Tag: Electric Factory
Jun. 2, 2017
Gundersen, City and Colour emote with fans at E. Factory
Memorial Day weekend is all about taking advantage of that extra weekend night. While this means escaping to the beach for some, others have a different night out in mind.
Feb. 3, 2017
‘Goon Squad’ rolls through EF: Indie funk group Ripe opens for G. Love
Quality indie funk bands are not so easy to find. Many funk bands out there take the “retro” label literally, often recreating the style of classic funk bands in a purist way. It’s hard to be original when branding oneself with such a specific flavor, but I believe it is possible.
Oct. 28, 2016
Catfish and the Bottlemen exceed expectations at E. Factory
Photo courtesy: Martina Paola Photography Catfish and the Bottlemen are a band that I accidentally discovered this summer attending Firefly Music Festival. My best friends insisted we go see them and I’ve been hooked on their music ever since. So, when I found out they were playing at the Electric Factory Oct. 21, in Philadelphia, I knew I had to be there. The show began with an exciting opener known as The Worn Flints. I had never heard of this band before, but you can bet that I went home and downloaded their album that night. They got the entire crowd moving and brought the energy levels to unimaginable heights. Their set ended after a half hour, leaving another 45 minutes for the Bottlemen to take the stage. Soon enough, the lights went out and the band we were all waiting for made their way onto the stage. The first half of their set had such dim lighting that there could have been puppets on the stage rather than band members and the audience would have never known. The lights brightened during the chorus of one of my favorite songs, “Homesick,” and I’ve never seen a crowd go crazier. This song is from their first album, “The Balcony,” released in 2014. Their latest album, “The Ride,” has skyrocketed their career and set them apart as it showcases their unique sound and energy on stage. The last song of their 16-song setlist is called “Tyrants,” also from their first album. The show Catfish and the Bottlemen put on blew me away in so many ways, and as a seasoned concert veteran, I’ve found that is a hard task lately. There were so many components that came together perfectly, making it nearly impossible to have a bad time. The light show was designed to a tee, the sound was so clear and crisp and the band exceeded every expectation I had. The venue was packed to the exit and even the people in the back were dancing — it was hard to stand still because their music just makes you want to move. Catfish and the Bottlemen, hailing from Llandudno, Wales, are currently touring North America and have music on all major music streaming apps for anyone interested in checking them out. Photo courtesy: Martina Paola Photography
Oct. 28, 2016
Kongos put on stellar rock concert despite accordion
Oct. 23, Kongos brought their Egomaniac tour to the Electric Factory in Philly. Supporting their June release “Egomaniac,” the group brought bundles of energy to the stage.
Oct. 21, 2016
Project Pabst: Animal Collective, Mac DeMarco, Hop Along
When I first saw the email that Project Pabst would be moved inside due to inclement weather, I was worried. Last time I was at the Electric Factory, the place was packed like sardines and I was forced to watch the artist from the concession stand. Certainly the same could be expected for this lineup: hometown heroes Beach Slang and Hop Along, critical darlings Mac DeMarco and Animal Collective, and the ditch-your-job-and-start-a-band legend, Robert Pollard as Guided by Voices.
Oct. 14, 2016
Local Natives to support LGBT organization at food drive
Punk Out is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from Philadelphia dedicated to supporting LGBT musicians and fans through the power of music. The organization has teamed up with Local Natives to host a snack drive supporting the Attic Youth Center at the band’s upcoming show on Oct. 19 at the Electric Factory.
Oct. 14, 2016
Catfish and the Bottlemen talk upcoming Electric Factory show
After releasing a follow up album to their 2014 smash hit, “The Balcony,” Catfish and the Bottlemen began to tour their newest release, “The Ride.” The band took the time to chat with The Triangle about their upcoming show at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory Oct. 21.
Oct. 14, 2016
Rae Sremmurd hosts wild show at Electric Factory
I was at the Electric Factory last Friday to see James Blake. It was fantastic, but this weekend I wanted something a bit more lively. So I went back to the Electric Factory Oct. 7 to see Rae Sremmurd, a band comprised of two brothers from Mississippi. Boy, did I get what I asked for.
Oct. 7, 2016
James Blake: Atmospheric electronica at Electric Factory
The Electric Factory welcomed James Blake back to Philadelphia Sept. 30. in the midst of a world tour following the May-release of his album, “The Colour in Anything.” “Colour” instead of “color” because Blake is a British dude and they’re no good at spelling.
Sep. 16, 2016
Flume treats Electric Factory to signature IDM, distorted visuals
Australian electronic musician Flume brought his infectious lights and sounds to the Electric Factory last week in support of his sophomore album, “Skin.”