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Philly-bred rocker Kurt Vile, also of the War on Drugs, has released a video of a track from his new album Walking on a Pretty Daze. The vid, for Never Run Away, is shot in Philly and features some serious Kensington post-industrial ruin porn.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yq5sb6_W4LU
Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly, who died yesterday in Atlanta of an apparent drug overdose, was only 13 when he and Chris Smith recorded their catchy classic "Jump" in Philadelphia at Studio 4 and Digital Tekniques and Digital Sound. Local label Ruffhouse (distributed by Columbia Records) issued the duo's 1992 debut album Totally Krossed Out, which "Jump" propelled to sell four million copies. Follow-ups "Da Bomb" and "Young, Rich and Dangerous" were also released on Ruffhouse, which relocated from Northern Liberties to Conshohocken in 1994. Kris Kross later signed with Judgment Records, founded by Joe Nicolo who co-founded Ruffhouse along
I'll see your star-studded, sickly-sweet pop festival and raise you one grittier, far away from all that Philadelphia glitz. That's Bob Dylan talking, in by the way. On June 28th, Dylan is coming to Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center as part of his Americanarama Festival of Music, along with--wait for it indie/folk/southern rock fans--Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Ryan Bingham and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio will also perform at certain venues. [h/t Inquirer]
Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach is, apparently, a big Hooters fan, referring to the Philadelphia-born band that gave us such catchy 1980s tunes as "And We Danced" and "All You Zombies". On Tuesday, April 30th, he will recognize the Hooters in an official ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Harrisburg, and the band will play a few songs. Leach has also co-sponsored a resolution declaring April 30th Hooters Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania.
The lineup is set for Jay-Z's Made in America Festival, taking place Labor Day Weekend on the Parkway. (Shawn Carter himself isn't on the official list, but with Beyonce performing, who knows.) The list is being trickled out excruciatingly slowly on Spotify, so I'll update this post as more acts are announced. Here's what we know now: All set, here it is!Nine Inch NailsSolangeThe Gaslight AnthemEmeli SandeSchoolboy Q (and maybe A$AP Rocky)*Walk the MoonJesse RoseKendrick Lamar (and maybe Drake)Fitz and the TantrumsWolfgang GartnerAlunaGeorgeHaimWiz KhalifaNeroAb SoulFeed MeGTA3LauImagine DragonsCalvin HarrisRudimentalRedlightPhoenixSkrillex2 ChainzMiguelMacklemoreTJRQueens of the Stone AgePublic EnemyDeadMau5Beyoncehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V4AWqEEvxLA*Spotify is releasing the lineup by creating
My friends were so worried I was going to get killed at Made in America. Maybe last year's 4th of July shooting was fresh in their heads. To me it seemed silly: I had been to plenty of shows on the Parkway without incident, and this was a fenced-in, $100-a-ticket Budweiser Corporate Sellout Tour. The pointman was Jay-Z, a well-respected businessman—a business, man—for two decades. He would make sure nothing bad happened. I'd be way more worried attending an Eagles game. (Who do you trust more: Jay-Z or Jeffrey Lurie? I rest my case.)
Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s Accidental Racist Is The Most Painful Listening Experience Of Your Lifetime
Wow. Brad Paisley and LL Cool J team up for something really, really awful: Accidental Racist.In fairness, I think somebody remembered this song and thought they'd try to update it with 21st century culture war references:And yes, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder made a pretty treacly song. But nobody's trying to gloss over the Confederacy, thank goodness. It's bad enough that Brad Paisley wants to sport the symbols of racism without owning it; it's worse that he made Accidental Racist. Ugh.Give them this. They probably meant well.
It's official: Assuming he's not in prison by then for vacationing in Cuba, Jay-Z is bringing the Budweiser Made In America Festival back to the parkway for two days of music, insanely high-priced beer, complaining neighbors, and (probably) scheming by Mayor Nutter's administration to avoid admitting precisely how much City Hall is spending on the event.The lineup will be announced Wednesday. The concert takes place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Your average couple celebrates a fifth wedding anniversary with a white-tablecloth dinner, drunken sex and a thoughtful gift. But when you're Jay-Z and Beyonce, you go to Cuba and smile for the cameras. When I saw the vacation photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z in Cuba, I didn't think much of it. But over the weekend, questions came up about the legality of their sojourn, given that travel to Cuba remains a questionable affair.They may soon be explaining the trip to members of Congress, or facing a prison sentence and a fine. Treasury Department regulations prohibit Americans from traveling to Cuba “unless