• One-Time-Only: Plains in Eraserhood

    Katie Crutchfield has already graced the stage of Union Transfer twice this year, and during her third and most recent 2022 appearance at the Eraserhood ballroom, the singer/songwriter revealed that she was just informed she had played the venue more than any other artist…  Her two sold-out appearances this...
  • Imploding the Mirage Live (The Killers in South Philthy)

    The Killers are, both literally and figuratively, likely the most Vegas band in the world… and that’s not a bad thing…  The Las Vegas group shimmied onto pop music’s radar in 2004 with their ineffably infectious anthem of androgyny, “Somebody Told Me,” a smash single that fully embraced the...
  • Bauhaus Albums Ranked (9/10 at The Met)

    Next month the founders and all-time champions of goth rock, Bauhaus, will be playing their first show in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection in 24 years.  Although we have seen the band’s individual members quite a few times in that period, both solo and in various...
  • Franz Ferdinand Bring Just-The-Hits to The Fillmore

    It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the emergence of Franz Ferdinand, about halfway between the death of Brit Pop and the mainstream popularity of what has come to be known as indie sleaze.  The post-punk revivalists hailing from Glasgow, who find themselves somewhere between the two,...
  • Ian Sweet and BNNY at Johnny Brenda’s 7/28

    LA indie rockers Ian Sweet brought the sounds of their latest EP, Star Stuff, to Johnny Brenda’s on a particularly toasty Thursday night (7/28). Accompanying them on their tour, Chicago indie rock band BNNY shared the stage as their opener for the evening.                  ...
  • Beach House at The Met 7/24

    The iconic Baltimore dream-pop duo brought their newest album, Once Twice Melody, to The Met stage on 7/24. Performing in front of starry screens and dazzling light displays that perfectly accompanied their dreamy sound, it was certainly a night to remember.                ...
  • Mitski Fandom on Full Display at Franklin Music Hall

    During Cassandra Jenkins’ most recent stop at Johnny Brenda’s, just two weeks ago, she regaled the audience with tales of her recent UK tour supporting Mitski and realizing that waves of fans fainting in Beatlemania fashion had become about as common as Morrissey stage invasions for shows of the...
  • Kurt Vile lets his hair down at Union Transfer

    I literally could not make out Vile’s face through the luscious veil of locks that he refuses to push out of the way. Vile is already a world class guitarist, that was obvious last Friday at Union Transfer, but playing through all that hair? I would call that a...
  • Sierra Ferrell, A Night at the Opera

    This past Wednesday, June 1st, folk rocker Ray LaMontagne brought his Monovision Tour to the Metropolitan Opera House of Philadelphia, where he treated fans to 9 of the 10 songs of his Monovision LP, in addition to a number of fan favorites, from the stage of our city’s most...