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Featured Artists:

Title      Artist      Genre
Electric Hoe Down       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
My Name Is Tron       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
Tied       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
CityGirl       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
Cancin Que Nace En Mi       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Te Podria Pasar A Ti       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Obey       T.P.D.       Indie Pop
Something Delicious       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Cryogenic Sleep       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Insomnia       Psylichon       Electronic
Broken Open       Psylichon       Acoustic Rock
Medicine       Jimbo       Punk

Philly Music & Nightlife:

 • Marshall Allen and Sun Ra Arkestra celebrate birthday(s) at Ardmore Music Hall
    You can take the purported extraterrestrial origins of the Sun Ra Arkestra as mere showmanship or as sci-fi social commentary. But watching bandleader Marshall Allen on Thursday at the Ardmore Music Hall - eliciting trademark squawks and grunts from his alto saxophone and conducting the cacophony of the 14-piece band for more than two hours just days before his 91st birthday - you could start to believe that there is something not quite human about him. >> read more or comment

 • 'The Lion King': Soulful dazzling - but a bit too Disneyfied
    Here's a shameful confession: I have been reviewing theater since before my children were born and not only is the current tour of Disney's The Lion King which roars into the Academy of Music for a five-week run my first time seeing the show but my kids have never seen it either. Now with yet another tour padding into town they're too busy too old and too trained in the art of watching theater to really enjoy it. >> read more or comment

 • Philadelphia Orchestra in Europe: In a sea of seats in Luxembourg
    The Philadelphia Orchestra is loved in Luxembourg but not for the expected reasons >> read more or comment

 • Get your dancing shoes on for Raya Brass Band's Balkan soul
    There are two kinds of people who come to discover music from the Balkans: Those who were born into the southeastern European region or were brought up with the rhythmically complex brassy tunes of the area - and "young hipster-y people" according to Ben Syversen who was among the latter. >> read more or comment

 • Upcoming pop shows: Vince Gill/Lyle Lovett Teen Men Johnny Showcase
    Vince Gill & Lyle LovettSome of the most fun I had in 2014 listening to music was watching Vince Gill perform with a band called the Time Jumpers at a club called 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville where the veteran country star plays every Monday night he's in town. Gill is the only household name on the gig filled with primo A-list country-music studio musicians playing Western swing and honky-tonk classics. (Go there if you ever get the chance country fans.) >> read more or comment

 • Do This! By Michael Harrington
    Friday-Sunday Walk-in viewLithuanian artist Ray Bartkus besides designing the (now obsolete) 50 litas bill for his native country and creating illustrations for magazines and newspapers makes installations braced by his massive figurative paintings. The effect is to immerse the >> read more or comment

 • 'Memphis': Powerful music muddled story
    'Inspired by actual events" has become one of the more misleading phrases used to push entertainment. In Memphis now in a musically sensational staging at the Walnut Street Theatre the claim to a factual basis creates huge dichotomies within the production and makes a mess of the entire evening. >> read more or comment

 • Tech N9ne at Troc: Electro-dark humor from a scary clown
    When Aaron Dontez Yates the speed rapper/producer known as Tech N9ne created the Strange Music label in 1999 he must have known his life's vocation. >> read more or comment

 • Steven Wilson takes his conceptualist storytelling on the road
    Steven Wilson has a reputation for crafting meticulously designed progressive albums of his own along with his bands Porcupine Tree and No-Man. He has also remastered and remixed classic recordings from King Crimson Yes and Roxy Music. >> read more or comment

 • Concert and club listings
    In Concert Boardwalk Hall 2301 Boardwalk Atlantic City; 609-348-7000. www.boardwalkhall.com. The Who. $48.50-$152.50. 5/22. 7:30 pm. >> read more or comment

Philadelphia City Paper - Music Picks:


 • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Just days before Live 8 in late June of 2005 the inimitable John Carroll Phillyist's first editor let the world know that Phillyist was live and online. Now five years six months three days and nearly 13000 posts later it is my official duty to provide one last post for Phillyist. [ more › ]

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 • Thanks for Four Years of Awesome
    Thanks for Four Years of Awesome It was a (presumably) cold November day in 2006 when I made my humble debut on Phillyist with a post called Elevating My Frustration. It was about elevator etiquette. I've come a long way since then. I featured interesting Twitter users and hope some of them will follow us into the future at @keypulp. I wrote not one but two posts on the mysterious Toynbee tiles. The local sleuths who spent years investigating them were the subject of a Sundance-winning documentary called Ressurect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]

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 • Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition
    Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition Who needs an RSS feed when you have us? The best from this week in the 215 blogosphere... [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
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 • Good Advice From a Bad Person
    In which our Bad Person *tear* says goodbye. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
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 • A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors
    A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors As we make our way to work in the aftermath of yet another winter storm with no running buses many of us will be digging out cars and braving the treacherous streets of Philadelphia. Later upon returning home from work far too many people will be faced with the reality that some a-hole stole their perfectly sculpted parking space during the day forcing them to park presumably near the Sports Complex. [ more › ]

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 • ArtIST: Mami Kato
    ArtIST: Mami Kato As this is Phillyist's last ArtIST post we're pleased to be ending the series with artist Mami Kato. A Japanese citizen Kato was born and raised in Japan before coming to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) on a transfer program. After moving back to Japan for a spell she relocated to Philadelphia permanently eighteen years ago. For more insight into the career of this artIST keep reading. [ more › ]

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 • This Week In Philadelphia Theatre
    This Week In Philadelphia Theatre Love Lessons From Abu Ghraid a one woman show that opens at Interact this week looks pretty compelling. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Capogiro Photographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks) Center City [ more › ]

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 • The 2011 State of the Union
    The 2011 State of the Union Under normal circumstances we here at Phillyist post a video each day that in some way pertains to Philadelphia or its surrounding area. Since all that's really going on today is snow snow freezing rain and more snow we're going to go national instead and share last night's State of the Union address in its entirety in case you missed it or wish to argue with your computer monitor a little more. Whether you're Democrat Republican Independent or a Teabagger take a look. Even if you don't agree with what's being said it's important for you to have an understanding of the political atmosphere in this country right now if only so that you can go complain to Twitter about it later. [ more › ]

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 • Introducing ... KeyPulp!
    Introducing ... KeyPulp! As we teased on Twitter yesterday and revealed to Technically Philly this morning January 31 is not the last you'll be seeing of the Phillyist editors and staff. True Phillyist won't be updated after 5:00 p.m. next Monday but as that song we got stuck in your heads last week goes: "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." [ more › ]

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 • Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company
    Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company Shakespeare fiends this one's for you! [ more › ]

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 • En Garde!
    En Garde! This past Saturday Penn hosted the Philadelphia Invitational a season-opening men's and women's fencing event that saw fencing squads from schools such as Duke and UNC don their plastrons and knickers and do sabered battle in University City. Penn's men's team ranked seventh nationally was totally dominant. They went a perfect 6–0 on the day only coming close to defeat against Duke. Here's a quick video recap with an interview with Penn junior Vidur Kapur. Errol Flynn ain't got shit on these bucklers of swash. [ more › ]

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 • Yo Philly In the News
    Yo Philly In the News Local student gets to sit next to Michelle Obama local community group wins a grant from the Dept. of Education and more in this morning's news! [ more › ]

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 • Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live
    Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live What better cure for the Monday blues than a little alt-rock fantasy soap opera of sorts at the World Cafe Live? Tonight we have Evan Dando [MySpace] and Juliana Hatfield [MySpace] two former poster children of the grunge movement with a lot of history together. Both from Boston Hatfield and Dando have gone through various iterations of living together rumored knocking boots (Hatfield says she belongs to "a distinguished though probably small group of girls who can claim the distinction of having said no to going all the way with Evan Dando ... I lost my virginity to Spike Jonze") breaking hearts and making music over the last twenty-five years. They recently reunited for two shows in New York City which then inspired a small fall tour through the East Coast that continues into University City tonight. [ more › ]

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 • Photoist
    Photoist Icing Photographed by: Jana Shea Philadelphia [ more › ]

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 • Philly Loves Beer: Last Call
    Philly Loves Beer: Last Call As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and this is unfortunately one of those times. While Phillyist has another week this will be the last Philly Loves Beer as I will be in the land of Abita and too much High Life when that happens. So this will be goodbye and as I am horrible at these kind of things I will leave you with other places you can turn to when you need beer info brewing drinking or otherwise. [ more › ]

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 • Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011
    Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011 Fun around town for $10 or less: [ more › ]

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Current Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

 • Adventures in Photography: Gifts from Harvey S. Shipley Miller
    May 9 2015 - August 2 2015: This exhibition celebrates a recent gift by one of the leading American photography collectors of the 1970s and 1980s Harvey S. Shipley Miller. The diverse works on view include rare early pictures major examples of the Pictorialist art movement by figures such as Peter Henry Emerson and George Seeley and a broad range of twentieth-century art and vernacular photographs.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/826.html >> read more or comment

 • Dance: Movement Rhythm Spectacle
    May 9 2015 - August 2 2015: Dance has long fascinated artists interested in capturing the human body in motion and the spectacle of performance. Beginning in the late 1800s new forms of dance coincided with the development of modern visual art leading to a dynamic exchange between the two forms of creative expression. This exhibition presents prints drawings and photographs that celebrate the world of dance including lively imagery of famous performers bustling scenes of nightlife and abstract explorations of motion rhythm and atmosphere. It also features video excerpts of engaging performances of dances by Loie Fuller Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham as well an act by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and a recent production of the Ballet Russes’ Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God).http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/824.html >> read more or comment

 • Take One: Contemporary Photographs
    April 25 2015 - August 9 2015: This is the first in a two-part series of exhibitions to feature photographs made since roughly 1975. Together these presentations offer two views of a period in which photography emerged as a key medium of contemporary art. By the last decades of the twentieth century photography had established traditions of genre and craftsmanship which an increasing number of artists chose to engage revise or reject.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/822.html >> read more or comment

 • Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning
    March 7 2015 - September 27 2015: Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s arts community for years as a respected artist innovative gallery owner and champion of emerging talent. Her inventive use of pattern and salvaged materials intrigued senior curator Dilys Blum who invited Spector to explore the Museum’s collection of textiles and create an installation of new artwork. Spector’s moving response is Keep the Home Fires Burning a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope home and connectedness.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/819.html >> read more or comment

 • Cy Twombly: Sculptures
    September 24 2013 - February 2016: Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti Cy Twombly (American 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture created from 1946 to 1959 Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/797.html >> read more or comment

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