Mumford & Sons took the stage in Camden, N.J., for the second straight night Feb. 17 and played what would be the last stop on their North American East Coast tour. The date was added after their first scheduled show at the Susquehanna Bank Center sold out in a matter of seconds. The band, which [...]
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Kevin Lyman, the creator of the renowned Vans Warped Tour, visited Drexel Nov. 15 to discuss his career in music and give insights into the concert tour producing world. The event, set up by Emmy Levine of the Good Idea Fund, included a question-and-answer segment with Lyman and a screening of the Warped Tour documentary [...]
The Gaslight Anthem thrashed the stage of the Electric Factory Nov. 27 amid a full house of fans. The five-piece act from New Brunswick, N.J., was supported by Chester County native Matthew Ryan and punk band The Menzingers from Scranton, Pa. A soft, ambient chord, surrounded by gritty, desperate vocals brought the crowd together at [...]
The DAC Pack, Drexel’s official student section, announced Oct. 9 that Dev will headline at this year’s Midnight Madness. The event, which is the official kickoff to the basketball season, will be held Nov. 3 in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Dev officially agreed to perform at Midnight Madness Oct. 5, and the DAC Pack made [...]
Despite the hodgepodge of local acts that performed May 19 at Drexel University’s Spring Jam, the performers all found common ground by bringing out the crowd’s local pride. Spring Jam featured mostly Philadelphia-based bands such as Cheers Elephant, The Wonder Years, Man Man, and LA Riots, with mashup group Super Mash Bros. headlining the event. [...]
After some discussion while sitting backstage before their April 15 CD release show at World Cafe Live, members of the Drexel-based band D & M agreed that they would settle for being the third-biggest band in the world. “We don’t want to be the biggest. I don’t want to have to spend too much time [...]
Say Anything performed live last Sunday night at the TLA in Philadelphia to a packed crowd. Opening acts included Tallhart, Fake Problems and Kevin Devine & the Goddam Band. Say Anything played such songs as “Shiksa (Girlfriend),” “Woe,” “Every Man Has a Molly” and “Walk Through Hell.” South Street may harbor a certain flare for [...]
The idea of a band playing two consecutive nights in one city is hardly anything new in the world of music. Most often, bands will do this simply because they are popular and want all of their fans to get a chance to see them perform. Typically, fans choose to attend one show, assuming both [...]
“I awaited as the clock turned 12, watching every second go by, just to ensure I bought my Dayglow ticket,” my roommate said two months ago. I thought she was crazy, only to find out that a majority of Drexel students feel the exact same way. Curious about the hype Dayglow created, I decided to [...]
“Never thought we’d make it to this side of the pond,” singer-songwriter Ben Howard said after expressing to the audience how good it felt to address a crowd as “Philadelphia.” Communion’s “Austin to Boston Tour” stopped at World Cafe Live March 27, selling out the upstairs venue. Communion, a record label that started as a [...]
Have you ever seen or heard something that you just had to explain, but you couldn’t find the words? I have been rendered speechless after seeing “Shpongle presents The Masquerade” March 31 at the Electric Factory. For those of you who are familiar with Shpongle, you know exactly why it is so hard to describe [...]
To be honest, I am somewhat of a newbie to electronica, only first dabbling into it in college. Prior to this, listening to Wired 96.5 and Q102 was the closest I had come to experiencing the genre, so I hardly knew of its existence. Luckily, for the sake of my street cred’ in the music [...]
London’s Fanfarlo played March 8 at Union Transfer in support of their thoroughly enjoyable second album, “Rooms Filled With Light.” It was a fairly large step up in terms of the size of venues that they had played previously (the band described Union Transfer as “the nicest place we have ever played”), but they were [...]
New City Stage Co. presents “Terrorism” There’s a bomb scare at the airport and a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and an old woman plots murder. At the scene of a gas explosion, the rescue workers are busy photographing limbs for fun. What do these situations have in common? Everyone [...]
Almost a quarter of 2012 has passed by, and so far the year has been generous with new album releases. The end of winter also means an overwhelming amount of spring tours. Here are some bands with new records that will be stopping in Philadelphia in the coming months. Dry the River — “Shallow [...]
In two years, Chiddy Bang has moved from Drexel University’s favorite rap duo to No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. Noah “Xaphoon Jones” pairs indie rock, soul and eight-bit electronica for Chidera’s slick rapping. It’s catchy hip-hop for the rock audience. Their newest album, “Breakfast,” offers more of the geek meets ganja-smoking player [...]
First Annual German Society Bierfest Celebrate Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage at Bierfest, an afternoon tasting event with a lively beer-garden vibe, delicious German-inspired beers and live traditional bluegrass music. Twelve Pennsylvania brewers will be pouring German-inspired lagers, pilsners, bocks, weizens and more. The Philly Roller Girls will be pouring beers for a good cause, and [...]
“I’m going to sit here and rest my feet.” “The Scottsboro Boys” ended with these words spoken by the renowned Rosa Parks, played by Kaci M. Fannin. The stage went black, and my reaction slipped out: “Wow.” Susan Stroman, of “The Producers” fame, directed and choreographed the production complemented by the musical mastery of dynamic [...]
As concert ticket prices skyrocket, concertgoers are becoming less inclined to buy tickets, hurting the music industry, the “Ticket Masters” panel informed students in the Mitchell Auditorium at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center Nov. 17. The panel was presented by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Kal and Lucille Rudman [...]
On Nov. 2, Jay-Z and Kanye West performed in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center during their “Watch The Throne” tour. The two stars performed hit songs all night long. It’s around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 2, and the lights in the Wells Fargo Center go out unexpectedly. The sold-out crowd begins to scream as [...]
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