Reviews

Neon Trees Provide a Lesson in Pop Psychology

Neon Trees

If you haven’t heard of the O2 in London, then chances are you have been living under a rock. Think Madison Square Garden, but better. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a show there just yet, but they have a series of smaller venues, the O2 Academy, and I happened to find myself at the Islington location on Monday night. Read More »

Magic Moments with James Bay

James Bay

New beginnings. It has been the theme of the last week during a transition from Philadelphia to London. While abroad, Broken Records is excited to introduce a new section, London Lens, that will feature interviews and concert reviews from venues around London! Read More »

Hunter Hayes Lights Up Allentown

Hunter Hayes

Emotion and vulnerability are things that many musicians can tap into while recording, but it takes a lot to completely leave your heart on the stage while performing. Ever since I first heard about Hunter Hayes in December of 2011, I have watched him not only grow as a performer but also consistently be the person you could count on ... Read More »

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at PNC Bank Arts Center Carnivores Tour date!

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park reaches out to an audience member.

Images and words by Vladislav Grach Photography. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, and A Fire Inside’s Carnivores tour is one of the most highly anticipated tours this summer. On August 18th, 2014 the Carnivores Tour came to PNC Bank Arts Center. Here’s what happened; A Fire Inside With stunning visuals and a charismatic performance A Fire Inside was the ... Read More »

Magic Man’s new album called ‘Before The Waves,’ – Yeah, it’s Magic!

Magic Man

By Luis Vasquez The world of laptops have become a steady presence at concerts, in particular with bands who intermix their electronic artistry along with live piece instrumentation to bring another subtle example of music evolution. One such group is from Boston. Magic Man’s new album, “Before The Waves,” gives a steady 80’s feel, supported by a rich synth-based serenade ... Read More »

CHASE RICE Ignites His Release Party In NYC

Chase Rice performs in concert at The Bowery Ballroom on August 18, 2014 in New York City. (photo by Debby Wong)

Review and Photos by Debby Wong Country music artist Chase Rice was more than a little elated during his sold out album release concert at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City last night, as he was informed via text message by his manager that his debut studio album, “Ignite The Night” had become the #1 country music album. The ... Read More »

One Republic, The Script and American Authors take their Native Summer tour to PNC Bank Arts Center

One Republic perform at PNC Bank Arts Center.

Images and words by Vladislav Grach One Republic, The Script and American Authors brought their Native Summer tour to PNC Bank Arts Center on August 10th, 2014. This absolutely magnificent concert was Live Streamed with assistance from YahooScreen. This was a special night for opening band American Authors because they were performing for their hometown crowd. The band from Brooklyn, ... Read More »

New Music from Angus + Julia Stone

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“She said ‘Hello mister, pleased to meet ya… She smelled of daisies. She drive me crazy, she drive me crazy. Gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane… Hey, hey. ” Angus and Julia Stone are at it again and have released a new album today. It’s sexy, sweet, and serene. Every song has the warmth that ... Read More »

Shut Up And Hold On- Toby Keith Is In Town

Toby Keith shut up featured

Toby Keith Concert Review Review Friday July 25, 2014 PNC Bank Arts Center Words and Images by Jon Gregory Raise your flags, bust out those cutoffs and shine up your boots because Toby Keith is in town and he’s ready to ‘rock the ranch!’ From the moment you hit the parking lot you could feel the energy pulsing through a ... Read More »

YOUNG RISING SONS Self Titled EP: Track By Track Album Review

Photo credit: Jesse DeFlorio

HIGH With bands like The Lumineers, American Authors, Mumford & Sons, NeedToBreathe and Phillip Phillips taking over the Adult Contemporary charts, Young Rising Stars took the best elements of these bands and released the track “High.” Opening with such a bare-bone arrangement (piano, acoustic guitar, and whistling vocals) was a great introduction to the band. YRS was going to show ... Read More »