hip-hop

  • Purity Ring Returns to The Road (6/27 at UT)

    Having released their third LP, WOMB, in April of 2020, “future pop” connoisseurs Purity Ring never got a chance to properly tour the album’s songs, which each serve as a coming-of-age tale of a female protagonist as they are forced to face the deepest-cutting traumas of modernism, which Pitchfork...
  • Philthy Gets a Preview of Baby Tate’s Upcoming Single at a Sold-Out Fillmore

    This coming Friday, April 29th, Baby Tate (formerly known as Yung Baby Tate) is set to drop dual single “Dancing Queen”/“Yasss Queen,” also known as The Queen Pack.  However, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection was treated to live renditions of the two tracks last Monday, April...
  • BLACKSTARKIDS: “It’s the three of us just bonding.” (11/2 at UT w/ beabadoobee)

    Upon asking them if they’ve noticed patterns amongst their fans and earliest supporters, BLACKSTARKIDS tell me, “They’re always really cool every time.  There must be a correlation .”  The band, that oozes early 2000s nostalgia, kick out a brand of jams that Alternative Press characterized as a “sunny version...
  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • New Years Day, “Still Heavy” (Saturday at Franklin Music Hall, w/ In This Moment)

    I can’t think of a better way to start getting amped for Halloween than to join female-fronted, horror-inspired, alternative metalheads In This Moment and New Years Day this Saturday, October 19th, at Franklin Music Hall.  Headliners...
  • The Death of Hip-Hop

    The age of the slam dunking rabbits in Philadelphia is supremely, ultimately, and irreversibly complete....