Augustana + Twin Forks – A Night at the TLA

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Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to draw parallels between simultaneous events happening in my life and always find it interesting when two events seem to match up perfectly. As the last concert review for A Teen View, it is a bit bittersweet to sit down and reflect on the Augustana and Twin Forks concert from last night. Though this isn’t the last review I will write (read more on that here), it is the last time that I will put up new content on my own website. Anyways, onto the crazy parallels and the actual concert.

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All Good Things Must Come To An End

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I always knew this time would come and as I get closer and closer to my 20th birthday, it feels like it’s time to start winding things down with ATeenView.com. This is by no means the end to my interviewing and my involvement within the music and entertainment industry; I hope it is just the start. Over the past 4+ years, I have had some incredible experiences that I will never forget and I tend to look at live music, recorded music, and the entertainment industry a bit differently now. I’ve also built some great relationships and have been a part of Broken Records Magazine (brokenrecordsonline.com) for over 3 years now. Writing the occasional story for them recently has turned into redesigning their website and taking on the title of Associate Editor of Pop Music. Because of this, I still have a creative outlet to stay involved in the music and entertainment industry and will continue to write for them until there is no music left to listen to. [Read more...]

7 Questions with King The Kid

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From their viral covers to original music that is sure to become a summer favorite, King The Kid is one band to watch for. Having just finished up a tour with Hollywood Ending, King The Kid are off and running in 2014. In May, they will head back out on the road with Against The Current, but Ricky Ficarelli, David Michael Frank, and Jose Mostajo recently spent a few minutes answering [Read more...]

Kid Tiger – Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes: Album Review

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Reviewed by Adrienne Beckham

Monday mornings have never been my friend, but looking out my window and seeing nothing but snow blurring the view of the street makes monday and I mortal enemies. Monday put up quite a fight seeing as I had to drag myself through the 20 degree winter night back to my room after a day of classes and work, but I had one war ending solace to retreat to. Once I finally escaped the wind, I went straight to my music library to find the perfect record, laden with vocals that fill your ears and surround you like a warm summer’s beating sun. Lucky for me, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have crafted their second album, Kid Tiger, which is available for download today and is just what I need to fend off these wintery Monday slumps. [Read more...]

The Last Love Tour Kicks off in Philadelphia

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There are certain musicians I could see a thousand times and still not get bored of their set and ZZ Ward is one of those artists. Not only that, but her tour support is consistently fantastic so I can always expect a great show all around. On yet another freezing night in Philadelphia, the Last Love Song tour was warmed up and ready to kick off at the Theater of the Living Arts. [Read more...]

Kodaline brings a Love Like This to Philadelphia

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A few months ago, I had the chance to see a little Irish band named Kodaline play a show in the small upstairs space at World Cafe Life in Philadelphia. Selling out at least a week in advance, the room was packed with people eager to hear what the band was all about. You can read the full review of that show here, but in short, they surpassed my high expectations and cemented themselves as one of my favorite bands to see live. When I had previously interviewed lead singer Steve Garrigan, he mentioned that they would be returning to the US for a lengthier and larger tour. So when their show on February 13th was announced, I knew I was going to do everything in my power to make sure I was free that night to see the show. [Read more...]

Karmin – Pulses Tour Review & Photos

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2014 is going to be a big year for me, personally, but it will also be a big year for Karmin. After being stuck in record label limbo with their first full length album, Pulses, the duo is finally getting closer to a release date and couldn’t be happier. Friday night in Philadelphia, it was day three of their first headlining tour and the energy was off the charts. From the moment I walked into TLA, the first few hundred fans were already dancing and partying to the live DJ playing music before the show truly started. [Read more...]

Keys, Strings & a Band of Kings: Tony Lucca & Brendan James

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Reviewed by Adrienne Beckham

There was a time when I couldn’t even imagine going to a concert on a Tuesday night with school the next day. There WAS a time, but this past Tuesday at World Cafe Live was the second consecutive Tuesday night I spent heading out for a show. So, I think it’s time to give up on that dream of being a functioning member of society who is in bed by midnight. Assuming I keep seeing shows like Vicci Martinez, Tony Lucca, Brendan James’s World Cafe Live performance though, I think I can accept that. [Read more...]