Music

Berklee College of Music to open jazz and gender justice institute

When you think of the jazz “greats,” most of the names that pop into your head are probably men: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, John Coltrane. The field has long been male-dominated, with a few women mostly making a name for themselves as singers, but not instrumentalists. Berklee...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:47am

Emily Kinney talks new album, touring and if she's down for a return to TheWalking Dead

Ever since leaving The Walking Dead, actress Emily Kinney has hit the ground running to reinvent herself as a singer-songwriter. It's a story that has been told over and over. From Michael Jordan temporarily retiring in order to barely eek by in minor league baseball to... whatever Russell...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:59pm

Celebrating 40 years of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Even after all these years, Benjamin Zander still gets excited for new seasons with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. You can hear it in the conductor’s voice as he giddily breaks down what’s to come in 2018 and 2019. While Zander’s...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:51pm

People's Choice Awards 2018: How to vote, watch, stream and nominations

The People's Choice Awards 2018 is right around the corner! The show has been a staple during the awards seasons. While most award shows such as the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Academy Awards are voted on by committees, the People's Choice Awards are voted by... you guessed it, the...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:15pm

Get the Paul McCartney MetroCard while you can

The NYC subway system doesn’t have an Egypt Station, but it sort-of will for a few brief shining moments thanks to a Paul McCartney MetroCard. Released in conjunction with “Egypt Station,” the former Beatle’s sixth studio album that comes out Friday, a limited-edition Paul...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:32pm

Disco king Giorgio Moroder brings his legendary beats to Philly

With the recently-released soundtrack to the USA Network crime-thriller “Queen of the South,” the original cast recording of Broadway’s “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” and a full-blown DJ event with Dave Kiss Presents – “Discoteca” – that...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:44am

Philly throwback station celebrates anniversary with I Love the 90s show

It is one year after iHeartMedia Philadelphia debuted its newest station, Real 106.1, to the throwback listening public, and it’s about time they had a birthday party worthy of its reputation and its playlist. For a radio station partying hard to the sounds from the '90s, what better way...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:04pm

Interpol maintain their cool with their intense new album Marauder

Interpol have always maintained the right kind of cool. As one of the original bands included in New york City’s return to rock in the early 2000s, they helped to usher in a new golden age of guitar-centric rock bands that inspired a generation of kids to wear skinny jeans, lace up converse...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:36am

Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, whose epic voice had her lauded as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at her Detroit home at age 76. "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:51am

Jeff Daniels on originality, taking risks and quitting golf to play guitar

When he isn't busy taking home Emmy Awards for series like "The Newsroom" or starring in box office hits like "Dumb and Dumber" or "The Martian," Jeff Daniels has somehow found the time to also become a bona fide, touring musician. "Acoustic guitar is a...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:29pm

Bronx native Cardi B among lineup for this year’s Global Citizen Festival

It may be called the Global Citizen Festival, but it’s going to welcome locally bred performer Cardi B to its stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn this year. It appears the Sept. 29 show will be the rapper’s first since she gave birth to her daughter last month. Joining Cardi B in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Ann and Nancy Wilson talk possible Heart band reunion

This weekend, Ann Wilson – the delicately nuanced, deeply powerful and powerhouse loud lead Heart band vocalist  – is debuting her new solo album of cover tunes, “Immortal,” at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on Aug. 4. Next weekend, Nancy Wilson – Heart’s...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:53am

George Clinton talks new Parliament album ahead of final touring shows

There is no funk without George Clinton – no Childish Gambino, no Kendrick Lamar, no Migos of which to speak. If Clinton didn’t bring the sweat-inducing raw soul at the heart of his best work during the '70s and '80s with the psychedelic Parliament, the guttural Funkadelic or...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:29am

Music lovers hit right note with Plenty of Fish singles

If you’re a music lover and single, you have a better chance of striking the right chord with your fellow daters on Plenty of Fish, according to new data from the online dating platform. “Music is very good at helping to create social bonds. When we listen to music together and keep...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:21pm

The world's hottest EDM party Elrow is taking over New York

Electronic music used to mean dingy warehouses at the edge of town where your only entertainment besides the music was waving around glow sticks. While there’s nothing wrong with a classic concept, Elrow parties are the opposite of all of that, winning so many fans all over Europe that it...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:42pm

Philadelphia, The Hold Steady is your friend

When The Hold Steady – the toast of Brooklyn’s big, broad bar bands – hit Philly’s Union Transfer for a two-day stint (July 26-27), it won’t be the first or last time they’ve holed up here for an extended stay. Between countless Philadelphia Hold Steady...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:10am

Raphael Saadiq on working with Solange, Mary J. Blige and being a musical chameleon

When Raphael Saadiq plays Union Transfer on July 24 with pal and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a history lesson will unfold, of R&B modern and ancient, of the roots of hip hop, of Saadiq’s own career which commenced at the end of the sleek soul '80s and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:19pm

Ritchie Blackmore on his big night out

What’s left to do for an encore after you have spent one decade inventing a musical form (heavy metal with Deep Purple), then another 10 years-or-so refining it, making it louder and more artful (Rainbow with the late Ronnie James Dio)? If you’re British thunder god guitarist and epic...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:45am

Queens Jazz Orchestra turns 10, honors iconic longtime leader Jimmy Heath

Queens has a very storied history when it come to jazz, from the venues that celebrated the iconic genre to many of its greatest artists — like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few — calling it home. For decades, Flushing Town Hall has...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:47am

Here are the ways to listen to and download XXXTentacion music

As fans mourn the tragic death of XXXTentacion, his music has experienced a significant spike in sales and streaming on popular streaming and digital download platforms such as Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify. The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed in his car Monday after leaving a...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:33pm