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SIMGE On The Scene: Waiting On Mongo Hosts Second Annual Jingle Jam

The holiday weekend kicked off for for me with an overbook, and an offer to stay home. Naturally I accepted, and therein opened me up for a night at The Stone Pony to take in the Second Annual Jingle Jam. [...]

December 26, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Ben Resnick, Scout, and The Mercury Brothers played Happy Mondays

I had another one of those restless nights trying to sleep on Monday, still stoked up from a night at Happy Mondays. Maybe, subliminally, that is why I missed quite a few of them…fear of lack of sleep. NOT. Who [...]

December 12, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Where’s Tino, Wet Brain, Sunshine Spazz and The Burns played Happy Mondays

I want to end the year with a string of Happy Mondays outings, a series which has brought me great joy and loads of excitement. I missed a lot more shows this year than I have in the past four [...]

December 7, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: The Wrecks, Badflower, Deal Casino & The Stolen at The Foundry

I ventured out to Philadelphia for a little Tuesday night show at The Foundry, a very nice room within The Fillmore. The weekday jaunt was nothing new for me and Philly, for me, is much easier to get to than [...]

November 29, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Swift Technique, Lukas Nelson, Bermuda Triangle + more played XPN Festival

A quarter of a century is a long time to be running a music festival. That is some heavy staying power, especially when it continues to grow each year. The Exponential Music Festival, hosted by Philly’s WXPN, just celebrated their [...]

July 31, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Mr. Marsh, Earth Telephone & Latewaves Played Happy Mondays

After missing a month of music, I think I am ready to get back on track here. Dance season is done, which means no more traveling, which means more energy to invest in song. Going to get a couple of [...]

July 25, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Bobby Mahoney kicked off the summer with Mack, The Burns, Tula Vera and Tommy London

Summer is indeed in full swing now. The heat has taken hold and already melted the brains. Which does not take much actually because when the summer kickoff party at House of Independents went down a few weeks ago, I [...]

July 1, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Wetbrain, Little Vicious and Shut Up played Happy Mondays

Sometimes it is best to just jump right into the beginning of a week, full steam ahead. Overall, I am about as laid back as they come. Though in all of us there is a certain amount of aggression that [...]

June 13, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Owel, Gatherers and Bent Knee played The Saint

I have been on the prowl to see Owel for a while now. I first caught them at Pinelands Festival a couple of years ago and got hooked on the lull you into a peaceful bliss, crescendo into a massive [...]

June 8, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Renee Maskin, Lyons and The Tide Bends played Happy Mondays

>After a week off for the holiday, Happy Mondays returned reloaded, and ready for the summer run. Paid parking has also returned along with new meters, so if you have any shows lined up in the coming weeks get in [...]

June 5, 2018 Live, Reviews