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90’s alt-rock supertour coming to The Fillmore with Jane’s Addiction, Dinosaur Jr., and Living Colour

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90’s nostalgia has been in full swing recently. Most bands who made it big during that time period have become their own version of “classic rock” and each been celebrating their own milestones and anniversaries. 90’s alternative rock icons Jane’s Addiction have just announced a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 2nd LP Ritual de lo Habitual, and they will be bringing the party to The Fillmore in July.

The “Sterling Spoon Tour” leads up to the band’s performance at Lollapalooza this summer, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary. Jane’s Addiction headlined the first Lolla (frontman Perry Farrell founded the festival) so history will be repeating itself. The band will be joined on this tour by fellow 90’s rock luminaries and 90s-era Lollapalooza vets Dinosaur Jr. and Living Colour. Continue reading →

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What Are YOU Doing New Year’s Eve?

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With 2012 wrapping to a close, there aren’t many more questions that have to be answered this year. One that you should definitely think about, though, is which concert you will be attending on New Year’s Eve. The two-night stand at Johnny Brenda’s from Philly’s The War on Drugs is sold out as of this morning, but we’ve got a round-up of what else is going on. So now all you have to worry about is how many friends will be begging to tag along! Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jane’s Addiction w/ Die Antwoord at the Mann, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band w/ T.J. Kong & the Atomic Bomb at Rittenhouse Square and Dom Flemons at World Cafe Live

Legendary alt-rockers Jane’s Addiction are bringing their Theatre of the Escapists Tour to Philly tonight for a show at the Mann Center in support of their latest album, The Great Escape Artist. The show also features the up-and-coming weirdo South African rave-rap duo, Die Antwoord who will make for an interesting show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $55 and can be purchased here.

If you’re looking for some free live entertainment, look no further than the Rittenhouse Square Concerts in the Park Series. Tonight’s show starts at 7 p.m. and features performance by Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band and TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb for a night of Americana and blues music. Below, listen to TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb’s track “Maximilian,” which is available for free download here. You can also check out the band’s Key Studio Session from Oct. of 2010.

Dom Flemons, multi-instrumentalist of the Grammy-winning old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, along with acoutsic blues guitarist Boo Hanks, will be playing the upstairs stage at World Cafe Live tonight. The pair recently put out the collaborative country-and-blues-influenced album, Buffalo Junction, named for Hanks’ hometown. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here for $12. Listen to the duo perform “Move to the Outskirts of Town” in the player below.