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Exclusive: Save Ferris Shows Off Their ‘New Sound’ at Underground Arts


Save Ferris’ new EP ‘Checkered Past’ is available now on Withyn Records.


March 2nd, 2017 – When Save Ferris hung it up in the early 2000s, the ska world lost a little something special. Sure, there were still bands from the 90s soldiering on, but this was one of the more definitive nails in the coffin of the third wave of ska.

In 2013, after a particularly invasive neck surgery and legal battle with her former bandmates, frontwoman Monique Powell resurrected Save Ferris with a new backing band. They played some shows here and there to much acclaim and after a wildly successful Pledgemusic campaign, Save Ferris released an EP called Checkered Past full of all new music.

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Transcending the Coma Tour

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9/15/16 – Transcending the Coma Tour – The Devin Townsend Project / Between the Buried and Me with Fallujah – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Traffic and parking prevented us from witnessing opening act Fallujah’s performance. Reports seem to indicate that they put their latest release Dreamless firmly in the spotlight.

Between the Buried and Me were the second act of the evening and, as promised, played their latest album Coma Ecliptic in full. Coma Ecliptic was my favorite album of 2015, so seeing it in person was an experience that was perhaps best appreciated by those of us who had a familiarity with the concept and story. Then again, fans of progressive rock can also enjoy it as it may be the most accessible collection of songs the band has put out yet. The narrative helps to make it cohesive as a collection. Continue reading Transcending the Coma Tour

Gallery: The Used – 15 Year Anniversary Tour

Since exploding into the scene, The Used’s gut wrenching lyrics and melodies that blended pop sensibilities and hard rock was the perfect storm that helped shaped the alternative-rock scene for years to come.

Tuesday night marked day 1 of The Used’s 15yr Anniversary Tour. Due to high demand, the 2-day show was moved from the Trocadero theater to the Electric Factory.

Photo by: Erin Marhefka
Words by: Henry Chung


The Fillmore in Philadelphia was the place to be on Saturday March 5th. Coheed and Cambria , Glassjaw, I The Mighty and Silver Snakes all came to town on a bill that could only be described as ‘huge’. As a relatively new venue, bookings like this will go a long way toward making sure everyone knows The Fillmore.

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Photo by: Henry Chung

The evening was started by catching the tail-end of the VIP experience. For the portion we caught, Claudio Sanchez (from Coheed and Cambria) came out and did a solo acoustic version of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars.” Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Coheed and Cambria INTERVIEW

Family Force 5 – “Tour Stands Still”

Sunday, October 25th, Atlanta based party rockers Family Force 5 came to the “City of Brotherly Love” to play an intimate show at the upstairs lounge at Philadelphia’s newest venue ‘The Fillmore.‘ After a successful stint on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour,  the band has been touring heavily on their critically acclaimed fourth studio album Time Stands Still plus gearing up for the release of their remix record Time Still Stands due out November 6th. Though their stage show was a little stripped down due to the small stage, it didn’t deter the band from making the crowd get off their feet and dance.

Watch a clip of the night’s events below:

Watch Family Force 5’s “Sweep The Leg” official music off of “Time Stands Still” below:

Time Still Stands isn’t just a remix record, its more like our songs getting a re-imagined facelift”. – Fatty (Family Force 5)

Pre-order Family Force 5’s Time Still Stands remix album on iTunes HERE and original Time Stands Still HERE.

“Tour Stands Still is going to be a neon infused dance-off with our fans.” – Hollywood (Family Force 5)

“Tour Stands Still” Tour Dates:

10/16 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, Virginia
10/17 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, North Carolina
10/18 – Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl – Atlana, Georgia
10/21 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, Texas
10/22 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, Texas
10/25 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/26 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, Ohio
10/27 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, Ohio
10/28 – Deluxe At Old National Center – Indianapolis, Indiana
10/29 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, Michigan
10/30 – Exit/In – Nashville, Tennessee
11/01 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/02 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, Illinois

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Exclusive: Strung Out Interview


On Wednesday May 6th, Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts hosted long-running punk band Strung Out as they toured behind their new album Transmission. Alpha. Delta.  In support was Red City Radio, La Armada, and Goddamnit.

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A complete review of the event is difficult because by the time we arrived at the venue, Goddamnit was finishing their set and we were whisked backstage right before La Armada began their set.  We saw all of Red City Radio and they offered up a delightfully gruff, bluesy good time in support of their self-titled album.  As enjoyable as the album is, their live show made an even bigger impression.

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So over the weekend, the local weather forecast called for early morning snow storms as ‘Winter Storm Juno’ sweeps across the North-East. As 2-3″ of snow fell upon Philadelphia overnight, we kept hearing news that a 2nd winter system was coming later in the afternoon. Good thing. Because it wouldn’t be Winter Jam without it!

Saturday was the annual Radio 104.5 Winter Jam. Instead being held at the Piazza at Schmitdt’s where’s it’s hosted many of their previous blocks parties, it took place at the Xfinity Center. Tickets (which were available FREE through various ticket raids) were required to attend. It’s a departure from years past where anyone could just walk up and attend. Continue reading RADIO 104.5 WINTER JAM 2015