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Paddy the Wanderer Get Gritty with Powerful New Album, “Facts for Whatever”

Photo by Mark Guthrie It’s been a little while since we’ve touched base with the energetic garage rock four-piece Paddy the Wanderer. They’ve kept a decent concert schedule this summer, playing both the Deutschtown and RANT festivals, as well as [...]

October 13, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Ugly Blondes Independently Release Third Album, Drag

Ugly Blondes Drag Released July 27, 2017 By Paige E. Owens After more than a year and a half of fan anticipation and the release of their second full-length album, alt-rock group, Ugly Blondes, released their third independent album, Drag, [...]

September 12, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

The Velcro Shoes Do Indie Rock Right on New Album, “All That You Are”

Photo by Matt Dayak With all the alternative rock bands out there, it can be hard to discern when a particularly good one emerges, with a fresh record worth your attention. But local band The Velcro Shoes (consisting of Eric [...]

September 3, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Akrasia Offers Impressive Slacker Rock with New Album, “Perfect Is the Enemy”

Some artists take multiple years between their album releases, keeping their catalogue trim. And then there’s Akrasia. Their new record, Perfect Is the Enemy, which dropped on August 17th, is the 16th release from the band since their first incarnation [...]

August 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Brika Offers Chill, Sultry Alt-Pop with New Release, “Just Wanna Be Single”

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when alt-pop exploded into the mainstream. If you had to make a guess, Lorde’s groundbreaking 2013 release Pure Heroine is a decent one. Since then, a plethora of similar artists have emerged, blending [...]

August 5, 2017 Album Reviews

Action Camp Brings Beauty and Menace on New Self-Titled EP

By the time a band has been around for ten or more years, they tend to be pretty confident in their sound. As they progress, they essentially have two options: stick with what they know works, or try something new. [...]

August 2, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Fist Fight in the Parking Lot Release New Album “714”

Fist Fight in the Parking Lot 714 Released July 14, 2017 By Kate Drozynski As whiskey ages, it gets smoother, richer, more complex, all without losings the strength and bite that makes whiskey, well, whiskey. The same can be said [...]

August 1, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Host Skull Subverts the Expected with New Avant-Rock Album, “Destruction”

Local indie collective/record label Golden Magnet is at it again. On Saturday, July 29th, they’ll debut their seventh release (and fourth album) since their inception last year: Host Skull’s Destruction. The occasion will be marked with a release show at [...]

July 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bat Zuppel Premiere “The Witch” Off Of Their Highly Anticipated Fifth Album “Dylar”

Album artwork by Keith Caves Band Photo by Shanua Miller By Paige E. Owens With a sound similar to that of Thee Oh Sees and Black Sabbath, the psych-punk group, Bat Zuppel, remain a force to be reckoned with in [...]

July 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Preview, Local Artists

Hear Tonight Convey Powerful Message in Official Video for “Stay Dry”

By Paige E. Owens Following the release of their last official music video nearly a year ago, California, PA indie rock group, Hear Tonight, debuted their newest single, “Stay Dry,” on Friday, July 21st. Hear Tonight is comprised of Shane [...]

July 26, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists