From The Phans 04.10.14

It’s a “Get Well Soon Chase” edition of “From The Phans“!

Each week it’s “From The Phans” on Phillies 24/7. You can find it on your HD Radio at 98.1 HD-4 every Thursday at 3pm, or if you hate the future check it out here after each show airs.

It’s a show about being a Phillies fan, made by Phillies fans.

This week we learn a lot about the business of baseball from Sports Economist Andrew Zimbalist, look for the silver lining with Cindy Webster, and spend time being unfriendly to Ryan Braun. 

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Interview: Rocket From The Crypt @ Underground Arts

Rocket From The Crypt

Rocket From The Crypt was back last week with a handful of shows in the states. It’s a reunion tour of sorts, after a couple of one-off festival shows and shows in the UK.

Before they took the stage at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, Speedo from RFTC sat down to talk about getting back together, Yo Gabba Gabba, and the cutting of some poor man’s beard.

Check It Out.

 

Review: Ages And Ages @ Union Transfer

AgesAndAges

 

Back in November, the folks at All Songs Considered turned me on to a song from the Portland band Ages And Ages. “Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)” was a perfect pop song. Crisp, layered harmonies, uplifting with a touch of darkness within.

That day I marked my calendar for their album release and anxiously awaited more. The result didn’t disappoint with the fantastic full-length released last Tuesday.

The album is full, bursting with the color of scaly voices blended to perfection. It’s well crafted pop excellence, all existing with that undertone of thoughtful consideration and exploration. Mostly into the human condition and relationships.

***

Last night Ages And Ages made their way to Philadelphia‘s Union Transfer to open for Lake Street Dive. Teeming with infectious, sweet geeky banter, these folks from the great Northwest seemed humble and appreciative. You want to root for bands like this. Sounds swelled and the commingling of voices was something to get lost in.

The music and the message remind me a lot of what I loved so much about last year’s “Modern Vampires Of The City“. Pop music, or I guess Indie Rock depending on who you ask, is always done best when it’s neatly wrapped and full of weight. That’s a big part of what Ages And Ages brought to the stage last night. Full, tight pop music that reverberates not just through your toes, but also your mind.

Keep an eye out for Ages And Ages. Hopefully big things to come.

From The Phans 04.03.14

Welcome to a brand new season of “From The Phans“!

Each week it’s “From The Phans” on Phillies 24/7. You can find it on your HD Radio at 98.1 HD-4 every Thursday at 3pm, or if you hate the future check it out here after each show airs.

It’s a show about being a Phillies fan, made by Phillies fans.

This week we kick off the season with a break down of the opening series, a look at Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park with Cindy Webster, and a preview of this weekend’s historic Cubs series with our friends at BleedCubbieBlue.com. 

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