Philly rockers Arctic Splash made their Johnny Brenda’s debut – and, if I heard them correctly, their debut playing a venue with an actual stage – on Friday night, opening for Weird Hot and St. John and the Apostles. The band features Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney on keys and vocals (and WXPN’s Jared Styles on bass), along with a crew of players with psuedonymous “Splash” surnames. Check out a photo recap of their set above.
Massachusetts band Speedy Ortiz will release their Real Hair EP via Carpark Records in February, following up this year’s Major Arcana full-length with four more angular indie rock tracks. ”Everything’s Bigger” balances cleanly picked electric guitar melodies with extended moments of heavier, distorted … Read More
Pop singer P!nk brought the colorful sets, elaborate stage and overall pageantry of her Truth About Love tour to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. With a entourage of dancers, acrobats and backup musicians, the Doylestown native highlighted more … Read More
Pig Iron Theatre Company presents its alternative production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will, through December 22 at the new FringeArts theater. The company brings its highly physical style of performance and a live Balkan band to this tale of … Read More
XPN welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Boasting a new album in Cool Cocoon and a viral-y popular video in “What I Love,’ the Delaware natives have had a busy few months leading up to this hometown-area show, … Read More
There’s a chuckle at the other end of the line when I ask Heyward Howkins about his iPhone demos – the raw, one-take early recordings of songs that went on to form his new album, Be Frank, Furness. “Yeah, some … Read More