The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosts the Philadelphia Auto Show, opening Friday night with a Black Tie Tailgate (to benefit CHOP) and running through February 8. Over 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars are arranged by category in the 650,000-square-foot display. This year’s featured vehicles include Aston Martins and Bentleys and some classics like a 1929 Dupont le Mans Speedster and a 1950 Allard J2. Continue reading →
Evalyn Parry’s Spin comes to the Painted Bride Art Center. It’s a one-woman show about the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world, Annie Londonderry, who accomplished her feat in 1894. Parry celebrates the bicycle as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change and moves from 19th century women’s emancipation through 21st century consumer culture, peeling away history to bolster her theme of liberation. Continue reading →
Visit Philly has a new promotional video intended to entice folks to visit our city. “I Am Philadelphia” starts out with a gorgeous bird’s eye view of the Art Museum and hits quickly with some of the best sites Philly has to offer. But the best part of the the video is the rock song underneath it all. Continue reading →
You probably didn’t know it, but at the last concert you attended you may have been standing next to a taper. Just ask Kris, a.k.a. Philataper, who has been documenting live gigs for over 20 years. Just a quick perusal of his Soundcloud page shows a treasure trove of local happenings: Strand of Oaks at Union Transfer, Hiss Golden Messenger at Johnny Brenda’s, Doug Paisley at Boot and Saddle.
Recording shows isn’t contained to only the jam band scene, where tapers have been found in designated areas at shows for decades with portable recorders, preamps and microphones on tall stands. True, it’s the only scene that often openly allows taping. In fact, that’s where it all started for Kris (who asks that his last name remain anonymous because of the nature of his hobby). Continue reading →
The Fleeting Ends, the three piece power pop and indie rock band featuring Matt Vantine (Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Matt Amadio (Drums, Vocals, Keys), and bassist Russell Langley have called it quits. Continue reading →
The Kimmel Center has a new twist on classical concert going. Cirque de la Symphonie on Saturday combines physical feats and music as the Philadelphia Orchestra accompanies jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists! Continue reading →
Year-End Mania is the Key’s survey of the things below the surface that made 2014 awesome. In this installment, Key contributor Chris Zakorchemny shares five colorful songs he heard this year.
These five electronic tracks are less about the pulse of a beat, and more how electronic music would look if it was a Frank Bowling painting.
Synesthesia is a medical term describing the activation of one sense coming from the activation of another sense. That could mean looking at a photo and perceiving an audible element to it, or the inverse. Some musicians who have synesthesia describe being able to visually organize the music they create, or distinguish the colors of melodies. Wassily Kandinsky famously created paintings that were representations of music.