All posts by Sophie Burkholder

Wild Child Album Preview: Expectations

Austin-based band Wild Child announced tour dates for their forthcoming album, Expectations. The group, led by Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson, are known for their unique and modern take on folk-rock. Their 2015 LP, Fools, featured songs like “Meadows” and “Reno” that undulated between soft acoustic sounds and louder percussion paired with distorted vocals. In a manner ...

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 ...

Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

On November 10, Sleigh Bells duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller released the new seven-track album, Kid Kruschev. This 21-minute-long album comes a year after the 2016 release of Jessica Rabbit, and features a refreshed take on Sleigh Bells’ signature noise pop sound. The first track of the album, “Blue Trash Mattress Fire,” has already ...

Live Review: tUnE-yArDs at Boot & Saddle

On Monday, tUnE-yArDs played at Boot and Saddle, a cozy Western-themed bar in South Philly, with opening act Miss Eaves on a tour preceding the release of their forthcoming album, I can feel you creep into my private life. Billed as a tour in which the group would be “returning to their club roots for ...

Interview with Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion of Cults

Last week, we interviewed Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion to discuss Offering, the latest offering from their band Cults. The two perform at Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday, October 14 in a show that will demonstrate their musical transition from the 2010 hit single “Go Outside” to the more spiritual sound of Offering. Throughout the interview, ...

Broken Social Scene at the Fillmore

On Tuesday, Broken Social Scene played the Fillmore with opening act Frightened Rabbit on the Hug of Thunder tour. After a strong performance of bass-heavy Scottish rock, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchison, threw his guitar pick into the crowd, starting the audience interaction that would highlight the night. The members of Broken Social ...

Broken Social Scene Coming to The Fillmore 10/3

On Tuesday, October 3, Broken Social Scene will be at the Fillmore on tour for their latest album Hug of Thunder. This is their first new music after a 7-year hiatus, and features performances by all 15 of the original band members, including Feist, Kevin Drew, and Emily Haines. Hug of Thunder rumbles with distorted guitar chords and ...

Album Review: Hitchhiker

Being a classic rock fan, I sometimes have these nostalgic pity parties for myself, as we all do every now and then, where I think about how sad it is that a lot of the artists I love will never have any more new material, or if they do, it’s often evolved from its previous ...