Articles by Shane O'Connor
Jun. 9, 2017
Chance, Phoenix, Childish Gambino rock Gov. Ball
The weather was essentially perfect as thousands made their way to Randall’s Island Park just off the coast of Manhattan Island June 2-4 for the seventh annual Governors Ball Music Festival.
Jun. 2, 2017
Baltimore indie rock in Philly: Future Islands at the Fillmore
Baltimore-based synthpop band Future Islands came to Philly to play to a jam-packed Fillmore. Touring in support of their latest album “The Far Field,” Future Islands put on an energetic performance that had die-hard fans loving each and every minute of it.
Jun. 2, 2017
Chicago ‘hunks’ The Walters provide excellent open at UT
Five hunks from Chicago finally made their way to Philadelphia for a proper rock ’n’ roll show at Union Transfer May 26.
May. 26, 2017
Chance, Phoenix, Gambino to headline Governors Ball
It’s time to kick off the summer concert festival series with the seventh annual Governors Ball music festival in the Big Apple, New York City.
May. 12, 2017
LCD Soundsystem to release first album in 7 years
LCD Soundsystem are on the brink of releasing a new full-length album. That is a sentence that high school me could never dream of reading, let alone writing.
Apr. 21, 2017
Director Ben Wheatly hits his mark with new dark comedy film ‘Free Fire’
It’s 1978. The Irish Revolution is in full swing and IRA soldiers Chris and Frank (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley) are looking for weapons. They find a dealer in Boston through his sister (Armie Hammer and Brie Larson), who leads them both to a jittery South African named Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and his partner Martin (Babou Ceesay).
Apr. 14, 2017
Gold Connections shows signs of a promising career
Rarely am I ahead of the curve on any new artist, with an exception to the O.G. hunks the Walters. But at the storied Johnny Brenda’s April 10, I felt like I was at the start of something very new, something very exciting. The name of the band is Gold Connections. With their self-titled EP released on Fat Possum March 31, Will Marsh and company are poised on the brink of something big.
Apr. 7, 2017
Underground Arts welcomes indie icons Tennis
Callowhill Street’s Underground Arts was filled to capacity March 18 for the indie surf pop band Tennis. Comprised of indie rock’s best husband-wife duo, Patrick Riley (guitar) and Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards), Tennis put on a great show filled with lots of great tunes from their latest album, “Yours Conditionally.”
Apr. 7, 2017
Foxygen razzles and dazzles at Union Transfer concert
Indie rockers Foxygen played Union Transfer March 26 with support from Gabriella Cohen. Touring with their latest album “Hang,” Foxygen put on a show that pleased their passionate fans.
Mar. 17, 2017
Devendra Banhart takes Philly by storm with UT concert
“STELLLLLLAAAAA!” was the name on everyone’s mind March 15 as the winter storm bore down on the east coast, even resulting in a rare blizzard warning for Philadelphia.