Welcome to Barricade, a blog dedicated to coverage of Philadelphia’s live music scene and WXVU, Villanova University’s student-run radio station. Since its creation in September 2016, The Barricade has grown and expanded to cover shows throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Meet the Team

Editor – Ryan Bowman (rbowman3@villanova.edu)


Ryan is a senior political science and criminology major from central Massachusetts. His first concert was fun. with his dad in 2012 and since then has been to over 150+ concerts and seen just about 400 bands perform. He picked up photography a little under two years ago and has shot bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, J Cole, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Walk the Moon, Foster the People, and Migos.