December 18, 2015
Christmas with Friends 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Tickets: $37.50-$62. Information: 215-572-7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com
November 15, 2015 |
It was a rare treat to see two such guitar greats as Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs on the same local stage - and that is what the Keswick offered on a rainy Thursday night. Sharon White, spouse of Skaggs and a fine singer/stringer in her own right, was on hand, as well. Cooder is a jack of all music - blues, funk, rock, trad-Cuban. Skaggs is a master of bluegrass-country cool. So is White, a vocalist for gospel family harmonists the Whites. But there was even more: Sharon's singing sister Cheryl; their dad, bluegrass piano legend Buck White; plus Cooder's son Joachim on drums; and Mark Fain on bass.
November 13, 2015 |
It might be be "Overkill," but musician Colin Hay is asking folks coming to his concert Saturday to spiff it up a bit. "I don't want any shorts in the front row," he said. The Scottish-Australian singer/songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of Men at Work, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside). He wouldn't share details of the performance, but it will feature stuff from his 12th solo album, "Next Year People. " He promised that if you make the effort, he will.
October 8, 2015 |
COMIC Paul Reiser and "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey star in the new Amazon Studios comedy series " Red Oaks ," which premieres this Friday. But stand-up comedy was much on Reiser's mind when he spoke with Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this year. He's been doing more stand-up gigs in the past two years than he had in 20, he said. "I've been doing it at a very gentlemanly pace. I just kind of missed it. " Asked how his comedy had changed over the years, he replied: "One of the things that struck me is that it was much more fun, and, not that I had something more to say, [but]
September 9, 2015 |
Winter is coming, so instead of sulking about impending hibernation, perhaps time is best spent going for the laugh. The Oddball Festival will kick off the fall season with its murderer's row of comedians who would usually play anything from a large theater or a club like Helium, Philly's go-to venue for on-the-road funny folk. The big guns will still hit Atlantic City, but there are hidden gems to be found at smaller, non-traditional venues like Underground Arts. PHIT's Super Free Sundays Every Sunday, Adrienne Theater Looking for some local comedy?
July 7, 2015 |
When gritty blues guitar god Buddy Guy sings "74 Years Young," about chasing women and leaving tracks, he's not whistling in the dark. He's a bad man, whether singing of mad carnal bliss or playing wild, passionate, superfast licks. He also wasn't being accurate - he himself is now 78 years young - when he sang that tune Friday at the Keswick Theatre. But Guy was at his most incendiary, speedy, and poignant - and every Buddy-head there, especially those who'd witnessed his prowess many times in the past, knew it right away.
June 26, 2015 |
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career. After his debut, Brown Sugar , in 1995, the singer born Michael Eugene Archer struggled with writer's block and took five years to release its follow-up, Voodoo . But that was nothing compared to the layoff - elongated by alcoholism and personal problems - between that classic of sultry, simmering funk and its successor.
June 17, 2015 |
NOW HERE'S something to dance about - the Hooters are returning to their home city of Philadelphia this fall to celebrate 35 years making music. The eclectic Philly band, known for its use of the melodica, produced some of the best songs of the 1980s, including "And We Danced," "All Your Zombies" and "Day by Day. " This week, they travel to Europe to begin touring, and in November they celebrate 35 years back at home. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for a special 35th-year anniversary performance at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside)
May 23, 2015 |
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. Once, he was reticent about touring, but that melted away with time. Starting in earnest with the 2008 album Insurgentes , his solo career has bloomed comparatively late. When on tour, as he is now - with a date Thursday night at the Keswick Theatre - Wilson likes to get out and see what your town is all about.
May 19, 2015 |
Decades before Americana became an umbrella term to describe hard-to-categorize roots music, Delbert McClinton was tearing up roadhouses with his own "what-do-you-call-that?" blend of rhythm-and-blues, rock, soul, and honky-tonk. At 74, the Nashville-based Texas native is no longer on the road constantly, but when he does perform, he shows little sign of slowing down. He made that clear Friday night at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, bringing his rollicking roadhouse spirit to the Philadelphia suburbs.