Mayday Parade at the Fillmore

Mayday Parade at the Fillmore

Exactly two years after I watched Mayday Parade headline The Foundry in Philadelphia, the band moved downstairs to its larger counterpart, The Fillmore, to transport the audience into Sunnyland, the backdrop of their newest record. 2018 marks Mayday Parade’s thirteenth year together as a band, and despite non-stop touring and six album releases through it … Continue reading “Mayday Parade at the Fillmore”

DREAMERS at Voltage Lounge

DREAMERS at Voltage Lounge

On a cold and rainy Tuesday evening, DREAMERS brought the heat to Philly’s Voltage Lounge. Following strong opening sets from morgxn and Weathers, the crowd eagerly anticipated DREAMERS’ set, managing to make the walls reverberate with their screams. While DREAMERS themselves are a fairly younger band, the audience ranged in age, with many of those in … Continue reading “DREAMERS at Voltage Lounge”

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”

Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean

Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean’s sophomore album, Twentytwo In Blue, released on Mom+Pop records, is a psychedelic reflection on the troubled politics of the last couple of years, and seeks to find strength through rebellion. The album moves from song to song like one looking through an old record collection, shifting in tone and sound with each track. … Continue reading “Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean”

Wild Child Album Preview: Expectations

Wild Child Album Preview: Expectations

Austin-based band Wild Child announced tour dates for their forthcoming album, Expectations. The group, led by Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson, are known for their unique and modern take on folk-rock. Their 2015 LP, Fools, featured songs like “Meadows” and “Reno” that undulated between soft acoustic sounds and louder percussion paired with distorted vocals. In a manner … Continue reading “Wild Child Album Preview: Expectations”