On Stage: Thumpasaurus makes Philly debut

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thumpasaurus Philly get ready — Thumpasaurus is on its first national tour and has a stop in Philadelphia planned for March 9. The genre-bending band from Southern California is bringing its “Book of Thump Tour” to the Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com).

On Stage: Othmer returns to where it all started

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Julia Othmer There are three major cities in Julia Othmer’s life – Kansas City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Kansas City is where she was born and raised. Philadelphia was where her career as a singer/songwriter/keyboardist came to life. Los Angeles has been her home for more than a decade. This week, Othmer is bringing her music back to where...