Marketing in the music industry has changed drastically over the last few years with the advancement of technology, with more power shifting into the hands of the artists. Some artists have used social media to break major news or release new music; others have released music videos or video blogs to build up hype for [...]
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London natives Daughter passed through Philadelphia May 3 in support of their newest album, “If You Leave.” The show was set to take place at the First Unitarian Church but was moved to Union Transfer in order to release more tickets due to the quick sellout. The show opened with contemporary folk band Wilsen. Although [...]
Open Mic Night never fails to bring in a myriad of talents. From comedians to singers, it is very seldom that you will be bored at one of these Drexel events. Prior to attending, I was in touch with one of the people set to perform that night. Her name was Diana Chittester, a singer, [...]
Teebs and Thundercat opened for Flying Lotus, who made his Philadelphia debut April 26 at Union Transfer. Teebs has a very similar sound to Flying Lotus. His style involves recording sounds, altering them and then layering them to produce a beat. The crowd seemed to enjoy the music he played, although there was not much [...]
It’s been two and a half years since Kid Cudi released a solo album. During that time, he released an experimental album with producer Dot Da Genius under the group name WZRD and more recently disaffiliated with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, where he had been signed since 2008. The news surprised the majority of [...]
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Local Natives stopped by the heralded Union Transfer rock club April 4 to perform in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 fans. The line from the entrance wrapped around the block as people eagerly waited in the brisk spring evening to get inside the venue. When the doors [...]
James Blake flew onto the scene with his incredibly unique sound and style in 2011. His self-titled album was one of the most highly regarded projects of the year, featuring amazing songs such as “The Wilhelm Scream” and “Limit To Your Love.” Now, the 24-year-old from London is back with his sophomore album, “Overgrown,” which [...]
You know summer is around the corner when you’re sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for your favorite festival’s tickets to go on sale. With the weather warming up, one of New Jersey’s most prominent music festivals is ready to bring all your favorite artists and bands to one prime location. Skate and [...]
It’s been two years since Tyler, The Creator flew onto the scene with Odd Future. With articles in every major publication about their performance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and praise from artists including Kanye West about Tyler’s music video for “Yonkers,” the group’s leader became a star in the hip-hop world. Now, [...]
Headlining his first U.S. tour, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer dropped by Philadelphia’s popular go-to venue, the Theater of Living Arts, April 3 to belt out some of his favorite hits. Grammer, who has been traveling from city to city to promote his self-titled debut album, put on an unforgettable show for fans, whom he likes to [...]
Justin Timberlake is thankfully back on the radar in promotion of his already blogged-to-death third studio album, “The 20/20 Experience,” out March 19. This media tour brought him to “Saturday Night Live” March 9, where he donned a tofu suit, reunited with Lonely Island partner Andy Samberg and was inducted into the “five-timers club.” His [...]
The Cleftomaniacs, Drexel’s co-ed a cappella group, held winter concerts March 7 and 8 in the Stein Auditorium in support of Save A Child’s Heart, a foundation that treats children with heart disease from developing nations. Based in Israel, SACH is a humanitarian project that is dedicated to the belief that all children — especially [...]
1990s nostalgia is everywhere these days. All college kids today (plus the past 10 years of graduates) are members of Generation Y and are reminiscing about the arts and entertainment of their respective childhoods. Perhaps the most notable musical trend of the ‘90s was the emergence of alternative rock as a mainstream force. The genre [...]
Everybody’s got a different opinion on what makes a concert great. It’s a huge roaring crowd, an elaborate stage, a crazy light design, a ridiculous amount of outfit changes. However, after spending a cold Saturday evening at a warm and intimate acoustic show at Flux with Tony Lucca, the runner-up of season 2 of “The [...]
Drexel University’s music industry program is at it again. Sophomore Anna Greenwald could possibly be the next big thing for Drexel and the entertainment business as a whole. For Greenwald, it all started when she was 10 years old. After a few years of training herself classically, she transferred to a boarding school for performing [...]
Pennsylvania’s own Tigers Jaw and Modern Baseball performed March 1 at Flux along with fellow punk band Sun. The show was reportedly very close to selling out, making the already small Intercultural Center basement even tinier. That being said, it really brought some energy to the concert, especially in the front and center. From my [...]
Hip-hop and education are two things that rarely go hand-in-hand. A large part of that is because the majority of rappers never went to college. The other reason is that hip-hop is still not fully accepted in the mainstream and is still some distance away from getting there. However, there is hope, courtesy of hip-hop [...]
By: Johnathan Guest and Nora Goldberg No matter how magical classic albums throughout popular music history may seem, none were made overnight. Concept albums align even more to this trend. Not only does the band have to make a cohesive set of quality songs, but it also has to arrange them in a way that [...]
Soaring out of Drexel’s own music industry program, June Divided is definitely a band to keep your eye on. This rock band was formed when a Drexel professor suggested that Melissa Menago (lead singer, guitarist) and Chris Kissel (guitarist) create an album together for their senior project. Although both Menago and Kissel were songwriters and [...]
Where can you find a necklace worth $31 million? Only at the Grammy Awards! This year’s show was not one to forget easily, and it had countless moments that everyone was gossiping about the next day. The night kicked off on the red carpet, where celebrities discussed which designers they were wearing and had their [...]
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