Jun. 2, 2017
Terror has scarred Manchester
We teach younger children the same thing we have been taught by our parents and elders: be fearless and brave when faced with injustice and cruelty because courage and kindness conquer all.
Nov. 4, 2016
The reason rap deserves its own hall of fame
Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C. and NWA. What do all of these groups have in common? They are all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, that’s right. Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C. and NWA, three of the all-time greatest rap groups, are all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How does this make sense?
Sep. 7, 2016
Made in America festival takes over Parkway for fifth year
The Ben Franklin Parkway was originally designed to emulate the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Going all the way from beautiful City Hall, down past Logan Circle, up through the tricky to navigate Eakins Oval and ending at the iconic Art Museum, if you squint a little you can almost see the resemblance to the famous French thoroughfare.
May. 27, 2016
Smokey Brian goes off the high DIIV at the 714 Club
The crowd danced, the open bar drinks flowed, and the 714 club thumped with a swath of chic music spanning the modern pop era. The event, hosted by Making Time, was billed equal parts band and DJ.
May. 6, 2016
Former ‘American Idol’ star Tori Kelly plays Electric Factory
Monday, April 25, Tori Kelly took over the Electric Factory with her glass-shattering voice, touring the city as part of her “Unbreakable Tour.” As someone who loves concerts, I have wanted to catch the former American Idol contestant and YouTube star perform live for a while now and was very excited to see her. I had high expectations, especially after watching her perform “Should’ve Been Us” at the MTV Video Music Awards last August where she demonstrated her insane vocal skills, and she didn’t fail to exceed those expectations for a minute.
Apr. 29, 2016
Texas native Max Frost to make stop at Boot and Saddle
Some artists are passionate about music, and then there’s Max Frost. A Texas native, Frost began his career as a musician behind closed doors without telling a soul. He called it an experiment.
Mar. 11, 2016
Triangle Talks with ‘Royalty’
Sam Perlow is a Music Industry major in the graduating class of 2018. He is from Los Angeles, California. Thomas Michel hails from the opposite coast and is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is an Electrical Engineering major in the graduating class of 2019. The two men compose the musical duo Royalty, whose genre is classified as “future bass.”
Mar. 4, 2016
Vinyl Theater and Finish Ticket play the Foundry
Presented by “Ones to Watch,” Vinyl Theater and Finish Ticket co-headlined a marvel at The Foundry, an extension of Philadelphia’s The Fillmore Feb. 24. Ones to Watch is a blog of self-proclaimed “music geeks” highlighting the hottest emerging artists to the music scene. The blog details these up-and-coming artists, providing biographies, news, photos and more to readers of the site. The hope is to generate a buzz about these new musicians. The site puts together tours, grouping similar artists together to create a show for discovering new artists.
Feb. 26, 2016
The Frights display dirty doo-wop on latest album
The Frights, “surf punk band” from San Diego known for their dirty doo-wop tracks, released their album “You Are Going to Hate This” Feb. 12. Flashback to a group of bored high school friends, Mikey Carnevale (guitar and vocals), Marc Finn (drums), and Richard Dotson (bass) would’ve never imagined their success in the industry today. This alternative band is known to be influenced by the 1950s with an added punk twist. “You Are Going to Hate This” may have a new sound but stays consistent with the band’s angsty and carefree vibe.
Feb. 26, 2016
Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli jam out at the TLA
On Feb. 17, the Theatre of Living Arts hosted the eight-member New Orleans brass ensemble, the Soul Rebels, who put on a killer show that had the whole crowd rocking back and forth with ear to ear grins.