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Last summer, my cousin and I went to Louis Tomlinson’s concert at The Mann where Tomlinson had two opening acts. One was a German indie rock band called Giant Rooks. Their performance was very fun, especially when they played an (at the time) unreleased song called “Somebody Like You.” With their infectious energy and engaging […]

Howdy, WXVU! I’m Allison, a recent graduate of Villanova and a current Fulbright ETA in Athens, Greece. I was heavily involved with WXVU in my undergraduate years as host of Please Tune In! and The Morning Roar, and was fortunate enough to serve as Station Manager from 2021 – 2023. As a Fulbright Fellow working […]

Absolutely electric. Splintered Sunlight’s performance was nothing less than spine-tingling at Ardmore Music Hall this past Friday, February 2nd. Even before the concert began, the energy in the hall was infectious. Members of the deadhead community, young and old, were sporting colorful teddy bear t-shirts and beaming with excitement all around. It felt that if […]

Nestled in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, MilkBoy is more than just a venue; it encompasses the essence of live music, a busy bar, and the comforting allure of pub grub. Adored by music enthusiasts, the intimate setting and electric ambiance make MilkBoy a beloved destination. On January 25, 2024, Teal Peel, Mega Mango, and […]

Ritt Momney performed at the Foundry in Philadelphia on November 3, 2023. Ritt Momney is a three-man indie band with lead singer Jack Rutter, Rick West on the drums, and Chris Peranich on the guitar. The concert was very intimate as there were only about 200 people in the 450-capacity venue. The opener, GirlPuppy, came […]

This past Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to see the Lumineers perform at the Mann Center in Philly. Not only was I blown away by the performance, but the venue as well. Having a capacity for nearly 14,000 people, the Mann Center is striking in appearance. During the encore, I […]

WXVU Radio’s Taleen Postian interviews Better Now Than Ever, consisting of Michael Simeone [referred to as Indigo in this interview] on Vocals and Guitar, Chris Puente on Vocals and Guitar, Michael Donodeo on Drums, and Martin Gerlein on Bass.  Photo Credit: Milagros Capcha The first interview with this Nova-based rock group, Better Now Than Ever […]

By: Connor Fawcett I was lucky enough to see one of my favorite performers, Dominic Fike, play live at Franklin Music Hall this past November. Fike, one of the most popular indie/pop artists of recent years was touring during late 2022 alongside his opening band, Baird. I’ve featured Dominic on my show, The Alt Rock […]

By:  Nick Langan My knowledge of country music isn’t necessarily extensive, but I know some of the hits, including the #1 Billboard banger from the Summer of 2021, “Famous Friends” from Chris Young and Kane Brown.  Indeed, it pays to know friends in high places.  WXVU alum Jeffrey St. Pierre is the Assistant Program Director […]

By: Gerry Dobson We Intend to Cause Havoc (abbreviated as Witch), is a Zambian rock band formed in the 1970s during Zambian’s early post-independence days. The lead singer and last surviving member of Witch is Emanual “Jagari” Chanda. Chanda’s name, Jagari, is an Africanization of Mick Jagger of the Rollong Stones. When Witch was first […]