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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rick Astley at Electric Factory, Soraia at Milkboy, Erykah Badu at Boardwalk Hall and more…

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Rick Astley, circa 1987

Rick Astley rolls into town tonight for a show at the Electric Factory. The 80s popstar is touring in support of 50, his 2016 return to recording and first number-one album since the release of his 1987 debut. The Key’s Maureen Walsh previewed Astley’s visit earlier this week, highlighting a few songs she hope’s the “Never Gonna Give You Up” singer will play. Check that out here, pick up tickets here, and watch “Angels On My Side” from 50 below.

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Five songs that will take tomorrow’s Fleetwood Mac concert from awesome to amazing

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Fleetwood Mac plays the first of two sold-out Wells Fargo Center shows tomorrow

Tomorrow night, Fleetwood Mac comes to Philadelphia for its first of two sold-out shows at the Wells Fargo Center. While we cannot wait to witness Lindsey’s guitar acrobatics, Stevie’s poetry and twirls, and Mick and John’s dependable rhythm section, what has us really excited is that keyboardist/singer/songwriter Christine McVie is appearing with them in the area for the first time since 1997. We know they’ll play “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “So Afraid,” and I’m sure they’ll tell that story about a Welsh witch. But what else will the band treat us to? Here’s five choices that would make this Fleetwood Mac fan very happy. Continue reading →

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Phish announce fall tour, playing Atlantic City and Reading in October

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Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Phish have announced a much-anticipated fall tour spread over two weeks and seven cities in October.  Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman formed the band in 1983 at the University of Vermont and got their start playing frat houses and poorly-attended bar shows.  An impressive feat for any band, 30 years together for Phish is an extra special milestone – it’s the length of time The Grateful Dead performed together before Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995.  The rock/funk/blues band will play the Sovereign Center in Reading on October 29th followed by a three-day Halloween run at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on October 31 to November 2nd.  Tickets and information for the shows will be available here.  Watch Phish perform “Stash” at Merriweather Post Pavilion earlier this month below.