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When you begin to work shows, in whatever capacity that may be, it becomes a rarity to simply go to one with no agenda. Don’t get me wrong, I have never lost my love for live music; but it seems that I find myself in a venue to eiher write a review, interview a band, check on a client, or see my friends while they’re in town for a night. 467 more words


What’s In A Name - Or Do I Mean Acronym?

Whether of dubious intent, or a CEO, people all have their own industry jargon. (Often infuriatingly so!) Some acronyms will be TLA’s (Three Letter Acronyms), others may be two, or four (or more) characters long. 812 more words


Interview: Amanda Knight Talks Big Hair and Loud Noise with Britny Fox's Billy Childs

Hold on to your leather jackets and get ready to perfect your best head bang! The one and only Billy Childs of Philadelphia based, heavy metal band Britny Fox has stopped by to talk with Music Matters Magazine. 933 more words

Latest News And Information

In Photos: Vintage Trouble at Philadelphia's TLA (10/25)

Blues rock band Vintage Trouble performed at the TLA in Philadelphia on Sunday night in support of their latest release, 1 Hopeful Rd. Their popularity is on the rise due to their hectic world-wide tour schedule, which has seen them open up for the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC. 213 more words

Concert Reviews

There and Back Again: The Learning Academy

It always feels special to be able to gain a new perspective on something, and my most recent project is a perfect example of that. For those who may not know, I am a 2015 Learning Academy graduate now employed by CARD as a writer/copy-editor. 514 more words


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World News

Sturgill Simpson - TLA - Sept. 18

Philadelphia is not known as a haven for country music, but you wouldn’t know it during Sturgill Simpson’s show at TLA last Friday night. An eclectic mix of hipsters and country fans packed the TLA – a diverse mix of facial hair floating over a sea of flannel – all excited to see the alt-country star. 738 more words