Music

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

Dreamy Music for the Heat Wave Haze

These albums will get you through the most sweltering days in Philadelphia.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

White Denim Preview New Album 'Performance' at Johnny Brenda's

The band was in Philadelphia for a sold out pre–release show, looking to music of the past for a sound that fits the culture of today.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Five Artists from Philly You Should Know

Rep your city wherever you are this summer. 

by ANGELA LIN

Five Asian Math–Rock Bands You Should Know

If you like Western post–rock, these five Eastern bands won't disappoint you. 

by MARGARET ZHANG

Parquet Courts Live Review: Where is the Diversity in Punk?

The venue, which takes pride in promoting variety, should reconsider the audience that it aims to please. 

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Bey and Jay Drop New Track 'APESHIT' and New Album, Whole Internet Goes Apeshit

They slay.

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

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