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We had the chance to see a stunning performance last night by Tori Kelly at the TLA! Check out our show review!
11/16/2013
Tori Kelly @ TLA [11/15]

We had the chance to see a stunning performance last night by Tori Kelly at the TLA! Check out our show review!

Last night, I had the opportunity to see Tori Kelly at the Theatre of Living Arts down on South Street. Earlier this year, she performed in Philly for the first time at the Tin Angel. The TLA is a...

We got the chance to speak with the lovely Jenny Hval. Catch her tomorrow night at Boot & Saddle!
11/05/2013
Interview with Jenny Hval

We got the chance to speak with the lovely Jenny Hval. Catch her tomorrow night at Boot & Saddle!

Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as an artist, musician and writer both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscerawas released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the...

Joshua Radin performed at the Electric Factory this past weekend and we had the chance to chat with him. Check it out be...
11/05/2013
Interview: Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin performed at the Electric Factory this past weekend and we had the chance to chat with him. Check it out below!

We had the awesome chance to interview Joshua Radin right before his show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia as the opener for Matt Nathanson. Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and...

We just reviewed 'Love + Fury' by Headstones! Check it out!
10/28/2013
Headstones - Love + Fury

We just reviewed 'Love + Fury' by Headstones! Check it out!

Headstones became a band in 1987 in Canada. Hugh Dillon is the frontman of the band. If his name sounds familiar it’s probably because he’s also an actor (The Killing, Flashpoint). The band released...

Friends! We'll be giving away a few pairs of tickets to AXE's One Night Only at Underground Arts this Friday night. Surp...
10/23/2013
CONTEST: AXE One Night Only

Friends! We'll be giving away a few pairs of tickets to AXE's One Night Only at Underground Arts this Friday night. Surprise performers could include J.Cole, ASAP Ferg, Meek Mill, French Montana, or Tyga! Check out the link to enter!

This Friday night, AXE is hosting AXE: One Night Only at Underground Arts! It’ll be one big party with one hot DJ and two surprise artists, who could be any one of the following: • J. Cole • A$AP...

Check out this music video by Philly locals, Nobody Yet!
10/09/2013
Nobody Yet Releases New Music Video

Check out this music video by Philly locals, Nobody Yet!

Philly locals, Nobody Yet, have just released a music video for their song “I’m Not Locked In Here With You, You’re Locked In Here With Me.” These guys know how to rock and put on a good show. Check...

Check out photos of WAVVES and King Tuff with Jacuzzi Boys last night at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia!
10/03/2013
Photos: Wavves and King Tuff with Jacuzzi Boys

Check out photos of WAVVES and King Tuff with Jacuzzi Boys last night at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia!

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Check out photos from Wavves and King Tuff with Jacuzzi Boys at First Unitarian Church last night!

We're diggin' the new Haim album! Check out our review of 'Days Are Gone' below!
10/03/2013
Haim - Days Are Gone

We're diggin' the new Haim album! Check out our review of 'Days Are Gone' below!

Haim is a trio comprised of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, who have the combined give-no-f**ks, girl power attitude of Joan Jett and Beyoncé. Check it out for yourself—they just dropped their...

Check out our interview with Kodaline and catch them at World Cafe Live on October 10th!
10/01/2013
Kodaline Interview

Check out our interview with Kodaline and catch them at World Cafe Live on October 10th!

This week, we got a chance to speak with Steve Garrigan, lead vocalist of the Irish alt-rock band Kodaline. Haven’t heard of them yet? You probably will soon. Their debut album, In A Perfect World,...

We had the awesome chance to see Local Natives at the Electric Factory recently! Check out the show review below!
10/01/2013
Local Natives @ The Electric Factory 9/28

We had the awesome chance to see Local Natives at the Electric Factory recently! Check out the show review below!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take a fellow Correspondence writer’s place at the Local Natives show. I had no plans for the night, so I decided that I would go to the show! So, I hopped on my...

What do you guys think of 'The 20/20 Experience Part 2' by Justin Timberlake? Here's our review of it!
09/30/2013
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Part 2

What do you guys think of 'The 20/20 Experience Part 2' by Justin Timberlake? Here's our review of it!

Justin Timberlake took the world by storm when he returned to music with the first half of The 20/20 Experience. Now part two is out and he plans on doing the same thing all over again. While part one...

We're back at it! Check out this review of the new album "Mechanical Bull" by Kings Of Leon!
09/27/2013
Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull

We're back at it! Check out this review of the new album "Mechanical Bull" by Kings Of Leon!

Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon have become a musical sensation over the last five years with hits like “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody”. The rough around the edges band of brothers (and cousin)...

Hey guys, check out our latest review of Katie Stump's album "Natural" that she just recently released!
07/19/2013
Katie Stump - Natural

Hey guys, check out our latest review of Katie Stump's album "Natural" that she just recently released!

Katie Stump is a singer-songwriter from Southern California. While attending USC for Music Industry and focusing on music performance, she released her debut album, Natural. If you want some good...

What did you guys think of the new Jimmy Eat World album, 'Damage' that was released last month? Check out what we had t...
07/05/2013
Jimmy Eat World - Damage

What did you guys think of the new Jimmy Eat World album, 'Damage' that was released last month? Check out what we had to say about it here:

Jimmy Eat World released “Damage” last month as their eighth studio album. After hearing “I Will Steal You Back” and “Damage” as the singles, I was hopeful that the album would do well and had some...

Light Years have their debut LP 'I Won't Hold This Against You' coming out June 18th! Check out our review of it here:
06/12/2013
Light Years - I Won't Hold This Against You

Light Years have their debut LP 'I Won't Hold This Against You' coming out June 18th! Check out our review of it here:

Light Years will be releasing their debut full-length album, I Won’t Hold This Against You, on June 18th. Coming out of Ohio, this pop punk quartet just might have what it takes to be the next big...

After the release of their EP, we had a chance to ask The Soviet some questions. Check out the interview!
06/07/2013
The Soviet Interview

After the release of their EP, we had a chance to ask The Soviet some questions. Check out the interview!

The Soviet just release their EP, Dead Language, this week. I had the opportunity to ask the guys some questions about the new release, what their future plans are, and who they have and would like to...

We've launched a new West Coast Showcase with the awesome guys in Back Pocket Memory! Check out an interview here:
06/06/2013
West Coast Showcase: Back Pocket Memory [Part 1]

We've launched a new West Coast Showcase with the awesome guys in Back Pocket Memory! Check out an interview here:

Back Pocket Memory, a band from Los Angeles, have been working hard on their music and have managed to keep the same members since the band started. That’s something that seems so uncommon these days....

We've been enjoying some new albums from older artists. Check out this review of 'What About Now' by Bon Jovi!
06/06/2013
Bon Jovi - What About Now

We've been enjoying some new albums from older artists. Check out this review of 'What About Now' by Bon Jovi!

This year, 80’s stadium rock titans Bon Jovi released their twelfth studio album What About Now. I felt that it was a great follow up album to 2009’s The Circle. The album starts with “Because We...

We had a chance to see Flobots at World Cafe Live in Philly on June 3rd! Check out our review of the show here:
06/05/2013
Flobots at World Cafe Live (6/3/13)

We had a chance to see Flobots at World Cafe Live in Philly on June 3rd! Check out our review of the show here:

Having been a fan of Flobots for the past five years, I was surprised to realize that I had never seen them perform live. When I found out that they would be playing at World Café Live in Philadelphia...

New Jersey natives, The Soviet,  just released 'Dead Language' today! Check out our thoughts on it here:
06/04/2013
The Soviet, an indie rock band from northwestern...

New Jersey natives, The Soviet, just released 'Dead Language' today! Check out our thoughts on it here:

The Soviet, an indie rock band from northwestern New Jersey, has just released their second EP titled Dead Language. I hadn’t heard about them until a couple of months ago, but they are a joy to...

We're definitely enjoying 'Talon of the Hawk' from The Front Bottoms! Check out or review of it here:
05/31/2013
The Front Bottoms - Talon Of The Hawk

We're definitely enjoying 'Talon of the Hawk' from The Front Bottoms! Check out or review of it here:

New Jersey natives Brian Sella and Matt Uychich of The Front Bottoms released their sophomore record with Bar/None Records last week on Tuesday, May 21st. Since going up online for streaming about a...

Into EDM and live in the Philly area? Check out this show Flux on Drexel University's campus!
05/29/2013
EDM @ Flux, Drexel University

Into EDM and live in the Philly area? Check out this show Flux on Drexel University's campus!

Madko Concerts Presents: Speaker of the House Bok Nero Kill3r Whale Subtronic Flux 30 South 33rd St. Philadelphia, PA Friday June 7th 2013 – 7:30pm MadKo Concerts is bringing a wide array of...

See what we thought of The Story So Far's newest release, "What You Don't See."
05/21/2013
The Story So Far - What You Don't See

See what we thought of The Story So Far's newest release, "What You Don't See."

On March 26th The Story So Far came out with their second album What You Don’t See, I was really afraid to listen to it at first. Under Dirt And Soil was such a fantastic album that I didn’t think...

Who's excited about the new album from The National? We sure were! Check out the review here:
05/20/2013
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Who's excited about the new album from The National? We sure were! Check out the review here:

I should start off by saying that The National’s sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, has been one of my most highly anticipated releases for 2013 since it was announced. But this album exceeded even my...

We recently reviewed Jimi Hendrix's "People, Hell and Angels" and you can check it out here:
05/19/2013
Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels

We recently reviewed Jimi Hendrix's "People, Hell and Angels" and you can check it out here:

People, Hell and Angels is the fourth album released by Legacy Recordings under their Experience Hendrix deal, and the tenth album released after Hendrix’s death in 1970. When this album was...

We have a brand new West Coast Showcase with Katie Stump! Check it out here:
05/18/2013
West Coast Showcase: Katie Stump

We have a brand new West Coast Showcase with Katie Stump! Check it out here:

Katie Stump is a Fullerton, CA singer-songwriter who is currently attending USC and studying Music Industry. She’s played a fair share of cafes and local venues. It’s been three years since playing...

NK's debut LP is out this Tuesday, 5/21! Check out what we had to say about it here:
05/18/2013
NK - Nothing To Be Gained Here

NK's debut LP is out this Tuesday, 5/21! Check out what we had to say about it here:

NK (North Korea) consists of members from Envy On The Coast, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and The Rivalry. These guys banded together for a side project and have released their first full-length album....

Check out our thoughts on the new, collab-filled LL Cool J album, "Authentic."
05/15/2013
LL Cool J - Authentic

Check out our thoughts on the new, collab-filled LL Cool J album, "Authentic."

It’s been quite some time since I’ve listened to LL Cool J, so I thought it would be good to start with his most recent release, Authentic. This album is filled with monster collaborations from all...

Check our our take on BRING ME THE HORIZON's groundbreaking new record, "Sempiternal."
05/15/2013
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal

Check our our take on BRING ME THE HORIZON's groundbreaking new record, "Sempiternal."

When I heard that Bring Me The Horizon was coming out with a new album, I was not particularly exited. I was never a huge fan of BMTH, although I had seen them several times live with other bands that...

We reviewed Lady Antebellum's newest record, "Golden."
05/14/2013
Lady Antebellum - Golden

We reviewed Lady Antebellum's newest record, "Golden."

Lady Antebellum released their new album Golden last week. This album has twelve country pop tracks. This is their first release since 2011 (not counting their Christmas album), and it was not worth...

We had the pleasure of seeing Lady Lamb The Beekeeper at World Cafe Live this past weekend. Check out our review!
05/14/2013
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at World Cafe Live - May 12th

We had the pleasure of seeing Lady Lamb The Beekeeper at World Cafe Live this past weekend. Check out our review!

After a nice Mother’s Day brunch with my family, I was ready to head back to the city to see Lady Lamb Upstairs at World Cafe Live. Sitting down at a candle-lit table by myself, I could not help but...

We really loved Frank Turner's first full length album. What do you guys think?
05/13/2013
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

We really loved Frank Turner's first full length album. What do you guys think?

Frank Turner is someone I had heard about, but never really listened to. Tape Deck Heart is the first full album of his that I listened to. After giving it a couple of listens, I was left wondering...

Check out our in-depth review of Kurt Vile's newest release, "Wakin on a Pretty Daze."
05/13/2013
Kurt Vile's Definitive Daze - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Check out our in-depth review of Kurt Vile's newest release, "Wakin on a Pretty Daze."

If there is one universal ingredient present in the recipe of all definitive records it is the concept of sonic exploration. To positively define yourself as being separate from any other dish on the...

For all of you Andrew McMahon fans out there, we just reviewed his new EP! Check it out here:
05/13/2013
Andrew McMahon - The Pop Underground

For all of you Andrew McMahon fans out there, we just reviewed his new EP! Check it out here:

Andrew McMahon recently released a new EP titled The Pop Underground. For those of you who may not know, he was previously in Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate. This is his first release since...

The Wonder Years kicked off their 24 hour tour with a hometown show at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, with ...
05/11/2013
The Wonder Years with Modern Baseball at the First Unitarian Church (5/10/13)

The Wonder Years kicked off their 24 hour tour with a hometown show at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, with support from our good friends in Modern Baseball. Check out our review!

Some bands will play one hometown show for their album release. Some will release the album and then embark on a month- or season-long tour supporting the new album. In support of The Greatest...

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