Articles by Natasha Hajo
Oct. 14, 2016
Kaleo busts out the blues at jam-packed TLA show
In my best efforts to describe the band Kaleo and their sound I’ve reached the conclusion that they are the lovechild of the Black Keys and Hozier. To my surprise, this wasn’t exactly an original revelation. I’ve since been told Kaleo gets compared to these other artists quite often. Originally hailing from Iceland, the band moved to Austin, Texas corresponding with their first American release “A/B.” The Icelandic rockers made their way down to the Theatre of Living Arts Oct. 3 to treat Philly fans with “The Handprint Tour.”
Oct. 7, 2016
The Growlers energize UT crowd with sleek new album
What do you get when you mix ridiculously groovy tunes, a rowdy crowd and five hunks in white tuxedos embellished with floral designs? That’s right, a Growlers show. The Californian “beach goth” band known as The Growlers made their way to Union Transfer Sept. 27 while touring in support of their new album, “City Club.” This was my first time seeing The Growlers live and the only useful advice I was given before the show was “expect to dance until your legs give out.”
Sep. 9, 2016
Upcoming shows: James Blake, Kanye West, M83
James Blake — Sept. 30 at Electric Factory
Aug. 19, 2016
The Frights stir Foundry crowd into punk rock frenzy
The Frights’ show was the first I attended while on duty for the Triangle so seeing them perform again kind of felt like everything had come full circle. While the differences between the two concerts lie within the venue and opening acts, I was accompanied both times by my good friend, and editor of the Triangle’s Arts & Entertainment section, Matthew “Babyface” Coakley. The show Aug. 4 at the Foundry kicked off with openers GYMSHORTS followed by co-headliners HUNNY and finally the band of the hour, the Frights.
Jul. 22, 2016
Paul McCartney brings ‘One on One Tour’ to Philly
It’s hard to have anything but positive things to say after seeing your favorite Beatle live for the first time.
Jun. 3, 2016
May. 20, 2016
Mac DeMarco turns Electric Factory into ‘Rock and Roll Nightclub’
With the first night of his U.S. tour being right here in Philly, Canadian-born Mac DeMarco sold out the Electric Factory with no problem at all. Fans began filling up the venue May 12 at 7:30 p.m. sharp, not seeming to care that DeMarco wouldn’t be gracing the stage for another two hours. This crowd was everything one would expect with the exception of age. While a few looked like they were on the brink of 30, many fans looked like they recently turned 15. Nonetheless, nearly everyone assumed the uniform of graphic t-shirts, baseball caps and carefree facades.
Apr. 21, 2016
The Lumineers go ‘long way from home’ with new album
After four years, folk-pop trio The Lumineers released their second album, “Cleopatra” on April 8. It consists of 11 songs full of warmth, depth and the usual intimate feel of a Lumineers tune.
Mar. 11, 2016
Annual PHS Flower Show offers fun time for all with National Parks theme
The Philadelphia Flower Show is a must-see for all flower enthusiasts and nature lovers. The annual show is held at the Convention Center and runs from March 5-13.This is the largest garden-related event in the nation and was recently crowned “the best event in the world” by the International Festivals and Events Association. The Philly Flower Show, started by the Philadelphia Horticulture Society, dates all the way back to 1829 and has continued to blossom throughout the years. The event is composed of countless exhibits, a prodigious marketplace and most importantly, food. All proceeds benefit the PHS whose goals revolve around protecting and preserving the environment.
Mar. 4, 2016
Upcoming Shows: Troye Sivan, Miike Snow, Nap Eyes
SWMRS and The Frights — March 4 at The Fire