Carrabba of Twin Forks discusses songwriting

Coming off of the success of his previous band, Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba started Twin Forks, an upbeat indie folk ensemble, in order to create a sound derived from his earlier musical influences. In an interview prior to Twin Forks’ performance at the Theatre of Living Arts May 18, Carrabba… Continued

Eric Hutchinson showcases vocal prowess at TLA

Since his debut album in 2008, “Sounds Like This,” Eric Hutchinson has been playing his signature “intelligent pop” across the globe garnering an impressive host of tour credits, such as Jason Mraz and One Republic, and has built up an equally impressive fan base. With the recent release of his… Continued

Bluegrass band performs at TLA

Greensky Bluegrass performed Jan. 23 at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street. The venue was packed almost to capacity. Based on the name, you may have already guessed this band plays bluegrass music. Bluegrass borrows from the country genre but adds a twist of folk. Bluegrass and country… Continued

Andy Grammer keeps his head up at the TLA

Headlining his first U.S. tour, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer dropped by Philadelphia’s popular go-to venue, the Theater of Living Arts, April 3 to belt out some of his favorite hits. Grammer, who has been traveling from city to city to promote his self-titled debut album, put on an unforgettable show for… Continued

Say Anything packs the TLA

Say Anything performed live last Sunday night at the TLA in Philadelphia to a packed crowd. Opening acts included Tallhart, Fake Problems and Kevin Devine & the Goddam Band. Say Anything played such songs as “Shiksa (Girlfriend),” “Woe,” “Every Man Has a Molly” and “Walk Through Hell.” South Street may… Continued

Panic! and Stump rock the TLA

Teeny Boppers and emo band groupies came in droves from the Philadelphia suburbs to the Trocadero Theater to see Panic! At the Disco on Nov. 3. The show opened with electrifying rock/soul band Foxy Shazam. Lead singer Eric Nally blasted on stage and proclaimed, “Rock and roll may be dead,… Continued

Wale and friends shine at the TLA

A lot has changed over the past two years for rapper Wale. After releasing his debut album, “Attention Deficit,” on Allido Records through Interscope in fall 2009. Wale left the label a year and a half later to sign with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Now, he’s… Continued