Stepping onto Philadelphia’s Festival Pier Oct. 3, was like stepping back into the vibrant decade of the 1960s. The impassioned music, intense visual effects and incredible dynamism of each band came together to form a time machine that influenced all the senses and brought the whole audience back to the time of psychedelia. The audience […]
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On the evening of Sept. 20, expectant fans flooded the gates of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, prepared to see the Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Ros. Just one year prior, Sigur Ros hosted a sold-out show at the Mann Center’s Skyline Stage to promote its recently released studio album “Valtari,” which is Icelandic […]
Up-and-coming Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES, which released its studio album “The Bones of What You Believe” Sept. 23, played a killer show Sept, 18 at Union Transfer. The group from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in 2011 and consists of the adorably charming 25-year-old lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry, guitarist Iain Cook, and the man on synthesizers and […]
Grab your popcorn, everyone — the biggest boy band on the planet now has its own movie! The past three years for One Direction have been an absolute whirlwind. Both of their albums have gone straight to the top of the charts, and their third is currently No. 1 on iTunes despite the fact that […]
There is nothing quite like a seeing a jam band live. You have to understand that you don’t know what you’re going to get, see or hear, but the experience is going to be amazing. No two sets are ever the same, the lighting and visuals will captivate you, and the crowd will be notably […]
Radio 104.5 hosted its third Block Party of the summer season July 13 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties, featuring Cold War Kids, Capital Cities and opening act Bat Books . Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010. The series runs from May […]
Indie-alternative-pop band fun. performed for a sold-out audience July 19 at the Mann Center in Fairmount, supporting its sophomore album “Some Nights” on the Most Nights Summer Tour. With anticipation hanging heavy in the air, fun. played a knockout, killer set. Even from high up in the nosebleed section, this show was not to be […]
Philadelphia was overrun with red on July 20. Red cowboy boots, red shirts, red everything. This could only mean one thing: Taylor Swift’s RED Tour hit Lincoln Financial Field for the second consecutive night, and fans were going all out to make sure everyone knew where they were heading. The “Swifties,” as her fans are […]
“So, I’ve got the feeling that this night might be the best night of some of your young lives,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said to the audience May 30 at the band’s sold-out Electric Factory show. Returning from a nearly four-year hiatus with their newest album, “Save Rock and Roll,” the pop-punk veterans […]
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 […]
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 […]
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