Articles By Jennifer Petrics
PHOTOS from iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour in Philly
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- More than 20 years ago, New York's Z100, the most listened to pop radio station in the country, introduced Jingle Ball—a holiday concert with the year's top artists performing their #1 hits. The show quickly became the most anticipated holiday tradition with tickets selling out in minutes. Jingle Ball has since grown into a globally-recognized phenomenon-now a sold-out multi-city national tour-and a must-stop appearance for the world's biggest artists to get face-to-face with thousands of their most passionate fans. The tour came to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadephia on December 12th and photographer Jennifer Petrics was on hand to take photos of the performers as they walked the red carpet.
published on 12/14/2022
Charlie’s First Night in Hometown at the Basie
Sunday, October 23rd, Charlie Puth kicked off night one of the CHARLIE One Night Only tour to a packed house in his hometown, Red Bank, NJ, at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. The artist came out strong with Charlie Be Quiet! and Light Switch (the TikTok song of the year) for the first two tracks before diving into a plentitude of number one hits.
published on 10/25/2022
The PM Effect: Taking Stock in Post Malone
Charts dominator (with three diamond singles and nine Grammy nominations) Post Malone performed two back-to-back sold-out shows last week (10/12 and 10/13) at Madison Square Garden, NY. Recently, I wrote about the supercharged Philly show. One of the topics I missed touching on is the bevy of entrepreneurial projects under Malone and music mogul/manager Dre London. Together, they are taking the world by storm and reinventing a way to connect artists to consumers, by creating a space for their brands.
published on 10/20/2022
Gorillaz’ Animated “Island”
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Night one of the Gorillaz 2-night show at The Met in Philly, on Friday, October 14th, was a Feel Good experience of Momentary Bliss, from the band that incorporates cool monster-human hybrid animation into their art. In anticipation of the virtual band’s eighth album, Cracker Island (set for release on February 24th featuring artist collaborations from Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, and more), the Gorillaz embarked on a world tour to unveil new music in a live, immersive setting.
published on 10/18/2022
Post Malone's Stellar Performance: An Extraction of Love in Philly
Post Malone, in support of his fourth studio album Twelve Carat Toothache, continued his “Twelve Carat Tour” #TCT in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center Thursday, October 6 with supporting act Roddy Ricch. Both artists offered an explosive, supercharged performance. With a tetralogy of chart-topping hits spanning over only 6 years (ranging from White Iverson to I Like You…), Post gave it his all, with a passion set into overdrive, and musically leaving nothing behind. It was a night of celebration, love, and community… and we’re absolutely here for it!
published on 10/08/2022
MCR Reunion Tour: The Resurrection of the Black Parade
(NEWARK, NJ) -- My Chemical Romance brought their Reunion Tour to Prudential Center on September 20, 2022 and Jennifer Petrics was there to cover the show and take photos. The Homeless Gospel Choir and Thursday opened the night. After more than a decade without touring (and band-made jokes that the Black Parade Is Dead), the parade marches on. And My Chem fans couldn’t be happier to be in the procession.
published on 09/23/2022
Twenty One Pilots Tour Ices Over Philly
Philly experienced an end of summer deep-freeze on Friday, September 2nd at the Wells Fargo Center for the Twenty One Pilots Icy Tour, with band members, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, in support of their home studio project, Scaled and Icy (a wordplay on “scaled back and isolated,” or what music was in its cocoon-state). It was during a time when Tyler wasn’t sure if music was dead, he explained, as pandemic-laden insecurities forced an anthropological shift and sort of desolation. The intent here was to counter that point of isolation with a focus, instead, on aspects of escapism and separation from that darkness. The album, released at the height of COVID-19, follows the previous release Level of Concern (incepted during quarantine) which aided in relief efforts for music and crew. In this vein, although they’ve been doing it for some time now, the band’s unmasking onstage seems to take on a double entendre, mutually symbolic of the new normal.
published on 09/06/2022
Dear Mr. Morale: A Letter to Kendrick Lamar & the Big Steppers
This is our time. To build morale… to step up. After missing coveted coverage of Kendrick Lamar this tour, I felt impassioned to write a review in a different direction altogether. This is the first time I’m not basing it on an actual show, but rather, a think piece which ties into one song off Lamar’s latest album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. The song is called “Mirror.” And, it is my hope that, by the end of the article, the reader might feel as charged or impassioned.
published on 08/11/2022
Jagged Little Pill 25+ Years Later
On July 21, 2022, Alanis Morissette performed at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ. Garbage opened the night. Jennifer Petrics was on hand to cover the show.
published on 07/24/2022
The Weeknd's After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour: A Wild Excursion Into the Unknown
Swaths of fans in red coats splashed through the crowd… interspersed with “XO” shirts. This was just the first indication, or testament, to the legions of fans which The Weeknd has spawned in his career.
published on 07/18/2022
REVIEW: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at The Stone Pony
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats rocked the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for a sold out show this 4th of July weekend. The Future Tour, in support of their third studio album, kicked off in May and runs through late September. As the rain held out, the sky broke into glorious shades of reds and blues, when the band took the stage. Rateliff and the band were in fantastic form— never losing their octane-level energy— or raw and powerful vocals. With a worldly fusion of blues, rock, folk, and soul (not unlike Van Morrison who they’ve covered in the documentary The Last Waltz), they were their own force of nature— rocking the house from start to finish. From the soft horn timbres of songs like You Worry Me and Face Down in the Moment… building up to the raucous, bone shattering tracks like S.O.B., The Night Sweats covered it all.
published on 07/04/2022
PHOTOS from Post Malone at Prudential Center In Newark
(NEWARK, NJ) -- GRAMMY Award-nominated diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone brought the Runaway Tour to Prudential Center on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and photographer Jennifer Petrics was there to take a few shots. Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh provided support as special guests.
published on 02/23/2020