SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

The last of four singles released in anticipation of Dirty Projectors’ self-titled album, “Cool Your Heart” is an upbeat earworm of a song in an album largely about heartbreak. Dawn Richards joins Dave Longstreth for the sweet, light-hearted track, which also boasts writing creds from Solange. While this retains the distinctive qualities of a Dirty ...

Preview: Student Grooves pt. II (2/25)

Tomorrow, February 25th, SPEC Jazz & Grooves, SPEC Art Collective, and WQHS Radio are collaborating to bring you the second part of their Student Grooves show. Starting at 1:30PM, there will be live sets from Penn students, along with a variety of products being sold by different vendors. We learned more about a few of the people ...

Introducing: Dom McAllister

Take jazz-infused beats a la GriZ, silky smooth R&B vocals, and a dose of lyrical optimism and you’ll get Dom McAllister. This young rising star from London has released two tracks- the optimistic “Walking” and funky “In Time”- via Ragamuffin Music, a publishing company launched by artist and writer JinJin (who penned hits for Jess ...

The Obsessives @ Trash House 2/18

With a new album coming out on Lame-O records in March that’s expected to sound drastically different from their previous releases, The Obsessives graced the Philly community not only with a secret show but also with an homage to the jams from albums past. This Saturday, as over a hundred people flooded into a small ...

Spotlight on Ieuan

At 18, most artists cannot boast that they have a created a strong fanbase and racked up hundreds of thousands of plays on SoundCloud. Electronic/R&B artist Ieuan stands as a shining exception to this rule -- one of his biggest songs, "2YOUNG2DIE," has over 272,000 streams on Soundcloud. His heart-wrenching "Pretty When U Cry," a ...

Air + Style Festival in Innsbruck, Austria

A crowd of thousands roars as the last snowboarder lands a jump perfectly at the bottom of the 16-story high ramp. He’s the last competitor of this round, so the crowd shuffles over to the Main Stage, a huge outdoor festival stage framed by the snowy mountain peaks of the Alps. The lights come alive, ...

Shy Girls @ Boot & Saddle (2/9)

On Thursday I went back to the Boot & Saddle (which, by the way, has done a fantastic job with its spring lineup) to see Shy Girls. The moniker belongs to Dan Vidmar, a PBR&B singer-songwriter from Portland. He maintains a relatively low profile, and surprisingly so - he's been releasing fantastic music for a ...

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