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Ranked: The 25 Remaining PNC Bank Art Center Shows

Every summer the people behind the Holmdel, NJ amphitheater PNC Bank Arts Center are tasked with putting together a schedule of quality shows that will attract audiences of varying taste and financial status. With some world class bookings throughout the years including [...]

June 13, 2012 Features
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5 Random Takeaways From Bonnaroo 2012

After some especially vigorous scrubbing the dirt and grime from this year’s annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has finally been washed off, and so begins the coffee crash-like period of reflection on what the hell it is the attendees, and Youtube [...]

June 12, 2012 Features
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5 Rising Acts To Watch For At Bonnaroo 2012

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of cars and RVs heading south in anticipation of the start of the 2012 incarnation of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. We’ll have a full recap of the weekend’s events come early [...]

June 5, 2012 Features
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Instant Nostalgia: RIP Ween (?)

Whether or not Ween has officially disbanded for good appropriately still remains a bit of an enigma. Aaron Freeman AKA Gene Ween announced in a Rolling Stone exclusive that, “I’m retiring Gene Ween.” Meanwhile this all seemed to catch Mickey [...]

May 30, 2012 Features
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5 Songs In Honor Of The New Jersey Devils Run To The Stanley Cup Finals

Although not all of us root for the red, black, and white here at SIMGE we’d be remiss if we didn’t make mention of the Devils’ unlikely playoff success this season en route to their 5th Stanley Cup Finals appearance. [...]

May 26, 2012 Features
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Bamboozle Day 3: Bon Jovi, Brand New, & The Gaslight Anthem Close It Out On The Beach

Photos by Chris Rotolo Overcast skies loomed over day three of the Bamboozle, but the only gathering storm that manifested were the ones taking place across the fest’s multitude of stages, and maybe the occasional floating inflated condom . As [...]

May 21, 2012 Live
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Bamboozle Day 2: Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, A$AP Rocky Keep The Bamboozle Torch Burning

Photos by Chris Rotolo The 2nd, more sun drenched, day of the Bamboozle included all the usual sights and sounds of any other respectable music festival. Ironic NBA jerseys, neon rimmed sunglasses, and doting parents making sure their pimply offspring [...]

May 20, 2012 Live
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The Afghan Whigs Release First New Recording In 5 Years

Having been largely inactive since their last full length release, 1998’s 1965, The Afghan Whigs are ramping back up in anticipation of a summer long tour culminating in a headlining/curating appearance this September at the 2nd annual ATP I’ll Be [...]

May 18, 2012 News
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6 Rising Acts You Need To See At Bamboozle

This weekend, the sandy shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk will play host to the 10th incarnation of The Bamboozle festival as it returns to the origins of its genesis for the first time since 2005. World class acts like Bon [...]

May 14, 2012 Features
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra To Play Asbury Lanes In June

On Sunday, June 1oth the Portland-based minimalist fuzz-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra will headline Asbury Lanes with The Doldrums in one of the first can’t miss shows of the summer (another being SIMGE’s May 17th showcase featuring The Gay Blades – http://tktwb.tw/IZcbF0). UMO packs [...]

May 13, 2012 News