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Album Review: The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts

There are those bands that nest their way into your brain just to rear their heads out when the pools are cool and the sun is hot. If I had to choose a theme song for the start of the [...]

June 26, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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Northside Festival 2017 Recap: Friends & Fuzz At A Frenetic Pace

Pretty much my entire adult life, I’ve been out all day seeing a flurry of sets at a music festival in the second week of June. After 8 consecutive Bonnaroos, I decided to trade the Tennessee fields for Brooklyn streets [...]

June 15, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: WetBrain, Geeze Louise & Fortune Yeller Played Happy Mondays

We had a great preview this week of the summer that is upon us. Yes it was steamy, those were just transition temps. I can do without those temps, I am talking about the show we were provided with. The [...]

June 14, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Punk Rock Bowling 2017: NOFX, Buzzcocks, Leftover Crack & More Played Day 2

After a Sunny and sweaty Day 1, Punk Rock Bowling 2017 in Asbury Park closed down with NOFX, Buzzcocks and Leftover Crack topping the Day 2 bill. Beloved local punks Hot Blood turned in a great set despite being down [...]

June 14, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Punk Rock Bowling 2017: The Specials, Charles Bradley, Dillinger Four + More Played Day 1

After a successful first foray, the Punk Rock Bowling festival returned to the shores of Asbury Park taking hold of the Stone Pony Summerstage for plenty of raucous rock. The Specials, Charles Bradley, Dillinger Four topped the bill for Day [...]

June 14, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Live Review: Jimmy Eat World & Beach Slang Played The Sherman Theater

Enthusiastic music fans gathered at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA, on Saturday, May 13th for a Jimmy Eat World concert. It seemed like a nearly sold out show. Jimmy Eat World was not alone on the bill, another band [...]

June 7, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Tango Machina, The Black Clouds & Deaf Rhino Played Happy Mondays

This weeks Happy Mondays was just what the doctor ordered. An aggressive, in your face slug fest from a genre that has become a forgotten second fiddle to many of the musical stylings that grace much of our area. When [...]

May 24, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Live Review: The 1975 At The Sands Bethlehem w/ Colouring + Pale Waves

It was a packed house on Friday night at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Colouring and Pale Waves opening up for The 1975. The Colouring is an electronic pop band from London. Their music is very uplifting, [...]

May 22, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: MACK, Pioneer the Eel and Levy & The Oaks played Happy Mondays

Just what the doctor ordered for this episode of Happy Mondays, a perfect calm before the rager that is to go down next week. A little smooth, feel good music to start the week was a great elixir for me [...]

May 17, 2017 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Chris Brown, Smalltalk & Everymen Played Happy Mondays

Everymen stopped by to headline Happy Mondays this week in support of their new release “May Ashes Have Stories to Tell”. Coming up from Florida for a tour of the northeast, the five-piece act adds a punk attitude into some [...]

May 10, 2017 Live, Reviews