Dan DeLuca, Philly Inquirer

Dan DeLuca

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • Philly Inquirer
Past:
  • Philly.com
  • The Dallas Morning News

Recent articles by Dan:

Top pop songs for summer 2020: Here’s our Spotify playlist for the strangest year yet

From “Dreamsicle” and “Summer Love” to “Lockdown” and “I Can’t Breathe,” these are the songs that will remind your future self what 2020 felt like in the moment. → Read More

Jay-Z’s Made In America is cancelled for this year because of coronavirus pandemic

Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, said another reason behind the concert's postponement to 2021 is to focus support on organizations and individuals fighting for social justice. → Read More

Philly Folk Fest virtual lineup will go on for four days. Here’s who’s performing.

Tributes to John Prine and Gene Shay will be part of the program. Organizers have booked acts on three virtual stages and promise Zoom campsites, merch tents, and more. → Read More

Bob Dylan’s new ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ is his best in decades

'Rough and Rowdy Ways' is Bob Dylan's first album of new songs in eight years, and his best in much longer than that. → Read More

Run the Jewels aren’t acting their age, and that’s part of what makes the new ‘RTJ4′ so great

Phoebe Bridgers also knocks it out of the park with her sophomore effort, and likewise for Khemist's latest. → Read More

Naeem Juwan used to be known as Spank Rock. Now, he’s simply Naeem, and his new album gets personal.

"It just felt good to shed that brand of whatever Spank Rock means to people and present myself as myself," he says. → Read More

The Roots Picnic will go on as a virtual event, teaming with Michelle Obama

The show will be staged with Michelle Obama's voter registration organization When We All Vote. → Read More

Norah Jones is here to becalm you with an unhurried album that satisfies quietly

Mondo Cozmo's "New Medicine" and the sensational "Can’t Turn Me Around" from Dedicated Men of Zion are two other great picks in new music. → Read More

The Mann Center’s entire 2020 pop concert schedule is called off, including the Roots Picnic

The entirety of the Mann season has been cancelled, including the Roots Picnic, HoagieNation, and the highly anticipated August show with Wilco and Sleater-Kinney. → Read More

The Roots Picnic will not happen this summer

The Roots Picnic will not happen at the Mann Center on Aug. 1 as scheduled. → Read More

The Roots Picnic will not happen this summer

The Roots Picnic will not happen at the Mann Center on Aug. 1 as scheduled. → Read More

Meek Mill’s new protest song is a message from the ‘Otherside of America’

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's new protest song, released at the end of a week of historic protests across the nation, is called "Otherside Of America." → Read More

Meek Mill’s new protest song is a message from the ‘Otherside of America’

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's new protest song, released at the end of a week of historic protests across the nation, is called "Otherside Of America." → Read More

Record stores are set to reopen in Philly and Jersey. You’ll sanitize before you ‘dig.’

After three months of COVID-!9 shutdowns, record store patrons can start digging thought crates again as early as this weekend. → Read More

Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ returns her to the dance floor. But is anybody in the mood to dance?

Gaga's return to four-on-the-floor dance music is ill-timed, but it will be waiting when we're ready. Carly Rae Jepsen's new release is one perfect pop song after another. → Read More

Black Out Tuesday: Music industry will pause in solidarity with George Floyd protests

The music industry will halt operations on Tuesday in solidarity with protests. → Read More

Philly jazz legend Archie Shepp and his rapper nephew Raw Poetic have a new cross-generation project

Jazz legend Archie Shepp, 83 has recorded the new album, Ocean Bridges, with his nephew, Jason Moore, who guys by rap name Raw Poetic and who also grew up in Philly. The intergenerational interdisciplinary musical summit also features Washington, D.C., producer Damu the Fudgemunk. → Read More

New album from the 1975 takes a wild, trend-hopping ride through pop-stardom

Steve Earle and David Bromberg have top-notch new albums out, too. → Read More

Beyonce, Questlove, Scorpions, and the CIA.: Music podcasts for a long weekend’s binge

It's a good time to catch up on music podcasts. We have 10 great ones, including Patrick Radden Keefe's new pod about the C.I.A. and heavy metal, and an in-depth look at Beyonce's "Lemonade." → Read More

Charli XCX’s quarantine album is itching for the party to start. Perfume Genius gets rhythm.

Nashville-based singer-songwritier Gina Sicilia, out of Newtown, Bucks County, has a sparkling new album, too. → Read More