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Philadelphia International Records is about to celebrate its 50th with reissues galore

Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff announced Monday that 2021 will be marked by re-issues, radio shows, and a celebration of the Sound of Philly.

The talented Morgan Wallen’s new double album is overstuffed with radio-ready cliche | Review

The Sleaford Mods new "Spare Ribs" is a electro-punk delight, full of working-class rage. Rhye's latest, "Home," shows that minimalism can be lush and seductive.

Low Cut Connie is headlining an inauguration party

Adam Weiner and the Philly band will headline Biden's Home State Inauguration Event on Wednesday afternoon. Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw and his band are also on the virtual bill.

From ‘Soul’ to ‘Lovers Rock’ to ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ celebrating the new Black music movies

There's been a welcome explosion this winter of dramatic films that put vintage Black music front and center.

Album reviews: Barry Gibb gives Bee Gees classics a country makeover

The Avalanches and Zephaniah Ohora also have new releases of note.

The Biden-Harris inauguration show will feature Jon Bon Jovi and Willingboro’s Ant Clemons

This rising star out of South Jersey is part of an impressive list of talent for a 90-minute TV special next Wednesday night.

Philly rock band RFA just released a fabulous album. But are they even a band anymore?

Is this the swan song for one of Philadelphia brightest young bands?

Album reviews: Steve Earle’s tribute to his son Justin, ‘McCartney III’ and Margo Price

Earle's album brim's with love and reconciliation. McCartney just wants to have fun. Price brings down the house at live at the Ryman.

Have a merry little Philly-band Christmas. All your favorite acts have new holiday songs.

Forty-four Philadelphia artists joined for an album that benefits indie venues, and Adam Weiner will release a Christmas cut Wednesday. They're highlights of the year's holiday tunes.

The best albums of 2020, from Sault and Swift to Lil Uzi Vert and Springsteen

And on the country and roots music side of things, riches from Shemekia Copeland, Steve Earle, Dan Montgomery, Heidi Newfield, and more.