Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean, the idiosyncratic grammy-winning singer-songwriter, may be the most mysterious enigma in the contemporary music scene. After the success of Ocean’s major label debut channel ORANGE, the next four years were spent relatively quiet. Within 2 days in 2016; Ocean dropped the visual album Endless, fulfilling his recording contract with record label giant Def … Continue reading “Frank Ocean Announces New Album”

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”

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”

Hopeful Melancholy in QTY’s “New Beginnings”

Hopeful Melancholy in QTY’s “New Beginnings”

Ever since their debut single “Rodeo” came out in October of last year, QTY have been constantly proving that they are here to lead the revival of classic rock and roll. The New York City duo crafts high-energy and addictive songs – jaw-dropping guitar riffs and fantastic honest lyrics are their trademark, and leave a … Continue reading “Hopeful Melancholy in QTY’s “New Beginnings””