Sophie Burkholder



Roundup: Best Albums You May Have Missed This Past Month

Everyone from Noname to Kurt Vile has dropped a can’t–miss album this month.

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Bedroom Pop: The Female–Dominated Genre You Need on Your Playlist

A roundup of some of the best Bedroom Pop artists for the next time you’re lovesick in bed.


Stepping into Harper’s Garden Is Like Stepping into a Fairytale

Candlelit tables and fairy lights illuminate this new romantic date spot.


The Vinyl Comeback

Why some Penn students have started seriously collecting vinyl.


R.I.P. The Village Voice

A eulogy from a hopeful music writer. 


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

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

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A Beginner's Guide to the Philadelphia Punk Scene

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

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Best Rock Concerts in Philly this September

The next month is packed with some of the best artists from the genre today.


Review: 'Eighth Grade' Paints a Refreshing Teen Portrait

Some high–school movies romanticize teenagers' lives, while others only focus on their struggles. But 'Eighth Grade' does neither.


Rex Orange County Visits, and His Fanbase Skews Young

The singer played Union Transfer on August 2nd.


Artist to Watch: Anna Shoemaker

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

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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. 


Art Across Generations: Reviewing the Renoir and Son Exhibition at The Barnes

This summer’s special exhibition at the Barnes Foundation shares wisdom through artistic expression.


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. 

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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. 


Dreamy Music for the Heat Wave Haze

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

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.

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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. 


Parquet Courts Takes a Political Stand in Newest Album

You can listen to 'Wide Awake!'—an open rejection of modern materialism—live at Union Transfer on Friday. 

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In Defense of Opening Acts

Want to find new music? Get there early.

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