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CD Review: The Magic Numbers–The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers have come at the perfect time. After listening to 20+ new albums this year of mostly indie rock of varying degrees of heaviness, these two sets of siblings have come with a decidedly unique voice to add to this year’s offerings of fresh music by new and veteran bands. The band comes from London by way of ... Read More »

Live: The Shout Out Louds at The TLA in Philly 11/03/05

A less than full house greeted Sweden’s garage pop quintet The Shout Out Louds, but that didn’t stop the energetic band from putting on an inspired set at The TLA on Thursday night. A smaller venue like The Khyber or The Northstar Bar would have probably been sold out and then some, but The TLA was a bit too big ... Read More »

Live: Death Cab For Cutie–Electric Factory in Philly 10/25/05

The Electric Factory buzzed with anticipation on Tuesday night for indie veterans Death Cab For Cutie. The Seattle based foursome have built a loyal following since releasing their first album, Something About Airplanes in 1999. The packed house that awaited Death Cab was a mix of new fans discovering the band since their recent major label debut, Plans, as well ... Read More »

Live: Franz Ferdinand–Tower Theater in Philly 10/14/05

When you enter the Tower Theater, you can’t help but appreciate the attention to detail in terms of maintaining the classic elegance of a venue that has played host to some of Philadelphia’s most memorable shows since it opened in 1928. The 3,200 seat Tower is the kind of place people are referring to when they say, “they don’t build ... Read More »

CD Review: Franz Ferdinand–You Could Have it So Much Better

Is anyone having more fun on their albums than Franz Ferdinand? No. Is anyone making better music than Franz Ferdinand? Yes. There’s no shame in either statement in light of Franz’s sophomore album, You Could Have It So Much Better. These Scots have pretty much perfected the 3 1/2 minute guitar romp with relative ease (The album’s longest song “I’m ... Read More »