[Recap] A Golden Ticket to Discordia: Primus and the Chocolate Factory
Oct24

[Recap] A Golden Ticket to Discordia: Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Tower Theater October 22, 2014 Photography by Steven Philips, Story by Kathleen Orlando On Wednesday night, Primus kicked off their “Chocolate Factory” tour with a surprisingly punctual show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby. The Chocolate Factory is the first album created with the original band members in 20 years, and, as the name suggests, is a Wonka-themed album reduxing the soundtrack of the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder. In...

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[Recap] Boombox Jams Through Last Call at Union Transfer
Oct24

[Recap] Boombox Jams Through Last Call at Union Transfer

Boombox lit up Union Transfer on Saturday night for all of the Phantogram leftovers, Sound Tribe ravers, and jam scene regulars. Playing after Phantogram‘s early set, the duo from Alabama brought their Filling In The Color tour to Philadelphia. Producer and DJ, Russ Randolph with longtime collaborator and guitarist, Zion Rock Godchaux make up the duo and former Blockley regulars. Playing in largers venues has always been a...

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[Listen!] Philly’s RFA Brings Back Garage Rock & Roll The Way Its Supposed To Be
Oct24

[Listen!] Philly’s RFA Brings Back Garage Rock & Roll The Way Its Supposed To Be

Meet Philly’s RFA (Really Fast Automobiles), four, bright, strapping young gentlemen, who play rock and roll music. At first listen, RFA gives me a vibe similar to The Strokes, however offer an even more stripped down brand of their own garage rock, with good, honest songwriting. The band, who just formed back in November of 2011, is made of of four friends from Philadelphia, is made up of Alec Powell (drums), Christian Turzo...

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Levee Drivers Rocked Kung Fu Necktie
Oct24

Levee Drivers Rocked Kung Fu Necktie

I had the opportunity to watch Thom McCarthy, Levee Drivers, and Water Liars on Wednesday October 22nd.  McCarthy’s witty stage banter and noteworthy dance moves amused the crowd just before the Levee Drivers shook the stage of Kung Fu Necktie.  After their performance, I spoke with August Lutz (guitar/vocals) who seemed to think they came out with a little more grit in this performance.  Certainly they did, and it was a great...

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Dylan Jane: New Album Release TODAY!
Oct23

Dylan Jane: New Album Release TODAY!

Dylan Jane isn’t resting on last year’s laurels. The Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter has digitally released her third album From An Island today!  On this album Dylan Jane is backed by over a dozen musicians who comprise The Turning Leaves. You can stream the new record here: https://dylanjane.bandcamp.com/   Dylan Jane was twice named artist of the month in 2013, off the strength of her first tour and her second...

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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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