Slam poet Neil Hilborn discusses his work

People from all over the mid-Atlantic region came together in the name of poetry June 21. Youth poetry teams from Philadelphia; Camden, N.J.; Baltimore; Richmond, Va. and Hampton, Va. met in Philadelphia to compete in a poetry scrimmage. These talented young poets are preparing themselves for the international youth poetry… Continued

Carrabba of Twin Forks discusses songwriting

Coming off of the success of his previous band, Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba started Twin Forks, an upbeat indie folk ensemble, in order to create a sound derived from his earlier musical influences. In an interview prior to Twin Forks’ performance at the Theatre of Living Arts May 18, Carrabba… Continued

Carina offers organic teas, authentic Belgian waffles

Italian for sweetheart, Carina Tea and Waffles is the brainchild of Edmund Lee and Stephanie Chan, two University of Pennsylvania alumni whose personal story is woven throughout their aesthetically pleasing and well-designed cafe. From the repurposed counter top to the uniquely cut wooden tables, each aesthetic detail was meticulously selected… Continued

Porches. singer talks songwriting

At this point, we’ve all heard ambient synthesizers and ethereal reverberation in indie music. Archetypal male lead singers with unrefined vocals predictably dominate mic stands, and lofty female harmonies aren’t exactly difficult to come by either. By incorporating all of these things, Porches. could seem like a band with little… Continued

Man Man thrills on Halloween night

“People have [different] sides to them; I don’t know why music can’t and why a band can’t,” frontman Honus Honus contemplated while sitting on the curb outside of Union Transfer before Man Man’s sold-out Halloween show. Eclectic and down to earth, Honus shed some light on the band’s unique sounds,… Continued