London natives Daughter passed through Philadelphia May 3 in support of their newest album, “If You Leave.” The show was set to take place at the First Unitarian Church but was moved to Union Transfer in order to release more tickets due to the quick sellout. The show opened with contemporary folk band Wilsen. Although [...]
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Drexel University’s music industry program is at it again. Sophomore Anna Greenwald could possibly be the next big thing for Drexel and the entertainment business as a whole. For Greenwald, it all started when she was 10 years old. After a few years of training herself classically, she transferred to a boarding school for performing [...]
Soaring out of Drexel’s own music industry program, June Divided is definitely a band to keep your eye on. This rock band was formed when a Drexel professor suggested that Melissa Menago (lead singer, guitarist) and Chris Kissel (guitarist) create an album together for their senior project. Although both Menago and Kissel were songwriters and [...]
With their friendship dating back to 2008, the musical duo John & Brittany has definitely made a mark on Philadelphia. Soon after crossing paths, John Faye and Brittany Rotondo struck up a friendship from their similar musical interests: the Beatles and the Ramones. From there, Faye and Rotondo began writing together. Putting music to Rotondo’s [...]
Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5 returned to The Piazza Jan. 26 for the much-anticipated third annual Winter Jam. This year’s concert featured performances from Tegan and Sara, Matt & Kim, Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots and June Divided. The free outdoor concert attracted thousands of music lovers from Philadelphia and beyond despite the freezing cold weather. [...]
Senior music industry students Blair Ollendorf and Brandon Bost were randomly paired as roommates in the fall of 2009, and that is when Wild Rompit was born. “We started playing music together and going to some open mics around Philly. We asked [senior film and video student] Sean Huber to play drums and recorded our [...]
The Drexel Players opened their presentation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Nov. 9. The musical comedy’s final performances will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Mandell Theater on 33rd and Chestnut streets. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a humorous musical based on an improvisational play, “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E,” by Rebecca Feldman. [...]
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Drexel student William C. Lindsay (better known as W.C. Lindsay) is slowly but surely taking the world by storm. Lindsay describes his music as “The Beastie Boys watching ‘The Breakfast Club’ at Warped Tour.” On the outside, his songs are fun and easy to sing along to, but if [...]
Philadelphia saw its first snowfall of the season Nov. 7, but that didn’t stop Texas natives Green River Ordinance from performing their show at World Cafe Live. “We’re from Texas, where the threat of snow shuts everything down. Snow is different to Green River Ordinance. But we’re glad we’re here,” lead singer Josh Jenkins said. [...]
In 2008, Philly-bred singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben self-released his first album, “Aiming For Honesty,” which included some fan favorites such as “Ace of Spades” and “A Lack of Armor.” This album also includes one of Ruben’s favorite songs, “Advice.” “‘Advice’ was really different for me to write because there is no chorus, and the people that [...]
Tony-nominated Broadway star Sally Mayes gave Drexel students a sneak peek at her work in progress, “Southern Stories,” capping off a three-day residency and master class Oct. 5. Not only is Mayes a talented actress and a wonderful singer, but she’s also a storyteller, and she proved this in the Van Rensselaer ballroom in front [...]
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