Union Transfer

  • 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...
  • See, Possibly, Another Side of San Fermin, This Sat. at UT

    This Saturday, November 23rd, chamber poppers San Fermin will have a homecoming of sorts when they once again headline Union Transfer.  Although the group (which has had numerous formations and an extensive list of members, at times including our good friend Charlene Kaye and the ladies of Lucius) has...
  • Catch Up With the “calm and chill” Chastity Belt This Thursday (11/14), at The Church

    Although Chastity Belt’s recently released self-titled LP isn’t exactly a “reunion album,” it does capture the spirit of the Seattle-based, Hardly-Art-signed, alt rock quartet after a brief hiatus, working on other projects and exploring extra-curricular sounds.  Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte (better known as...
  • 5 Reasons to Come See Clairo This Thursday at Union Transfer

    Clairo is officially our favorite YouTube-sensation-turned-legitimate-musical-force of 2019.  The 21-year-old has been recording music since she was 13 and become a star on both SoundCloud and YouTube, but this summer she both released her debut LP, Immunity (courtesy of Fader), and opened a trek of sold out arena dates...
  • Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

    Although the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did host a number of noteworthy shows this actual Halloween, most notably Angel Olsen at Franklin Music Hall and Chelsea Wolfe at Union Transfer, I suspect that the city’s best Halloween celebration of 2019 will take place tonight at Johnny...
  • Russian Circles: “Just write good songs and bash them out as hard as you can.” (Sun. at UT)

    Although they’ve apparently been trying to slow their touring, shortly after the August release of their seventh studio LP, Blood Year, Chicago post-metal instrumental trio Russian Circles quickly returned to the road.  The band spent the second half of September touring with support from their local peers in FACS,...