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All posts by Matt Ascone

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The Shakedown Source: Tour Dates, Track Listings, & Trey

Salutations SIMGE readers. Here’s a look at what’s going on in the world of jam music these days:  Trey Anastasio Band Annouces 2013 Tour Dates  When the calendar changes over to 2013, TAB will set out on tour in support [...]

December 14, 2012 Features
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The Shakedown Source – The Jam Fan’s Christmas Wish-list

With the calendar having officially changed over to December and the Christmas season now fully in swing (sorry Black Friday crazies – Christmas isn’t a November holiday), it is time to start thinking about what we’d like to see under [...]

December 3, 2012 Features
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The Shakedown Source: Thankful For Phish & Karmic Juggernaut

As I sit here on this Thanksgiving morning and think about all I have in my life to be grateful for, it has occurred to me that for those of us who call ourselves fans of jam-band music, there is [...]

November 22, 2012 Features
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The Shakedown Source: Jim James Spreads His Solo Wings

My Morning Jacket lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jim James has announced his first solo endeavor, a nine-track LP entitled Regions of Light and Sound of God. The album, set for a February 5th release, is James’ first material produced [...]

November 16, 2012 Features
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The Shakedown Source: SIMGE’s Weekly Jam Column

Welcome to the first edition of The Shakedown Source. Every week I’ll be providing you, oh loyal vibes-smith, the scuttlebutt on what was and what to watch for in the jam music scene. For many of you reading you this, [...]

November 8, 2012 Features
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A Conversation With Little Jimmy Lawroski

Last week Matt Ascone caught up with the brightest burgeoning Rock N’ Roll star of  the scene, Little Jimmy Lawroski, to discuss the teenage axe-wielder’s first Stone Pony appearance at the age of nine, how hearing simple chords strummed by [...]

July 17, 2012 Features, Interviews
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Government Mule and Moe. Played The Stone Pony Summer Stage

Saturday night in Asbury Park, the roving circus that is the jam-band scene visited the Stone Pony in the form of a dual headliner show featuring moe. and Gov’t Mule. The two bands had been touring together throughout the summer, [...]

June 29, 2012 Live
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Radiohead Played The Prudential Center On May 31st

Upon arriving at the Prudential Center in Newark early in the evening on Thursday, May 31st, I knew I was in for a profoundly different concert experience than the one I was used to. As I lined up in Champions [...]

June 7, 2012 Live
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Inner Animal by Breathing Blue

SIMGEssential We all know the feeling well. The time when the anger becomes uncontrollable. The time when your emotions take over, and someone who you didn’t even know existed rears his or her ugly head. We all know what it [...]

June 6, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Baseball EP by Bad Case Of Big Mouth

Bad Case Of Big Mouth, an Experimental-Punk outfit from South Plainfield, isn’t timid when it comes to operating unconventionally, in fact, areas of eccentricity is this seven-piece collective’s comfort zone…and they thrive in it. While effortlessly transitioning between aggressive chunking [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music