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Candid Chat: The Dawn Drapes & Little Big Toe Talk Touring & The Big Release Show At The Saint

A few weeks ago Chris and I checked out another stellar Happy Mondays lineup featuring The Dawn Drapes up from Virginia. What I didn’t know was that the hard rocking trio were there based on an old relationship with Accidental [...]

July 25, 2014 Exclusive Content, Features, Interviews
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Candid Chat: The Shady Street Show Band Talk Upcoming LP, Rock Operas, & America

Where there is a local stage that is in desperate need of a theatrical soul injection, there is The Shady Street Show Band. Stationed in the heart of Red Bank with regular runs at Jamians, the multi-talented, eclectic group have [...]

July 17, 2014 Features, Interviews
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Candid Chat – Dead Stars On Their Steady Upwards Climb & Their Imminent Asbury Park Arrival (4Knots Music Festival 2014)

Amid the flurry and frenzy of the many moving parts of the 2014 4Knots Music Festival, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with rising indie-rockers Dead Stars. Having cut their teeth across several early EPs, the band recently made [...]

July 15, 2014 Features, Interviews
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Candid Chat: The Munsens Reminisce, Talk Cross-Country Recording, & Prep For A 5th Of July Homecoming

Well it looks like this Candid Chat experiment is turning out to be a lot more fun and interesting than I had anticipated. Two talks in with bands we haven’t otherwise featured and I’m happy to present the third which [...]

July 3, 2014 Features, Interviews
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Candid Chat: Trophy Scars’ Jerry Jones Shares A Cigarette & His Opinion On The State Of “Post” Culture

Continuing in the fun that went down during the last installment of Happy Mondays, we managed to resolve something long overdue. Speak Into My Good Eye has somehow never managed to make mention of Morristown, New Jersey quartet Trophy Scars [...]

June 26, 2014 Features, Interviews

Candid Chat: Akron’s Ultrasphinx Compares Scenes & Talks Writing Process At Happy Mondays

The beauty of the SIMGE co-sponsored Happy Mondays series at Wonder Bar is the platform it offers out of state bands to play to an always enthused, discerning crowd. With the onus on playing New York and Chicago on prime [...]

June 25, 2014 Features, Interviews
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Track x Track: Super Snake Breaks Down Their New LP, Leap of Love

A few years back, I had the pleasure of having a candid chat with Jerry Jones at the Wonder Bar. Most recently, Jones released his latest full length with the monster riff-crafting group Super Snake in the form of Leap [...]

March 20, 2017 Features
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SIMGE Survey: Get To Know Singer/Songwriter & All Around Good Guy Brett Saxon, Stream His Latest LP

Sometimes when you edit an independent music site, you have the good fortune of meeting new, talented, genuine people you wouldn’t have otherwise met by putting yourself out there and going out to shows. Such was the case when I [...]

September 1, 2014 Features, Interviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: The Underwater Sounds, Morning Fatty, Random Test RB + More Played Happy Mondays

We’re right smack dab in the middle of the summer show season down in Asbury Park with the weekly Happy Mondays series at Wonder Bar chugging along with a stacked July string of bookings. The first edition of the month [...]

July 17, 2014 Features

Listen To River City Extension’s Joe Michelini Cover Brook Pridemore’s “John Darnielle”

Despite the intense heat that’s turned the Jersey Shore area into a humid torrent of exhaustion, it’s been a prolifically busy week for River City Extension and frontman Joe Michelini. The songwriter sat down with SIMGE for a candid chat [...]

July 19, 2013 News