The Triumphant Return of Hans Condor @ Fond Object Records || Nashville TN
Oct22

The Triumphant Return of Hans Condor @ Fond Object Records || Nashville TN

“It’s like a spiritual experience”, is what I tell people when they ask me about Hans Condor (not that anybody has until like two days ago).  If I were to choose a pastor to follow in this Bible-Laden, Bible-Belt-Buckle-Town, I would follow the teachings of Hans Condor but after their unannounced break up three years ago I have been left to my own devices, smashing TVs without any divine direction. That is until a week ago when I was...

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TONIGHT // Water Liars/Levee Drivers/Thom McCarthy at KFN
Oct22

TONIGHT // Water Liars/Levee Drivers/Thom McCarthy at KFN

Kung Fu Necktie is in for a folky treat tonight with the Water Liars, Levee Drivers, and Thom McCarthy.  Dynamic influences of folk and rock pour through each and every Water Liars song.  Through tasteful harmonies, distorted guitar riffs, and heartfelt lyrics, Water Liars projects the feeling of heartache and hope.  It’s a good feeling and a feeling that Philadelphia’s Levee Drivers know just as well.     The...

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[Recap] Minus The Bear and O’Brother Pack Underground Arts
Oct21

[Recap] Minus The Bear and O’Brother Pack Underground Arts

For most of the October leg of Minus The Bear’s tour supporting Lost Loves, small venues were the pick of the day for the band. The smallest, ranking at 157 capacity, rested in Denver, the Marquis Theater, to the largest, Magic Stick in Detroit, with a roughly 1,000 person cap. Last time around, Minus The Bear completely sold out the Electric Factory, which is double in size to Underground Arts, where the four seasoned musicians (and...

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Roadkill Ghost Choir, Caveman, and Commonwealth Choir at Milkboy
Oct21

Roadkill Ghost Choir, Caveman, and Commonwealth Choir at Milkboy

It has been about a year since I last saw Roadkill Ghost Choir perform at Johnny Brenda’s. In that time, the band has performed on Letterman, at big name festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and released a full-length album titled In Tongues. It makes me happy to see a band with tons of potential starting to hit their stride. Their sound is hard hitting with soaring melodies and spacy jams. While I tend to compare them to My...

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[Photo Recap] STS9 at Tower Theater – 10/18
Oct21

[Photo Recap] STS9 at Tower Theater – 10/18

Photography and Story by Steven Philips October is always a great month for music in the Philadelphia area, and as Halloween approaches, my calendar always fills up with great shows.  Saturday night the 18th was a night of several shows in the area, and I feel like I made the right choice hitting up STS9 at the Tower. For those fans of the band who haven’t gotten to see them yet this year, it may have been their first time...

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[Recap] Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Kick Off Tour at Electric Factory
Oct20

[Recap] Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Kick Off Tour at Electric Factory

Without a doubt, the chorus of eye rollers can already be felt from a distance before the first sentence of the show can already be heard. To get it out of the way, yes, Julian Casablanca played a Strokes song, which came as a surprise in light of his “I don’t feel anything anymore” comment to NME.  That song was “You Only Live Once”, off First Impressions of Earth (2006), and was introduced it as a “Drake cover” by Julian. There is a...

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