This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces


1955 – Chrysler introduces the world’s first in-car sound systems – record players, complete with an assortment of classical vinyl, mounted under the dashboard. The unit measures about four inches high and less than a foot wide. The seven inch discs spin at 16 2/3 rpm and require almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. The players are discontinued in 1961.

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Diana Ross delivers a boomer’s delight at The Mann

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For a little over an hour last night at The Mann, Diana Ross, the lead singer of The Supremes – one of Motown’s most celebrated groups – delivered a non-stop, high energy, whirlwind dose of her hits and some classic R&B covers. At 71, she’s still got a fantastic voice. With five costume changes, she looked absolutely dazzling in her glittery and feathery gowns, cooling herself off with color coordinated fans. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Woven In at Kung Fu Necktie, Diana Ross at The Mann, Darla at Ardmore Music Hall and more

Woven In | Photo  by Matthew Moyer
Woven In | Photo by Matthew Moyer | via

Philly’s Mariah Johnson makes moody, jagged lo-fi pop under the name Woven In, and tonight she’s on a gig upstairs at Fishtown’s Kung Fu Necktie. Earlier this year, Woven In released the Feel LP, which you can listen to below; get more information on tonight’s show with Coin Purse and Straw Hats at its Facebook event page. Continue reading →