emo

  • Sad Summer Festival at The Skyline Stage

    Last Saturday, July 15, Sad Summer Festival returned to Philadelphia for it’s fourth annual day of early 200os emo shows. This years lineup featured headliners Taking Back Sunday and The Maine, along with performances from PVRIS, Head Automatica, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Electric, and Sincere Engineer. Taking Back...
  • Great Time: “I hope it comes across in the music how much fun we all have…” (2/11 at MilkBoy w/ Marielle Kraft)

    This Saturday, February 11th, MilkBoy will be hosting PHILTHY MAG’s pick for the city’s best unofficial Super Bowl pre-party!  The concert — which is currently sold-out — will feature the unlikely pairing of Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter Marielle Kraft with local openers Great Time, a dance-rock outfit whose sounds...
  • The Wrecks’ Nick Anderson: “I had something to say, and it was very authentic and immediate.” (7/10 at TLA)

    Today sees the release of Sonder, the sophomore LP from pop rock troubadours The Wrecks (along with the music video for the album’s title track) and the catchiest and most pogo-able breakup album of the year, which vocalist/producer Nick Anderson tells me is the most potent batch of songs...
  • The Beths: Sunshine Punk on a Rainy Philthy Night

    The Beths are the kind of band that teach you how to pogo through heartbreak.  And that was certainly the vibe when the New Zealand harmony-laden power pop quartet played a sold-out show at Eraserhood’s Underground Arts last Thursday, February 24th.  The basement venue’s capacity-crowd hopped, bopped, and chanted...
  • Julien Baker, LPs and EPs Ranked (9/15 at Franklin Music Hall)

    All three of our beloved boygenius girls are gearing up to play their biggest Philadelphia shows yet… Up first is Julien Baker, the youngest and emo-ist of the trio, who will be headlining Franklin Music Hall on September 15th (Phoebe Bridgers will be at the Skyline Stage at the...
  • Yours Truly: “We never want to be predictable.”

    Earlier this month our favorite Australian pop-punks surprised us a little bit with “Walk Over My Grave,” their first single since their debut LP.  The track has the band sounding a little heavier and more aggressive than we’re used to, in addition to donning darker and angstier duds (Think...
  • I M U R, “Shitty is Pretty”

    Vancouver’s self-described “genre-blending make-out music-making trio” I M U R recently released music videos for singles “Case of You” and “Sad Girls Club” that resemble Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s highly stylized explorations of teenage wildlife.  So, it’s not surprising that during a recent chat producer/multi-instrumentalist Amine Bouzaher tells...
  • PRONOUN Talks Getting Out of Her Apartment

    “It’s like an arena rock commercial pop album in your bedroom because you can’t play your instruments really well,” laughs Alyse Vellturo.  Vellturo, better known as PRONOUN, is discussing her OMG I MADE IT EP, which hits shelves June 11th, courtesy of Wax Bodega.  I recently got a chance...
  • Tyler Zarzeka Talks Drumming, Appearing with Kiiara Tuesday at the TLA

    This Tuesday Tyler Zarzeka returns to the TLA for another headlining show after only slightly more than a month, although you likely won’t see his name on the South Street marquee… Tyler Zarzeka is a session drummer who grew up in SoCal’s emo/pop punk scene.  He attended Musicians Institute...