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All posts by Phil Shepherd


SIMGE on the Scene: Jeff Luke enlists Doug Zambon, We’re Ghosts Now, 18th & Addison and Tyler Mathews for an acoustic party

The Inkwell in Long Branch hosted a night of acoustic sounds in support of Jeff Luke and his build up towards a new EP. Jeff brought together a great lineup for the affair and it was great to see so [...]

March 15, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Semiotics, Hurricane Season & Monterey Joined Brighter The Moon At The Brighton Bar

Richmond, Virginia touring band Brighter the Moon was joined at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ by New Brunswick basement kings Semiotics, Hurricane Season and local favorites Monterey.  I had this mid-week bill pegged for a while and it was [...]

March 14, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Strange Times, Gravity Well & InCircles Rocked Happy Mondays

Transitioning into spring, this week’s Happy Mondays had an edgier feel going on, perhaps a release of the pent up energy we have been feeling after a month of bitter cold. Local Shredders Gravity Well joined two acts down from [...]

March 12, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE on the Scene: Deal Casino Video Release Party With Dave Hill & Dentist

The Stone Pony, a Tuesday night.  Snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, slush and ice. These elements had no bearing on the outcome of the video premiere of Forty Five from Asbury Park stalworth Deal Casino.  The first of the new [...]

March 4, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE on the Scene: Overlake, I Have Been Floated + Surpise Guests Rocked Happy Mondays

This week’s psychedelic themed Happy Mondays featured a little fuzz,  some extended jams and a couple of last minute visitors. Overlake, from Jersey City, began the night with the throw back, underground sounds of the late sixties. Fuzz guitars, hypnotizing [...]

March 4, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Only Living Boy EP Release Party At The Saint w/ Thee Idea Men & Ether Sunday

Only Living Boy celebrated the release of their latest offering “Little Fish” at the Saint over the weekend. The five song EP continues their gritty, but laid back style of rock-n-roll, deep and heavy, an incredible mix of sounds with [...]

March 1, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: The Heavies, Grand Mariner & Dollys Closed Out Happy Mondays February 2015

The final edition of Happy Mondays for February featured three feel good bands. The Heavies were the troopers of the evening and even though there were  a little light with their bass player out sick, they had a great time [...]

February 25, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Black Wail, Von Mons & Deal Casino Joined In The Battery Electric’s CD Release Party

The Heart and the Thrill, the latest full length offering from Asbury Park powerhouse The Battery Electric, debuted Feb 21 at the Asbury Lanes. Despite Mother Nature dumping four inches of snow and ice on us during the late afternoon, [...]

February 22, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Tam Garcia, Joe Miller, Colton Kayser, Ron Santee, Deal Casino + More Played Asbury Unplugged

Asbury Unplugged is a monthly series presented by Dark City entertainment and held at the Wonder Bar. The scaled back night out features many local artists some of which are in their natural environment and some in a more isolated, [...]

February 21, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Deaf Rhino, The Black Clouds and Humongous rocked The Wonder Bar

The Wonder Bar heated up this week for Happy Mondays with some straight ahead, energetic and punk tinged Rock-n-Roll. Opening up the night and making their way down from North Jersey was Deaf Rhino. Having a very large following in [...]

February 17, 2015 Live, Reviews