Pitchfork

  • Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Lonesome Crowded West with Modest Mouse, 12/15 at The Fillmore

    Although historically most associated with the aughts, Portland-based indie rockers Modest Mouse’s breakthrough sophomore record, The Lonesome Crowded West, actually dropped in 1997.  This 25th anniversary of the Calvin Johnson-produced album – ranked 29 on Pitchfork’s 100 greatest albums of the 1990s and 59 on Spin’s 100 greatest albums...
  • Bartees Strange Goes Headliner (11/18 at The Foundry)

    Indie rock singer/songwriter Bartees Strange has already made a major splash in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection this year, with an April show supporting Car Seat Headrest at Franklin Music Hall and a September appearance at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival in Camden.  However, the DC-based musician...
  • 5 Reasons to Come See Grace Ives This Friday (9/9) at JB’s

    This February Brooklyn-based alt pop star-on-the-rise Grace Ives played to a sold-out crowd in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection when she opened for Remi Wolf at Union Transfer.   Since then, she’s released her sophomore LP, Janky Star (the follow-up to 2019’s 2nd, which dropped 6/10 on...
  • Cassandra Jenkins: “There are so many things about touring that are so much more difficult now…” (7/18 at JB’s)

    “I think I would argue I’ve been touring too much for someone who doesn’t really have too many resources, but I was just so ready to get back out there after all that time,” says New York-based folk singer/songwriter Cassandra Jenkins.  This May Jenkins was a featured artist in...
  • Ambar Lucid: “The highlights are always playing the shows.” (Tonight at WCL)

    “I spent most of my pandemic sleeping, smoking weed, and crying,” says singer/songwriter Ambar Lucid, laughing.  In March of 2020, the then-19-year-old Mexican-Dominican musician was preparing for the April release of her debut LP, Garden of Lucid, along with an accompanying US tour, including a date at The Lounge...
  • 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...
  • Rina Sawayama, In the Club… Probably For the Last Time (5/7 at The Fillmore)

    Beyond-bourgeoning pop star Rina Sawayama’s first-ever Philadelphia headlining show has already undergone more updates and upgrades than she has proper releases…  The Japan-born, London-based songstress originally sold out The Foundry’s 450-capacity almost instantly, and quickly did the same with the 1,000-capacity upgrade to Theatre of Living Arts.  However, two-plus...
  • Lala Lala and the Epically Ethereal (4/22 at The Foundry)

    Last Fall Chicago-based musician Lala Lala (Lillie West) released one of our very favorite pandemic albums, I Want The Door to Open, via Hardly Art.  The album, the artist’s third, has already received a plethora of critical acclaim.  Pitchfork said, “I Want the Door to Open slips into new...
  • JoJo, Bringing the R&B Back to Eraserhood

    Although child-star-turned-pop-sensation JoJo is definitely a “downtown” kind of girl, post-lockdown she’s established herself as a staple of Eraserhood, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection’s art district most famous as the inspiration behind David Lynch’s Eraserhead.  Last October she headlined an exceptionally intimate (and exceptionally sold out)...