izzy

During the day Izzy Cihak teaches transgression, subversion, and revolution at Temple University. At night he haunts Philthy's best venues to cover worthwhile acts for Philthy Mag. Morrissey is everything to him and, in their own heads, all of his friends see themselves as Zooey Deschanel.
  • Rare Americans’ James Priestner on Touring and Getting to Know Fans (10/9 at The Foundry)

    Word on the street (It’s actually from a quite reliable source.) is that tickets are running low for Rare Americans’ upcoming show this coming Sunday, October 9th, at The Foundry…  And, considering that their first-ever North American tour completely sold-out earlier this year, I might suggest getting them ASAP… ...
  • St. Lucia’s Utopia: “We just fully made 100% the record we wanted to make…” (10/8 at TLA)

    “We felt like we wanted to make a record that felt like the antidote to the last few years that we went through,” says St. Lucia mainman Jean-Philip Grobler of the band’s fourth LP, Utopia, which drops this Friday, October 7th, courtesy of Nettwerk.  The synth-pop band, led by...
  • Wild Rivers on Their Year on the Road (10/5 at UT)

    A year ago, to the day, Canadian indie folk trio Wild Rivers graced the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection with a sold-out show at The Foundry, shortly after recording their sophomore LP, Sidelines.  The album, which dropped this February on Nettwerk, was characterized by Wonderland as, “sure...
  • L7’s Bricks Are Heavy Turns 30!!! Come Celebrate 10/10 at UT!!!

    This Friday, September 30th, legendary LA rockers L7 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their third LP and grunge masterpiece Bricks Are Heavy with a limited-edition reissue on gold and black vinyl, courtesy of Licorice Pizza Records.  Although the album was never officially certified gold, the band, along with...
  • Flashing Back to 2016 with Cate Le Bon (10/6 at UT)

    This February Welsh art pop singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon released her sixth studio album, Pompeii, courtesy of Mexican Summer.  NPR claimed the album and artist, “made meaning out of high-art nonsense, turning simple, quotidian things into freaky and oblique images, the stuff of heady and sensual dreams,” and The...
  • Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning on the 20th Anniversary of You Forgot It in People (10/12 at UT)

    This May Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene announced their tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, You Forgot In in People, their sophomore LP, which Pitchfork called, “endlessly replayable, perfect pop.”  The album features contributions from longtime friends and collaborators from Do Make Say...
  • Maude Latour asks, “what is this feeling?” 10/2 at The Foundry

    This coming Sunday, October 2nd, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection will once again have possibly their last chance to see an emerging pop icon from the intimacy of The Foundry when buzzyworthy alt-pop chanteuse Maude Latour brings her what is this feeling? tour to the 450-capacity...
  • Stella Donnelly, Talk-Singing About Relationships on Her Latest Single (9/30 at WCL)

    “This video does a really good job of portraying how annoying I am!,” said Australian indie rock singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly of the visuals accompanying her latest single, “How Was Your Day?,” which dropped last month.  The video juxtaposes imagery of the musician enjoying an afternoon soccer game and happily...
  • Learn About Love with Laufey, 9/24 at The Foundry

    23-year-old LA-based/Iceland-bred singer, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Laufey is currently in the middle of a sold-out US headlining tour.  Last month saw the release of her debut LP, Everything I Know About Love, which Consequence of Sound described as, “a captivating symphony for the modern age,” and which V...