Wavves & Beach Fossils at Union Transfer

Wavves & Beach Fossils at Union Transfer

On Thursday night, Wavves and Beach Fossils rocked Union Transfer. By the time I got there, the crowd was already large and buzzing. The band, fronted by Nathan Williams, played a mix of high energy and slower songs from their repertoire of surf rock. They genuinely seemed to have a great time performing and were … Continue reading “Wavves & Beach Fossils 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”

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”