On Stage: Sibling-powered Lawrence comes to The Met

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Lawrence Usually, mid-week is a slow time for live music – especially Wednesday nights. But that isn’t so this week – not this Wednesday. The area music calendar has several great shows in a variety of genres – indie-pop, blues and pop-rock on Wednesday. Years ago, a much older generation had George and Gracie – comedians George Burns and Gracie...

On Stage: Monterey Jazz Fest On Tour comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour Some of this weekend’s featured concerts in the area cover a variety of musical styles including all-star jazz, modern blues, singer-songwriter, and alt-country/experimental. Six of the most talented new artists on the jazz scene are now on the road together as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. The tour, which...

On Stage: Selwyn Birchwood, a blues star in the making

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Selwyn Birchwood It may be a mid-week evening, but August 21 has several shows on its calendar that will get audiences out of their seats and dancing in the aisles – Selwyn Birchwood in Sellersville and Water Street in Philadelphia. Birchwood will bring his scorching blues sound to the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com)...

On Stage (Bonus): Get your mid-week music jam on

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Selwyn Birchwood Frequently, mid-week can be a slow time for live music. Such is not the case this week at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) which has a high-powered blues act on Tuesday evening and a top-flight blues/rockabilly show on Wednesday. A few weeks ago, Selwyn Birchwood released his new album...