The Fratellis Take Over World Cafe Live, Philadelphia 11/4
Nov09

The Fratellis Take Over World Cafe Live, Philadelphia 11/4

The Fratellis performed downstairs at the World Cafe Live along with their opening act The Ceremonies on Monday, November 4, 2013. The Ceremonies started off the night by performing the music from their self-titled EP. They were well received by the audience, the music was fun, catchy, and the people had a good time. Not long after The Ceremonies were finished performing, The Fratellis took the stage to the audience’s pleasure. They...

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Deer Tick and J. Roddy Walston Co-Headline a Supershow at Union Transfer
Nov08

Deer Tick and J. Roddy Walston Co-Headline a Supershow at Union Transfer

A lot of Philadelphia music fans were happy when Deer Tick and J. Roddy Walston & The Business combined their separate shows into one Dual Headliner Supershow at Union Transfer on Wednesday night (J. Roddy originally scheduled to headline The TLA). It made for one hell of a night of music with Union Transfer’s floor and balconies jam packed. The night started out with the quiet twang and thoughtful songwriting of Robert Ellis from...

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Animal Collective brings Vibrant Colors and Psychedelic Vibes to the City of Brotherly Love
Nov06

Animal Collective brings Vibrant Colors and Psychedelic Vibes to the City of Brotherly Love

In the city of brotherly love, Union Transfer was filled with the sounds of the Baltimore based group Animal Collective. With the original line-up back together and touring off their new album “Centipede Hz”, the venue was packed for the first of two sold out nights. The stage was adorned with an inflatable mouth as pictured on the front of their new album. The teeth lit up and the stage spiraled back to a gigantic screen where a...

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Beats Antique @ The TLA – The Musical Circus Came To Town
Nov05

Beats Antique @ The TLA – The Musical Circus Came To Town

Photos by Steven Philips, Story by Allison Saft Beats Antique exploded onto the TLA Thursday 10/24 with a performance that could best be described as a feverishly foreign burlesque masquerade extravaganza, and that wouldn’t even do it justice. It was a spectacular spectacle of sights and sounds and no one was left un-moving. The trio incorporated a great mix of such varied musical elements that there was something grooving groovy for...

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The Other Side Tour at the Waiting Room
Nov04

The Other Side Tour at the Waiting Room

On November 1st Tonight Alive played their first headlining show in Buffalo, New York at the Waiting Room. The tour was put together when TA released their second full-length album called The Other Side in September. The show consisted of five other bands. The first band was Aria and the next one was Shout It Out. These two bands were local bands from Buffalo. The other bands that were playing were Echosmith, For The Foxes and The...

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A CMJ Music Fest Adventure Across NYC
Oct25

A CMJ Music Fest Adventure Across NYC

This overwhelming sense of responsibility plagued me while I was sifting through the massive CMJ Festival lineup; I kept thinking, there is no way to do all these artists justice, but that is the beauty of the musical pilgrimage through the Burroughs, while there were a handful pre-pumped acts, the artists had to buzz for themselves. Since the palette offering was wide, I tried to gobble up a wide spectrum of genres. One of the most...

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