Articles by Ryan Stone
Feb. 24, 2017
Electric Guest returns with long-awaited second album
It’s been a long four years since Los Angeles-based, indie pop-rock band Electric Guest blessed us with new music. After a long wait, lead singer Asa Taccone and drummer Matthew Compton delivered to us the album “Plural” in all its glory.
Oct. 21, 2016
Fans line up for Mick Jenkins’ first-come first-serve show
A line of several anxious concertgoers formed outside the Foundry at the Fillmore Oct. 15, to witness the A Quest for Love tour featuring St. Louis rapper Smino and Chicago’s rising rap star, Mick Jenkins.
Sep. 16, 2016
Flume treats Electric Factory to signature IDM, distorted visuals
Australian electronic musician Flume brought his infectious lights and sounds to the Electric Factory last week in support of his sophomore album, “Skin.”
Jul. 8, 2016
Michael Christmas headlines ‘Bring Yo Friends Tour’ at the Foundry
It was a mild summer evening last week at The Foundry in Philadelphia where Boston rapper Michael Christmas headlined a show alongside native Philly rapper and budding hip-hop star, Tunji Ige (pronounced toon-gee ee-gay).
Feb. 19, 2016
Rapper Pell takes time to discuss latest album
In the frigid hours before another flurry of snow could settle in Philadelphia, New Orleans rapper Pell stood in a small circle of his fellow tour folk in the dimly lit main area of The Barbary in Northern Liberties. The rapper would be on stage at 8 p.m., slightly later than expected because the venue had pushed everything back. Nevertheless, Pell remained cool, calm and collected.
Feb. 12, 2016
New play ‘The It Girl’ pays homage to silent films
Two-time Barrymore Award recipient Amanda Schoonover starred in the Simpatico Theatre Project’s premiere of “The It Girl,” accompanied by a full house in the new Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake.
Oct. 30, 2015
Student Austin Dean makes music part of everyday life
Among the brimming population of students here at Drexel University—over 26,000 as of 2014—a few spend their days, outside of classes of course, practicing art for myriad reasons. To possibly become a professional musician, to relieve stress after studying and going to classes, to entertain for the sake of humanity; whatever the reason, Drexel musical talents are beyond the likes of Chiddy Bang.
Oct. 16, 2015
Student musician Alan Deng dreams of turning pro as DJ
Among the brimming population of students here at Drexel University—over 26,000 as of 2014—a few spend their days, outside of classes of course, practicing art for myriad reasons. To possibly become a professional musician, to relieve stress after studying and going to classes, to entertain for the sake of humanity; whatever the reason, there exist Drexel musical talents that are beyond the likes of Chiddy Bang.
Feb. 6, 2015
Snickers spot among most noteworthy Superbowl commercials
The name of this list is “The Most Noteworthy Superbowl Commercials” because the advertisements below are not all the best, but I do feel that these stood out. I could rank the worst, the funniest, or the ones that pulled your heartstrings the most as that seemed to be the theme for this year. But I’d rather point out the commercials that faired the best in terms of creativity, execution and impact.