Fontaines D.C. are the new rock heroes that 2020 needs so desperately | Review

Phil Elverum of Microphones fame and country outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard also have noteworthy new albums.

Philly’s jazz cats are back on stage, live-streaming from an iconic, empty club

Chris’ Jazz Café is back after four months with a four-camera livestream, big names, and acrylic dividers on stage.

Philly’s jazz cats are back on stage, live-streaming from an iconic, empty club

Chris’ Jazz Café is back after four months with a four-camera livestream, big names, and acrylic dividers on stage.

Jeantrix is the Philly fashion brand with leather jackets featured in Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

In “Already,” Ghanaian rapper Shatta Wale stood next to Beyoncé in a black-and-white, hand-painted motorcycle jacket designed by the Philly-based fashion brand, Jeantrix.

Jeantrix is the Philly fashion brand with leather jackets featured in Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

In “Already,” Ghanaian rapper Shatta Wale stood next to Beyoncé in a black-and-white, hand-painted motorcycle jacket designed by the Philly-based fashion brand, Jeantrix.

Philly guitar hero Mike Polizze goes solo, with help from Kurt Vile

Mike Polizze of Philly’s Purling Hiss steps out solo with ‘Long Lost Solace Find,’ with Kurt Vile on trumpet, among other surprises.

Philly guitar hero Mike Polizze goes solo, with help from Kurt Vile

Mike Polizze of Philly’s Purling Hiss steps out solo with ‘Long Lost Solace Find,’ with Kurt Vile on trumpet, among other surprises.
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Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is beautiful, powerful, personal, and very, very, Beyoncé

Beyoncé's third visual album is a feature-length love song to Black pride. Philly's Tierra Whack is part of the all-star cast.

Malik Abdul-Basit, founding member of the Roots, has died

The rapper, who performed as Malik B., has died at age 47. He played a prominent role on the group’s early albums “Organix” and “Illadelphia Halflife” in the 1990s.

Joseph B. Jefferson, 77, who led Philly band Nat Turner Rebellion and wrote hits for the Spinners, has died

His songs for the Spinners were elegant, captivating Top 40 audiences in the 1970s and standing the test of time. He made much more confrontational music with Nat Turner Rebellion, with song titles like “Can’t Go On Living” and “Tribute To A Slave.”

Fleetwood Mac blues guitarist Peter Green dies at 73

Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, has died at 73.

‘We’re all hurting’: Stagehands, florists, ushers, and other events professionals rally at City Hall

The rally's organizers said more than half of Pennsylvania’s 584,000 events employees have lost their jobs, and many businesses are facing bankruptcy or closure.

Taylor Swift’s new album is a dazzling surprise

Taylor Swift surprised fans this week with the release of 'Folklore,' a new album recorded in quarantine. Who is William Bowery, her mystery songwriting partner?

The Philly recording artist Pink Sweat$ is on the cusp of greatness. Here’s how it started.

Philly-born Pink Sweat$ has a new EP, 'The Prelude.' He talked about his music and his Philly roots with Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca on "Inquirer Live at Lunch." Catch up with the interview here.

Live Nation concerts are coming soon to the Citizens Bank Park parking lot

Live Nation and the Phillies will be presenting a drive-in concert series with bands and comedians. Bring a mask, and you can even use the “continuously sanitized” portable bathrooms.

Live DJ set from empty Johnny Brenda’s, virtual Bassetts Ice Cream fest, the Mütter reopens, and more big fun this week

Comic-Con goes virtual. "Curse" premieres on Netflix. W. Kamau Bell takes on white supremacy on CNN.

Listen to Pop Smoke’s new album to hear what his death cut short | Review

New albums from My Morning Jacket and Willie Nelson are two more of July's big releases.

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Musicians hold vigil in memory of Elijah McClain

String musicians perform during a candlelight vigil and short concert in memory of Elijah McClain in Malcolm X Park July 15, 2020. McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist and violinist, died while being detained by police in Colorado last summer.

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