Articles by Billy Bauer
Sep. 29, 2017
NFL, players’ “unity” message misses the mark
Aug. 26, 2016. Niners Nation’s Jennifer Lee Chan tweets out a photo of the pregame national anthem during an NFL preseason game. In the bottom of the frame, behind the rest of his team, quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits on a bench, head down, alone in a silent protest — one that would cost him dearly.
Jun. 30, 2017
Sixers take Markelle Fultz with first overall pick
To the delight of Philadelphia 76ers fans, the team seems to have finally solved the biggest problem with their roster in the “process” era: they have their franchise point guard. In a surprising move, the Sixers traded up from the third spot in the draft to the first to select 19-year-old point guard Markelle Fultz, and it appears they have solidified a core that — with any luck — can grow to dominate the league in the years to come.
May. 26, 2017
Frankie Cosmos, Real Estate play spectacular UT concert
Union Transfer was nearing full capacity as indie band Frankie Cosmos took to the stage in support of Real Estate May 19.
May. 19, 2017
Josh Jackson should be Sixers’ selection at three
The National Basketball Association Draft Lottery has come and gone, and with it comes some much needed clarity for the teams involved. The Philadelphia 76ers came through as slight winners on the night, as they jumped into the top three, landing the third pick.
May. 12, 2017
Draft Lottery could be a major turning point for the 76ers
The most important time of the National Basketball Association season is rapidly approaching. The teams involved are gearing up, hoping they’ll have enough to reach the finish line, accomplishing a feat that can change the perception of a franchise for years to come. That’s right, the NBA draft lottery is mere days away.
May. 5, 2017
Pinegrove, fans connect on a spiritual level at First Unitarian
The first time I heard of New Jersey band Pinegrove, they were opening for a stacked lineup of emo groups last April, including The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, at the Theater of Living Arts.
Apr. 7, 2017
Palehound, Big Thief captivate at Johnny Brenda’s show
Johnny Brenda’s remains one of my favorite venues in the city of Philadelphia, and when I get the chance to see a band I love there, it’s always a special experience. When Brooklyn’s Big Thief announced the tour following their truly great album “Masterpiece” and I saw that they were coming to Johnny Brenda’s on March 26, I knew I had to be in attendance.
Mar. 10, 2017
Chicago’s Noname sells out World Cafe Live concert
Despite the moniker, Chicago rapper Noname is gaining nationwide fame.
Feb. 16, 2017