Single Review: “Medication” by Nick Murphy

Nick Murphy’s new single, “Medication,” opens with a series of heavy instrumentals that sound as if they were designed to accompany a slow-motion action movie scene, complete with billowing mushroom cloud and rugged action hero wiping ash from his brow.  It’s a startling opening, especially coming from an artist who, under his previous name of ...

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later ...

Interview with Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion of Cults

Last week, we interviewed Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion to discuss Offering, the latest offering from their band Cults. The two perform at Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday, October 14 in a show that will demonstrate their musical transition from the 2010 hit single “Go Outside” to the more spiritual sound of Offering. Throughout the interview, ...

Death By Unga Bunga at Underground Arts

Punk rockers Death By Unga Bunga from Norway came through Underground Arts in Philly last month. Supporting Stiff Little Fingers, DBUB has been touring the US for all of September, making their way from California to New York. DBUB have a great sound for a live show, where the energy of an underground punk show ...

Mike’s Picks – Naked All The Time

A down-tempo, synth driven LP takes you back to a time you’ve never lived through.   This LP is a soulful mix between vaporwave and 80’s synthpop. At times it’s wistful and a bit moody, but one of the best things about it is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s like Sports constructed ...

INTERVIEW: Molly Rankin from Alvvays

A few weeks back, Toronto dream pop band Alvvays dropped Antisocialites, their highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut. In addition to being one of the best albums of the year, the album marks a bit of an evolution in the band’s sound. Their debut, a beautiful collection of dreamy lo-fi pop songs, was ...

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Performing at the Tower Theatre, November 3rd, 2017

This November 3rd, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile will be performing at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby accompanied by Jen Cloher, as part of their North American Tour. Philadelphia-native Kurt Vile and Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett are releasing their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice on October 13th, on Matador Records. Two singles from the highly ...

Broken Social Scene at the Fillmore

On Tuesday, Broken Social Scene played the Fillmore with opening act Frightened Rabbit on the Hug of Thunder tour. After a strong performance of bass-heavy Scottish rock, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchison, threw his guitar pick into the crowd, starting the audience interaction that would highlight the night. The members of Broken Social ...

Single Review: Over Everything

After Courtney Barnett’s smashing success with her 2015 debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, a record where her clear voice, endearing Australian accent and clever turns of phrase made her an immediate music festival and all-around indie darling, what more natural next move than to join forces with a ...

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