Nina Persson plays World Cafe Live

Nina Persson has often been deemed the heroine of “coldhearted warm pop.” This ironic phrase sounds almost acrimonious to describe someone as iconic as Persson. It was only after attending her show at World Cafe Live that I could truly understand that term. Persson is fearless. She is a woman… Continued

The Flaming Lips astound audience

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… Continued

Icelandic band visits Mann Center

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… Continued

CHVRCHES puts on an intimate, dynamic show

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… Continued

1D releases extended cut

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… Continued

Radio 104.5 hosts third Block Party

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.… Continued