Underground Arts

  • 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...
  • Rituals of Mine Open Up The Fillmore for Garbage Tonight: “Expect a lot of emotion, a lot of hair, and no holding back.”

    I know all of my local loved-ones are beyond excited to see Garbage celebrate the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 tonight at The Fillmore (Yeah, it’s exciting enough to warrant going to The Fillmore…), but I highly recommend getting there early to catch the opening set from Rituals of...
  • Tancred’s Jess Abbott Talks Philthy, Touring, and Riverdale

    As excited as we are to have Minnesota indie poppers Now, Now back on the road and with new music, we’re equally excited to see former Now, Now vocalist/guitarist Jess Abbott’s solo project, Tancred, thriving for more than half a decade now.  Tancred’s fourth full-length, Nightstand, dropped this June on...
  • ohGr, A Brief and Insufficient History in 10 Songs (Tuesday at Underground Arts)

    This Tuesday Kevin Ogilvie (also known as Nivek Ogre, Ogre, and the lead singer of Skinny Puppy), will be headlining the stage of Underground Arts as ohGr, his primary solo output (which also includes Mark Walk, who has been a member of Skinny Puppy for the past decade and...
  • Quiet Slang’s “Chamber pop for outsiders,” This Saturday at Underground Arts

    This Saturday, July 14th, local punk rock hero James Alex is returning to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for an extra special hometown show.  Although best known as the vocalist and guitarist for raucous rockers Beach Slang, earlier this year Alex released Everything Matters But No...
  • Tristen Talks Packing Shows and Women in Music

    We’ve always been big fans (and we’d like to think “friends”) of Nashville singer/songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek (although usually known simply as “Tristen”).  We fell in love with 2011’s Charlatans At The Garden Gate, one of the best Americana albums of the century, and we were equally as charmed with...
  • What to Make of Khruangbin…

    Despite having a relatively modest 6,500 “followers” on Twitter, Houston trio Khruangbin has already sold out three pretty massive Philadelphia shows in 2018.  The band, who uniquely blend world music with soul, psych rock, and nearly countless other genres and scenes (Thai music of the ‘60s and ‘70s are...