Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift”

Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift”

Nestled between the Velvet Underground’s impressive debut The Velvet Underground & Nico and their eponymous third album The Velvet Underground is the comparably overlooked LP, White Light/White Heat. Running just over 40 minutes in length, this 6-track album is the last of the group’s work with John Cale, a masterful multi-instrumentalist and founding member of … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift””

[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14

[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14

Philadelphia-based punk band Beach Slang is making a return to their hometown with a show at Underground Arts on July 14 – only this time, they’ll be coming home as Quiet Slang. The new moniker is part of front man James Alex’s project to return to the acoustic roots of their characteristically rock sound. He’s … Continue reading “[Postponed] Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) to Perform on 7/14”

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”