Music

How Astroworld Broke Hip Hop’s Weak Streak

Travis Scott’s album was a breath of fresh air for the rap game.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Mitski Masters the Sad Song

We could all learn from Mitski’s ability to force her worries through a sieve.

by SAMMY GORDON

R.I.P. The Village Voice

A eulogy from a hopeful music writer. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

The Five Best Songs by Former Penn Students

Street takes a look at the top tracks from past students.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Who Runs the Carters?

The new directions Beyonce and Jay–Z take on "Everything is Love."

by SAMMY GORDON

88Rising Label Aims to Further Asian Representation in Hip–Hop, Faces Questions of Appropriation

The label's tour, '88 Degrees and Rising,' will be in Philadelphia at the end of September.

by MARGARET ZHANG

I Hated Charlie Puth's Music Until He Released 'Voicenotes'

Puth's shift in image and production departs from his first album, and I don't hate it.

by SAMMY GORDON

HBO's 'Sharp Objects' and The Music of Murder

How the soundtrack of "Sharp Objects" may have hinted at its killer. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Made in America 2018: Exceeding Expectations

Philadelphia’s resident music festival beat the expectations this year.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Logic’s “The Return” is a Real Comeback

"The Return" is a drastic improvement over recent singles.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

A Beginner's Guide to the Philadelphia Punk Scene

What you need to know about the underground music beyond the Penn bubble.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Ariana Grande Comforts and Croons on Latest Album

Breaking down why "Sweetener" slaps.

by SAMMY GORDON

The 2018 VMAs: A Night of Stars, Success, and an Odd Tribute to Aretha Franklin

What went well and what went, well, wrong at the 2018 VMAs.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Rex Orange County Visits, and His Fanbase Skews Young

The singer played Union Transfer on August 2nd.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Artist to Watch: Anna Shoemaker

This Philly native and daughter of a Penn alumnus is making genre–blending indie pop in NYC.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Snail Mail and the Future of Rock Music

Lindsey Jordan's recent stop at Union Transfer gave Philly a chance to get to know the 19–year–old indie rocker. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Street's Guide to Philly's Hottest Concerts This September

These shows will almost definitely be sold out before school starts.

by ISABELLA FERTEL

Artist to Watch: The Happy Fits

Street talked to the guys behind the indie–rock New Jersey band that's on the verge of making it big. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Rex Orange County is our New Favorite Sad Boy

Alex O’Connor is quickly becoming the ultimate indie–pop sensation—and he's coming to Philadelphia to prove it. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

'No Choir' by Florence + the Machine: On Sad Girls and Stillness

Florence + the Machine's new album 'High as Hope' is out now. 

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

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