Many Rivers Crossed with Jimmy Cliff at The Keswick Theater
Oct07

Many Rivers Crossed with Jimmy Cliff at The Keswick Theater

Story by Hanne Dzwonar, Photography by Steven Philips Last Sunday night Jimmy Cliff and his band put on an uplifting and nostalgic performance at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. The show was opened by the soulful guitar playing and singing of Ethan Tucker.  Then after a short break it was time for the final show of Jimmy’s Many Rivers Crossed tour. He said it was a “special night,” and it truly was special. Jimmy played with such...

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An Evening with Moe. at the Electric Factory
Oct06

An Evening with Moe. at the Electric Factory

The calendar said Fall, but the weather said Summer, and that’s exactly what it felt like for a few hours inside the Electric Factory Friday night as moe. took the stage for two sets of what was for many surely summer music festival nostalgia. The Buffalo, NY quintet came to Philadelphia on their second to last stop of this fall before taking a month off and playing several December dates, including a two-night new years eve run...

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2013 City Bisco – Photo Recap
Oct05

2013 City Bisco – Photo Recap

Back by popular demand, The Disco Biscuits presented CITY BISCO – a 2-day festival curated by the Philly-natives themselves. Festival spanned September 27th and 28th and brought a crazy mix of bands and artists. This year’s CITY BISCO festival featured 2 exciting days of music headlined by The Disco Biscuits with special guests… FRIDAY Disco Biscuits Method Man & Redman Big Boi Kill Paris Treasure Fingers Twiddle Risky Disko...

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Texas’ UTOPIAfest Lives Up To Its Name In Achieving Perfect Balance
Oct01

Texas’ UTOPIAfest Lives Up To Its Name In Achieving Perfect Balance

UTOPIAfest is a music festival located in Utopia, Texas, 3 hours west of Austin.  What originally began 5 years ago as a birthday concert for Travis Sutherland on his family’s ranch, has now became a much larger yearly event dedicated to bands just on the cusp of broader popularity. It’s precisely this fact that makes UTOPIAfest unique. The team assembled who run the event are all hardcore music fans; the exact people you...

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[LKBK] A High Energy Night at Union Transfer for Assembly of Dust & Leftover Salmon
Sep30

[LKBK] A High Energy Night at Union Transfer for Assembly of Dust & Leftover Salmon

Photography by Steven Philips, Story by Christine Antony If you’ve never been to Union Transfer, make a point to go.  It’s a great venue to see bands, small and large alike.  It has the ambiance of an abandoned/converted train station, which ties in with the name.  Look around and enjoy the beautiful details – two tiers, no spot with a bad view and fantastic sound wherever you stand.  A bar in the back serves the music lovers, and...

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Canadian Trio BRAIDS Bring Dreamy Electro-Pop to The Boot & Saddle
Sep30

Canadian Trio BRAIDS Bring Dreamy Electro-Pop to The Boot & Saddle

Despite the whole band being sick, Braids soldiered on to play an alluring set of their dreamy electronic-pop music Saturday night at the Boot & Saddle in South Philly. Raphaelle Standell-Preston was impressive on lead vocals, hitting her high notes and bouncing back and forth between guitar and keyboard. Taylor Smith and Austin Tufts kept the energy level high with percussion beats that couldn’t be denied. The Boot &...

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