Philly indie rockers Harmony Woods played a gig at PhilaMOCA last night, and singer-songwriter Sofia Verbilla included a cover of the boygenius song “Me and My Dog” in the band’s set. The supergroup of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, who are all well-known for their solo careers, boygenius formed last year and was met with instant acclaim. Continue reading →
In March, the beloved Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia’s Chinatown announced it would close after several decades as a staple in the local rock, indie and hip-hop scenes. The building, located at 10th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia, opened in the 1870s as the Arch Street Opera House and in the early 1900s became the Trocadero Theatre, serving as a burlesque venue until the 1970s. In 1973, the theater even joined the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. After a short period as an art house movie theater, the building was renovated in 1986 and took on its final form as a concert hall with a capacity of 1,200.
The Menzingers will return with their sixth album this fall. The local punk-rock favorites just announced that Hello Exile will be released on October 4 via Epitaph, and their lead single “Anna” is out now. After a show in Lancaster, PA with Queen of Jeans at The Chameleon Club this Friday, they’ll return on November 29, playing a show at Franklin Music Hall with Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse.
Hello Exile follows The Menzingers’ 2017 album After The Party. The band returned to producer Will Yip’s Conshohocken studio to record the new album. “That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with Will,” vocalist Greg Barnett said in a press release. “We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.” Continue reading →
The upcoming BlackStar Film Festival has expanded its previously announced lineup to include a screening of Solange Knowles’ When I Get Home during its closing night on August 4. The short film features music from Solange’s album by the same name and is currently available on Apple Music. BlackStar will screen an extended director’s cut of the film, featuring new scenes and musical arrangements. Continue reading →
In July of 1974, David Bowie took over the Tower Theater for an unconventional week-long stint of performances. The iconic glam rocker played the Upper Darby venue, known for its unique acoustics, every night from July 8th through the 12th. These shows served as the source material Bowie’s his first concert album, David Live. Continue reading →
Philly trio Queen of Jeans just announced that their new record If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid, will be released August 23 via Topshelf Records. The lead single “Get Lost” is out now, and its accompanying video explores what it’s like when you just need to smash something with a baseball bat. Continue reading →
Tate released their latest creation just last week: their first ever LP After You. The new record is chock full of unapologetic introspection, set to the tune of floaty melodies and Tate Kamish’s tender vocals. The band’s brand new music video for “Cheerleader” delivers a visual display of the album’s emotions.
The video features three scenes where the women of Tate are looked down upon by men — in a bar, on a basketball court, and in the workplace. At the end, they come together in cheerleading uniforms, only to “quit” cheering for the men that surround them. Continue reading →
Days of the Bagnold Summer began as a graphic novel written by Joff Winterhart in 2012. It was recently turned into a forthcoming feature film, for which alternative folk-pop group Belle and Sebastian wrote the soundtrack. Containing 11 new songs and two re-recorded ones (“Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying”; “I Know Where the Summer Goes”), the album will be released on September 13th via Matador Records. Continue reading →
Kaylee Sabatino, better known as Philly electro-pop artist Cheeky, has just released her new single “Pretty.” It comes a year after she put out her latest EP Flora in June of 2018.
Cheeky’s new single rides a low-key groove, with intricate sounds blended together with her gentle vocals laid overtop. Heavily percussive, most of the sounds are sharp hits, and the melody is carried by her voice and a distant melodic drone. Continue reading →