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Caroline Rose at Underground Arts
Caroline Rose played Underground Arts in Philadelphia a few weeks ago in celebration of her phenomenal 2018 release Loner. Rose and her tight band were superb as were the awesome openers And The Kids.
Courtney Barnett at The Fillmore Philadelphia
Courtney Barnett recently returned to Philadelphia to play The Fillmore. A packed crowd heard a brilliant Barnett rip through her super 2018 record Tell Me How You Really Feel as well as previous works. Waxahatchee opened with a glorious set.
The Goon Sax Portraits at Johnny Brenda’s
The Goon Sax opened their North American tour in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s. Some portraits were captured ahead of the show, as seen here.
Florence + The Machine at Wells Fargo Center
Florence + The Machine played a brilliant set of evocative tunes at Wells Fargo Center on October 14. Florence Welch was as electric as ever on this stop for the High as Hope tour. Grizzly Bear opened with their brand of ethereal rock.
The Beths Portraits in Philadelphia
The Beths played Everybody Hits in Philadelphia recently. Portraits with them were captured before the awesome show.
Alvvays at Union Transfer
To close out September, Alvvays played two sold out shows at Union Transfer. Their indie pop was as infectious as ever. Snail Mail and Hatchie both wowed in the opening slots.
Belly at Union Transfer
Belly recently played a double set of indie rock at Union Transfer in support of their first album in 23 years, “Dove.” It was a glorious night of indie rock led by Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood, Chris Gorman and Thomas Gorman.
Dream Wife at Johnny Brenda’s
Dream Wife kicked off their first North American headlining tour in Philadelphia on September 24. It was a phenomenal show from start, with openers War Violet and Russo, to the finish with the awesome rock of Dream Wife.
Emma Ruth Rundle at PhilaMOCA
Emma Ruth Rundle put on a powerful performance at PhilaMOCA a few weeks ago behind her new album “On Dark Horses.” Jaye Jayle were a great opening act.
Arthur Buck at Rock and Roll Hotel
Rock and Roll Hotel hosted a glorious night of music on September 21 when Arthur Buck delivered a superb night of rock. The Sweet Things began the night while Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Gregg Foreman delivered an unforgettable set under the name of Arthur Buck.
Arthur Buck at Music Hall of Williamsburg
On Thursday, September 20, Arthur Buck graced the stage of Music Hall of Williamsburg. The project of Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck played a stunning set of originals from their eponymous debut album as well as some choice covers and Arthur’s classic “In the Sun.” Elijah Wolf opened.
Superorganism at Union Transfer
Superorganism played to a packed Union Transfer on Thursday, September 13. With their unique, catchy lyrics mixed with the a fascinating aural and visual palette, they were fabulously entertaining from the first note to last. Yuno opened with an engaging set.
Ex Hex at Boot & Saddle
Ex Hex rocked Philadelphia on Monday, September 10, with a mix of old and brand new songs. The trio of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris sounded superb at the Boot & Saddle. EZTV played a solid opening set.
First Aid Kit at The Fillmore Philadelphia
First Aid Kit delivered a stupendous performance at The Fillmore Philadelphia on Saturday, September 8. Playing behind the 2018 album Ruins and the brand new EP Tender Offerings, sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg were as exceptional as ever. Julia Jacklin opened with a solid set.
Bat Fangs at Baby’s All Right
On Saturday, August 19, Bat Fangs played the middle slot of an awesome three band bill at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Moon Racer opened and The Love Language capped off the night.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor at House of Independents
Godspeed You! Black Emperor put on a brilliant show of instrumental virtuosity matched last week at House of Independents. KGD was a fitting musical companion as opener.
The Breeders at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
The final free concert of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival was a great pairing of The Breeders with openers Speedy Ortiz. What a great night of music it was.
Body/Head at PhilaMOCA
Body/Head, Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s rock duo, melted faces and obliterated ears at their recent PhilaMOCA show.
Gunn-Truscinski Duo opened and dazzled as well.
Nicki Bluhm Soundcheck and Portraits at The Foundry
On July 26, Nicki Bluhm played The Foundry in Philadelphia. Photos of her and her band’s soundcheck as well as some portraits were captured.