• Lucy Dacus, Feeling at Home at Union Transfer

    It’s hard to imagine a sold-out Union Transfer ever feeling quite as cozy as it did for Lucy Dacus’ Home Video Tour, which made the cavernous Eraserhood venue its home Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st.  Literal home videos shot by Dacus’ own dad played on a theatre-size...
  • Emily Wolfe: “I love to play live, and I love a rowdy audience.” (10/31 at KFN)

    For those still looking for plans for Halloween night, might I suggest Emily Wolfe at the perpetually-decorated-for-the-holiday Kung Fu Necktie?  “I love to play live, and I love a rowdy audience,” says the guitar virtuoso during a recent phone chat, before adding, “We may dress up, we’ll probably play...
  • Tiberius b on Getting the Last Seat in TOPS’ Van (10/29 at JB’s w/ TOPS)

    London-based Postmodern pop prodigy Tiberius b got the gig opening TOPS’ current US tour in kind of an interesting way: “Part of the reason I’m touring with TOPS is because they had one space left in their van, so they said if I can perform my stuff solo, I...
  • Madison Cunningham, Feeling Surreal (10/24 at JB’s)

    “As my first headlining tour, I set manageable expectations, but I’ve been utterly blown away,” says Madison Cunningham.  She’s chatting with me over the phone, en route to her next gig.  Although just on her first headlining tour, the folk-pop singer/songwriter already has a laundry list of achievements of...
  • Eilen Jewell on the Pandemic, Playing Live, and Gangster Rap… (10/19 at WCL)

    For the past decade and a half Eilen Jewell has been kicking out jams that she has come to describe as, “Hillbilly-Rock n’ Roll-Noir,” a blend of the origins of alt country, Rock N’ Roll, and garage, that pay homage to the kinds of music celebrated by the Mystery...
  • Laura Stevenson on “getting more mature and more confident” (10/22 at JB’s)

    While the pandemic has left many artists with latest releases that are several years old and upcoming releases that are still quite a way off, indie folk artist Laura Stevenson’s latest release seemed to drop at just the right time.  Her sixth and self-titled album was released August 6th...
  • Catching Up with Frankie Rose (10/16 at UT w/ Nothing)

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard from post-punk popper Frankie Rose (formerly of Vivian Girls, Beverly, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls).  Her last studio album, Cage Tropical, inspired by ‘80s sci-fi films and the extraterrestrial, dropped in 2017.  However, during a recent chat, she tells me about...
  • Saleka: “This feels like our hometown venue.” (10/13 at WCL)

    Saleka is not exactly a household name just yet, but there’s a good chance that you’ve recently heard a song or two of hers.  This summer, the Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter released “Remain,” a song that she wrote and recorded for big screen thriller Old by M. Night Shyamalan (Saleka’s own...
  • JoJo Goes Underground… Literally…

    Although child star-turned pop icon JoJo normally enjoys the glam life, donning a full-length vinyl trench coat from the stage of the catacomb-like Underground Arts, she more closely resembled an anti-heroine straight out of the pages of a Marvel publication.  Last Tuesday, October 5th, the songstress brought her Trying...