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Indie scene mainstay Ryan Adams plays at the Pavilion on Sunday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ryan Adams

It may sound strange to call Ryan Adams a music veteran, but it’s been more than 20 years since his first release with the revered alt-country band Whiskeytown. Solo since 2000, the prolific North Carolina singer-songwriter continues to make an impression on critics and celebrity gossip columnists. Adams’ recently released self-titled album has been lauded […]

Improvisational folk rockers Up the Chain play The Garage on Tuesday. Photo: Caitlin McCann

ARTS Pick: Up the Chain

While Up the Chain has existed in various forms with a rotating cast of Philadelphia’s finest young hired guns since 2009, the one constant at the band’s core has been founder, frontman and lyricist Reed Kendall. And while the self-described purveyors of “neighbor rock” don’t offer explanation of the style, one can surmise that it […]