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Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:26:42 GMT


Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Nick Thorburn as Islands, Sahba Motallebi, Terry Allen rereleases, Elizabeth Cook, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Islands. Canadian indie rocker Nick Thorburn is so prolific it's hard to keep up. He came to prominence in the mid-00's with Unicorns and has too many side projects to count. As Islands, he's put out two albums this year, Taste and Should I Remain Here, at Sea?, and has reached his largest audience by composing music for the NPR podcast Serial. Sunday at Arden Gild Hall.

Hail, hail Chuck Berry, still putting out new music at 90
Last week, Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday, and announced "Chuck," a new album to be released in 2017 that will be his first since "Rock It" in 1979.

Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees With Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Milk Carton Kids and Nancy & Beth, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., $39.50-$69.50, 215-893-1999,

Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: 'Marvel's Luke Cage,', Adia Victoria, Teenage Fanclub, Larry Magid and the ladies of KING
'Marvel's Luke Cage.' The superhero-in-a-hoodie series, - a sartorial tribute to Trayvon Martin, according to star Mike Colter - offers a rich musical experience, with performances from Raphael Saadiq and Charles Bradley. The music is produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The first episode alone had tunes by Ol' Dirty Bastard, Nirvana, and Coleman Hawkins. Streaming on Netflix.

Talking all that jazz with WRTI legend Bob Perkins
Broadcast institution Bob Perkins will be inducted into the Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame on Wednesday as part of the all-jazz class of 2016.

Screening of Robert Mugge's 1980 documentary about the late interstellar jazz bandleader from Germantown. Part of the Music of the Great Migration series. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Anderson Hall's outdoor mezzanine, Temple University. The Sun Ra Arkestra plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 31.

Sigur Ros: 'An alternate universe populated by fairies and woodland sprites'
'There are only two kinds of music: Good, and the other kind," Duke Ellington is said to have said. (The quote has also been attributed to Richard Wagner.)

Solange Knowles and Drive-by Truckers: Making music about race in an election year
Fall is the season for cultural seriousness, so it’s no surprise that musicians like Drive-By Truckers and Solange are timing statements on the State of the Nation to the election deadline.

Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Ramblin' Jack Elliott DJ Shadow, Robert Glasper, La Santa Cecilia, Descendents
Ramblin' Jack Elliott. The octogenarian cowboy singer born Elliot Adnopoz - who learned directly from Woody Guthrie so Bob Dylan could learn from him - is on a rare East Coast tour that brings him to West Philly. Sunday at Calvary Arts Center.

The 25-year-old former child prodigy and Alison Krauss protege, who became the first female mandolin player of the year winner at the International Bluegrass Music Awards last month, is doing two shows Friday at the Tin Angel, the sadly soon-to-be-gone Old City listening room.