Yeah Yeah Yeah’s On A Chilly Night at Penns Landing – Philadelphia

Karen O - Yeah Yeah Yeah's

It was crisp, clear, but cold for a mid-September night on Tuesday, and that was the only thing I was not looking forward to, standing outside at a show at the Great Plaza which is on the Delaware River. Personally, I try and hang on to summer as long as possible and refuse to wear

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[RECAP] Muse is Flawless with Cage The Elephant at Wells Fargo Center

On a nation wide tour though September, Cage the Elephant and Muse have teamed up to hit over a dozen major cities across the US. Last Monday they took over the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for a flawless show. Cage the Elephant kicked off the night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia with a

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Nicky Egan’s Soulful Return to Philadelphia


Nicky Egan, a talented young rock and soul singer/songwriter originally from Philadelphia is putting a new twist on an old idea of releasing an album. The 45 Homestead Project is 3 separate digital “45s,” complete with an A-side and B-side, that will be released throughout the summer. The complete EP will be 6 songs total,

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Mad Decent Block Party Arrives in Philly


Mad Decent came home to Philadelphia last weekend…and brought their ever growing block party with them. Philadelphia native Diplo put on a show for philly which included some of the biggest and emerging artists in edm and hip hop.  The steps of Penns Landing were sold out to see such artists as Nadastrom, Riff Raff,

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[INSIDE SCOOP] New Jersey Punk Rockers The Scandals to Kickoff Red Bull Sound Select Series in NYC

The Scandals play to a full house at Asbury Lanes May 26, 2013. 
Photo credit: Greg Pallante Photography

Not many things are better than grabbing some of your favorite buds and getting down to some great music on a warm summer’s night. With a little help from a bunch of talented musicians and music curators Red Bull’s Sound Select Presents aims to keep those great times going all year long, one month at

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The Alkaline Trio Formula Still Works – Electric Factory Philadelphia


Pop punk icons Alkaline Trio recently showed Philadelphia, PA that after close to 20 years their formula of song writing is as relevant as ever. Dark clothing, references to satan, fast paced upbeat heavy guitar riffs, repeated twisted metaphors and the constant theme of being wanted/the troubles of/broken up with/hating the idea of love. Its

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[VIDEO] Sofar Sounds Crash Tri State Indie Headquarters

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This past Cinco de Mayo, Sofar Sounds took over Tri State Indie’s headquarters in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. They booked a killer night of music featuring tunes from Toy Soldiers, Andrew Lipke, New Sweden, and The Lawsuits to play in front of a packed room of local music lovers of all ages. A single

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[LOOK BACK] Twin Sister Returns to Johnny Brenda’s – Philly


Sunday night’s show at Johnny Brenda’s started way too late, as the first of three bands hit the stage around 9:40.  Philly regular Dani Mari fronted Acres of Diamonds, her new musical outfit.  She later informed me that they’d actually been together for about a year now, however this was the first time I’d caught

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Things Get Hot and Grungy With Dead Confederate & Friends at Milkboy Philadelphia

Dead Confederate

Tuesday night’s Dead Confederate show at Milkboy Philadelphia was a hot one. Literally. So hot in fact, that Dan Murphy from opener Penrose nearly passed out on stage. Upstairs at Milkboy on one of the most hot and humid days in Philadelphia this spring, the measly flow of A/C wasn’t keeping the room cool. Add

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Youth Lagoon Stretch a Sound So Laden With Inquiry And Fear at Union Transfer – Philly


You wouldn’t know it on first listen, but Trevor Powers is afraid of himself.  Through his outlet Youth Lagoon, Powers recently brought to stage his warm blend of lo-fi jaunty psyche- balladry to Union Transfer (5/10.)  The 24 year-old Boise product, by way of San Diego is currently touring behind his sophomore release Wondrous Bughouse,

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