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”

HOMESHAKE Live Review

HOMESHAKE Live Review

On Sunday night, the line to enter Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church stretched around the block.  However, this was no midnight service.  Instead of leading inside the building, the line wound underground like a trail of ants following the irresistible promise of HOMESHAKE, the Canadian indie group led by Peter Sagar. During the opening act’s casual … Continue reading “HOMESHAKE Live Review”

Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory

Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory

Last Thursday night, February 15th, I dropped my statistics homework and went to an essentially un-underground rave at the Electric Factory. Camera in hand, I walked from the Septa stop at 8th and Market, through the rain into North Philly, and waited at will call for my tickets. People were filing into the already rattling … Continue reading “Ganja White Night’s Electric Experience at the Electric Factory”

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”

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Ceramic Animal, a band that started as a few brothers playing covers around the suburbs of Philadelphia, has big plans as they begin their run of shows leading up to an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX next month. Their debut album, The Cart, released in mid-2016, defines their distinct take on a well-loved pocket … Continue reading “Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17”

Artist Feature: Juice

Artist Feature: Juice

Part fortunate dorm assignments, part pre-freshman year Facebook conversations, and part pure luck brought the band Juice together at Boston College in 2014. We spoke with two members of Juice, guitarist Daniel Moss and violinist/vocalist Christian Rose, ahead of their show at Boot & Saddle on Thursday, February 15th, about the band’s music and their … Continue reading “Artist Feature: Juice”

Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro

Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro

Think back to your high school cafeteria. Picture the far corner where, behind a tray of Mashed Potatoes and Beige, one student always sat wearing outsized headphones and a look of practiced indifference.  Perhaps, like me, you always wondered what music allowed them to transcend grim reality and reach such a serene mind-state. In hindsight, … Continue reading “Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro”