Live Review – Kelela at Coda (11/15)

Although you may recognize her name from a few notable features, like those on Gorillaz’s Humanz and Solange’s A Seat at the Table, Kelela is certainly making her name as a solo performer. On Wednesday, she played a sold out show at Coda in support of her debut album, Take Me Apart. The opening act, ...

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Pale Waves have created quite a buzz since their debut single “There’s a Honey” was released in February. Signed to Dirty Hit Records, the Manchester band has since released two other singles - “Television Romance” and “New Year’s Eve” - supported labelmates The 1975 on a huge North American tour in the spring (which included ...

Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Last Saturday, World Cafe Live hosted a show called The Beatles in Bossa Nova, a reimagination of classic 60’s pop by the Brazilian-focused husband and wife band, Minas.  The show opened to a venue crammed with extra chairs and excitement so tangible it took up any remaining elbow room.  The crowd, which channeled its excitement ...

Live Review: tUnE-yArDs at Boot & Saddle

On Monday, tUnE-yArDs played at Boot and Saddle, a cozy Western-themed bar in South Philly, with opening act Miss Eaves on a tour preceding the release of their forthcoming album, I can feel you creep into my private life. Billed as a tour in which the group would be “returning to their club roots for ...

Hopeful Melancholy in QTY’s “New Beginnings”

Ever since their debut single “Rodeo” came out in October of last year, QTY have been constantly proving that they are here to lead the revival of classic rock and roll. The New York City duo crafts high-energy and addictive songs - jaw-dropping guitar riffs and fantastic honest lyrics are their trademark, and leave a ...

Rihanna Dropping Bars in N.E.R.D’s

Finally, the wait for new N.E.R.D is over and now we have the funk-rap group to thank for Rihanna’s new fire bars on the song "Lemon". The group has not released any new music since 2010 and their new album, No_One Ever Really Dies, still does not have a release date. But fan’s should rest ...

Live Preview: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

After hearing the story of Minas, Philadelphia’s established Bossa Nova band, it’s hard not to believe in fate.  At the band’s core are Orlando Haddad and Patricia King Haddad, couple whose musical and romantic partnership spans over forty years and reads like the blueprint of a fairytale.   At first glance, it’s surprising that the ...

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

This Monday, garage-rockers White Reaper are playing the Foundry, upstairs at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, sees the band evolving beyond their basement-sized sound into something ready for a bigger stage. WQHS chatted with lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito in advance of their performance. The following ...

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