Musical ensemble

Philly Gets Down With The Get Up Kids

It’s been a crazy ride for The Get Up Kids since they played their first show in Philly, at The Church, well over a decade ago. A lot has changed since then, but the band, and their fans, still share the same enthusiasm for their music as they have from the early days. Last night, […]

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The Concretes Lay Foundation for Musical Delight in Fishtown

  Monday, January 24th was one of the coldest days we can remember in Philadelphia. With temperatures topping off around 17 degrees (during the day) it would have been easy to just stay curled up on the couch with a warm drink and a good book. It also would have meant we would have missed […]

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Merriam Shows Off Wild-Side with (The) XX Show

 On a rainy Monday night in Philadelphia, Independent Philly was at the Merriam Theatre on Broad Street as UK darlings “The XX” took the stage in front of an excited crowd. We’d seen these Brit “kids” do their thing at Coachella in April, but at their current ripe old age of 21, they added a […]

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The Temper Trap Treats the Troc to Tasty Tunes

 The Temper Trap rolled into Philadelphia on Sunday night to thrill fans at the legendary Trocadero Theatre. After covering their last show in Philly (at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street in April) and seeing them at Coachella Festival, Independent Philly was anxious to catch the boys from down under again. This time […]

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Independent Philly Makes Time for LCD Soundsystem & Sleigh Bells

Last night at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, in association with R5 Productions, Philly’s infamous “Making Time” party celebrated its ten year anniversary. Independent Philly was in the multi-roomed warehouse building for the event which featured several rooms of DJ’s as well as headling acts “Sleigh Bells” and “LCD Soundsystem” performing live. It was the first Making […]

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