HOMESHAKE Live Review

HOMESHAKE Live Review

On Sunday night, the line to enter Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church stretched around the block.  However, this was no midnight service.  Instead of leading inside the building, the line wound underground like a trail of ants following the irresistible promise of HOMESHAKE, the Canadian indie group led by Peter Sagar. During the opening act’s casual … Continue reading “HOMESHAKE Live Review”

Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory

Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory

Last Thursday night, February 15th, I dropped my statistics homework and went to an essentially un-underground rave at the Electric Factory. Camera in hand, I walked from the Septa stop at 8th and Market, through the rain into North Philly, and waited at will call for my tickets. People were filing into the already rattling … Continue reading “Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory”

ZZ Ward Brings Down the House at the TLA

ZZ Ward Brings Down the House at the TLA

ZZ Ward’s “The Storm” tour made its way to Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living Arts this past Tuesday with openers Billy Raffoul and Black Pistol Fire. The singer’s sultry, soulful voice captivated the crowd and not a single patron left without wanting to hear more. Playing fan favorites “Put the Gun Down” off her first … Continue reading “ZZ Ward Brings Down the House at the TLA”

Ganga White Night to Headline at Electric Factory on 2/15

Ganga White Night to Headline at Electric Factory on 2/15

Coming to the Electric Factory on February 15th is a unique techno-bass group from Belgium: Ganja White Night. Comprised of Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul and Charlie “Erwan” Dodson, the duo is on a United States tour promoting their latest 2018 release, The Origins, an album as eclectic as their name. They self-describe their sound as Wobble music … Continue reading “Ganga White Night to Headline at Electric Factory on 2/15”

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Impeccable rockers Dream Wife from Brighton, UK made their way to Elsewhere in Brooklyn last week for a sweaty show hosted by DIY Magazine. Their self-titled album is out now, featuring standout tracks “Somebody”, “Fire”, “Let’s Make Out”, and “F.U.U.”. Check it out for a healthy dose of art-rock powered by electric guitars, flirty vocals, … Continue reading “Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn”

Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review

Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review

I saw Slowdive (with Cherry Glazerr opening) at Union Transfer on Wednesday. It was an Experience™. I texted my friend Mackenzie (not her real name) throughout with my thoughts and feelings. Here are those thoughts and feelings. Matthew Eisenberg: Cherry Glazerr is frickin great, wow I loved the album but they’re so good live also … Continue reading “Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review”

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Pale Waves have created quite a buzz since their debut single “There’s a Honey” was released in February. Signed to Dirty Hit Records, the Manchester band has since released two other singles – “Television Romance” and “New Year’s Eve” – supported labelmates The 1975 on a huge North American tour in the spring (which included … Continue reading “Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle”

Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Last Saturday, World Cafe Live hosted a show called The Beatles in Bossa Nova, a reimagination of classic 60’s pop by the Brazilian-focused husband and wife band, Minas.  The show opened to a venue crammed with extra chairs and excitement so tangible it took up any remaining elbow room.  The crowd, which channeled its excitement … Continue reading “Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova”