The War On Drugs wrapped 2018 with a three-night run in different Philly venues to raise money for the School District of Philadelphia. One year later, the group returned to the City of Brotherly Love for Another Drugcember To Remember. The benefit gigs at Union Transfer and The Fillmore represented their only two shows of... Continue Reading →
Few discographies are as special as The War On Drugs. The essential collection of The War On Drugs songs reveals everything you need to know about the band's music. The Philadelphia group has packed stellar musicianship, emotional lyrics, and incredible energy into four must-hear albums that date back to 2008.
One of my goals of 2018 was to improve as a photographer. There were many, many shots hampered by blurry arms and lighting misjudgments, but I did enjoy revisiting a few concert photos from some memorable shows.
The War On Drugs wrapped 2018 in comfort and style last Friday. The band closed out their year and tour with a 15-song hometown show at the Tower Theater and a little champagne. Just one album removed from their breakout Lost In The Dream, The War on Drugs launched the tour for A Deeper Understanding... Continue Reading →
It has been an uncharacteristic three weeks since my last blog post. December 2018 has been a month of distractions, both welcome and unwelcome. To make up for lost time here are 10 thoughts on the month of December:
Wagonwheel Blues, the debut record of Philadelphia indie band The War On Drugs, turns ten years old today. At the time, the album was a project started by four relatively unknown musicians. One of those artists was current The War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel. Another was Kurt Vile, who left the band after Wagonwheel Blues was... Continue Reading →
anuary was a busy month. I started a new job and my Philadelphia Eagles made the Super Bowl. I would be lying if I did not say that my favorite TV moment of the month came courtesy of NBC's coverage of the Eagles-Falcons NFC playoff game.
Philadelphia is home to an eclectic group of rock musicians ranging from the hazy brilliance of Kurt Vile to the adrenalized guitars of Timothy Showalter’s Strand of Oaks. August will witness two important albums from artists in completely different stages – The War on Drugs and Mondo Cozmo. After signing a major label deal in... Continue Reading →