[Grade: A-] A vague tension permeates The Wind Rises. How could it not?
Our 19102 Review recaps books, no matter when they were published, with Philly connections.
[Grade: A-] Floating somewhere between a noir novel and a death-bed manifesto is the first Lawrence Arms LP in eight years.
[Grade: B+] This is really just a crunchy little nugget to whet our appetites until Cayetana releases their first full-length later this year.
[Grade: C] A bedtime record for any time of day.
[Grade: B-] A collection of B- and C-sides, covers and re-recordings, High Hopes doesn't exactly top the list of Springsteen's most essential recent records.
[Jan. 11] Let this small string of standup dates remind us that there's way more to this dude than loud, boisterous, Adam McKay-style douchebags.
[Jan. 9] There's a lot of yearning on the first full-length album from West Philly's Radiator Hospital.
[Grade: B] Above all, Florida's You Blew It! deserves credit for touting initials-carved-in-tree-trunks sincerity in these cynical times.
[Dec. 20] Expectations for the newly formed Chicago supergroup are high, but luckily, the grammar sticklers in TTT know what they're doing.
[Dec. 20] When PhilaMOCA throws a holiday party, you can expect it'll be both weird and awesome.
[Dec. 14] Saturday's show is billed as "A Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle," bringing sexy Vice City vibes to JB's on what's sure to be a cold night.
[Dec. 14] The songs on Green's latest album break from his deeply personal approach to songwriting and into storytelling.
[Dec. 9] Things are about to get pretty effing loud north of Chinatown.
[Dec. 7] Sans Jimmy Stadt's signature cracked and husky vocals, Polar Bear Club's latest is more alt-rock radio-friendly than "hardcore."
[Nov. 29] Frank Turner is kind of an open book, his heart so firmly affixed to his sleeve that it's starting to fray.
[Nov. 26] Caspian's music is celebratory — but it's a careful, calculated party.
[Nov. 21] While Chris McCaughan might be well remembered as a member of the Lawrence Arms, he's been far more prolific on his own.