Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn

Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn

Some bands are worth going the distance for; Glass Animals is one of those bands. Truthfully New York City isn’t actually all that far from Philadelphia, unless it’s a Wednesday and you’ve got a busy, class-filled Thursday—in that case it may not make too much sense. Still, I figured they would be worth it. GA’s … Continue reading “Embracing Glass Animals in Brooklyn”

Having Fun at the of Montreal Show

Having Fun at the of Montreal Show

The concept of fun is directly foregrounded on of Montreal’s new album and tour, and I am grateful for the increase in representation of this subject. Fun has had a disappointingly shallow exploration in philosophical thought. While Plato, Kant, Hegel, and the rest of them poured out their hearts for metaphysics and epistemology, they messed … Continue reading “Having Fun at the of Montreal Show”

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

“Y’all ain’t seen my downfall yet” True. Six years since Ratking took up the reigns of New York hip hop with So It Goes, Wiki is still rapping his ass off. Promoting his first album since leaving XL and going independent, he made his stop in Philly up in Fishtown at the cozy, yet spacious, … Continue reading “Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour”

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

by Callie Jones and Sharon Zea Rincon WE MOSHED TO THE JONAS BROTHERS. Just kidding. Last Thursday 100 gecs came into our small town of Philadelphia. It was truly an experience. 100 gecs is composed of Laura Les and Dylan Brady, who originate from St. Louis, Missouri and both have long, beautiful, blonde hair. However, … Continue reading “100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.”

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Kero Kero Bonito makes exceptional music for being alive. When you think about the experiences that musicians write songs specifically for, there’s not really that much variety. Lots of great songs out there about love, moping, and Christmas, but what about the rest of it? Kero Kero Bonito’s songs draw on these mundane quotidian occurrences … Continue reading “Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show”

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

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”

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

“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”

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Each semester, I pick a new coffee shop to work, hangout, and (of course) caffeinate in.  This semester, Green Line Café on 44th and Locust became my go-to spot. I love it not only for its potent cold brew, but also its cozy, homey vibe that reminds me of doing work at the kitchen table. … Continue reading “Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe”