illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA

illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA

If I were a member of a certain secret organization infiltrating the worlds’ government, I would consider hiring illuminati hotties as a house band. First, they came dressed for the job: bandleader Sarah Tudzin sported a white jumpsuit straight out of an OK GO music video, the back displaying the red pyramid also featured on … Continue reading “illuminati hotties at PhilaMOCA”

The Growlers at Union Transfer

The Growlers at Union Transfer

Opening the night for the Growlers’ stop in Union Transfer this September was Surfbort, a punk foursome led by female screamer Dani Miller. Immediately amping up the crowd’s energy, their short set sent fans into a sweaty moshpit. Overflowing with anti-establishment attitudes and a shredding guitar power, Surfbort primed the stage with an aggressive excitement … Continue reading “The Growlers at Union Transfer”

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Last Thursday, Blood Orange, the stage name of Dev Hynes, entranced the audience at The Fillmore. Playing a mix of songs from his new release, Negro Swan, and hits from his older albums, Blood Orange created an aura of otherworldliness. Despite the variety in his music, the show felt cohesive: the atmosphere was simultaneously ethereal and … Continue reading “Blood Orange at the Fillmore”

Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer

Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer

I floated into the venue to find a roomful of glitter-faced people, shimmering in the soft glow of the wooden chandeliers. Feeling friendlier than usual, I engaged in stream-of-consciousness conversations that added to the buzz of random thoughts that fill the space between sets, while a projection of a purple globe spun on the backdrop … Continue reading “Superorganism Brings their Psychedelic Pop to Union Transfer”

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

On Monday night in Washington DC, Rex Orange County mesmerized a sold-out crowd at U-Street Music Hall. Despite an afternoon of heavy rain, when I arrived at the venue shortly after doors opened, the line snaked around the block. If the fact that his entire US tour sold out in mere minutes was not proof … Continue reading “Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC”

Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd

Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd

Even though it was late on a Wednesday night, 1,500 people packed into a sold-out Belasco Theater for the culmination of the “Better with You” U.S. tour, excited for a headlining set from former teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney. While fans eagerly awaited a glimpse at their first crush, PUBLIC, an indie-pop band from Cincinnati, delivered … Continue reading “Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd”