Articles by Natasha Hajo
Oct. 27, 2017
Hoops to play killer show at Boot & Saddle
This Nov. 3, Philadelphia will be treated to some lo-fi jams from beloved band, Hoops. Hailing all the way from Indiana, the band will make a stop at the ol’ reliable Boot & Saddle to provide a solid opening for The Clientele.
Oct. 20, 2017
Psychedelic punk act Wand tears roof off Everybody Hits
Those on a quest to fulfill any sludge-punk, psych-rock dreams knew Everybody Hits was the place to be on Oct. 7. A lineup of Darto, Pinkwash and the critically acclaimed Wand was more than enough to entice the masses to swing by the DIY venue.
Aug. 11, 2017
Homeshake brings sultry synth to Underground Arts
After the long-awaited release of “Fresh Air” this past February, Homeshake announced a U.S. summer tour extending to Canada in promotion of the album. On Aug. 7 he made his way to Philadelphia and brought his hazy synth sounds to a jam-packed Underground Arts.
Jul. 14, 2017
Mitski brings Union Transfer fans to tears
The marring knot in my heart was kneaded out much like the one in all the hearts of those at Union Transfer the night of July 7. This can be credited to Mitski, her heart-rending lyrics and the unearthly show she put on for the sold-out venue.
Apr. 7, 2017
PhilaMOCA ‘NE’-deep in good tunes, ‘HI’ energy
I have yet to come across a Chicago band I didn’t like. This inkling was proven to be true once again the night of March 28, the night NE-HI played the treasured PhilaMOCA.
Apr. 7, 2017
Up-and-coming indie artist Jay Som rocks fans’ boots off
March 31 was a magical night for me — it was the night I finally got to experience Melina Duterte, otherwise known as Jay Som, enchant my ears with her indie rock, bedroom pop tunes. The Bay Area-based singer/songwriter made a stop at Boot & Saddle while coheadling on tour with The Courtneys in support of the newly released “Everybody Works.”
Mar. 17, 2017
Chicago rockers NE-HI to come through PhilaMOCA
Spring is right around the corner and what better way is there to ring in the first week of the season than to bop to the jangly jams of Chicago’s freshest indie rock band, NE-HI?
Jan. 27, 2017
Foxygen releases overly-ambitious new album
In my best efforts to describe Foxygen’s new album, I find myself scraping around for the right words and musical comparisons.
Dec. 2, 2016
Local band Avenue Eight releases debut EP, ‘Get up on the Get Down’
Local up-and-coming band Avenue Eight released their debut EP “Get up on the Get Down” Nov. 25.
Nov. 18, 2016
Punk rock bonanza: The Frights, SWMRS, FIDLAR
I always think about the fact that I never fully appreciated the luxury of having my parents drive me everywhere as a kid. When they dropped me off at Union Transfer for a show after grabbing dinner this past weekend, I was reminded of all the reasons why.