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New Restaurants

SIMGE Stream: The New Restaurants – Wrong Place at Wrong Time

With origins reaching back to 2014, the members of The New Restaurants have remained active yet distant since their start. A near-constant in the NYC live scene, the band’s previous releases have up until this point been hosted on and [...]

September 8, 2020 New Music, Reviews
Demos For A Difference

SIMGE Stream: “Demos For A Difference”

Designed by Rachel Ana Dobken A couple of weeks back, the “Demos for a Difference” project was launched, and has since (and will continue to) donate 100% of its proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Asbury Park musician Brian [...]

August 5, 2020 New Music, Reviews
Ryne Experience

Premiere: The Ryne Experience – Funky Town

Hailing from Lowell, MI, rockers The Ryne Experience certainly deliver on the last part of their moniker with their new concept album, Funky Town, premiering on SIMGE today. In a statement, the group shares that Funky Town is; “the story [...]

April 20, 2020 New Music, Reviews
Greg Mendez

SIMGE Stream: Greg Mendez – Cherry Hell

Photo Credit: Veronica Isley I forgive but I don’t forget; a sentiment most commonly expressed to other people, but how often do we apply it to ourselves? On his new album, Cherry Hill, Greg Mendez catalogs travails of the past [...]

February 28, 2020 New Music, Reviews
Mount Sharp

SIMGE Stream: Mount Sharp – That Shadow

Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz Hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 years since we first got to know Mount Sharp over here on the ol’ SIMGE pages, and with that time comes plenty of life developments that inextricably tie themselves [...]

February 24, 2020 New Music, Reviews
Speak In To My Goodeye

SIMGE on the Scene: Thank You Scientist, Bent Knee and The Tea Club played Asbury Lanes

When I received the email regarding coverage to the Thank You Scientist show at Asbury Lanes, there was no hesitation in my reply. I was off for the night so it was very easy to come out of hibernation for [...]

December 15, 2019 Live, Reviews
Middle Kid

Album Review: Middle Kid – Queen of Rockledge

Middle Kid’s Zack Willis writes the kind of songs that feel like they could have been written anytime in the past 20 years. Bands like Middle Kid are a testament to indie rock’s staying power – that melodic guitar music [...]

November 7, 2019 New Music, Reviews
Speak In To My Goodeye

SIMGE On The Scene: Shinedown, Badflower, Dinosaur Pile Up and Broken Hands at PNC Arts Center

When I first got Tickets for the Shinedown/Badflower Show at The Arts Center I had no intention of shooting it. PNC BAC is not very friendly to Photo types, no official pit so you end up shooting in the side [...]

July 5, 2019 Live, Reviews
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Summer Stage Preview: Gov’t Mule release Live CD + Signing at Danny Clinch’s Gallery

I am prepping for a show at the Arts Center tonight, but I wanted to drop you a note on tonight’s Summer Stage show at The Stone Pony. Bluesy, feel good Jam rockers, Gov’t Mule are set to release a [...]

June 28, 2019 Asbury Music, Live, Reviews
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Punk Island 2019 (Review + Photos)

This past weekend Punk Island returned to Randall’s Island in all it’s sweat-soaked glory. The DIY festival’s 12th(ish?) year saw its return to Randall’s Island for the second year in a row, with over 35 more bands then the 2018 [...]

June 26, 2019 Live, Reviews