[Jan. 15] Though responsible for pushing the agenda of dubstep to the U.K.'s rave-crazed masses, Skream's recent work shows signs of straying from the genre.
[Jan. 13] With its most recent album, 2013's Dream Cave, Australia's Cloud Control moves far ahead of the current folksy-psychedelic pack.
[Jan. 11] The JJL power trio kills it every time, with a rhythm section that's buoyant and combines well with the souped-up, arena-worthy guitar-and-synth crunch.
It's about a year out but this is pretty great news.
[Jan. 3] With its cleaving vibe and pummeling rhythms, the Teens' latest album is the perfect accompaniment to bitter chills and bleak, early sunsets.
[Jan. 2] The lo-lo-fi outfit may be from South Jersey, but their sound hails from lower latitudes: Think the middle ground between the swampy panhandle of Florida and hell's fourth ring.
As we round the bend to year's end, I'm mentioning a few of — and you can sing this like you're watching Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood and the vamp guy from True Blood — my favorite things from 2013, just some stuff that's on my mind.
[Dec. 28] With their latest album, Philadelphia's Grandchildren have discovered a weird and eerie soulful side.
[Dec. 28] Philadelphia's twang-bar king moved his operations to Los Angeles and his home to the Mojave Desert, but that doesn't mean he forgot about us.
[Dec. 27-28] Gov't Mule traffics in an alluring mix of Cream-like psychedelic swagger and the same sort of uncomfortable Southern blues vibe that makes the Allman Brothers tick.
[Dec. 26] You might not have noticed, but Lancaster has become a home base for bugged out, riff-heavy indie rawk and cranked-up metal.
Just found out that Peche, that strangely placed but quite lovely catering/event hall out on Scotts Lane, is closing and I couldn't be sadder.
[Dec. 21] On Saturday, Jersey's The Early November will be joined by Philly's own sad-emo geniuses, Little Big League.
The Blockley doesn't have a New Year's Eve party posted as yet, but I bet that it will be one heck of a bash. Sorry to see you go, Blockley.
"I found myself trying to decide if something I'd say was too raw, but eventually saying, 'no.' That's what art is for."