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All posts by Phil Shepherd

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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
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Exclusive Premiere: Natalie Farrell Unveils “Exhale”

There is so much disgust in the world today. I do my best to ignore all the negative statements and actions, they are just not worth my time. Yes, sometimes it is easy to get drawn in to all the [...]

May 22, 2018 News
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SIMGE On The Scene: Sunshine Spazz, blindspot and Wicked Hollow played Happy Mondays

Walking into Asbury’s Wonder Bar for my preshow beverage, I was quite surprised at all the people already hanging out. I inquired if there were residual leftovers from some earlier gathering, but it turns out they were all there for [...]

May 9, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Yorkshire Tenth, OldSport and Julian Fulton played Happy Mondays

The first month of the 2018 edition of Happy Mondays is in the books. Although I did miss one out of the five offerings to recharge from a weekend slog, I was sure to take in the final show for [...]

May 2, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Joseph West, Adam Bird, Brian Erickson & Bryan Hansen Band Played Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays continues its welcome back April run with a show that featured four bands in its lineup. Looking back at the winter recess that was taken makes me realize how great these shows are and allows me too wonder [...]

April 18, 2018 Live, Reviews