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5 Random Takeaways From Bonnaroo 2012

After some especially vigorous scrubbing the dirt and grime from this year’s annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has finally been washed off, and so begins the coffee crash-like period of reflection on what the hell it is the attendees, and Youtube [...]

June 12, 2012 Features
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5 Rising Acts To Watch For At Bonnaroo 2012

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of cars and RVs heading south in anticipation of the start of the 2012 incarnation of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. We’ll have a full recap of the weekend’s events come early [...]

June 5, 2012 Features
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The Press Room Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Clash’s Convention Hall Stint w/The Killing Legends And More On Friday (June 1st)

“Just last week my son heard “I Fought The Law” for the first time and he’s been singing ever since,” explained Rob Affa, bass plucker of the local Punk Rock tribute collective, The Killing Legends.  “I guess he identifies with it…even [...]

May 31, 2012 Features
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Instant Nostalgia: RIP Ween (?)

Whether or not Ween has officially disbanded for good appropriately still remains a bit of an enigma. Aaron Freeman AKA Gene Ween announced in a Rolling Stone exclusive that, “I’m retiring Gene Ween.” Meanwhile this all seemed to catch Mickey [...]

May 30, 2012 Features
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Black Top Kids Tap I Am The Avalanche And More For DJ Blish Memorial Show At Asbury Lanes

This Sunday (June 3rd) Asbury Lanes will play host to The DJ Blish Benefit Concert For Epilepsy, a musical fundraiser presented by 90Five Records, an upstart distribution label based out of Monroe, NJ owned and operated by Max Giaccone and [...]

May 30, 2012 Features
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5 Songs In Honor Of The New Jersey Devils Run To The Stanley Cup Finals

Although not all of us root for the red, black, and white here at SIMGE we’d be remiss if we didn’t make mention of the Devils’ unlikely playoff success this season en route to their 5th Stanley Cup Finals appearance. [...]

May 26, 2012 Features
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Your Guide To The Best Bamboozle After Parties

When the final notes of the evening are struck by the likes of Skrillex, Foo Fighters, and Bon Jovi, a mass of Bamboozle patrons will flood the streets of our musical hub by the sea searching for a friendly haven [...]

May 15, 2012 Features
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6 Rising Acts You Need To See At Bamboozle

This weekend, the sandy shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk will play host to the 10th incarnation of The Bamboozle festival as it returns to the origins of its genesis for the first time since 2005. World class acts like Bon [...]

May 14, 2012 Features
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Remembering Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964-2012)

It isn’t often a life changing experience reveals itself so vividly, flaunting its gravity before you while caked in cool shades of neon florescence.  But when it does, when the theatrics of it all captivate one in a whirlwind, equal [...]

May 6, 2012 Features
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The Influence Of Lester Bangs

Thirty years ago today one of the most influential and enigmatic voices in modern music criticism was silenced forever after a toxic cocktail of Valium and Nyquil claimed the life of Lester Bangs. Since the subject here had no issue [...]

May 5, 2012 Features