Jay-Z Takes Over Wells Fargo Center

Jay-Z Takes Over Wells Fargo Center

It’s the year of the H.O.V.A! Jay-Z is bringing his North American tour to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center Friday, December 1st. Before the ‘4:44’ show hits our city, be sure to check out Jay-Z’s new Grammy-nominated album that has been receiving more than it’s fair share of positive reviews. This tour is the first of … Continue reading “Jay-Z Takes Over Wells Fargo Center”

The National @ The Kimmel Center, December 4: Preview

The National @ The Kimmel Center, December 4: Preview

Eighteen years into their career and still going strong, The National bring their international tour to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Monday, December 4. Sleep Well Beast, the band’s seventh studio album, was released on September 8. My first impression was that they’d loosened up a bit – it had seemed that each … Continue reading “The National @ The Kimmel Center, December 4: Preview”

Songs About Food: A Thanksgiving-Inspired Playlist

Songs About Food: A Thanksgiving-Inspired Playlist

Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating others, reminding people that you love them, and most importantly, gaining ten pounds from some of the best home-cooked food you’ve had in months. My dad always told me that no party is complete without the perfect background music. So, this year, I decided to create my own feast-worthy … Continue reading “Songs About Food: A Thanksgiving-Inspired Playlist”

Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review

Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review

I saw Slowdive (with Cherry Glazerr opening) at Union Transfer on Wednesday. It was an Experience™. I texted my friend Mackenzie (not her real name) throughout with my thoughts and feelings. Here are those thoughts and feelings. Matthew Eisenberg: Cherry Glazerr is frickin great, wow I loved the album but they’re so good live also … Continue reading “Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review”

Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

On November 10, Sleigh Bells duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller released the new seven-track album, Kid Kruschev. This 21-minute-long album comes a year after the 2016 release of Jessica Rabbit, and features a refreshed take on Sleigh Bells’ signature noise pop sound. The first track of the album, “Blue Trash Mattress Fire,” has already … Continue reading “Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev”

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Pale Waves have created quite a buzz since their debut single “There’s a Honey” was released in February. Signed to Dirty Hit Records, the Manchester band has since released two other singles – “Television Romance” and “New Year’s Eve” – supported labelmates The 1975 on a huge North American tour in the spring (which included … Continue reading “Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle”

Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Last Saturday, World Cafe Live hosted a show called The Beatles in Bossa Nova, a reimagination of classic 60’s pop by the Brazilian-focused husband and wife band, Minas.  The show opened to a venue crammed with extra chairs and excitement so tangible it took up any remaining elbow room.  The crowd, which channeled its excitement … Continue reading “Live Review: The Beatles In Bossa Nova”

Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer

Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer

An interesting artifact: an album that sounds like it was written 50 years ago.. that’s only a year old.   This is an exquisite pick-me-up album. When I first heard this album all the way through I was having a pretty terrible day: it was rainy, I was sick, and was totally swamped with work. … Continue reading “Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer”