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”

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”

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”

Ceramic Animal @ World Café Live

Ceramic Animal @ World Café Live

Those who braved the rain and came out to see Ceramic Animal’s Philly show last Saturday were slowly energized by the band’s two opening acts, Sixteen Jackies and Dr Danny. The atmospheric rock of Sixteen Jackies prepares the audience members for the slow, psychedelic influences of Ceramic Animal’s sound, and Dr Danny brings them back … Continue reading “Ceramic Animal @ World Café Live”

Tyler the Creator @ Liacouras Center 2/15

Tyler the Creator @ Liacouras Center 2/15

On February 15th, Tyler the Creator brought the Flower Boy Tour to a packed Liacouras Center, with opener Vince Staples. In between his set, which included fan favorites “IFHY,” “Who Dat Boy,” and “See You Again,” he told the story of his Philly native manager celebrating the Eagles win, and responded to the crowd’s cries … Continue reading “Tyler the Creator @ Liacouras Center 2/15”

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”