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  • Accordion: Not just for polkas anymore, say fans

    Accordion: Not just for polkas anymore, say fans
    Blame it on Lawrence Welk. If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week. Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
  • Fans Petition for 'Weird Al' to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Fans of parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic have started a campaign for the musician to play the Super Bowl. A petition on change.org started by Ed Ball asks the NFL to select Yankovic as headliner for the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. In his description,...
  • Reviews of new pop music releases

    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC "Mandatory Fun" (RCA, 2 1/2 stars) An accordion-playing song parodist? Not a formula for career longevity. But here's "Weird Al" Yankovic, 35 years after his recording debut, bigger and brassier than ever. Weird Al hasn't changed his...
  • A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

    When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I'll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence ("Heart of Glass," indeed). But the...
  • Word Crimes

     
    I like to think that I could have been another Weird Al Yankovic if life had turned out a little differently. I've been writing song parodies since I was a kid, when I used them to make fun of my......
  • Weird Al Yankovic fears conspiracies in his new Lorde parody, 'Foil'

    Weird Al Yankovic fears conspiracies in his new Lorde parody, 'Foil'
    Weird Al Yankovic is not only winning the Internet this week, he's doing so in Germany-vs-Brazil like fashion. As part of the rollout to his new masterpiece "Mandatory Fun," the king of music parodies has been unveiling a video per day, and so far he...
  • Emo Philips is still ... Emo

    Emo Philips is still ... Emo
    It may surprise those who remember Emo Philips from his white-hot 1980s days to learn that Downers Grove's favorite son is still performing stand-up comedy and, at 56, still doing it the same way: as a sort of querulous, bowl-cut man-child squeaking out...
  • TICKET BOX: Motley Crue at Sands, Dylan at Stabler, Macy Gray at Musikfest Cafe and Lee Brice at Penn's Peak among new shows listed

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Motley Crue at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bob Dylan at Stabler Arena, Macy Gray at Musikfest Café and Lee Brice at Penn’s Peak are among more than 75......
  • CHOC Follies raising serious money

    CHOC Follies raising serious money
    There are a few plays John Vaughan will probably never direct for Children's Hospital of Orange County's annual fundraiser. Something like "Waiting for Godot," for example, unless he found a way to write Godot into the script, plus 60 or 70 other...
  • Album review: Lou Reed and Metallica, 'Lulu'

    Album review: Lou Reed and Metallica, 'Lulu'
    1 star (out of 4) Lou Reed and Metallica are not only two of the more exalted names in music – pioneers of punk and thrash metal, respectively – they’re among the most perverse. Though “Lulu” (Warner Bros.), their first...
  • Album review: The Cleverlys' 'The Cleverlys'

     
    What’s not to love about a group that staunchly believes the Top 40 would be vastly improved with the application of banjo and mandolin plucking, fiddle sawing and backwoods harmonizing? Guitarist and frontman Digger Cleverly, a.k.a. comedian-...
  • Chris Hardwick: The 'Nerdist' will inherit the Earth

     
    Chris Hardwick is creator and host of the popular “Nerdist Podcast.” He’s aiming for an increasingly broad audience, however, with a copious array of new projects, including his new book “The Nerdist Way.” Already the host of...