Franklin Music Hall

  • The Amity Affliction’s Let the Ocean Take Me Turns 10 (See and Hear it Live at Franklin Music Hall, 5/26)

    Last year the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection saw a number of noteworthy “classic album” tours, from Superheaven doing Jar at Union Transfer to Sparta doing Wiretap Scars at Underground Arts and Boris and Melvins doing Heavy Rocks and Bullhead (respectively) at Brooklyn Bowl.  However, the first...
  • Arlo Parks Returns to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection (3/29 at UT)

    The last time we saw Arlo Parks in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection was last May, when the West London-raised, Los Angeles-based soulful indie pop singer/songwriter played an exceptionally intimate performance for WXPN members that provided one of the highlights of last year’s NON-COMM at World...
  • Thanksgiving Pre-Party with Blondshell

    This past Wednesday, November 22nd, a leather-clad Liz Phair gave Gen Xers the perfect pre-Thanksgiving emotional cleanse with a performance of her seminal ’93 debut, Exile in Guyville, as part of the album’s 30th anniversary tour.  The “legendary albums” performance had the now-56-year-old Phair performing the lo-fi masterpiece at...
  • TOPS Kick Off a Night of Montreal’s Best Indie Pop (11/16 at Franklin Music Hall w/ Men I Trust)

    This Thursday, November 16th, Montreal indie pop outfit Men I Trust will be playing their biggest show yet in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, when they headline the 2,500-capacity Franklin Music Hall.  However, we’re just as excited about fellow Montreal indie poppers TOPS, best known for...
  • Upchuck Talk LP #2, Working with Ty Segall, and Hitting the Road with Faye Webster (10/21 at Franklin Music Hall)

    “Faye is more punk than you think,” says lead vocalist of Atlanta punk outfit Upchuck, Kaila Turner (AKA KT), speaking of Atlanta singer/songwriter and phriend of PHILTHY Faye Webster, best known for blending alt country and R&B into an indie pop amalgam more likely to inspire bursts of emotional...
  • A Maggie Rogers Anniversary Party at The Mann (w/ Soccer Mommy)

    This past Saturday, July 29th, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection had the honor of spending the one-year anniversary of Surrender with Maggie Rogers on her Summer of ’23 Tour.  The singer/songwriter celebrated the first anniversary of her second LP at the TD Pavilion at the Mann,...
  • Get Intimate with Wallice, 6/28 at WCL

    February of 2022 saw Los Angeles-based indie pop singer/songwriter Wallice wow a group of young fans (My Drexel students can confirm.) at Franklin Music Hall while opening for Still Woozy.  And, earlier this year, she handled support duties for JAWNY at Theatre of Living Arts.  However, on Wednesday, June...
  • JOSEPH: “People should come prepared to feel feelings!” (6/23 at WCL)

    “It’s gonna be a banger of a night,” says JOSEPH of their current headlining tour, not quite a sentiment often associated with shows at World Café Live (They’ll be playing The Music Hall of the singer/songwriter haven on Friday, June 23rd.)  The Portland-based folksy indie pop trio of sisters...
  • Get Moody with Glove (6/22 at MilkBoy)

    “It’s always moody.  Expect a moody set, and some mood swings,” says Brie Deux of Tampa-based post-punk trio Glove while we’re discussing their current batch of headlining dates, which will have them at MilkBoy on Thursday, June 22nd.  We first met the group – which also includes Rod Wendt...