Monday, January 3 2011
The music belongs to the technology of the time. It is filled with funky, bass-heavy synthesizer sounds, electronic drum beats, and scratchy rhythm guitar lines. Like the fashions of the period, there’s a flashy cheesiness to it.
Friday, October 8 2010
Seeing the New Deal is simply to experience the musical bending of rock and electronic elements into a unyielding experience.
Monday, June 21 2010
The music at the Roots Picnic was loud, crisp, engaging and diverse. With the inclement weather holding off, all the elements successfully blended to create a great outing. The wide range of musicians demonstrated why the Roots are more than a crew but rather Philadelphia’s finest musical family.
Thursday, May 13 2010
It turns out my concerns were for naught. The audience never had to move. Jónsi cast a spell that whisked them away.
Thursday, March 18 2010
A decade after Is This It, Philadelphia's Free Energy usher in a new era for guitar pop. And it looks to be a great one.
Thursday, February 11 2010
While anthologies by their very nature can never be everything to everyone, this is a wonderfully assembled overview of Hall and Oates ranging from their roots to the present day.
Tuesday, September 22 2009
The show started off with the incandescent image of an animated Bollywood woman pleasing herself on a giant screen. The Lips, in their perpetual state of arrested development, arrived one by one, entering through a door in between her legs.
Wednesday, September 16 2009
Vivian Girls are a damn cool band surfing on waves of hype.
Thursday, December 18 2008
Six of the finest albums from the legendary Gamble and Huff production team, remastered and reissued on CD.
Sunday, November 23 2008
You definitely know Motown. You probably know Stax. But it's time to get (re)acquainted with the other big player in the golden age of soul music -- Philly.