A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a a ticket to the sold-out King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard show at Union Transfer last week, you messed up. This psychedelic act from Melbourne, Australia is the embodiment of epic in every sense of the word, in their music, their performance, and their being. … Continue reading “A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer”

Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits

Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits

Last Thursday night, Cold Fronts made a return to their hometown for a tour stop with California-based Mt. Eddy and Australian duo Hockey Dad. Though Hockey Dad is the tour’s headliner, each band gave a performance worthy of being the main act. Playing in the middle of the lineup, Cold Fronts fed off the energy … Continue reading “Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits”

Varsity, Jelani Sei, and Boosegumps at PhilaMOCA

Varsity, Jelani Sei, and Boosegumps at PhilaMOCA

It was a sweaty Tuesday night with a orange purple sunset fading in the sky above the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art. Varsity, Jelani Sei, and Boosegumps rocked what was both an intimate and lively concert at a venue in the historic Finney and Sons building, where tombstones used to be showcased for mausoleums. Each … Continue reading “Varsity, Jelani Sei, and Boosegumps at PhilaMOCA”

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”