Monday, August 3, 2015

Shoegaze

What I’m listening to: Melody’s Echo Chamber

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:42 AM
French artist Melody Prochet crafts gorgeous, haunting dream pop It might be the eight years of French lessons talking—but I’ve always had a thing for French pop. From the playful vocals of Stereolab to the ass-kicking beats of Yelle (never mind Justice, Daft Punk, and—how could... Read more

What I’m listening to: DIIV

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 11:52 AM
DIIV—formerly known as DIVE—has finally arrived. Now it’s time to dive right in. Oshin—the debut record from Brooklyn band DIIV—seems like it’s been forever in the making. Really, it’s been less than a year: from the release of first single “Sometime”... Read more

When Keds meets Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11:02 AM
What can be worse than preparing to head out on a summer day, slipping on those open toed shoes, and looking down only to realize that there is absolutely no way that you can go out in public with those hideous talons that you’ve been neglecting to tend to all winter? You know what we’re... Read more

What I’m listening to: I Break Horses

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 11:26 AM
Swedish dream pop duo I Break Horses create perfect morning music: lush synths and spacey, hypnotic beats that help ease the transition from dream world to reality. Formed in 2008 by self-professed hypochondriacs Fredrik Balck (Strip Music) and Maria Lindén (Blackstrap) after meeting in an online... Read more

Beach House pretty much have album of the year, perform on Conan

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 12:42 PM
It's no secret that Beach House have been pretty much dominating this years "Best Of" lists. Teen Dream has made a serious impact on the young and old and is an album that will transcend into future years as one of those "Oh man, you need to have have this album. It's a classic!"... Read more

An evening of hypnotic wonder with The XX

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 2:22 PM
Last night, The Merriam Theater played host to one of the more hypnotic and beautiful shows that Philadelphia has seen this year. Three groups travelled from far and distant places to perform in a space usually reserved for dance concerts and traveling stage plays, and filled up the concert hall with... Read more

What I’m listening to: Light Pollution

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:48 AM
Chicago’s Light Pollution are a band influenced by the city from which they sprung—a city of cold winters, capricious springs…and bright lights illuminating the evening sky. (“Light pollution, there's a lot of it going on in the big city” explains front man Jim Cicero... Read more

Don't miss A Place to Bury Strangers and The Big Pink tonight

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:19 AM
The Big Pink has a bunch of things going for them. The reference to The Band in their name (at least I hope I’m thinking of this correctly), a Brit-pop sound that makes sense on any teen movie soundtrack and one of the best alternative rock bands currently playing as their openers. This tour... Read more

The Horrors Come to Johnny Brenda's

Monday, September 14, 2009, 12:59 PM
If you find your head constantly swimming in waves of heavy guitars drenching in reverb and buried vocals, then your potential new favorite band is coming to town this Wednesday. Sailing over from the UK, The Horrors is a band that originally found themselves playing cathartic garage rock with a hint... Read more

Ayoshistori Performs Full Album Live

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 1:27 PM
After spending the past few months locked in bedrooms, basements, and empty houses the Philly’s art-rock hybrid Ayoshistori (pronounced like the polarizing game from the late nineties) has emerged with a new album ready to be pressed. The only problem is one ‘Yoshi will be leaving for Rome... Read more
About this blog
Discover great events, festivals, museums, parties, music, restaurants, movies, performances, and art happening in Philadelphia. Want to share an event? Click here to submit an event for consideration on Philly.com

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Kate Bracaglia Philly.com Music Blogger
Allie Volpe philly.com
Tim Reardon philly.com
Alex Kacala Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter