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Chroma: A little something for everyone

Chroma is a breath of fresh air in today’s music scene. Whether the band stands formal and polished in kitsch suits and ties on stage at World Cafe Live, or lounging in their worn-in T-shirts and jeans in a more intimate setting at the University City Mediterranean restaurant Mokas, the band appeals to its audience with a something-for-everyone musical repertoire.…

Japanese rock finds its place in the states

When people think metal, they tend to picture bands like Metallica or Black Sabbath. Many bands have climbed to metal dominance over the years, but few have come out of the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan.…

O.A.R..: Proud to jam without the jelly

They are the one rock group most commonly mistaken for a jam band. But if you already knew that, then you’re probably too cool for them already. Tomorrow night, Of A Revolution, or better known as O.A.R.…

Fans make moe. happen

The “moe.ron” is a unique specimen – one that calls the open road and all of its diners and “World’s Largest” attractions home. Typically male, but sometimes female, it holds a certain fondness for the warmth of flannel shirts, enjoys sleeping outdoors and never turns down a hand-rolled cigarette or six-pack of something amber and cold.…

Return of the Ghost

Ghostface Killah, otherwise known as Wally Don or Tony Starks, visited North Philadelphia to promote his new album, “More Fish.” For his sixth solo album, Ghostface, formerly of the Wu-Tang Clan, opened up the mike to his whole crew, Theodore Unit.…

‘Social Scene’ breaks in with Indie rockers here

The Electric Factory hosted another indie rock band Thursday to appeal to the “underground music” scene of Philadelphia. This time they hosted the relatively well-known indie rock super group from Canada, Broken Social Scene.…

+44 won’t add up for fans

Think back several years when Limp Bizkit disbanded and left blink-182 as the hottest band to dislike. But before the fallout, fans sang to such sardonic songs as “What’s My Age Again?,” and “Dammit,” believing they were in on the joke.…

Age ain’t nothing but a number

He wouldn’t stop stepping on my feet. We were standing in the atrium of the Royal Horticultural Hall in Victoria, waiting in packed quarters for the ushers to open the doors to the Kristian Aadnevik Spring 2007 fashion show.…

Garth Brooks meets Jay-Z

Lucas Carpenter does what so many young musicians find themselves doing these days: He checks up on his MySpace account. “MySpace is a Godsend,” Carpenter said in a recent telephone interview.…