The title says it all: Bob Dylan. Tower Theater. Not one, but two glorious nights. November just got a whole lot better. The legendary singer-songwriter and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate will be bringing his iconic classics to life on November 11th and 12th as part of a just-announced national tour.
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“We wrote this new song, “Houston,” because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that’s kind of what we think of when we go to Texas. So if you’ll bear with us, this is a new song and we’ll never play this again.” -Chris Martin
After canceling a concert in Houston due to hurricane Harvey, Coldplay dedicated a new song to storm victims while performing in Miami. Continue reading →
“I don’t think it’s hyperbole to talk about Dylan as an artist who’s on the same level as Pablo Picasso or William Shakespeare. He’s really an epic poet of America, and any singer can find such an incredible wealth and richness in his material, not just me.”- Joan Osborne re: Bob Dylan in Rolling Stone
Joan Osborne will be heading out on tour this fall, singing the songs of Bob Dylan as she releases a new album. Find out more & check out some of her covers. Continue reading →
1923 – A fourteen-year-old clarinet player named Benny Goodman lands his first professional gig, playing for a cruise ship operating on Lake Michigan near Chicago.
“RIP Sam Shepard. Ride on, genius.” – Marc Maron
Noted actor, musician and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard has died of ALS at the age of 73. His impressive creative legacy includes making music with some Rock & Roll legends. Continue reading →
1960 – Roy Orbison reaches #2 on the US singles chart with “Only the Lonely,” his first hit. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
1964 – The Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US.
Day Three of the Firefly Music Festival brought out superstar performances from Bob Dylan, Chance The Rapper, and The Weeknd, but it also brought out some of Philly’s finest including Mondo Cozmo, Chill Moody, Hardwork Movement, Vita and the Woolf, and a DJ set from the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. Some great sets by Bishop Briggs, Sunflower Bean, and Kesha. Continue reading →
“When I received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature.” -Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has recorded a 4,000-word long lecture and has delivered it to the Swedish Academy this week, which officially awarded him the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature and the $922,000 prize. Continue reading →