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Artist Profile: Kyle

Artist Profile: Kyle

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase, Underground

  While, yes, I often get excited when I discover a new artist, Kyle was different. I discovered Kyle through Spotify. Searching Chance The Rapper’s page, I came across an album he was featured on. It was a familiar album cover with a toothy grin surrounded by a baby blue color that jus...

The Evolution of the Gif

The Evolution of the Gif

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Underground

Believe it or not, the GIF (pronounced: “jif”) or “Graphic Interchange Format” has been around since 1987. Steve Wilhite, an American software developer is credited for creating the GIF back in the late 80’s. Wilhite worked for CompuServe, which was the first major online service provider i...

Third Party Presidential Candidates running in the upcoming Election

Third Party Presidential Candidates running in the upcoming Election

November 6, 2016


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase, Underground

With the presidential election only a few days away, the nation seems to be buzzing with news of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Amidst all this excitement, however, other parties can often be forgotten.  And so, Eastside editors took it upon themselves to explore some of the more obscure parties. K...

Doughnut-lovers celebrate National Doughnut Day on November 5th

Doughnut-lovers celebrate National Doughnut Day on November 5th

Jiseon Lee, Eastside Staff

November 5, 2016


Filed under Underground

November 5 is one of the two National Doughnut days celebrated by doughnut lovers throughout the world. In fact, 10 billion donuts are made over the course of a year in the United States to fill the orders of doughnut fanatics.The date of the other National Doughnut Day is June 1. National Doughnut Da...

The Four Best Card Games You Forgot About

The Four Best Card Games You Forgot About

October 27, 2016


Filed under Eastside Special, Showcase, Underground

Eastside set out to explore the best unknown card games. Yu-Gi-Oh, Dominion, Taki, and Dungeons and Dragons used to be prominent and popular card games for kids. Now, they are still in existence but not as popular. Continue reading to find out how to play and ultimately realize how fun they are!...

National Pumpkin Day slowly gains popularity, especially via social media

National Pumpkin Day slowly gains popularity, especially via social media

Jiseon Lee, Eastside Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Underground

October 26, National Pumpkin Day might seem insignificant, but considering the U.S. produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins every year, it is a pretty big deal. Throughout autumn, the scent of freshly baked pumpkin pies fill the air.  Pumpkin picking, fall-related festivals, bake-offs, jack-o-lant...

Artists from all of Philadelphia gather for the annual Fringe Festival

Artists from all of Philadelphia gather for the annual Fringe Festival

Shari Boiskin, Eastside Underground Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Underground

Last Friday, September 9, marked the kickoff of the 2016 Fringe Festival in Philadelphia. FringeArts is an umbrella organization that brings progressive and imaginative shows of all sorts to Philadelphia all year round. The organization has a theater located at the FringeArts Center on the Delaware River Wa...

Artist Profile: Michael Franti

Artist Profile: Michael Franti

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

June 21, 2016


Filed under Music Reviews, Showcase, Underground

Father’s Day. Most families celebrate this annual holiday by having a family dinner or barbecue. This year, my family went to a Michael Franti concert. Years ago, my Uncle, Craig Duffy, turned my father and I on to Stay Human, Franti’s third studio album. Since then, my father and I have gone to tw...

Wheaties cereal features athletes on its boxes

Wheaties cereal features athletes on its boxes

Ben Goldsmith, Eastside Multimedia Director

May 15, 2016


Filed under Underground

There are a few signs when one knows that he or she has made it: Being surrounded by paparazzi everywhere one goes, having one’s own Wikipedia entry, and driving a Ferrari every day. However, none speak louder to athletes then getting a call from Wheaties asking them to stop by and snap some photos....

Casey Neistat announces the new version of the app Beme

Casey Neistat announces the new version of the app Beme

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Today, May 2, 2016 marks a very special day…the day that Beme launched their new version of the app. “When recording videos with Beme the screen is completely black so you have no way of previewing or editing your content before it’s automatically shared. So what you capture is authentic and un...

The Complete Experience of Record Store Day

The Complete Experience of Record Store Day

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Underground Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase, Underground

On April 16, 2016, the ninth annual Record Store Day will occur. A celebration of independent music retailers, Record Store Day is a cherished platform for over 200, independent record stores in the U.S. Besides simply the state's, Record Store Day expands further, actually reaching a global expanse,...

A New Planet has been discovered

A New Planet has been discovered

Gregory Rothkoff, Eastside Staff

April 13, 2016


Filed under Underground

In only the third instance since ancient times, a new planet has been found. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology believe that they have found a true ninth planet to add to our galaxy. Though there is still wide debate over whether the discovery is a legitimate planet, Caltech researchers think that there is no question that a...

Lumineers’ new album Cleopatra draws in more fans

Lumineers’ new album Cleopatra draws in more fans

Leah Downie, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2016


Filed under Underground

The Lumineers’ new album, Cleopatra successfully continues the smooth, folk and alternative rock sound that their fans first fell in love with during their debut album The Lumineers released in 2012. The two founders – Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites – formed the band in 2002. Along the...

The Last Shadow Puppets’ Everything You’ve Come to Expect Album Review

The Last Shadow Puppets’ Everything You’ve Come to Expect Album Review

Jenna Myers, Eastside Community Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Underground

Ever since the Arctic Monkeys went on their hiatus in August 2014, frontman Alex Turner reconnected with his close friend, Miles Kane, to create new music from their rock and roll duo band, The Last Shadow Puppets. On December 3, 2015, a teaser was released leading up to the feature of their first s...

Life is good by the band LFO can be found in the Clearance Aisle

Life is good by the band LFO can be found in the Clearance Aisle

Alon Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

April 8, 2016


Filed under Underground

LFO (Lyte Funkiebob Ones) is an american pop band consisting of Rich Cronin, Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti. Chronin both sang, wrote and produced their last album, Life is Good (2001). Sadly, Chronin died on September 8, 2010 after a five-year fight with myelogenous leukemia. Stricken by this tragedy...

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