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”

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”

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”

Free Cake For Every Creature Release Single “around you” and Announce New Album “the bluest star”

Free Cake For Every Creature Release Single “around you” and Announce New Album “the bluest star”

Katie Bennett, who has been releasing music under the name Free Cake For Every Creature since 2012, released a lead single off her upcoming album “the bluest star” this past Thursday, and announced a tour for August, which will be coming through Everybody Hits 8/3. The single, “around you,” is inspired by Sarah Gerard’s essay … Continue reading “Free Cake For Every Creature Release Single “around you” and Announce New Album “the bluest star””

Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Kississippi’s 2015 album, We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed, is an introspective, dreamy EP that got Philly native Zoe Reynolds’ foot in the door, but her debut full-length album on SideOneDummy, Sunset Blush, is a step in a new direction. The album is an exploration of relationships, filled with the same vocals and guitar … Continue reading “Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi”

Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26

Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26

Old Maybe opened the night with a frantic, off-kilter set of rhythm-based songs, each no more than two minutes. They were hard to follow between their sharp twists and turns in tempo, and often confrontational vocals. Nina Ryser’s drums were unpredictable, making huge use of the relatively small space. It’s not hard to see the … Continue reading “Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26”

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Naked Giants debut album on New West Records, SLUFF, is a powerhouse rock record that delivers with every track. The Seattle-based trio, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello, and drummer Henry LaVallee, has been having a great year, performing with Ron Gallo on a split EP and touring with Car Seat Headrest. All … Continue reading “Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants”

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has been holding back. An icon of bedroom rock, their 2016 album Next Thing released to critical acclaim and made several year-end lists. Led by Greta Kline, their newest album explores not only new sounds, but also relationships, internal struggles, and existential dread — all while still making your hips sway. On Vessel, … Continue reading “Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos”