Panic! packs Block Party at Piazza

Radio 104.5 hosted its fourth Block Party of the summer season Aug. 3 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties. Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010. The fourth show of the season featured Walk Off the Earth, Alt-J,… Continued

Firefly Festival returns to Dover

The Firefly Music Festival returned to the Dover International Speedway June 21. I began my weekend at Firefly by leaving my house in Bucks County at 8 a.m., arriving in Dover, Del., at 10:30 a.m. to get in line for my camping assignment, seemingly with plenty of time to reach… Continued

Kimmel Center decks the halls

Even though the weather is not feeling the Christmas spirit, the Philadelphia Orchestra most certainly is. Cristian Macelaru and Charlotte Blake Alston ushered in the Christmas season Dec. 1 with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Holiday Spectacular” at the Kimmel Center. The concert showcased classic Christmas music from around the world and… Continued

Gaslight Anthem enthralls Philly with extensive set

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… Continued

Philly Artist of the Week: Wild Rompit

Senior music industry students Blair Ollendorf and Brandon Bost were randomly paired as roommates in the fall of 2009, and that is when Wild Rompit was born. “We started playing music together and going to some open mics around Philly. We asked [senior film and video student] Sean Huber to… Continued

Cinema Club packs the factory

Two Door Cinema Club won itself new fans Sept. 29, after playing an amazing electro pop-filled set at the Electric Factory to a sold out crowd. If you’re not already familiar with the band, which is made up of frontman Alex Trimble, bassist Kevin Baird, guitarist Sam Halliday and temporary… Continued