March 8, 2013 |
The Philadelphia stagehands union has targeted the Electric Factory with pickets for a week to get better pay and benefits for workers at the popular venue, union officials said. However, union members will be working - sort of - at two sold-out shows Friday and Saturday nights by the Dropkick Murphys as part of a deal reached with the Boston band. It's all about pro-union solidarity, Michael Barnes, business manager of Local 8 of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees, said Thursday.
October 4, 2001 |
Since the rescheduled CMJ (College Music Journal) Festival kicks off next weekend, a bunch of your favorites will be stopping by en route, making an already busy month even busier. The space age love songs of Laptop (9 tonight at the Khyber, 56 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $7); Irish punkers the Dropkick Murphys and Tiger Army (8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Electric Factory, 7th and Willow streets, 215-627-1332, $12 in advance, $14 day of show, all ages); San Francisco treats Beulah bring their out-of-time strings, horns, and harmonies from "The Coast Is Never Clear" (Velocette Records)
October 13, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Fox TV host Bill O'Reilly; Martina McBride. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Actor Zachary Levi; Gloria Estefan performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Actor John Goodman; Evanescence performs. Conan (Midnight, TBS) - Sarah Michelle Gellar; Simon Helberg; Dropkick Murphys.
August 2, 2001 |
Local record label Track Star Records shows off its best and brightest with the Clocks and Holy Fallout (9 tonight at the Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $7). Lounge-rockers Gal Lombardo and Smudging Eyeliner offshoot Anti Emz are at the Balcony (10 tonight , 10th and Arch streets, 215-922-LIVE, $6). Twelve-year-old boys (and those who feel like 12-year-old boys) will gather at the Vans Warped Tour (noon tomorrow, at the Tweeter Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, 215-336-2000, $25)
April 17, 2006 |
Isn't it funny how some fast songs seem to go so slow? Or how some short songs seem to take forever to finish? That was the case when poli-sci punks Against Me! opened for blood-and-guts romantics Alkaline Trio at Friday's sold-out show at Electric Factory. Against Me! played a tight, not-a-second-over-45-minute set. Alkaline? They went on forever. How long? I think I'm still there. Like a less-Irish Dropkick Murphys touched by the anarchist spirit of folk-punk forefather Billy Bragg, Against and its gruff lead singer Tom Gabel chomped sloppily through excited social rhetoric and anthemic musicality as if chewing tobacco.
March 16, 2001 |
You don't have to be of Irish descent or a fan of all things British to enjoy the live music happenings of the next few days - but it might help. Four big shows are landing in town timed to the St. Patrick's Day celebration. And three upcoming concerts focus on celebrated British talents. Now, there'll be no fighting amongst yourselves, fellas! Irish rovers Sunday, you gets your choice of two folk rocking bands with a taste for the old sod. More mature listeners should gravitate to a performance by Ireland's charming Saw Doctors, back at TLA, 334 South St., with a band significantly beefed up from last March's showing, we hear.
March 7, 2013 |
THE TALK-RADIO AUDIENCE was becoming "too old, too white, too male and too angry" for syndicated host Michael Smerconish . On Wednesday, he announced that he's leaving terrestrial radio - including local affiliate 1210 WPHT - and heading for SiriusXM, where he'll appear on the nonpartisan POTUS station. The "Michael Smerconish Program," as it will be called, will begin April 15 and run weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A rep from WPHT says that Smerconish has no official end date at his home station but that the station wishes him the best.
August 15, 2005 |
It's always best to approach the Warped Tour with a flexible agenda. With 94 acts playing on 10 stages scattered amidst countless merchandise booths, you were almost guaranteed to miss at least one band you wanted to see at the Tweeter Center on Friday. Disorientation - abetted by the extreme heat and the similar pop-punk sound many artists shared - could lead quickly to frustration. But if you submerged yourself in the blur of melodic earnestness, choosing to go with the flow, you heard more music than the human brain can process in a single day. And if you really needed to identify a particular band, you could always scan the stage for distinctive haircuts.
August 25, 2003 |
Blue-haired ladies and green-haired punks mingled in the slot parlors, and under the crystal chandeliers in the Grand Cayman Ballroom at the Trump Marina casino, Johnny Rotten responded to an expectorating fan by spitting right back. Once upon a time, the Sex Pistols changed the world, offering succor to the emotionally deformed and inspiring do-it-yourself aesthetes around the globe. A quarter-century later, the band of Brits, in the sequel to the 1996 Filthy Lucre reunion tour, are playing for anyone who will have them, even "Donald Dump," as John Lydon's alter ego dubbed the proprietor of Saturday's more-ostentatious-than-most rock venue.
September 20, 2013 |
WHO KEEPS SENDING Comcast SportsNet's Sarah Baicker dinosaur T-shirts? Baicker certainly doesn't know. For the past couple of years, the Flyers reporter has received T-shirts with dinosaurs printed on them from anonymous senders. In the past year, the arrival of T-shirts has ramped up. During her recent birthday week alone, she got two Ts. She estimates she's gotten about 10 since they started arriving in the mail without prompting. The first one had a pink brontosaurus emblazoned on the front, but, for the most part, she receives Tyrannosaurus rex Ts. "People have learned [T-rexes]