Underground Arts

  • Get Extra Sweaty with The Joy Formidable This Sat. and Sun. at Boot & Saddle

    Welsh alt rockers The Joy Formidable have been longtime friends of PHILTHY, from their days of super sweaty gigs at Johnny Brenda’s, to ginormous shows at Union Transfer, and their recent stops at Underground Arts, but this weekend the band will be playing likely their most intimate Philadelphia gigs...
  • Come Sit Down with The Paper Kites, 10/4 in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church

    Australian folk rockers The Paper Kites have been good friends of PHILTHY since all the way back in 2013, when they made their first trek through America (including a stop at Johnny Brenda’s).  They’ve since returned to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection nearly countless times, playing...
  • Flashing Back to 2016 with Cate Le Bon (Friday at B&S)

    This Friday Cate Le Bon returns to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for her most intimate show in years.  Successfully headlining Johnny Brenda’s in 2016 and nearly-mega-venue Underground Arts in 2017, Le Bon’s stop this Friday at Boot & Saddle should prove to be quite special...
  • HEALTH Bring the Noisiness to Underground Arts This Saturday, 4/27

    It’s hard to imagine that there could be a louder concert in Philadelphia this week than the show put on by drone metal legends Sunn O))) this Tuesday at Underground Arts, but I suspect electro noise rockers HEALTH are going to give them quite the run for their money...
  • Catch Up With Julia Holter Tonight at Underground Arts

    Although it’s looking like most of Philadelphia will be shut down today to make room for a snow storm, at the moment, Julia Holter’s show at Underground Arts is still set to go on as planned… and we hope it stays that way… This is just the second night...
  • Flashing Back to 2015 with Machineheart (Saturday at Underground Arts)

    It’s been quite some time since we caught up with LA-based indie-poppers Machineheart.  We first met frontwoman Stevie Scott in October of 2015, when the band were preparing to hit the road with Smallpools and Phoebe Ryan. At the time the band, whose sound I characterized as “sass pop,”...
  • Khruangbin Returns to Another Sold Out Crowd, Friday at Union Transfer

    Houston-based, soul-meets-funk psychedelic, “world music”-inspired rockers Khruangbin are preparing to play their fourth sold out Philadelphia show this year, when they headline Union Transfer this Friday, November 30th.   The trio first sold out neighboring Eraserhood venue Underground Arts this April (The smallest show I’m guessing they’ll ever play in...
  • Catching Up with The Paper Kites (Tonight at Underground Arts)

    Australian folk-rockers The Paper Kites have been friends of ours for quite some time.  We first met them (or, more specifically, drummer Josh Bentley) back in November of 2013, when the band was wrapping up their first-ever US tour, in support of their debut LP, States.  We caught up...
  • Flashing Back to 2014 with Caroline Rose (Friday at Underground Arts)

    I’m sure readers of the site have seen that we recently flashed back to 2014 with Slothrust, back when we first met the alt rock band who was still playing house shows and DIY spaces, before going on to headline mega-venue Union Transfer and sell out numerous shows at...