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5 items by Jonathan Valania

  • Vampire Weekend, John Legend Heat Up Roots Picnic

    Vampire Weekend, John Legend Heat Up Roots Picnic | ARTICLE

    The Roots' annual Picnic festival is always a reliable smorgasbord of international talents. Saturday's third annual event at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia brought a heavy set from the Clipse, Senegal's horn-stocked Baja and the Dry Eye...

    June 7, 2010 11:16 AM ET
  • Motley Crue Bring "Dr. Feelgood," Classic Hits to Crue Fest 2 Launch

    Motley Crue Bring "Dr. Feelgood," Classic Hits to Crue Fest 2 Launch | ARTICLE

    Mötley Crüe gave a loud-and-lewd commentary on health care reform in Camden, New Jersey, Sunday night when they kicked off the opening night of Crüe Fest 2 with a start-to-finish run through Dr. Feelgood to mark the...

    July 20, 2009 8:14 AM ET
  • The Roots Steal the Show From Black Keys, Public Enemy at Picnic

    The Roots Steal the Show From Black Keys, Public Enemy at Picnic | ARTICLE

    When it comes to the Roots — currently in-residence as the house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and arguably the greatest live hip-hop act on the planet — you must always expect the unexpected. So...

    June 8, 2009 8:19 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Inspires Voters With Passionate Acoustic Set at Philadelphia Rally

    Bruce Springsteen Inspires Voters With Passionate Acoustic Set at Philadelphia Rally | ARTICLE

    On Saturday, Bruce Springsteen kicked off three days of Vote For Change concerts on behalf of Barack Obama with a powerful acoustic set that drew estimated 50,000 to the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Cutting a distinctly...

    October 6, 2008 8:40 AM ET
  • David Byrne Revives His Dancing Days at Opening Show of Eno Tour

    David Byrne Revives His Dancing Days at Opening Show of Eno Tour | ARTICLE

    No doubt drawing on lessons learned from his collaboration with choreographer Twyla Tharp, David Byrne took his sold-out show Zoellner Arts Center in Bethelehem, PA, and created a show that used his various collaborations with producer Brian...

    September 17, 2008 12:06 PM ET
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