Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd

Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd

On the surface, Snail Mail songs seem simple: they’re catchy and straightforward enough to feel familiar on first listen, and tend to follow well-trodden indie rock tropes. And, like many DIY acts to break out in the past few years, their music is centered around deeply personal lyrics backed by shimmering guitar lines. But there’s … Continue reading “Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd”

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years have kept relatively quiet since they saw mass success with their single, “King.” Their debut album, Communion, charted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and the effort won the band multiple awards, most in their home country of the UK. Through 2016 and 2017, the synthpop trio toured around the … Continue reading “Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection”

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

The Agenda Festival, part of the Agenda Trade Show, held its second annual show on June 30th in Long Beach, California, and threw a massive party with an impressive 15,000 people in attendance. While the Festival was centered around the expansive lineup, the hundreds of pop-up shops and brand installations, panels, and meet & greets … Continue reading “Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests”

Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre

Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre

Late on Friday night, tucked away in the heart of Hollywood, the Fonda Theatre was packed with fans of Magic Giant and their opening act, Young Rising Sons. After quietly taking a break during 2017 to recoup following three years of constant releases and touring, and the loss of their lead guitarist, Dylan Scott, Young … Continue reading “Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre”

Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Beginning as the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Harrison Nantz, Weller has come a long way, recruiting drummer Jeremy Berkin on their most recent tour to form a duo. They also signed to Tiny Engines, and are re-releasing their self-titled debut, produced by Modern Baseball and Slaughter Beach, Dog’s Jake Ewald. Ewald’s influence shows on Weller, … Continue reading “Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut”

Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live

Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live

It’s difficult these days to escape the reach of the creative juggernaut known as Dessa. Maybe you’ve heard of her from her work with the Twin cities-based rap collective Doomtree, or her just as extensive solo career, or her contribution to the massively successful The Hamilton Mixtape, or her work with “Welcome to Night Vale” … Continue reading “Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live”

Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour

Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour

The final cross-country run of the iconic Vans Warped Tour kicked off in Pomona on Thursday, June 21st. On a sweltering summer day, fans young and old came out to support their favorite bands, and continue a longstanding tradition of their summer. With artists ranging from State Champs, to 3OH!3, to We The Kings, the … Continue reading “Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour”

Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA

Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA

Beginning their North American tour after the release of Magic Gone this past week, Petal brought wonderfully inclusive, empowering pop with a lot of heart to their first of two sold-out shows at PhilaMOCA. Perfectly balanced in terms of sound throughout the night, and playing a tight set, they curated a set of songs from … Continue reading “Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA”

A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a a ticket to the sold-out King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard show at Union Transfer last week, you messed up. This psychedelic act from Melbourne, Australia is the embodiment of epic in every sense of the word, in their music, their performance, and their being. … Continue reading “A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer”

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

This Wednesday, June 27th, Dessa will be performing at World Café Live Upstairs, with Monakr opening. She’s a highly active creative force, not only putting out her album Chime and going on a world tour, but also contributing to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape, covering The Mountain Goats’ “Balance” for the podcast I Only … Continue reading “Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27”