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...

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,...

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,...

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...