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”

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

From Harry Styles’ recent Fine Line to Lizzo’s breakout album Cuz I Love You, 2019 witnessed both mainstream artists redefining familiar sounds and newer talents entering the scene. Here are five releases this year you might have missed: 1. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary A continuing departure from their earliest sounds, What Chaos Is Imaginary creates a … Continue reading “5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year”

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

If sound were materialized, Touchstone would be the kind of music one keeps close to the chest, a precious knickknack from home we carve out a hidden space for, away from the world. A personal relic, the secrets buried underneath our beds. Unlike his previous album, Thumper, which spans over twelve songs, Molly Drag’s Touchstone … Continue reading “Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release”

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House

beyond love. i was on my way back from new york. the megabus was relatively empty. it was quiet enough.    july 2018. i wasn’t on talking terms with my best friend. i wasn’t on talking terms with my mom, too. so i directed my energy towards this one person. gave them my full attention.  … Continue reading “Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House”

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Kero Kero Bonito makes exceptional music for being alive. When you think about the experiences that musicians write songs specifically for, there’s not really that much variety. Lots of great songs out there about love, moping, and Christmas, but what about the rest of it? Kero Kero Bonito’s songs draw on these mundane quotidian occurrences … Continue reading “Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show”

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

The circumstances surrounding my attendance at the Methyl Ethel show were temporarily anxiety-inducing for someone as resistant to change as I am. After going to a show the previous Sunday and remaining behind on all of my responsibilities, I elected to pass on the Injury Reserve show that I had actually purchased tickets for, conveniently … Continue reading “Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here”

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

“Is this your first time seeing Pond?” another concertgoer asked my friend and me when she overheard us note the flute that had just been set up onstage alongside multiple guitars and synthesizers.  My own experience as a Pond listener has always been solitary. I’ve spent summers (plural) getting to know the expansive tapestry of … Continue reading “My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond”