[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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[Recap] Warpaint brings “emotional intensity” to Union Transfer
Oct20

[Recap] Warpaint brings “emotional intensity” to Union Transfer

Warpaint returned to Philadelphia and delivered a stellar performance at Union Transfer for the second time this year. Picking up their fall tour, the Los Angeles female quartet performed for a packed venue on Spring Garden street. It was only fitting they returned to Union Transfer, the site of their previous show. Not only did it give the fans that missed the previous show another chance to see the talented women up close, but the...

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From Children to Men, Boyz II Men Return to Philly For A Private Performance
Oct17

From Children to Men, Boyz II Men Return to Philly For A Private Performance

SiriusXM Presents a Private Concert with Boyz II Men at their Former High School in Philadelphia  R&B legends Boyz II Men drop some knowledge on the students of CAPA Written By: Matt Pana, Photos by Elizabeth Thorpe and Tim Becker  Motown Philly is indeed back again. The city of brotherly love welcomed its favorite sons Tuesday as legendary R&B group Boys II Men returned to their stomping grounds. The Philadelphia High School...

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