The Mann Center

  • SASAMI: “glory, terror, joy, sorrow, fright, hunger, fulfillment…” (3/26 at JB’s)

    “The first album was vegetarian, this one’s an omnivore,” says SASAMI of her sophomore LP, Squeeze, which dropped last month on Domino.  The singer/songwriter (who played synths in Cherry Glazerr from 2015-2018) is chatting with me via phone during a brief break between two headlining jaunts.  Squeeze follows-up SASAMI’s...
  • 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...
  • Sleater-Kinney Take on Sheds (Live @ The Mann Center, 8/22)

    Sometimes it just takes a pandemic…  For me, it took a pandemic to give a fair shake to what I’ve been calling Sleater-Kinney 2.0.  Sure, Dig Me Out and One Beat soundtracked much of my coolest years, and I’d seen the riot grrrl, power trio numerous times at the...