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”
“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”
“Cry Everything” is Adam Bainbridge’s first release as Kindness since their 2014 album, Otherness. For an artist as devoted to collaborations as Bainbridge, this apparent absence can be misleading. In the time since Otherness, they have contributed to Solange’s A Seat at the Table, as well as Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan. This … Continue reading “Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything””
Last spring, I attempted to start a recurring feature that used my tendency to play single songs on repeat for good and intentionally listen to more new releases. It lasted for a few months, but old habits die hard. I couldn’t keep up with the releases. There were just too many: too many I wasn’t … Continue reading “Nour’s January Round-Up”
Almost exactly one month after her first Philly stop, Mitski brought her Be the Cowboy show back to another sold out Union Transfer crowd. That first show was conveniently also the first of the tour’s North American leg, and with just a string of New York shows scheduled for the rest of 2018, Mitski’s two … Continue reading “Mitski at Union Transfer”
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On paper, one of my worst music-listening habits is my tendency to play the same thing on repeat for days a time. I get clocked for it by observant friends who follow my Spotify and anyone who might ask what I’ve been listening to lately. In my defense, when a song or an album is … Continue reading “March Round-Up”
Arlie was born in Nashville. While making music on his own at Vanderbilt College, singer and guitarist Nate Banks met Carson Lystad (guitar), Jason Antwi (bass/vocals), and Adam Lochemes (drums). Since the band’s formation, they’ve been busy in the Nashville area, while featured spots on Spotify-curated playlists grew their presence online. We spoke to Nate … Continue reading “A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie”
Ceramic Animal, a band that started as a few brothers playing covers around the suburbs of Philadelphia, has big plans as they begin their run of shows leading up to an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX next month. Their debut album, The Cart, released in mid-2016, defines their distinct take on a well-loved pocket … Continue reading “Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17”