Union Transfer

  • Soccer Mommy Fills Union Transfer

    It’s well established that an indie act has officially “made it” when no one in attendance to one of their sold out shows seems to have ever attended a concert before…  This was certainly the case for Soccer Mommy’s September 18th stop at Union Transfer, which had what appeared...
  • The Return of Heartless Bastards (10/1 at World Café Live)

    2021 sees the return of bluesy, folksy, garagey Americana rockers Heartless Bastards.  A Beautiful Life, their first album since 2015’s Restless Ones, drops September 10th courtesy of Sweet Unknown Records/Thirty Tigers.  This current iteration of Heartless Bastards has singer/songwriter/mainperson Erika Wennerstrom (who released her first solo record, Sweet Unknown,...
  • Durand Jones & The Indications, Looking to Make People Dance (9/8 at Union Transfer)

    This weekend, our favorite contemporary purveyors of soul, Durand Jones & The Indications, kicked off their latest headlining tour in Harrisburg.  And this Wednesday, September 8th, they will find themselves headlining our very own Union Transfer.  After those dates wrap with two nights at the Hollywood Palladium on the...
  • 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...
  • Welcome Back Live Music w/ Japanese Breakfast and UT

    Although there have been a small handful of live concerts throughout Philadelphia over the course of the summer, The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection will have its unofficial welcome back to live music with Japanese Breakfast, who will be headlining a record five sold out nights at...
  • Lucy Dacus’ Home Video and 10 More Gems from Matador Records

    This Friday, June 25th, sees the release of Lucy Dacus’ third LP, Home Video, courtesy of Matador.  The album chronicles the existential ins and outs of Dacus’ formative years in Richmond, VA.  Her fourth and latest single, “Brando,” tells the tale of a high school friend obsessed with Old...
  • The Dead Deads Are Alright

    According to their website, Nashville trio The Dead Deads include, “Failure, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, NOFX, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Queen, Weezer, Helmet, Cream, Beck and The Pixies,” amongst their biggest influences… Although that sounds more than a little bit confusing, the actual sounds churned out by Meta...
  • Let HEALTH Help Numb You for the Holidays (Fri. at UT)

    This Friday, December 20th, noisy industrial rockers HEALTH will grace the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for the second time this year when they co-headline Union Transfer.  The LA trio have spent the better part of 2019 touring behind their fourth studio album, VOL. 4: SLAVES OF...
  • 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...