On Stage: We Were Promised Jetpacks flies into Underground Arts

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times We Were Promised Jetpacks We Were Promised Jetpacks, which is headlining a show on April 14 at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, http://undergroundarts.org), is a Scottish indie rock band featuring Adam Thompson (vocals, guitar), Sean Smith (bass), and Darren Lackie (drums). “The band started back in 2004 when we were in school,”...

On Stage: Common Kings push musical boundaries

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Common Kings When Sublime with Rome brings the tour supporting its brand-new album “Blessings” to the Mann Center (5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia. https://manncenter.org) on July 9, fans would do well to get there early enough to hear the opening act – Common Kings. Common Kings are a multi-cultural pop/rock band with vocals inspired by soul...