• Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue: 4 Reasons to See Soccer Mommy 11/11 at Franklin Music Hall

    This Friday, November 11th, 25-year-old Nashville indie rock singer/songwriter Sophie Allison – better known as Soccer Mommy — returns to Philadelphia to play Franklin Music Hall, her biggest headlining show in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection yet, as part of her Touring, Forever trek.  The tour...
  • Meet BAYLI, 11/13 at UT (w/ Magdalena Bay)

    BAYLI is currently our favorite alt-pop-phenom-on-the-rise to emerge from the confines of lockdown-inspired internet fandom.  “She makes bops for the it-girl that resides in all of us,” says The Face.  The queer, Black singer/songwriter first made a major splash on her own with 2021’s stories from new york EP,...
  • The Schizophonics: “We want to turn up the energy and hope it’s contagious…” (11/10 at KFN)

    Few bands would seem better suited to headline Kung Fu Necktie – Philly’s Mecca of proto-punk – than San Diego garage-soul trio The Schizophonics, whose primary influences would seem to be MC5, The Stooges, and The Cramps.  The band – who have been kicking out their jams since 2009...
  • Starcrawler Take Over Eraserhood (Tonight at Underground Arts)

    I vividly remember five years ago, a quartet of teens looking like the supporting cast of Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine thrusting their way through a beyond-sold-out Kung Fu Necktie (and an exceptionally sweaty and crusty cast of punks there to see A Giant Dog) to take the stage of...
  • The Joy Formidable and Cuffed Up at Underground Arts

    Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable are currently finishing up their 2022 US tour for their fifth studio album, Into the Blue. Lead singer Ritzy Bryan, bassist Rhydian Dafydd, and drummer Matthew James Thomas took the stage at Underground Arts on October 27th for the fourth date of the...
  • Superorganism’s Orono Noguchi on, “making the boldest, biggest, coolest thing EVER!” (11/5 at UT)

    This July London-based, internationally bred pop outfit Superorganism released World Wide Pop, the year’s most unabashedly candid collection of songs, and also one of the year’s best.  New York Times called the band’s sophomore album, “An explosion of bubble-gum hooks, wild production ideas and genuinely poignant reflections about growing...
  • Tenille Townes: “It’s such a wonderful thing to see people singing along.” (11/4 at WCL)

    Canadian country singer/songwriter Tenille Townes’ upcoming show at the Music Hall at World Café Live this Friday, November 4th, is at least the third scheduled date for the emerging star’s headlining show at the legendary venue.  This January’s date was rescheduled for June, due to the latest strand of...
  • Dehd at Brooklyn Bowl 10/22/22

    Chicago post-punk band Dehd returned to Philly on October 22nd to play songs from their 2022 album, Blue Skies, as well as favorites from their two previous beloved records.  ...
  • Judah & The Lion and The National Parks at The Fillmore

    Nashville-based alternative and folk band, Judah & The Lion have just closed out their “Happy Again Tour” for their recent album “Revival.” They were joined by American folk/pop band The National Parks for the second half of their tour, with support from Smallpools for the first half.  Check out...