Mann Taken on Wild Ride by Death Cab For Cutie

Friday was one wild day (and night) at the Mann Music Center. Shortly after noon time, the vending company (owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck) at the popular concert venue was held up at gun point. The two robbers escaped with around $120,000. Less than a hour later, the staff of the venue was back […]

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Interview with Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada

Vans Warped Tour will descend on the Philadelphia region on July 21st. Independent Philly will be there to catch all of the action but in the meantime we’re gearing up for the Warped Tour by interviewing several of the bands who will be performing here in two weeks. We kicked off our series of interviews […]

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Fans Flock to Festival Pier for Florence and The Machine

Two years ago, hardly anyone in the U.S. knew who “Florence and The Machine” were. Last year, the soulful British songstress and her band-mates rolled into Philly and played to a half empty room at the Theater of the Living Arts.  A lot can change in two years, especially in the music business. Florence and […]

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The 411 on the 618 Festival

If you’re between the ages of 16-22, live in the Philadelphia area, and own a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses (or the knockoff equivalent), then there’s a high likelihood that you spent Saturday afternoon at the 618 Festival. Located next to the Seaport Museum, the Great Plaza on Penn’s Landing was the setting for this […]

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Freeway Interview & Performance w/ Sean Falyon & Young Chris at Fluid

On Thursday night at Fluid nightclub (4th and South), Fader & Vitamin Water presented a free hip-hop show with DJ PHSH, Sean Falyon, Young Chris, and headliner, Freeway. The invite-only event kicked off around 8pm and lasted until just before midnight. We arrived just as the event was kicking off, and grabbed some one-on-one time […]

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