One of our favorite music events in Philly this year was Budweiser’s Made in America Festival. If you missed it the first time around, check out our write-up and photos from the fall!
After two and a half years of no new music and a year-long hiatus from all social media, the Ed Sheeran drought has finally ended. On Friday, January 6th, Sheeran dropped two singles from his long-awaited new album, Divide (Sheeran fans will note that this follows his albums Plus and Multiply, so it would be … Continue reading “Ed Sheeran Drops New Singles”
An airy ambiance crafted by dim lights, muffled laughter and hints of cheap but decent beer greets me as I enter Boot & Saddle. Casually stationed in the back amongst friends, Briana “Hetepsa” Mills and Mark “Nu Ra” Cave embody serenity; any signs of nervousness concerning their show are either absent or hidden underneath the … Continue reading “Camp Candle @ Boot & Saddle (10/19)”
MUNA, a self-described “dark pop” band from LA, opened for Grouplove at The Fillmore last week. Members Katie Gavin (lead vocals), Naomi McPherson (guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals) make up the band, with a bassist and drummer who join them live. The three girls met at USC in college and have been recording their music in … Continue reading “Spotlight on MUNA”
Last week, WQHS got a chance to chat with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous. Thom and I talked about their new album Simple Forms, visual art, the challenges of streaming services for artists, and being a part of a band that is fronted by a female with an Asian background.
It’s neither entirely fair nor feasibly avoidable to compare American Football’s second LP to their seminal first. The two share an eponym, inviting the designation LP2 for the new release. Their covers are, more or less, the same: a wide photograph of a house with a lit-up window, the band title with the same layout.
At 10:20 PM, a hush of anticipation fell over the crowd. Flume would be on any minute, his setup of geometric rods arranged in cubic patterns hanging over the stage and a single desk equipped with laptops and cords tilted towards the audience.
Denis Jašarević, the man behind Gramatik, blends jazz, hip hop, and EDM to create his own unique style. Epigram, his latest album, was released this past March, free with a special catch: to download the 10-track album, you need to create your own cover art on Gramatik’s website. Like all of Gramatik’s discography, the album … Continue reading “A Look at Gramatik”
Rey Pila is a Mexican rock band making waves in the US rock scene. After a tour with Brandon Flowers of The Killers, opening for The Strokes tonight at the iconic Capitol Theatre, and headlining a special Cult Records show tomorrow night, Rey Pila is just warming up. With a new album in the works … Continue reading “Interview with Diego Solórzano of Rey Pila”