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By Michael A. Gonzales | photos by Kyle Cassidy

Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories

The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2014 | Comments: 3

Mix together heartfelt rock ballads, OCD, unicorns and Twitter, and you've got singer-songwriter Jordan White

Meet the ambitious musician from the suburbs who's built an online audience 200,000 strong.

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Posted Jan. 29, 2014 | Comments: 15

This vs. That: Which Philadelphia music act do you prefer?

Do you go old-school or new? Check out the choices of these random artists and local music lovers.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2013 | Comments: 0

PW's Music Issue 2013

Concerts in the Park; Ardmore Music Hall, 20 Feet From Stardom; tryouts at the Apollo and more!

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Posted Aug. 14, 2013 | Comments: 0

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Jessica Lea Mayfield is coming to Johnny Brenda’s next week
By Bill Chenevert

In what’s turned out to be one of the most exciting revelations of 2014, female alt-country’s love affair with dark and heavy rock has morphed into a seemingly triumphant genre, pulling together some of the freshest talent in the game. Jessica Lea Mayfield rounds out a very fine trilogy of young women who have all [...]