Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Beginning as the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Harrison Nantz, Weller has come a long way, recruiting drummer Jeremy Berkin on their most recent tour to form a duo. They also signed to Tiny Engines, and are re-releasing their self-titled debut, produced by Modern Baseball and Slaughter Beach, Dog’s Jake Ewald. Ewald’s influence shows on Weller, … Continue reading “Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut”

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”

Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA

Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA

Beginning their North American tour after the release of Magic Gone this past week, Petal brought wonderfully inclusive, empowering pop with a lot of heart to their first of two sold-out shows at PhilaMOCA. Perfectly balanced in terms of sound throughout the night, and playing a tight set, they curated a set of songs from … Continue reading “Petal and Camp Cope Kick Off Their Summer Tour with an Uplifting (and Surprisingly Educational) Night at PhilaMOCA”

A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a a ticket to the sold-out King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard show at Union Transfer last week, you messed up. This psychedelic act from Melbourne, Australia is the embodiment of epic in every sense of the word, in their music, their performance, and their being. … Continue reading “A Return to Psychedelic Power: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Union Transfer”

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27

This Wednesday, June 27th, Dessa will be performing at World Café Live Upstairs, with Monakr opening. She’s a highly active creative force, not only putting out her album Chime and going on a world tour, but also contributing to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape, covering The Mountain Goats’ “Balance” for the podcast I Only … Continue reading “Show Preview: Dessa @ World Cafe Live Upstairs 6/27”

Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30

Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30

On Saturday, June 30, Brooklyn-based folk artist Nate Baker will be playing a free happy hour set from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn in Germantown. Growing up and going to school in Indianapolis, Baker spent time during his college years with the late singer-songwriter Jason Molina, and learning guitar from his parents’ songbooks for … Continue reading “Nate Baker to Play the Mermaid Inn on 6/30”

Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits

Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits

Last Thursday night, Cold Fronts made a return to their hometown for a tour stop with California-based Mt. Eddy and Australian duo Hockey Dad. Though Hockey Dad is the tour’s headliner, each band gave a performance worthy of being the main act. Playing in the middle of the lineup, Cold Fronts fed off the energy … Continue reading “Cold Fronts Bring the Heat to Everybody Hits”

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

When I first started listening to 5 Seconds of Summer in 2012, they only had 2 EPs out (Somewhere New and Unplugged), and about 12,000 Twitter followers. I fell in love with their cover of “Jasey Rae” by All Time Low, and fell down the fangirl spiral pretty quickly. The baby-faced 16-18 year-olds were soon … Continue reading “Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer”