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SIMGE On The Scene: Banditos, MiZ & Animal Masks Played Happy Mondays

I am not sure if Jose had an impact on the turn out at this week’s Happy Mondays, but if this was the reason why this weeks attendance was a bit sparse, I do not understand. It was one of [...]

September 20, 2017 Live, Reviews
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EP Review: Ramonda Hammer – Destroyers

The L.A. quartet Ramonda Hammer just released a gem of a 5 song EP that is full of tight rhythms and guttural vocals. The band’s Destroyers EP melds the past and present with trickles of 90’s indie grunge laid across [...]

September 19, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: The Cryptkeeper Five, The Carousers & Meeko Brando played Happy Mondays

Local summer is here! I do not know where the other summer went, but free parking has returned so I am very thankful for that.  This weeks Happy Mondays was bookended with a Trenton invasion and an act from Long [...]

September 13, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Roky Erickson & Death Valley Girls Played White Eagle Hall

Last week, legendary songwriter and founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators Roky Erickson headlined White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ with Death Valley Girls. SIMGE Staff Photographer Mike Petzinger returned to the relatively newly reopened venue to capture [...]

September 13, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: High Waisted At Sea 4 w/ Jonny Couch & Hypoluxo

Since their maiden voyage back in 2014, High Waisted has made their annual At Sea cruise synonymous with the twilight of summer in NYC. This year was no different as beautiful weather greeted floral print-wearing sailors and shredders alike as [...]

September 5, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Album Review: Soccer Mommy – Collection

Nashville b/w New York resident, Sophie Allison has been making a name for herself in the DIY community for a few years now as Soccer Mommy. She’s been using bandcamp as her platform to chronicle her life’s most intimate moments. [...]

September 1, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: After the Burn, Dirty & Modern Crowds rocked Happy Mondays

I have to put full disclaimer in here from the get go. I have been distracted for the past 20 minutes by John Mayer’s, Covered in Rain, it is quite a change of direction from the stylings of Happy Mondays [...]

August 30, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Album Review: The Cryptkeeper Five – The Stronghold

Deeply rooted in the New Jersey music scene, The Cryptkeeper 5 are celebrating their 9th studio album release titled The Stronghold. If it’s taken you this long to listen to this hardworking group of babes, you picked one delicious album [...]

August 30, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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EP Review: Fruit & Flowers – Drug Tax

When you go to the beach you can always be assured that there will be some form of waves, sand and a hefty dose of salt. The ocean is constantly throwing surprises our way from little sea glass tokens to [...]

August 28, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Matt Wade, Juice & Waiting On Mongo Played Happy Mondays

Nothing warms the cockles like a night of jams and this weeks Happy Mondays served up a heaping portion of them for us. We had another great crowd as well, with the customary jam band dances forming where ever there [...]

August 16, 2017 Live, Reviews