Union Transfer

  • MØ and Her Motordome, Live at Union Transfer

    Although MØ’s recent stop at Union Transfer last Wednesday (April 13th) didn’t leave quite the impression on the city as a whole that Waxahatchee’s two sold-out shows at the venue did earlier that week, for the modest crowd in attendance, the hour-long performance seemed to pack a profoundly satisfying...
  • Waxahatchee, Two Nights for Two Years

    “I’ve been looking forward to this show for so long, for years now,” said Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, four songs into her set last Sunday night, before launching into “The Eye” off of the indie rock singer/songwriter’s 2020 album Saint Cloud.  The performance was the first of...
  • Indigo De Souza: “Things always have been changing and always are changing.” (5/2 at UT)

    Last September Asheville-based indie rock singer/songwriter Indigo De Souza played a sold-out show at Eraserhood’s exceptionally intimate PhilaMOCA.  However, she’s already returning to David Lynch’s former neighborhood, this time to play across the street, at the much larger Union Transfer on Monday, May 2nd (originally scheduled for this January),...
  • Slothrust’s Leah Wellbaum on “creating and developing the inverted rainbow realm.” (4/8 at The Church)

    Grungy, garage-y alternative rockers Slothrust have been playing the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for about a decade now, from house shows to the mega-stage of The Fillmore, where they opened for Manchester Orchestra last October.  Last September the Boston band released their fifth full-length, Parallel Timeline,...
  • Snail Mail: “I love hearing Nirvana comparisons.” (4/5 and 4/6 at UT)

    Last week Lindsey Jordan, better known as Snail Mail, played her first show since the pandemic at Idaho’s Treefort Music Festival.  The performance was the first since both the singer/songwriter’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Valentine, and since she had surgery to correct vocal cord polyps, which delayed her tour. ...
  • Madi Diaz: “This hasn’t been like crazy, Miley Cyrus success, but still…” (4/10 and 4/11 at UT w/ Waxahatchee)

    “Fucking Kathleen Hanna Tweeted about my record and I literally shat my pants!  I’m literally thinking of getting that Tweet printed on a fucking shirt!” Madi Diaz tells me during a recent phone chat.  The last time I talked to the Nashville-based artist was last August, just prior to...
  • 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)...
  • Macie Stewart: “It’ll be very lush and comforting.” (2/18 at WCL)

    “The solo record is an interesting thing, when you have these people who are normally heavy collaborators.  But every once in a while you have to let out the steam a little bit, which is I think what solo albums do,” says Macie Stewart, best known as one-half of...
  • UPSAHL: “Everyone should be ready to rage!” (1/15 at The Foundry)

    2021 produced a plethora of noteworthy releases, but I haven’t found myself namedropping any as “album of the year” as much as UPSAHL’s Lady Jesus.  The debut LP from the Phoenix-based singer/songwriter is a raunchy, alt. pop wet-dream-come-true of party-playlist-perfected bangers… quite a feat, considering that the last time...