Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Agnes Obel At (le) Poisson Rouge In New York City

Review by Rachel Margaritis + Photos by Emily Korn November 9, 2014 | Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY Indie classicism blooms in the dark for singer/songwriter Agnes Obel. Soothing, beautiful, and full of a gothic romanticism, Obel’s award-winning catalogue has charted both gold and platinum in several nations. Piano grounded and laced with strings, Agnes Obel’s compositions match ... Read More »

Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, at the Sellersville Theatre

Review + photos by Joe Ryan November 1, 2014 | Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA Having never seen the real Michael Jackson in concert, I feel as though now I missed out on seeing a piece of musical history.  But thanks to Who’s Bad?, my family and I experienced what it would have been like.  Founded by Vamsi Tadepalli in 2004, ... Read More »

Album Review: Buffalo Sunn Debuts With By The Ocean, By The Sea

Review by Kathy McConnell We wrote about Buffalo Sunn this summer after they released the first track off of their forthcoming debut full-length album. That track, “By Your Side,” with its clear influences of the 60s and 90s and west coast feel left us curious for more. We wanted to know what the band is all about and what their ... Read More »

Photos: James Murphy DJ set at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia

James Murphy September 13, 2014 | Morgan’s Pier – Philadelphia, PA For more information on James Murphy, please visit: Official website: http://www.dfarecords.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dfarecords All photos appearing on this page are the property of Joe Ryan. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Joe ... Read More »

Interview: Sky Ferreira

At the age of 22, Sky Ferreira seems to have experienced both the highs and lows of the music industry. If you believe the legend—or Wikipedia—she uploaded songs of herself on My Space as a young teen and practically bowed at the altar of producers Bloodshy and Avant, who took her on. From there her story takes a bit of ... Read More »

“Hollystock 2014″ Invades South Jersey!

“The second one? Well, it was amazing!” These are the words of Zou Zou Mansour, front person for the band Soraia.  Zou Zou, bassist Travis Smith, drummer Jeff Leonard, guitarist John Glaubitz and keyboardist Jack Faracchio comprise this Philadelphia area group who will be performing at the third annual “Hollystock” in Mount Holly, NJ on Saturday August 9. Mansour was blown away ... Read More »