Articles by Zachary Snyder
Nov. 10, 2017
Philly’s DIY music scene: recovery through catharsis
Nobody has the perfect life. If you say you do, I think one of two things: that you are a liar, or that you live in an episode of “Black Mirror.” And if the latter is true, you’d better get out before something bad happens!
Oct. 20, 2017
Philly native band Modern Baseball plays Union Transfer
Neither Jake Ewald nor Brendan Lukens knew just how loved they would become when they were scouring Jake’s house looking for inspiration for their band name. Neither of them knew that the book “Modern Baseball Techniques” would change their lives forever. Neither of them knew that relocating to Philadelphia for college would grant them some of the best, but hardest years of their lives. Neither of them knew that while recording their first two albums “Sports” and “You’re Gonna Miss It All” in Drexel University’s studios and playing in Philadelphia basements that the end would come so soon. In the five years that Ewald and Lukens moved to Philadelphia for college and met fellow bandmates Ian Farmer and Sean Huber, Modern Baseball amassed a following that turned out in droves for the group’s potential final shows.
Oct. 20, 2017
The Front Bottoms release magnum opus, ‘Going Grey’
More than a hundred people spilled out into the street outside Main Street Music in Manayunk Oct. 10. They were all there to get a glimpse at The Front Bottoms as they played a small acoustic set before the release of their fourth major label album, “Going Grey.”
Oct. 6, 2017
The World Is A Beautiful Place drops best album to date
On Sept. 29, emo band The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die held a small record release show for their third official studio album, “Always Foreign” at one of the most famous and intimate venues in Philadelphia, First Unitarian Church. While I was not present at the show, I have listened to the album that the show celebrated and now I wish I had been there.