Delta Spirit gives lively show at Union Transfer

Union Transfer was filled near capacity Oct. 4 for the indie rockers of Delta Spirit. The group, originally from California but now residing in Texas, are touring in support of their fourth full-length album, “Into the Wide,” released Sept. 9. Known for their energetic and engaging live shows, Delta Spirit… Continued

Twenty One Pilots take off at sold-out Tower Theater

The Columbus, Ohio-based duo Twenty One Pilots played the second of back-to-back sold-out shows Sept. 28 at the storied Tower Theater. The pair, composed of vocalist-keyboardist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, has become a mainstream sensation behind their 2013 record, “Vessel.” Since that album’s 2013 release, the band has… Continued

Underground Arts hosts Tennis for intimate show

If I had told my mother that I was heading to Callowhill Street, an area filled with fenced-off vacant lots sitting menacingly in the shadows of the old elevated train tracks, she would not have been pleased. I doubt the knowledge that I was journeying that way to get to… Continued

Dr. Dog headlines show featuring Mac Demarco

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts hosted a one-of-a-kind event Sept. 13, “Lawn of Mann.” Presented by the renowned local rock band Dr. Dog, the musical extravaganza featured not only Dr. Dog, but Hop Along, The Front Bottoms, and Mac DeMarco playing on the Mann’s Skyline Stage. The first… Continued

‘The Giver’: classic book becomes questionable film

Movies based on young adult novels set in a dystopian future are really having their day in the sun lately. First, Jennifer Lawrence turned “The Hunger Games” into a household name and a certified blockbuster series. Then it was Shailene Woodley snagging the spotlight by starring in the similarly themed… Continued

‘Magic in the Moonlight’ latest of Allen movie hits

I think that I may take Woody Allen for granted. He’s been working at nearly a one-movie-per-year pace since 1969, writing every screenplay himself, directing every film himself and starring in quite a lot of them. It’s consistency that has not been seen in decades and may not ever be… Continued

Philly Orchestra opens summer season with Ben Folds

Ben Folds helped kick off the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with a performance June 24. The show was a part of the Ben Folds Orchestral Experience, featuring a piano concerto composed by Folds as well as many of his pop hits. This… Continued

In Reverence to the Runners

I don’t like running. Never have. It’s something that I will go out of my way to avoid. Going for a nice run on the Schuylkill River Trail is not my idea of an enjoyable time. I mean, how can you even watch Netflix while you’re out there pounding the… Continued

Rob Delaney performs at the Troc

Comedian Rob Delaney performed at a sold-out Trocadero Theatre March 28. Hundreds flocked to the storied venue to see one of the funniest people on Twitter live in the flesh. For over an hour, Delaney delivered a raunchy stand-up routine that delighted the crowd and had attendees smiling on their… Continued