Mar. 17, 2017
Los Campesinos plays energetic leg of east coast shows
Following a band on tour is an activity that rarely makes it off the bucket list.
Oct. 26, 2016
Cam talks upcoming tour, overnight fame
After her debut single “Burning House” blew up in the country music world, singer-songwriter Cam has not slowed down. Upon completion of multiple tours with acts such as Dan and Shay and Dierks Bentley, Cam is heading out on her first US headlining tour. The Burning House tour comes through Philly to play the Trocadero Theatre Oct. 29. We had the opportunity to speak with Cam in advance of the show about her career, success and upcoming tour.
Apr. 15, 2016
The Avalanches announce tour after 16 long years of dormancy
In 2009, Austrian-born graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister gave a TED Talk on the benefits of time off. Sagmeister, who is based in New York, had realized that our traditional lifespans are segmented into three definable chunks. For the first 25 years of our life, we learn. For the next 40 years, we work. And, with our final 15 years or so, we retire, finally free to pursue whatever we might be interested in.
Apr. 15, 2016
Houndmouth talks new album, tour, future plans
On April 4, I had the privilege of conducting a phone interview with Zak Appleby, the bassist of Houndmouth. Based out of New Albany, Indiana, Houndmouth is a folk Americana band. They are about to embark on a nationwide tour supporting their second studio album “Little Neon Limelight.”
Mar. 3, 2016
Mau5trap announces new tour featuring EDM up-and-comers
It’s been an exciting year so far for mau5trap, with EPs from both Attlas and Rezz (stylized ATTLAS and REZZ) having joined the label’s catalogue. But they did not want to stop there. Mau5trap decided to surprise fans with a one of a kind tour featuring Attlas, Matt Lange, Rezz, Steve Duda and the founder of the label himself, deadmau5. It’s safe to say at this point that fans are losing their minds. This is a stacked and diverse lineup, as each of these artists has a very unique sound.
Jul. 10, 2015
Marianas Trench pounds out anthems at TLA
It seems presumptuous for a pop-punk band hailing from Vancouver, Canada, to call their latest tour “The Legend Continues,” but in watching Marianas Trench pound out one anthem after another to legions of devoted fans in the packed Theatre of Living Arts, it almost feels like an understatement.
May. 2, 2014
Bombay Bicycle Club on tour; drummer interviews
English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club recently announced they would be embarking on a tour to support their new and highly anticipated album, “So Long, See You Tomorrow.” The band consists of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Suren de Saram (drums), and Ed Nash (bass). The band has released four albums that all experiment in several different genres of music such as acoustic, rock, electronic and more.
Feb. 21, 2014
Drexel Players’ latest performance tours campus
The Drexel Players’ newest endeavor offers an unconventional look at a place we all think we know so well: campus. “Welcome to Campus” breaks down the fourth wall completely: Audience members take on their own roles as potential Drexel students as they hear from student guides about the realities of life here. It opened Feb. 19.
Aug. 12, 2011
‘Femme Fatale’ train rolls into Philly
A life-changing event occurred at the Wells Fargo Center July 30. The Femme Fatale tour, staring Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears, breezed its way into Philadelphia. Playing to a sold out crowd, the show started at 7 p.m. with Nicki Minaj as the opening act. This time around, the “Pink Friday” singer was Spears’ partner in crime. Minaj performed some of her well-known songs, such as a crowd favorite, “Super Bass,” as well as mash-ups of her cameos in “Bottoms Up” and “Where Them Girls At.” One crowd pleaser was when she did her piece from Kanye West’s song “Monster.” Don’t get me wrong, I am a Nicki fan, but let’s be real – I was there to see Britney. Minaj performed for about 40 minutes, then the 45-minute countdown until Britney Spears hit the stage began.