Imagine sitting at the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool. If you’ve ever dove down with outstretched fingers trying to touch the bottom, you’re probably familiar with the trampling sensation caused by the tension of the water. Now imagine that feeling surrounding you. The water holding back for the moment, but threatening […]
Last Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, Lucy Dacus and her Home Video Tour opened the first of two nights at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer to a roaring weeknight crowd. Following local opener Shamir, Dacus and her band brought their signature somber, folksy brand of indie rock for a 2-hour set. The audience hung on every enchanting note […]
I always joke that I spend all of my money on concert tickets. From time to time, I question whether it’s even worth it. After all, what’s the point of standing in a room of sweaty strangers, craning your neck to get a glimpse of the performer(s), and blowing out your ears drums. Then, I […]
This Monday, garage-rockers White Reaper are playing the Foundry, upstairs at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, sees the band evolving beyond their basement-sized sound into something ready for a bigger stage. WQHS chatted with lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito in advance of their performance. The following […]
Last weekend, World Cafe Live hosted the inaugural Philly Music and Arts Festival, a festival that boasted all local acts (and, just as importantly, all local brews). The festival was a non-profit endeavor, with all the proceeds going to music education charities. In its first year, the festival established itself as a benchmark of the […]
R&B superstar Gallant has had an amazing year, from being named a featured member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 to the release and subsequent Grammy nomination of his debut album Ology. Just last week, he released a new track titled “Cave Me In”, a collaboration with South Korean superstars Eric Nam and Tablo. In light […]
One of our favorite music events in Philly this year was Budweiser’s Made in America Festival. If you missed it the first time around, check out our write-up and photos from the fall!
I caught Nicolas Jaar on the East Coast leg of his ongoing tour at the Theatre of Living Arts last night. It was a Sunday, but the place was packed, all ages – from students dancing in the front row to adults holding beers in the back as Jaar sampled The Temptations to a kaleidoscope […]
An airy ambiance crafted by dim lights, muffled laughter and hints of cheap but decent beer greets me as I enter Boot & Saddle. Casually stationed in the back amongst friends, Briana “Hetepsa” Mills and Mark “Nu Ra” Cave embody serenity; any signs of nervousness concerning their show are either absent or hidden underneath the […]
The Head and the Heart performed at the Fillmore on October 23. Here’s a photo recap of the show.