illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA

illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA

If I were a member of a certain secret organization infiltrating the worlds’ government, I would consider hiring illuminati hotties as a house band. First, they came dressed for the job: bandleader Sarah Tudzin sported a white jumpsuit straight out of an OK GO music video, the back displaying the red pyramid also featured on … Continue reading “illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA”

The Growlers at Union Transfer

The Growlers at Union Transfer

Opening the night for the Growlers’ stop in Union Transfer this September was Surfbort, a punk foursome led by female screamer Dani Miller. Immediately amping up the crowd’s energy, their short set sent fans into a sweaty moshpit. Overflowing with anti-establishment attitudes and a shredding guitar power, Surfbort primed the stage with an aggressive excitement … Continue reading “The Growlers at Union Transfer”

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Last Thursday, Blood Orange, the stage name of Dev Hynes, entranced the audience at The Fillmore. Playing a mix of songs from his new release, Negro Swan, and hits from his older albums, Blood Orange created an aura of otherworldliness. Despite the variety in his music, the show felt cohesive: the atmosphere was simultaneously ethereal and … Continue reading “Blood Orange at the Fillmore”

The Reworking of “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.”: A Forgotten Mistake

The Reworking of “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.”: A Forgotten Mistake

In 1964, you might have been surprised to hear that the teenage folk duo Tom and Jerry were still making music together, under the new name of Simon and Garfunkel. In all likelihood, however, you wouldn’t have heard of them for another two years, when their first big hit under their new name reached the … Continue reading “The Reworking of “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.”: A Forgotten Mistake”

Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer

Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer

I floated into the venue to find a roomful of glitter-faced people, shimmering in the soft glow of the wooden chandeliers. Feeling friendlier than usual, I engaged in stream-of-consciousness conversations that added to the buzz of random thoughts that fill the space between sets, while a projection of a purple globe spun on the backdrop … Continue reading “Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer”

A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest

A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest

The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival will take place next weekend (September 27-30), at Johnny Brenda’s, World Café Live, and Milkboy. The annual four-day festival offers the best of local music today, from acts of all different genres and levels of fame. This year offers everything from hard punk to smooth jazz, with the headliners … Continue reading “A Preview of This Weekend’s Philly Music Fest”

The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week

The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week

The Los Angeles band The Growlers will be at Union Transfer this Thursday, September 20. This genre-blending group is part surf rock, garage rock, folk, country, and experimental psychedelia. But the meanderings of their sound are always anchored by lead singer Brooks Nielsen’s distinctively nasal vocals. This summer, they released their seventh album, Casual Acquaintances, … Continue reading “The Growlers Beach Goth Tour is Coming to Philadelphia this Week”