Jun. 9, 2017
Halsey comes through with strong, experimental album
Halsey went all out while building a team to create “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.” She aimed to make a more radio friendly album, collaborating with some of the hottest people making music right now, from powerhouse producers like Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco and Ricky Reed to contributions from Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony), Sia, The Weeknd and Quavo (Migos).
May. 19, 2017
Harry Styles heading in one direction: top of the charts
Almost two years have elapsed since One Direction went on hiatus. In that time we have seen solo releases from Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, former band member Zayn Malik and most recently, Harry Styles. Liam Payne is also working on his solo debut with a single coming May 19.
May. 19, 2017
Paramore changes aesthetic for new LP, ‘After Laughter’
After four long years without releasing an album, Paramore is back with their fifth full-length album, “After Laughter.” The band is said to have gone through difficult times the past few years which almost tore them apart completely, leaving many fans surprised that they were releasing new material. I have always been a Paramore fan, but my taste in music has changed quite a lot since their last album came out, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this new album.
Apr. 28, 2017
Mad Dragon Music Group brings Starley to Saxbys
The Mad Dragon Music Group paired up with Sony Music U and Saxbys April 22 to present up and coming artist Starley.
Apr. 14, 2017
One year since his passing, Prince’s legacy lives on
Prince is widely considered one of the greatest musicians and artists of all time; not only a master of lyric and instrument, but also an activist of all causes including artists’ rights and world peace, silently donating millions and hosting benefits for numerous causes.
Apr. 7, 2017
Alina Baraz treats Coda to ‘electric’ performance
On March 18, Alina Baraz brought her “Let’s Get Lost” tour to the Coda. The nightclub and concert venue began to fill up around 8 p.m., when the opener IAmNobodi took the stage. The German-raised disc jockey ran through classic hits from the early 1990s and 2000s, including Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita” and Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” as well as his own mixes.
Mar. 17, 2017
Passenger, the Paper Kites take audience for a ride at Fillmore
If I could live anywhere in Philadelphia, I’d live not in a house or an apartment, but at one of Philly’s newest music venues, the Fillmore.
Mar. 10, 2017
Ed Sheeran delivers with fresh new styles on ‘Divide’
After a year-long hiatus Ed Sheeran has abruptly marked his return to the music scene with his third album, “Divide.” Cue the jokes about how he’s slowly working his way through PEMDAS (“Plus” and “Multiply” being the names of his first two albums). There were high expectations for this one.
Feb. 24, 2017
Electric Guest returns with long-awaited second album
It’s been a long four years since Los Angeles-based, indie pop-rock band Electric Guest blessed us with new music. After a long wait, lead singer Asa Taccone and drummer Matthew Compton delivered to us the album “Plural” in all its glory.
Jan. 27, 2017
John Mayer unleashes ‘Wave One’ of new album
John Mayer has returned and is beginning to release portions of his new album, “The Search for Everything,” in waves. “Wave One” contains four songs that give a glimpse into what’s to come and “represent literally hundreds of hours of living inside of these little worlds,” according to Mayer’s Twitter.