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All posts by Mike Mehalick


SIMGE On The Scene: Ruby The Hatchet, Hot Blood, Sammy Kay & Vanessa Silberman Played The Stone Pony

Last week, Ruby The Hatchet, Hot Blood, Sammy Kay and Vanessa Silberman all took to the legendary Stone Pony stage in Asbury Park, NJ. The show featured Ruby The Hatchet previewing new material off of their hotly anticipated follow up [...]

March 15, 2017 Live, Reviews

Exclusive Premiere: D E C O R U M Crafts Chilly Post-Punk With “21”

There’s a complimentary air of mystery to Brooklyn-based post-punk trio D E C O R U M. Aside from their site and some write ups, you won’t find any sort of social media pages or long bio. In short, D [...]

March 15, 2017 News
Soviet Soviet

Watch: Soviet Soviet Shares “Endless Beauty” // Support Them Following Deportation

I already had Italy’s Soviet Soviet‘s video for their towering post-punk track “Endless Beauty” in my queue, but I’m publishing it now following what happened to them on March 8th. Like thousands of other artists/bands like them, Soviet Soviet landed [...]

March 11, 2017 News
A Deer A Horse

Stream: A Deer A Horse – Backswimmer

Full disclosure; I’ve been friendly with the fiery rock trio known as A Deer A Horse for a while now. They’re one of those bands in a scene, even one as big as Brooklyn, where you see them on a [...]

March 10, 2017 New Music, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: The Battery Electric & Black Flamingos Played Wonder Bar

Last week, rockers The Battery Electric and Black Flamingos played the Wonder Bar as a part of the Cold War Winter Surf Competition kick off. Fortunately for us, SIMGE Staff Photographer Mike Petzinger was on the ground to capture all [...]

March 9, 2017 Live, Reviews
Yawn Mower

Exclusive Premiere: Yawn Mower Shares “Paddle Out” // New EP Out 3/11

When Mike Chick (guitar, vox) and Biff Swenson (drums, vox) come together as Yawn Mower, some real fuzz-pop magic happens. Since forming in 2015, the band has become a fixture in the various NJ scenes with their infectious brand of [...]

March 9, 2017 News

SIMGE On The Scene: Bellows, Big Ups, Fits & Yucky Duster Played Alphaville

Last Friday, Bellows, Big Ups, Fits & Yucky Duster rocked a night at Alphaville in Bushwick. Fortunately for us, SIMGE Staff Photographer Mike Petzinger braved the whirling winds to capture all of the action. Check out Mike’s choice shots from [...]

March 6, 2017 Live, Reviews
Annabel Allum

Listen: Annabel Allum Shares “Rich Backgrounds” // Out Now via Killing Moon

Photo Credit: Rob Blackham Rock music has many powers, chief among them the ability to question and/or mock the establishment and the wealthy 1%. Rising Guildford-based rocker Annabel Allum is the latest in a long lineage to draw knives in [...]

March 2, 2017 News
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Stream: Venn – S/T

One of the best aspects of working on an indie blog is the unanticipated pathlines to all of the under-the-radar, wonderful new music out there. Last week, I featured the shoegaze duo Whimsical, and through their social sharing, SIMGE was [...]

March 2, 2017 New Music, Reviews
Black Flamingos

Listen: Black Flamingos Share “The Gurch” // Debut LP Out 5/19 via Little Dickman/Hi-Tide

It’s been about two and a half years since SIMGE first reported on the Asbury Park-based trio Black Flamingos, and in that time they’ve established themselves as the finest instrumental surf-rock band in the tri-state today. Shots fired! When Rob [...]

March 1, 2017 News