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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
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Baseball EP by Bad Case Of Big Mouth

Bad Case Of Big Mouth, an Experimental-Punk outfit from South Plainfield, isn’t timid when it comes to operating unconventionally, in fact, areas of eccentricity is this seven-piece collective’s comfort zone…and they thrive in it. While effortlessly transitioning between aggressive chunking [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music
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Let It Sail by Lost In Society

SIMGEssential Lost In Society’s half of a split EP with the New York-based Ska-Punk collective American Pinup in February produced five setlist staples and a riotous single, “Not Afraid,” that continues to have Punks flipping the bird in the pit [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger by River City Extension

SIMGEssential Sitting on chair that had seen more  famous asses than my own in the steamy surroundings of the Bonnaroo  press compound nearly one year ago, River City Extension’s Joe Michelini assured this inquisitor the new record he and the [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Rick Barry & The New Rick Barry’s Played The Press Room On Friday

Rick Barry & The New Rick Barry’s (Sally Boyd, Zach Westfall, Andy Bova) reformed with its original lineup to perform its first electrified show in more than five years, and according to the front-man, the last of its kind for [...]

June 1, 2012 Live
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Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Played Tim McLoone’s Supper Club

Photography by Kristen Driscoll Complimentary egg-shaped percussion instruments were dispensed to the audience on Friday evening at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club as Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why packed the upscale eatery and music locale for the Beach Comber-Rock collective’s [...]

May 31, 2012 Live
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The Parlor Mob Played The Stone Pony; Or The Devils Had A Homecoming In Asbury Late Friday Night

The Devils had a homecoming in Asbury late Friday night, as the collective of homegrown Hard-Rock purveyors that compose The Parlor Mob huddled about The Stone Pony’s back bar surrounded by friends, family, and concerned hockey fanatics, all boisterously proclaiming [...]

May 30, 2012 Live
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River City Extension Opened Its Summer Tour And Sold Out Maxwell’s Last Night; Or Nothing Happened Somewhere On Memorial Day

Photography by Kristen Driscoll On Monday afternoon, on the brink of embarking on a 32-date U.S. headlining tour, including a sold out performance May 30th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, with the likes of Drowning Men and Ben Henderson, all culminating [...]

May 29, 2012 Live
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The Gay Blades 2012 Self-Titled EP

SIMGEssential This afternoon the Garden State’s own Clark Westfield (James Wells) and Puppy Mills (Quinn English), better known as The Gay Blades, dropped a brand new slef-titled EP four songs in length. The collection includes the hollowed out, distortion-laden single [...]

May 25, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Little Jimmy & Tangiers Blues Band Rocked The Press Room On Saturday; Or Staring At The Future, While The Past Is Reworked

Photography by Kristen Driscoll After the final notes of day two of the Bamboozle Festival had been played by the likes of My Chemical Romance and Foo Fighters, the fun was only beginning in Asbury Park. Those concert patrons looking [...]

May 22, 2012 Live