Artist Interviews & Music

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

There are no bad shapes Formed in 2018, Bad Shapes is a Philadelphia-based DIY shoegaze/rock band, seeking always to create commonality between discomfort and discovery. The result is a cohesiveness found between heavily effected guitars that shimmer and surge over driving rhythmic foundations, modulated synths that bounce and bend, and found-audio samples carefully deployed both in…… Continue reading Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

Artist Interviews & Music

Philly’s Own PHNTMS – New Music Out Now

New single Back Burner out now Sitting somewhere between arena rock and the classic sound of 1960’s soul singers, Philly-based band PHNTMS creates music bursting with vast soundscapes and colliding instrumentation. PHTMS, comprised of Alyssa Gambino, Adam Jessamine, Mikal Smith, and Gene Murphy are bringing back rock music while simultaneously putting their own unique stamp…… Continue reading Philly’s Own PHNTMS – New Music Out Now

Artist Interviews & Music

An interview with Grammy-nominated singer Seth Glier

“The music of Seth Glier veers towards being indefinable.” – Paste Magazine Grammy-nominated artist Seth Glier is a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi instrumentalist – and he’s our interviewee today as we continue to spotlight independent musicians. NPR describes his voice as “otherworldly” while praising him as “an engaging performer and storyteller.” His critically acclaimed, emotionally dense catalog of work…… Continue reading An interview with Grammy-nominated singer Seth Glier

Artist Interviews & Music

“Bonehead” by Philly band Bazmati Vice out now

Bazmati Vice is a Philly band with a fluid lineup, active in the city since 2017 but formed back in 2013. Comprised of Chris Jackowski, John Kerber, Flower Lynx, Ari Michaels, and Eric Proctor, Bazmati Vice has performed for years in the Philadelphia area, including shows at The Ardmore Music Hall, Milkboy, Bourbon and Branch…… Continue reading “Bonehead” by Philly band Bazmati Vice out now

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Philly singer Ang Bocca

Photo by Justin Green “Art can be all over the place,” Proclaims the Instagram bio of Philadelphia artist Ang Bocca. While the world is in turmoil, at least we have art. And I am grateful that we have artists like Ang Bocca. We’re continuing to highlight women through the FemFocused series (happy belated International Women’s…… Continue reading FemFocused: Philly singer Ang Bocca

Musings

Get Juicy with KOPPS

Photo by Henry Eelman Let’s Get Juicy Philly. Rochester band KOPPS are heading back to Philly for an upcoming show on Feb. 28th at Milkboy. KOPPS have been throwing a series of dance parties revolving around the “Y2k End of the World” theme that is 1999/2000s inspired. Their brand new single Get Juicy is out now, and is the band’s third single of…… Continue reading Get Juicy with KOPPS

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: ILANDRIA

Come one, come all, to the first FemFocused interview of 2020. Please welcome Hillary Zhuner, artistically known as Ilandria, to Positive Publicity. She joins us to discuss the triumphs and struggles of creating art, her upbringing in Ecuador and Miami, and how the name Ilandria came to be. If you asked her a to fill…… Continue reading FemFocused: ILANDRIA