Articles tagged philadelphia

Sufjan Stevens Shone With Sorrowful Genius at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

Stevens goes for a transformative, pensive, and atmospheric live presentation. Ultimately, that’s what makes his artistry so one-of-a-kind and invaluable.

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The New Deal: 24 Sept 2010 - Electric Factory, Philadelphia

Seeing the New Deal is simply to experience the musical bending of rock and electronic elements into a unyielding experience.

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The Roots Picnic: 5 June 2010 - Philadelphia

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.

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Jónsi: 3 May 2010 - Philadelphia

It turns out my concerns were for naught. The audience never had to move. Jónsi cast a spell that whisked them away.

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Free Energy: Stuck on Nothin’

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.

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Hall and Oates: Do What You Want, Be What You Are

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.

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22 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Flaming Lips: 29 August 2009 - Philadelphia

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.

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16 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Vivian Girls: 26 August 2009 - Philadelphia

Vivian Girls are a damn cool band surfing on waves of hype.

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Care-free stuff or kiddy fluff? Longtime Of Montreal fan Kevin Peterson takes the band to task on some of the points that our first reviewer, Lyra Pappin, raised with reverie.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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