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Melannie Jay


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What the Break–ups of Philly's Biggest Emo Bands Means for the Scene

With mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, and Balance and Composure gone, who is left to take their place?

Sleater–Kinney Takes the Riot Grrrl Renaissance To the Fillmore

Even without longtime drummer Janet Weiss, the band is as loud, fast, and angry as ever.

The My Chemical Romance Reunion: What You Need To Know

Since the band's breakup in 2013, emo fans have eagerly awaited this day.

How The Met Became One of Philly's Dominant Concert Venues

In less than a year, an abandoned opera house has become a focal point of the local music scene.

The Head and the Heart Brought Community to The Met

Even in sadder, softer moments, a sense of comfort prevailed between entertainer and audience.

The Menzingers' 'Hello Exile' is a Great Non–Punk Album by a Punk Band

If punk is the music of growing up, then this record is the sound of getting old.

The 'Emo Revival' Drudges Up a Genre Debate

New Philly bands and a Fall Out Boy renaissance spark more infighting about what makes a true emo band.

It's Time to Let the Encore Die

What was once a reward for a stellar audience has become tired tradition.

grandson's 'End of the Beginning' Tour Unites Punks and Hip–Hop Fans Alike

With lyrical rapping, garage rock beats, and hardcore calls to arms, grandson had something for everyone at Union Transfer.

Does Frank Turner Have a Place on 'No Man's Land'?

As a man writing an album about women, is the English rocker making a statement or mansplaining?

How the Dublin Music Scene Welcomed Me

As a young American writer traveling alone, it was only through music that I began to feel Irish.

La Dispute Brings Life and Love to Union Transfer

With boundless energy, jumps from the stage, and a new setlist, the post–hardcore band gives back to its fans.

'In League With Dragons' Recaps The Mountain Goats' History with a Fantasy Twist

With callbacks and sequels, the indie rockers' seventeenth studio album represents a culmination of the last 26 years of Goats history.

Upcoming Concerts to Cure Your Post–Fling Blues

Front row for Cher on Saturday, middle of the pit for La Dispute on Sunday.

Ask Street: How Would the Music Section Dress as Rock Stars?

Which is more appealing: Ed Sheeran's flannel or ZZ Ward's leather pants?

Punk's 'Old Guard' Is Staging a Comeback, But Can They Compete with New Acts?

In the world of PUP and FIDLAR, is there any room left for Bad Religion and Descendents?

The Antlers Bring a Quiet, Emotional Night to World Cafe Live

'Hospice' got an acoustic treatment for a fully captivated audience.

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.
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