violins and more. Before there was PhillyBloco, Mike Stevens was already on the local scene calling the changes with Alô Brasil — drum sticks in his hand, whistle gripped in his teeth....

    • Aug 12, 2015
  • Concert Review/Photos: Desaparecidos @ Union Transfer 8/7

    Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos Patrick Rapa Desaparecidos I still bothers me that Rage Against The Machine disappeared for pretty much the entire George W. Bush administration. If you believe in popular music’s ability to stir the pot, to...

    • Aug 10, 2015
  • Neo-soul stars Kindred the Family Soul want to give the community a giant hug

    Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler of Kindred the Family Soul. Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler of Kindred the Family Soul have always been the first couple of neo soul, shining binary stars in a scene better known for producing singular vocal talents like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and Jaguar Wright. The famous...

    • Aug 5, 2015
  • Neo-soul stars Kindred the Family Soul want to give the community a giant hug

    Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler of Kindred the Family Soul. Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler of Kindred the Family Soul have always been the first couple of neo soul, shining binary stars in a scene better known for producing singular vocal talents like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and Jaguar Wright. The famous...

    • Aug 5, 2015
  • Concert Review/Photos: Cayucas @ Boot & Saddle

    Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas Erika Reinsel Cayucas On Saturday night, the Boot & Saddle was a sea of Cali-vibes via Santa Monica veterans Cayucas, touring in support of their sophomore album Dancing at the Blue Lagoon. While waiting...

    • Aug 3, 2015
  • Concert Photos: Dean Ween Group @ Union Transfer

    Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Meredith Kleiber Fourth-fifths of Ween. More photos by Meredith Kleiber at kleibography.com.

    • Aug 3, 2015

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