RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

Last Friday, local Philadelphia rock band RFA hosted a record release show for their new album, Rfa. The four band members that make up RFA met in high school over a shared love of artists like Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and The Strokes. Flash forward six years, and the group is starting to sell out … Continue reading “RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party”

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

On the last day of the year 2000, a relatively unknown three-person rock band hailing from Brooklyn debuted a five-song EP with a picture of a girl wearing a necklace with big gold letters that spelled out “Master” on the front. It was the first recorded form of their sound that they put out for … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP”

Live Review: Screaming Females at Union Transfer

Live Review: Screaming Females at Union Transfer

In an age when artists rely more heavily on touring as a means of financial support, sometimes live performances are about audience engagement just as much as they are about the music itself. Sometimes it takes the form of a rock star jumping into the crowd, a pop star professing a speech of love for … Continue reading “Live Review: Screaming Females at Union Transfer”

Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap

Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap

Del Water Gap, a Brooklyn-based project led by singer-songwriter Holden Jaffe, released a new EP in 2017 called 1(646)9432672. With a unique sound that crosses acoustic and electric, city and country, Del Water Gap continues to attract those who crave poetic lyrics backed with steady rhythms that infect the mind for days to follow. The … Continue reading “Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap”

Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5

Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5

Screaming Females might be a small indie-label band from New Jersey, but they hold major influence in the evolution of modern punk. The lower voice of lead singer Marissa Paternoster is full of the same fighting power that fueled female punk-legend Patti Smith to fame. But maybe part of that power comes from the band’s … Continue reading “Show Preview: Screaming Females @ Union Transfer 4/5”

Albert Hammond Jr. @ First Unitarian Church 3/30

Albert Hammond Jr. @ First Unitarian Church 3/30

It was my first time going to the church. I followed the stairs down to a linoleum-tiled basement where it looked like bingo games or support group sessions might be held. But that night, it held a mass of underground rock fans in denim jackets, ripped jeans, and more than a few Strokes T-shirts. There … Continue reading “Albert Hammond Jr. @ First Unitarian Church 3/30”

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Bowie is an undeniable rock superstar. The man was a creative chameleon, whose many–faced influence still reverberates in music today. With an oeuvre as large as his, it’s inevitable that some of his work stands out over the rest – most often The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, sometimes leaving the … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie”