Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Comprised of the husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis has been releasing full-length album since 2011, and, without ever losing their distinctive retro flair, the pair’s sound has only grown more refined. Though Tennis is scheduled to perform at Union Transfer in late April, amid recent events and other concert postponements, whether the … Continue reading “Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound”

Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn

Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn

Some bands are worth going the distance for; Glass Animals is one of those bands. Truthfully New York City isn’t actually all that far from Philadelphia, unless it’s a Wednesday and you’ve got a busy, class-filled Thursday—in that case it may not make too much sense. Still, I figured they would be worth it. GA’s … Continue reading “Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn”

Having Fun at the of Montreal Show

Having Fun at the of Montreal Show

The concept of fun is directly foregrounded on of Montreal’s new album and tour, and I am grateful for the increase in representation of this subject. Fun has had a disappointingly shallow exploration in philosophical thought. While Plato, Kant, Hegel, and the rest of them poured out their hearts for metaphysics and epistemology, they messed … Continue reading “Having Fun at the of Montreal Show”

A Conversation with Tierra Whack

A Conversation with Tierra Whack

“Philly, Philly, Philly, every chance I get, I’m always saying I’m from Philly.” In our short conversation with Tierra Whack (which almost didn’t happen due to our extreme social anxiety as we followed her from school to school), she couldn’t help but repeatedly mention her pride for Philadelphia. She recounted growing up with a love … Continue reading “A Conversation with Tierra Whack”

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Is there value in an aesthetics of the climate crisis? Understanding climate change as both intimately personal and impossibly impersonal, singing alternately from the perspectives of human, earth, and machine, Grime’s Miss Anthropocene, released on 2/21 with Canadian label 4AD, paints a picture of the apocalypse which is at once bleak, romantic, and, in the artist’s own … Continue reading “Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene”

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

With their 2018 hit “Prom Queen,” Chicago-based Beach Bunny captured countless of hearts with a stream of power-pop anthems. Lead singer Lili Trifilio’s voice is impressed with magnetism and verve, her lyrics full of heart and spirit — uniquely plucky and defiant, often sad yet always laced with a sense of vitality. On Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading “Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon”

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

“Y’all ain’t seen my downfall yet” True. Six years since Ratking took up the reigns of New York hip hop with So It Goes, Wiki is still rapping his ass off. Promoting his first album since leaving XL and going independent, he made his stop in Philly up in Fishtown at the cozy, yet spacious, … Continue reading “Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour”

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

by Callie Jones and Sharon Zea Rincon WE MOSHED TO THE JONAS BROTHERS. Just kidding. Last Thursday 100 gecs came into our small town of Philadelphia. It was truly an experience. 100 gecs is composed of Laura Les and Dylan Brady, who originate from St. Louis, Missouri and both have long, beautiful, blonde hair. However, … Continue reading “100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.”

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

There’s an almost sacred obligation for every media publication to quantize and compile their favorites at the end of every year, decade, or century. For the most part, it’s really a great convenience to have a resource to find when trying to become acquainted with music history, especially if you weren’t around or paying attention. … Continue reading “WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s”

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper

my mother once told me. that grandma made water out of rice. it tasted like a generation. i remember she said: “just right.” so quietly. it sounded unintentional. “엄마.” “yes?” “do you miss her?” she looked at me. put her hand on my forehead. and told me i had a fever. *** tired of being … Continue reading “Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper”