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The 50 greatest Philly pop songs

It’s a soulful summer soundtrack, spanning 1960 to 2015.

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If you haven’t heard these 10 Philly bands, you’re missing out

It’s a little daunting to compile this list—which is a great problem, because it means Philly is booming with banging bands.

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Philly’s Dell Music Center launches season with Patti LaBelle

Philadelphia’s “other” outdoor showcase boasts an amazing summer lineup—starting with Patti LaBelle.

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Low Cut Connie’s hot, sweaty rock & roll brings together young, old, straight & ‘gender-bendy’

Hi Honey’s endlessly danceable sound—truly timeless rather than retro—is sweaty, chaotic and cathartic.

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South Philly flower Carol Riddick sings the songs of Anita Baker

Riddick’s name has long been on the lips of local music tastemakers, but the beginnings of her wider success can be traced all the way back to 2003 when she appeared as a guest vocalist on Musiq Soulchild’s third LP, soulstar.

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Jazmine Sullivan’s new album turns reality-show ratchet into R&B magic

The Philly songstress is back after a four-year break — and better than ever.

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Lykke Li brings her potent explorations of love, loss to UT

The queen of pain experiences her most fruitful engagement as a musician on stage, she says, “every night with my band. They’re the ones that know me the best.”

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Philly singers Ali Wadsworth and Katie Frank on rocking while female

Why don’t female singers rock harder? Fueled by experience and a night of cocktails, badass frontwomen Ali Wadsworth and Katie Frank wish they knew.

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Brewerytown Beats & Hideaway Music ponder vinyl’s comeback

Ochester is part of a handful of entrepreneurs who’ve done what seemed impossible just 15 years ago: He’s making a living selling a commodity that was all but written off as old technology in the 1980s.

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Hip-hop promoter Yuie Muhammad schooled the U.N. on culture & color

Muhammad started Veteran Freshman in college, choosing a name that speaks to a notion he’s seen many times: artists who are huge in their hometown but who have no fans to speak of elsewhere.

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