Drummer Will Calhoun
It’s Jazz Appreciation Month and to celebrate, Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITE) is Center is presenting an event called Science Of Jazz on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm at the Mandell Theater.
Featuring the jazz keyboardist Marc Cary and his Focus Trio, along with Grammy-Award winning rock and jazz drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour, Mick Jagger, Wayne Shorter), the event promises to uncover the science behind the music in a performance augmented with large-screen visuals and an interactive iPhone app illustrating the principles of frequency, harmony, and acoustics. The event, visuals, and app are being produced by the ExCITe Center and is one of dozens of jazz events being held throughout the city in April. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Continue reading
Last week Billboard premiered Motion City Soundtrack’s new track “Severance,” which will be on the group’s two-track 7″ vinyl, scheduled for release November 6th. This limited-edition 7″ is part of the group’s Making Moves 7″ series in partnership with Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records; the series has already featured artists like Brick + Mortar and The Skies Revolt. Motion City Soundtrack will be playing at Theatre of the Living Arts next Sunday, November 4th with I Was Totally Destroying It, Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now. Tickets for that show are available here. You can stream “Severance” here.
Philadelphia’s music scene doesn’t get up early enough for a morning roundup. While the rest of the world is sipping on their lattes and reading about international affairs, we’re nursing our hangovers and trying to shake the ringing out of our ears. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like to (eventually) stay informed. Snooze Alarm presents Philly’s most important local-music-related news, whenever the scene finally gets around to making it (and the rest of us are ready to read it).
Congrats – Drexel University Voted One of the Best Music Business Schools by Billboard! “Congrats to hometown Drexel University! They were voted as one of the best music business schools by Billboard. But we already knew that. Right!?! Kudos to the hard-working staff and students for making that happen! Cheers!” (The Deli)
High school marching band covers Major Lazer’s ‘Pon De Floor’ Way to go high school music education! Check out Eastland High School’s percussion squad covering Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor”. Good thing they didn’t do any daggering. (Phrequency)
Building The Wall “I don’t want to spoil the party, but at the end of each of Roger Waters’ three shows coming up this week at the Wells Fargo Center, that big old 36 foot Wall is going to come down. But the classic-rock edifice that Waters and Pink Floyd are a big part of and that continues to take up more than its fair share of pop cultural space? That isn’t taking a tumble anytime soon. ” (In The Mix)
Matt Costa Digs His Bowls “28-year-old California singer-songwriter Matt Costa drops by First Unitarian Church tonight on his tour in support of his new (and third, and excellent) LP Mobile Chateau…A decade ago, Costa was better known as one of the country’s most promising young skateboarders, but after shattering his leg at age 19 he subsequently turned to music, an even earlier love than skating. We talked to him a little while ago about his earliest music-making memories…” (Make Major Moves)
Dave Matthews Band played the Wells Fargo Center Saturday (setlist, videos) “Dave Matthews Band is currently on their last tour of the year, which happens to be their last until 2012 (SOURCE). The winter tour started last Tuesday in Buffalo, and after two more shows in upstate NY (Uniondale and Albany) the tour rolled into Philadelphia on Saturday for a show at the Wells Fargo Center.” (The Swollen Fox)