Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act

Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act

Last summer, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and the rest of Top Dawg Entertainment, embarked on what might have been the tour of the summer: The Championship Tour. However, a surprising absence from the lineup for the tour is featured in the videos, the young buck Isaiah Rashad. It is certainly artists like Kendrick, SZA, … Continue reading “Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act”

Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised

Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised

Phoebe Bridgers may be the hardest working musician of the past year, especially when it comes to collaborations. After spending last year putting out an EP with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker as boygenius, releasing a Christmas single with Jackson Browne, and otherwise touring with songs from her debut Stranger in the Alps, she now … Continue reading “Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised”

Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night

Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night

Even on a Wednesday, Still Woozy packed the house at Johnny Brenda’s. When I arrived just before the opener came on, the room felt rather empty. However, after another hour, the venue was totally filled. Those who came early enough were treated to Cehryl (pronounced Cheryl), who boldly performed entirely on her own. She played … Continue reading “Still Woozy Bring Vibrant Energy to Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday Night”

The Internet at the Fillmore

The Internet at the Fillmore

After a year of the group’s members pursuing individual projects, The Internet came together to release their newest LP, Hive Mind. On Thursday, November 29th, the R&B band brought the project to life in front of an energetic audience at the Fillmore. As a frequent rap concert-goer and relatively new listener of The Internet, I … Continue reading “The Internet at the Fillmore”

Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments

Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments

“It makes me chuckle when people call me Harmony, that’s always kinda funny to me.” Sofia Verbilla sits across from me in a café on Drexel’s campus, where she goes to school. Harmony Woods is the name of her indie emo project, for which she sings, writes songs, and plays rhythm guitar. Their first album, … Continue reading “Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments”

Soccer Mommy, Ratboys, & Harmony Woods at First Unitarian

Soccer Mommy, Ratboys, & Harmony Woods at First Unitarian

This Saturday, a sold-out crowd filtered in to the Church basement, where three killer bands belted out sets to warm the chilly audience. Soccer Mommy headlined, the Nashville-based project of Sophie Allison, backed by four musicians, giving them the biggest sound I’ve heard them at yet. With three guitars and the addition of keys, they … Continue reading “Soccer Mommy, Ratboys, & Harmony Woods at First Unitarian”

Toro y Moi at Union Transfer

Toro y Moi at Union Transfer

Electronic artist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and DJ Chaz Bear (also known as Toro y Moi) continued promoting his upcoming album Outer Peace at his Philly stop at Union Transfer on 11/13. Minnesota alternative R&B artist, Dizzy Fae, opened the night full of personality. With Alec Ness working the keyboard and drum machine, Fae gave a fun and quirky performance … Continue reading “Toro y Moi at Union Transfer”

Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse

Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse

Harrison Lipton had to stoop to fit into the basement he played in that night. Beneath the smoke line that separated the living room and the underground venue, the ceiling was decked in plastic vines Christmas lights, giving it a mystical garden vibe. That was where the Brooklyn-based singer serenaded the crowd with his wintry … Continue reading “Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse”