September 11, 2016 |
An eight-hour Spotify playlist put together by Philly rapper-producer Raj Haldar, aka Lushlife, the official Eagles Touchdown Club DJ, from Gucci Mane and Jay & the Techniques to Steely Dan and Sia. Search "lushlifemedia" on Spotify and start tailgating now.
April 15, 2016 |
Q: My best friend got married two years ago to a really great guy. I was the maid of honor. They had a kid, moved to Jersey, the whole nine yards. One day, I was over there partying with her and her husband, and one thing led to another. It wasn't planned. Now my best friend won't return my calls, although her husband has texted me a few times. I'm not sure what to do. Mia: You screwed her husband; now she's mad. What's not to understand? The next time you're wasted and hanging out at a friend's house, keep your panties on, and you just might keep a friendship.
January 7, 2016 |
Donald Fagen , lead singer and co-founder of Steely Dan , was arrested at his NYC home Monday night after a physical altercation with his wife, musician Libby Titus . Rollingstone.com reported the news, which was comfirmed by a representative for the NYPD. "[Titus] and Fagen were involved in a verbal dispute, at which point he grabbed her by the arm and pushed her," the representative said. "She fell, bruising her arm. " Fagen was released yesterday morning without bail after his arraignment.
August 6, 2015 |
Should it surprise anybody that Elvis Costello and his rugged yet nuanced backing trio the Imposters worked so well on a bill with the urbane, sophisticated Steely Dan on Monday at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center? Hardly. There are degrees of undeniable jazz-tinged commonality between the two veteran rock-rooted acts, more apparent through the years. Even a taut Costello track like 1981's "Clubland" was well-nigh Dan-ish at times on Monday, with longtime keyboard accompanist Steve Nieve's expansive Latinesque piano swells and Costello's spicy guitar work on the now more open-spaced live tune.
August 4, 2015 |
Although only 25, Laura Marling is a veteran performer. Her first album, 2008's Alas, I Cannot Swim , came out when she was 18 and established her as a leading voice in Britain's nascent new folk movement. Her densely worded songs, her forceful acoustic guitar playing, and her clear, confident alto voice, caused her to be labeled an "old soul" from the start. This year's Short Movie is her fifth full-length album, and in some ways it's her most youthful: She's gone electric on several tracks, and the songs are less elliptical and allegorical.
November 21, 2014 |
THANKSGIVING week is primo time for benefit concerts with a serious reunion component. Take, please, this Sunday's get-together of local alt-rock notables at the Ardmore Music Hall. A show top-billed by the rarely together Huffamoose, and featuring seasoned singer/songwriters Jim Boggia and Ben Arnold, and (Huffamoose offshoot) the Fractals. No, there's not a turkey among 'em. So, what's the deal? 'Tis the season when musicians and patrons feel generous of spirit, happy to put out effort and bucks for a worthy cause.
September 24, 2013 |
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen bonded as diehard jazz fans at Bard College in the late '60s, and, judging by their two-hour set at the Mann Center on Saturday night, the pair at the core of Steely Dan remain aficionados nearly 50 years later. Their eight-piece backing band, dubbed "the Bipolar All-Stars" for the band's current Mood Swings tour, bookended the show with big-band renditions of Gerry Mulligan's "Blueport" and Nelson Riddle's TV theme from The Untouchables . Throughout the evening, the band's four horn players, all active jazz and studio musicians, were given ample time in the spotlight to flex their virtuosity in the midst of the band's jazz-laced hits.
May 11, 2012 |
Rob Morsberger is one of the best rock/pop singer/songwriters you've never heard on recordings or seen in concert. There is still time to make amends, but urgency is suggested, as the guy is "living with an illness that could rapidly derail me at any time," he acknowledges with admirable nonchalance. This weekend, Morsberger performs two shows in the area — Friday night at Kennett Flash in Kennett Square and Saturday at Psalm Salon in Overbrook Hills, where talent booker Jamey Reilly calls him "an artist we love.
January 17, 2012 |
WILMINGTON - The division between ancient and current music sometimes barely exists: Those involved with speculative resurrection of centuries-old sound need not work that much differently to bring new music into being. So nobody should be surprised that the small, Wilmington-based chamber-music group Mélomanie had no audible problems mixing ultra-polite Telemann with Variations on a Theme by Steely Dan by Mark Hagerty, performed Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church here (repeated Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill)
August 30, 2010 |
If you are Cy Waits , bf of hotel inheritress Paris Hilton , your head must be spinning. And not just from the booze. Fast-backward to Tuesday. Paris' crib in L.A. Noises! You rush outside and hold a gun on alleged burglar Nathan Parada until police come. Hero! Wednesday, you're promoted to head of nightclub ops for Wynn and Hilton ! Hray! But Friday, in Las Vegas, mwa mwa mwa mwa (fail trombone), you're driving with your lady in the car and - busted! You are, for DUI. Paris?