Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18

Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18

On a brisk New York City night, sheltered from the busy pedestrian and tourist traffic of Times Square in New York City, Animal Collective took a trip back to their roots and played a stripped-down version of their 2004 hallmark album, Sung Tongs, at the Town Hall. Animal Collective, which consists of Avey Tare (David … Continue reading “Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18”

Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage

Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage

Last Thursday in DC, 19-year-old powerhouse Clairo played a sold-out show at Union Stage. From the moment she kicked off her set with “B.O.M.D.,” she had the audience, comprised mainly of high schoolers, enthralled. Although this was only the second night of her first major headlining tour, Clairo, with her effortless style and playful sense … Continue reading “Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage”

Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd

Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd

On the surface, Snail Mail songs seem simple: they’re catchy and straightforward enough to feel familiar on first listen, and tend to follow well-trodden indie rock tropes. And, like many DIY acts to break out in the past few years, their music is centered around deeply personal lyrics backed by shimmering guitar lines. But there’s … Continue reading “Snail Mail Wows Philly Crowd”

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years have kept relatively quiet since they saw mass success with their single, “King.” Their debut album, Communion, charted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and the effort won the band multiple awards, most in their home country of the UK. Through 2016 and 2017, the synthpop trio toured around the … Continue reading “Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection”

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests

The Agenda Festival, part of the Agenda Trade Show, held its second annual show on June 30th in Long Beach, California, and threw a massive party with an impressive 15,000 people in attendance. While the Festival was centered around the expansive lineup, the hundreds of pop-up shops and brand installations, panels, and meet & greets … Continue reading “Agenda Festival Celebrates Second Birthday with 15,000 Guests”

Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre

Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre

Late on Friday night, tucked away in the heart of Hollywood, the Fonda Theatre was packed with fans of Magic Giant and their opening act, Young Rising Sons. After quietly taking a break during 2017 to recoup following three years of constant releases and touring, and the loss of their lead guitarist, Dylan Scott, Young … Continue reading “Young Rising Sons Rock The Fonda Theatre”

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”