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Spalding’s springing Emily’s D+Evolution, her new persona

Who knew jazz darling Esperanza Spalding had a lil’ Sasha Fierce-esque persona bubbling up inside her all this time? Here she comes, playing TLA on Sunday.

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Order on the court: Tennis extends its victory streak

Husband-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley keep winning—at life, love and making quality music.

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Bow down, Philly: Grandmaster Flash spinning at Coda

Hip-hop music, its culture and all who revere or profit from it owe an indeterminable debt to the age-defying, Barbados-born Joseph Saddler.

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Real redefined: The return of Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt

Hip-hop used to be so much about the boast and the battle. This L.A. emcee is helping to define a modern-day hip-hop that celebrates new definitions of “realness.”

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Divers prep debut LP release - and announcement of new name

The Emily Zeitlyn-fronted rock quartet recently discovered there’s another band with that moniker. Saturday night, they’ll be rechristened.

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Clark and Nosaj Thing slate a two-man musical masterclass

Five reasons their set at Johnny Brenda’s Monday night is going to be a lesson in electronic excellence.

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Liz Longley’s a city girl with a country sound

The Downington native and Berklee grad’s new self-titled LP drops Tuesday, and she’s playing Ardmore Music Hall next Friday.

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Don’t worry, Chill Moody: You’re still a young man

The West Philly hip-hop prince is turning 30. And he’s feeling the pressure.

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The Grammy Award that matters: Best Album Notes

Some cats out there still pay attention to LP liner notes, and we love it—even if it is only to determine the best of the year’s bunch.

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A$AP Ferg is the Mob’s man of honor

It’s no secret: The talented fire-spitter playing Electric Factory this week is the next major MC out of Harlem’s hot A$AP Mob collective.

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