Articles by Caylie Landerville
Jan. 20, 2017
Drexel announces lineup for Winterfest concert
Many students were wondering what happened to Drexel’s annual Fall Fest concert this year. Little did they know Drexel’s own Dragon Concert Series group had something different in store to surprise students with: the first ever Winterfest concert.
Dec. 2, 2016
Ex-Strokes member plays with CRX at the Coda
If you haven’t heard of the band CRX yet, you are sure to be hearing more about them very soon. In 2013, lead singer and guitar player from The Strokes, Nick Valensi, began taking small steps to form the band as a side project.
Nov. 4, 2016
‘Integrity Blues’: best Jimmy Eat World album in 15 years
Most people know Jimmy Eat World for their classic pop punk anthem “The Middle.” The band hasn’t gotten very much attention since their popular 2001 album, “Bleed American.” Although they have come out with albums since, I feel that their most recent release titled “Integrity Blues” could be considered their biggest comeback album.
Oct. 28, 2016
Phantogram leaves Fillmore fans mesmerized
Phantogram recently came out with their new album “Three.” Originating in Greenwich, New York, the electronic alternative-pop duo blew up after one of their songs, “Fall in Love,” became very popular and was played constantly on the radio. I became a huge fan of their music after they released “Voices” in 2014, and have wanted to see them live since. To my luck, they came to the Fillmore this month, so I knew I had to go.
Oct. 21, 2016
Coleman Hell drops underrated debut ‘Summerland’
I’d never really heard of the artist Coleman Hell, unless you count his catchy debut single “2 Heads” that sparked a lot of attention and currently has over 80 million streams on Spotify.
Sep. 30, 2016
Amy Schumer exceeds expectations with stand up routine
Most of us know Amy Schumer from her debut movie “Trainwreck,” a huge success in the box office. If you pay attention to comedy at all, you would also know that she has come a long way since then as an actress and comedian, hosting her own shows on Comedy Central. When one of my friends saw a GroupOn offer for discounted tickets to her show at the Wells Fargo Center, we snapped them up within the minute. I wasn’t sure what kind of shenanigans Schumer was going to pull during this show. All I knew was that I would probably be cracking up the whole time.
Jul. 22, 2016
The Dirty Heads provide solid open for Sublime with Rome
Even if you think you haven’t heard of the band the Dirty Heads, you’ve probably heard their stuff. When asking my friends if they knew of them, some said no originally until I asked if they knew the songs “Lay Me Down” or “Stand Tall,” which they did.
Jun. 3, 2016
BORNS gives Electric Factory a ‘Dopamine’ rush
Philadelphia was in for a big treat May 27 as the hot new indie pop artist BORNS made his stop at the Electric Factory on his “Dopamine Tour.” Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, Garrett Borns, the main singer-songwriter in the band, eventually moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a professional musician. He released his debut studio album, “Dopamine,” October 2015, which caught the attention of many music lovers. His catchy hit song that raced to the top of the charts, “Electric Love.” is the type of song that will not leave your head once you hear it. I discovered BORNS last summer after I saw the name on a lot of festival lineups. Listening to his music instantly got me hooked and I had it on repeat for weeks after. When I saw that BORNS was coming to Philly, I immediately found tickets and was looking forward to the concert for months.
May. 6, 2016
Former ‘American Idol’ star Tori Kelly plays Electric Factory
Monday, April 25, Tori Kelly took over the Electric Factory with her glass-shattering voice, touring the city as part of her “Unbreakable Tour.” As someone who loves concerts, I have wanted to catch the former American Idol contestant and YouTube star perform live for a while now and was very excited to see her. I had high expectations, especially after watching her perform “Should’ve Been Us” at the MTV Video Music Awards last August where she demonstrated her insane vocal skills, and she didn’t fail to exceed those expectations for a minute.