On April 24 Philadelphia-area hip-hop artist N.ave released Black Magic. The four-song EP flaunts blunt lyrics backed by catchy production. Black Magic is N.ave's first record of 2018 and second release from within the past year.
Saturday was a good day to be a mail carrier in West Philadelphia. You could walk from block-to-block and listen as a wealth of music enlivened city streets on a muggy summer day. The 2018 West Philly Porchfest was in full swing and the City of Brotherly Love sounded great.
May was a transitional month for The Flat Circle Blog. As my second blogging stint hit its one-year anniversary, I decided to no longer cover podcasts and increase my focus on music. I also began writing sponsored content for the first time. This has allowed me to explore new avenues for the site.
Sometimes I hear a song from a new band and I think “Wow. That was great, I can’t wait until the new album comes out.” Five minutes of googling later I find that the record came out a year ago and that it is not even the band’s first record. That is the case with Japanese Breakfast, whose amazing second album Soft Sounds From Another Planet was actually released on July 14, 2017.
It is not often that you can go to a show where the audience is hearing mostly new music and does not get restless. Usually a longing for familiarity kicks in at some point. The concert at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Wednesday night was not your typical show. Courtney Barnett mesmerized a sold-out crowd that hung on every word and chord for an hour and a half.
If you live in Philadelphia and have ever looked longingly at San Diego’s Comic Con, something good is on the way. The Keystone Comic Con is scheduled to take place from September 14-16 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. This is the first edition of the Keystone Comic Con and could be the start of an amazing annual event in Philadelphia.
Over five seasons the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs has played tribute to every aspect of the Eighties that you can imagine. Here are the five best Philly moments on The Goldbergs (and one they got wrong):
We interrupt this blog to talk about football because… the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions! For people outside of the Philadelphia area, it is hard to explain what this means. Generations of Eagles fans have watched decades of tough luck and just misses. They last won a championship in 1960, seven years before the... Continue Reading →