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”

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

The Agenda Festival, part of the Agenda Trade Show, held its second annual show on June 30th in Long Beach, California, and threw a massive party with an impressive 15,000 people in attendance. While the Festival was centered around the expansive lineup, the hundreds of pop-up shops and brand installations, panels, and meet & greets … Continue reading “Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests”

Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live

Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live

It’s difficult these days to escape the reach of the creative juggernaut known as Dessa. Maybe you’ve heard of her from her work with the Twin cities-based rap collective Doomtree, or her just as extensive solo career, or her contribution to the massively successful The Hamilton Mixtape, or her work with “Welcome to Night Vale” … Continue reading “Dessa Brings “Chime” to World Cafe Live”

Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour

Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour

The final cross-country run of the iconic Vans Warped Tour kicked off in Pomona on Thursday, June 21st. On a sweltering summer day, fans young and old came out to support their favorite bands, and continue a longstanding tradition of their summer. With artists ranging from State Champs, to 3OH!3, to We The Kings, the … Continue reading “Pomona Bids Farewell to Vans Warped Tour”

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”

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”

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”