Jul. 8, 2016
SonReal provides solid open for Jon Bellion at the Troc
What makes SonReal unique? “I am very different from anything [you’ve] ever heard,” he told The Triangle before his June 21 show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. SonReal, a Canadian hip-hop phenomenon, opened for Jon Bellion on their second night touring together. “I haven’t even had time to process it,” SonReal said. Best known for his new song “Can I Get A Witness,” SonReal took the stage and immediately won his audience over by throwing ping-pong balls into the crowd.
Mar. 4, 2016
Ty Segall bangs through full album at Trocadero Theatre
Ty Segall and his backing band The Muggers played a sold out show at the Trocadero Theatre Feb. 26 in support of his new album “Emotional Mugger,” released Jan. 22. Segall, at the ripe young age of 28, already has a massive discography under his belt. He is is like a songwriting machine — since 2008, he has released over 20 albums and EPs, either solo or as a collaborator with other musicians. On “Emotional Mugger,” his ideas still sound fresh as ever, as he puts his signature blend of garage-, psychedelic-, and noise-rock on full display.
Apr. 3, 2015
Swedish pop singer discusses new album with The Triangle
Immediately following sound check, Erik Hassle, a soulful Swedish pop singer and songwriter, sat down with The Triangle backstage in his narrow dressing room March 26 at the Trocadero Theatre to discuss his emerging music career and fresh material he’s preparing to release.
Apr. 2, 2015
Jimmy Tatro talks with Triangle before Trocadero comedy show
Jimmy Tatro is the creator of the popular YouTube channel “LifeAccordingToJimmy,” which has approximately 2.2 million subscribers. Tatro writes, produces and directs each of his sketches and has recently starred in the film “22 Jump Street.” Tatro talked with The Triangle to promote his upcoming stand-up comedy tour.
Feb. 21, 2014
The Expendables rock the Trocadero for V-Day show
If you were not fortunate enough to have a valentine this year, the Trocadero was the place to be the night of Feb. 14. There was lots of love at the Troc as The Expendables graced the stage with Stick Figure, Seedless and Bong Hits for Jesus. Each band has a unique sound, but they all fall into the reggae-rock genre of music.
Oct. 18, 2013
DJs Gramatik, ExMag and Russ Liquid rock the Troc
Gramatik performed at The Trocadero Theatre Oct. 5 with Extraordinary Magnitude and Russ Liquid.
Jan. 11, 2013
Music festival hits the Trocadero
The Brotherly Breakdown Festival rolled into Philadelphia Jan. 5. Taking place between The Trocadero main stage and the balcony, a total of 10 local bands came together for this awesome show. I got there as the doors opened at 6 p.m. and headed upstairs to catch the first band playing, which was a three-piece band called Home Again from my hometown of Bensalem, Pa. They were a great band to open the show, exuded an awesome stage presence and had a few rows of friends and fans screaming the words to all their songs.
Aug. 26, 2011
Emmy The Great: ruler of comedic performances and soulful content
Before stepping off the stage at the Trocadero balcony, Emma-Lee Moss confidently delivered the lyrics to a song titled “Dinosaur Sex.” As the first song on “Virtue,” her sophomore album, it is an eye-catching title, unexpected to anyone unfamiliar with her work. As the final song of her set, or to any long time fans, it serves as a fitting example of what Moss, the Hong Kong-born, London-raised songwriter better known as Emmy the Great encompasses. Moss is bold and quirky and she can write lyrics about “how dinosaur sex led to nothing” in a way that is serious and meaningful.