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Governors Ball Day 2: Modest Mouse, Fiona Apple, And Beck Bring It Home

And I’m spent: Another trip over the Robert F. Kennedy bridge and another day of the Governors Ball, this time with a more rock centric program for the throngs making the trek from all around the world. As with Saturday, [...]

June 25, 2012 Live
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Set It Free Played The Stone Pony On Wednesday; Or A Band Of Ninja Warriors

Photos by Chris Rotolo They say if you want to woo a woman at a bar, buy her and her friend a drink. Or if you’re at a show, free EPs are an adequate substitute. As it was my first [...]

June 25, 2012 Live
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Governors Ball Day 1: Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, Major Lazer Lead The Charge

RANDALL’S ISLAND – After a brief bus ride to Randall’s Island Park from the 125th Street subway stop one could see the early machinations of the 2012 edition of the Governors Ball. Now spread out over the course of two [...]

June 23, 2012 Live
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“The Church Of The Good Thief” by Right Away Great Captain!

What is it about the sea that inspires such tales of tragedy and betrayal? The various oceans and rivers of the world have served as inspiration for countless songs and seem to be arenas for all different examples of human [...]

June 22, 2012 New Music
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Tango Machina Played The Saint On Friday

On Friday, Monroe, NJ’s own Rock N’ Roll collective Tango Machina, or Tango Mahina depending upon which Spanglish speaking sound man works your set on a given evening, performed a late night set at The Saint on Friday drawing applause [...]

June 21, 2012 Live
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World Inferno Friendship Society Played Asbury Lanes; Or A History Lesson On Paul Robeson

Last Thursday Jack Terricloth and his ever-changing backing band of Cabaret-loving Punks ventured from their Brooklyn-based homestead to Asbury’s premier 10-pin penthouse and music locale for a one-off showcase of champagne-drenched ragetunes that poked and prodded the proverbial bees nest [...]

June 21, 2012 Live
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Julian Fulton & The Zombie Gospel Played Asbury Lanes, Released New EP; Or A Fear Of Bath Salts

Photography by Kristen Driscoll On Thursday evenings Hazlet, NJ’s own Julian Fulton & The Zombie Gospel held an EP release party for its debut release, Heart & Arms, at Asbury Lanes alongside Elevator Art, Green Paper, and Ladykiller…and I’ve never been more [...]

June 18, 2012 Live
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A Wild Weekend In Asbury Park With The Counting Crows & More; The Boardwalk’s Own Slice Of Bonnaroo

Photography by Kristen Driscoll This past weekend, 17 hours to the Southwest on 500 acres of farmland in Manchester, Tennessee, the 11th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival played out over four days featuring some of the biggest names in music [...]

June 13, 2012 Live
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Radiohead Played The Prudential Center On May 31st

Upon arriving at the Prudential Center in Newark early in the evening on Thursday, May 31st, I knew I was in for a profoundly different concert experience than the one I was used to. As I lined up in Champions [...]

June 7, 2012 Live
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Inner Animal by Breathing Blue

SIMGEssential We all know the feeling well. The time when the anger becomes uncontrollable. The time when your emotions take over, and someone who you didn’t even know existed rears his or her ugly head. We all know what it [...]

June 6, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials