Music

New Kids on the Block star Danny Wood and Jessie Chris talk new anti-bullying anthem

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Danny Wood. Not only is the New Kids on the Block star preparing to embark on a massive tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group's hit record "Hangin' Tough," but he also recently dropped a new single, "Bodyguard," a duet featuring the talents of...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:33pm

3 questions with rising music star Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine is ready for the spotlight. The Berklee College of Music alum has been taking over the charts with is breakout hit “Drew Barrymore” and is poised for a big 2019. Not only has Vine been hitting the road for a nearly sold-out tour, but he’s also preparing to drop another single, plus...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:59am

Will Maroon 5 actually play a SpongeBob Super Bowl tribute?

The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl for the third straight year, much to the jubilation and annoyance of fans and detractors alike. Ignoring the politics of the NFL for a moment, however, a recent Twitter tease by this year's halftime show performers, the band Maroon 5, has fans of...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:26pm

How did James Ingram die?

James Ingram, a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has passed away at the age of 66. Ingram was a massive success in the 1980s winning two Grammys within five years for his performance of One Hundred Ways and Yah Mo B There. Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen announced the news on Twitter and...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:45am

Jawn until dawn at the Radio 104.5 Winter Jawn

Philly's favorite local alternative rock radio station Radio 104.5 hosts an annual Winter Jawn concert featuring some of the biggest names in the alternative genre. Every year the concert seems to get bigger and bigger with more hype, coverage and anticipation. This year promises to meet the...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:36pm

Taylor Goldsmith on 10 years with Dawes, how Mandy Moore marriage changed his views on songwriting

Staying put doesn’t come easy to Taylor Goldsmith. Over the past 10 years, his band Dawes have worked tirelessly to carve a unique space for themselves, mixing a unique blend of classic Laurel Canyon '70s-style Americana with Goldsmith’s keen and insightful wordplay. In the past...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:49pm

See 'Beauty and the Beast' on stage and other things to do this weekend inPhilly

Theatre Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Thursday through Feb. 21 Academy of Music 240 S Broad St. From $26.50, Kimmelcenter.org This Broadway musical is a delight, telling the classic story of a beautiful peasant named Belle and a young prince cursed to take the form of a...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:25pm

The Spice Girls reunite, but with a new Scary Spice

David Beckham's 40th birthday bash in Morocco also served as an impromptu reunion for the Spice Girls — well, most of them, at least. Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham marked the occasion with a Twitter photo from Marrakech featuring herself, Geri "Ginger Spice" Haliwell...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

Jodi Arias song by South Philly rapper has a music video now

Remember the South Philly rapper named Lefty (Kareem Williams) who released a song defending Jodi Arias called “Jodi Ann Arias?” Well the song now has a music video, and a handwritten note praising it from Jodi Arias herself. RELATED:Jodi Arias rap? Yep! It's from a former South...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:41am

Jessica 6’s Nomi Ruiz: ‘I want to reach women living in the shadows’

Blending R&B with disco isn’t something typically seen on the music charts, but then again, Jessica 6 frontwoman Nomi Ruiz has always done the unexpected. After leaving Hercules and Love Affair and forming Jessica 6 in 2011, the Brooklyn-based artist started getting attention in both...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:03pm

Steve Gunn on paying respects to your influences, the Misfits included

You could say that musician Steve Gunn is still keeping the flame burning as one of Americana’s last true outsider journeymen. Over 10 years, Gunn has built up a rich catalog of beautiful folk songs that touch on the delicacies of everyday life with adventurous guitar playing that places him...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:24pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

There's a lot of awesome events happening around town this weekend - if you're brave enough to handle the snowy weather. From concerts to trivia nights, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend Things to do in Boston this weekend:...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:53pm

Everyone wants to tell Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez how to conditionhis hair

Claudio Sanchez is a Park Slope dad. He calls us from his couch at home in Brooklyn, where his son Atlas Hendrix is asleep on his lap. The 37-year-old Coheed and Cambria frontman and his son (a bit over a year old now) just returned home from a trip to the play gym, with a week to spare before...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 1:41am

What the hell is the Baby Shark song and why is it going viral?

It’s so catchy! Those infernal “doo doo doo doo doo doo’s” remain engraved in our brains. The song is No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It accumulated over 20.8 million streams according to Nielsen music, in addition to its unbelievable 2.1 billion views on YouTube. How...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:48pm

Everything you need to know about Coachella 2019

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival turns 20 this year, and fans can expect quite the festivities for the big anniversary. Once again, organizers have put together an amazing lineup of acts, topped off by the one and only Ariana Grande. Here's everything you need to know about...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:59pm

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 5:58pm

Stevie Nicks: 1st woman inducted twice to Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced next year's inductees this morning, and it was a massive win for Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. She, along with six others, will make up the Rock Hall of Fame 2019 class honored for their musical influence and success. Nicks was inducted with...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:04am

'Rickonaissance': Rick Springfield talks The Snake King, California wildfire and four decades of music

Rick Springfield has been a household name for over 40 years, and the singer, songwriter, actor, author and performer shows no signs of slowing down. Springfield's latest project, The Snake King, is his 19th studio album and is set to be released worldwide in January. Philadelphians will get to...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 1:10pm

Julian Frampton talks Roy Orbison hologram tour

Roy Orbison made a huge impact on music in his time, specifically rock and roll. He was known for his powerful voice, passionate performances and emotional lyrics that resonated with audiences around the world. Orbison who was nicknamed the Caruso of Rock still has a large fan base in the US even...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:07pm

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