What To See:
- Not Stromae, who cancelled his concert tonight (09.17) for no given reason.
- Keep it unbelievably classy this Sunday, September 20th or Monday September 21st (or both -- why don't ya try) at the Kimmel Center with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra as composer Conrad Tao premieres his concerto An Adjustment, a featuring mixture of traditional orchestral instruments and modern electronic sounds.
- Swing by Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on September 23rd to see A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator, with special appearances by Danny Brown and Vince Staples.
What to listen to:
- While you're sitting in front of ARCH checking people out, blast Lana del Rey's latest SABS-y release "Music To Watch Boys To".
- The indie band Beirut released album No No No (exactly describing how Street feels about our growing piles of unfinished work/homework). While staying true to their distinctive syncopated sound, this album, written after the lead singer was hospitalized and recovered from tour-induce stress, has a more reflective and centered energy (and we all need that)
- You favorite 2008 “Whatever You Like” rapper T.I. is back and full of surprises, unexpectedly releasing a EP this past week titled Da Nic’.
- Recently, former Outkast member Big Boi and indie group Phantogram dropped the first song of their upcoming EP, "Fell Into the Sun" featuring an impressive combination of synth instruments and rap. We can dig it.
What to talk about:
- In this week’s best moment of music television news Paul Simon, of Simon and Garfunkel and Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and posed as a spoof cover band and performed a rendition of Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard".
- There are rumblings of long-considered-inactive rap group OFWGKTA making an appearance at OFWGKTA member Tyler the Creator’s “Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.” Brace yourself for the masses OFWGKTA snapbacks that are about to make a comeback.