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Mob Terror Contemplates All of Us "People" (premiere)

Powerful Philly metal trio Mob Terror gives listeners a taste of new EP, Superstimulus, with "People".

Jedd Beaudoin
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Matt Pond PA: The State of Gold

The State of Gold fulfills the dark mandate of the adult alternative genre, encouraging listeners to consider the virtue of all things beige.

Music

Restorations: LP3

Let’s call Restorations what they are: an American rock band. And a damn fine one at that.

Film

'Let the Fire Burn': Remembering the 1985 MOVE Bombing

As Let the Fire Burn opens with young survivor Michael Ward, so it also it returns to his deposition repeatedly, creating a rhythm, reconnecting the various pieces of the catastrophe with this child's story.

Music

Purling Hiss: Water on Mars

Purling Hiss has crafted a retro-laden, conceit-free batch of songs that themselves accomplish a difficult feat — being steeped in the noise rock tradition yet simultaneously melodically appealing.

Music

Abandoning the Ear? Punk and Deaf Convergences Part II

Deaf and punk cultures seem to share a similar outsider status, and Deaf clubs and social media, like punk bars and fanzines, offer refuge and regeneration, community-building and cures for boredom.

Comics

A Dearth of Contrition in 'Fishtown'

Kevin Colden's Fishtown tells the story of a real-life Philadelphia murder and a jarring scarcity of contrition.

Music

Adam Arcuragi: Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It isn’t a bad album, it’s just not the best Arcuragi has in him.

Music

Dimitri From Paris: Get Down with the Philly Sound

Ultimately, while thoroughly imperfect, this album will no doubt provide newcomers with an spit-shined accessible course into the organic roots of much contemporary dance music, and it has the potential to provide connoisseurs with a fresh look at a sound that they already know and love.

Events

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.

Sachyn Mital
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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.

Music

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.

Music

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.

Reviews

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.

Daniel Irving Kober
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Vivian Girls: 26 August 2009 - Philadelphia

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

Daniel Irving Kober
Music

The Brakes: Tale of Two Cities

Philadelphia five-piece the Brakes offers up a live set of mostly dull, if well-oiled, bar rock.

Music

The Teeth: You're My Lover Now

If the best parts of your record collection somehow got mashed up together by Morrissey, John Lennon, and Joe Strummer, You’re My Lover Now would be the end result.

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COUNTERPOINT: Of Montreal

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.

Kevin Pearson

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