Coldplay is headlining the first of two nights at Wells Fargo Center tonight in support of their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, along with openers Robyn and Wolf Gang. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $46.50 to $96.50 and can be purchased here. Check out the video for Coldplay’s “Princess of China” featuring Rihanna off of their recent album.
The West Philadelphia Orchestra is hosting a reprise of their infamous Balkan Dance Parties in honor of the release of their CD, The West Philadelphia Orchestra: Live at Tritone. The 21+ event at Underground Arts starts at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover at the door. Listen to a track off the new album below.
Let’s face it: 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).
Scissor Sisters in Concert at World Cafe Live Couldn’t get out of work to see Scissor Sisters’ “Friday at Noon” performance at World Cafe Live last week? NPR has the entire set available for your listening pleasure. “Formed in 2001, Scissor Sisters may well be the last band standing from the New York electroclash scene that blew up in 2004. That year, the group’s B-side ‘Comfortably Numb,’ a cover of the Pink Floyd track, become a worldwide hit and pushed vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Baby Daddy and guitarist Del Marquis to the top of pop’s A-list.’” (NPR)
The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: The Lawsuits “Bucks County’s The Lawsuits are just coming on to the Philly music scene, and we think that they will blend in quite nicely with the rich, ever-growing folk scene that seems to constantly inspire others to join it. XPN meet guitarist/vocalist Brian Strousse, bassist Brendan Cunningham, vocalist Vanessa Winters and drummer Josh Friedman. They are The Lawsuits. You will like them. Here is more about them.” (The Deli)
Girl Plays a Harp on a SEPTA Train “I know we’ve all been witness to copious amounts of SEPTA fail in our lives as Philadelphians, but sometimes, just sometimes something magical happens in our generally unpleasant mass transit experience. I was coming home from covering Inochicon where I was recording the Reni Mimura concert on the 570 R5 Landsdale/Doylestown Regional Rail, and a girl got on the train… with a harp.” (Geekadelphia)
Paste Magazine takes a look at Ticketology, the brand-new blog brought to you by Ticketmaster (boo! hiss!) for the sole purpose of explaining why the online ticket service slams its customers with so many ridiculous fees and charges. As Paste’s Bonnie Stiernberg points out, “The first post kicks off with the following nugget: ‘We get it – you don’t like service fees. You don’t like them mostly because you don’t understand what the heck they are for.’” Sounds like Ticketmaster doesn’t get it after all: We don’t give a good god damn what all the extra charges are for—we just don’t want to shell out an additional $23 in convenience and delivery fees on top of the $195 ticket cost to see Aerosmith perform at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. (Then again, we don’t really want to see Aerosmith in the first place…)
The Deli talks to Terrible Things’ Fred Mascherino about the band’s self-titled debut—a concept album inspired by the fires that devastated the steel-mill town of Coatesville, where he grew up. (The record-release show is Friday, August 27, at First Unitarian Church.)