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SIMGE On The Scene: The Fossils, Semiotics & Color Atlantic Played Happy Mondays

They say the third time is the charm, and this week’s Happy Mondays was successful in presenting a band who had its billing altered once by snow and once by clogged pipes.  The Semiotics made to the Wonder Bar stage [...]

March 26, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Deal Casino, City Limits, Monterey, Amy Malkoff & More Played When Scenes Collide At The Stone Pony

Two music scenes, one entrenched underground in basements the other embedded in history. Both a hotbed of talent and incredibly active in supporting their local musicians. When Scenes Collide was the mastermind of Dark City Entertainment, and in association with [...]

March 23, 2015 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Only Living Boy, Against The Grain & Lo-Pan Lit Up Happy Mondays

Spring approaches, and Dark City turned up the heat for this week’s rendition of Happy Mondays. The theme for the night was hard and heavy and the trio of bands present lived up to the billing. Only Living Boy joined [...]

March 17, 2015 Live, Reviews

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