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Melannie Jay


I Outgrew My Local Scene and You Will Too

Old punks never die; they just stand in the back.

The Evolution of Kelly Clarkson

There will never be another "Since U Been Gone" — and that's for the best.

grandson's 'a modern tragedy vol. 2' Doubles Down on the Tragedy

On his sophomore EP, the Canadian rapper trades anger for melancholy.

Badflower's Debut LP 'OK I'M SICK' Shows Impressive Maturity

Thoughtful lyrics and haunting melodies will win over even the hardest of rockers.

A Tour of Philadelphia Through Music

Songs that mention Philly locations from South Street to UCity

Dorothy's Freedom Tour Brings Firecracker Passion to TLA

Between punchy riffs and blistering vocals, the Feb. 16 show energized rockers young and old.

Anti–Love Songs to Keep Off This Year's Valentine's Playlist

The last thing your crush wants to hear you play is a song about stalking.

Set It Off's 'Midnight' Is A Worthy Addition to the Pop Punk Catalog

Punchy riffs and catchy vocals may bring the band to pop punk fame.

The Mountain Goats Announce a Dungeons & Dragons–Inspired Album 'In League with Dragons'

Learn more about the genre the indie–rock band is calling 'dragon noir'.

The Most Important Album Anniversaries This Year

Who actually rocked the past five, ten, and twenty years?

My Love Letter to Gretsch Guitars

A mediation on the brand that always feels just right

Where Have All The Albums Gone?

Frequent EP and single releases and constant tours threaten to replace the usual album cycle.

Prog Rock Band Kindo Reigns Over a West Philly House Show

The 7-piece prog rock band crammed their instruments into a basement for an intimate and high-energy performance.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Funk

What I learned playing funk music for the first time at the Blutt Band Slam.

Protecting Your Ears from Concerts and Gigs

Tinnitus and progressive hearing loss aren't very punk rock.

Six Steps to Successfully Buy a Guitar on a College Budget

How much is that Fender in the window?

My Mother, Music, and Me

From the stack of vinyl records to the front of the pit, a shoutout for my favorite concert buddy.

Matt McCloskey and Making Music for a Living

Between private lessons, small group tutoring, rehearsals, and performances, he never puts down the guitar.

Repo Records is Your Staple Music Store

Vinyl, CDs, cassettes, clothes, and quirky customers abound in this South Street staple.

Love Songs and Other Things I'll Never Write

Where music and memories intersect
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