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Thrice's 'Vheissu' Anniversary Tour Defines Post–Hardcore
Every band in the lineup put their own spin on an ill–defined, fantastic genre.
February 17, 2020 at 12:21 am
'BoJack Horseman' Sticks the Landing
The animated tragicomedy's final season is bittersweet, heartbreaking, and flawless.
February 5, 2020 at 10:53 am
Mac Miller's 'Circles' Provides a Touching Conclusion to the Artist's Work
The rapper's posthumous album is a mature mediation on life and death.
January 27, 2020 at 9:33 pm
'Good Luck Everybody' is AJJ at Their Most Cautiously Optimistic
Veteran folk punks find hope amidst bleakness on their new album.
January 19, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Instrumental Metal is the Study Music You Didn't Know You Needed
Complex guitar riffs and a driving beat to keep you engaged, but not distracted.
November 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Bikini Kill Is Back
A look back at the careers of these riot grrrl icons as they announce their first tour in over 20 years.
November 18, 2019 at 12:50 am
Hotel of the Laughing Tree Offers Something for Everyone
These Long Island rockers and their DIY ethic appeal to fans of every genre.
November 17, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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?
November 6, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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.
November 4, 2019 at 3:51 am
The My Chemical Romance Reunion: What You Need To Know
Since the band's breakup in 2013, emo fans have eagerly awaited this day.
October 31, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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.
October 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm
The Head and the Heart Brought Community to The Met
Even in sadder, softer moments, a sense of comfort prevailed between entertainer and audience.
October 17, 2019 at 2:03 am
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.
October 12, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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.
October 12, 2019 at 12:12 am
It's Time to Let the Encore Die
What was once a reward for a stellar audience has become tired tradition.
October 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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.
September 26, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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?
September 8, 2019 at 2:11 am
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.
September 3, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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.
April 29, 2019 at 4:05 am
'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.
April 25, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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