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Album Review: The Fake Boys – I Love My Life When You’re Around

Lowell, Massachusetts’s three piece The Fake Boys did things a little differently this time around. The band had a bunch of songs recorded and ended up needing to press a double album. So they tapped into their fan base setting [...]

January 19, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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Desert Sharks, Scam Avenue, Sink Tapes & The ’94 Knicks Played Blox Cord 3 At The Footlight

Last week, the combined talents of Desert Sharks, Scam Avenue, Sink Tapes & The ’94 Knicks performed at The Footlight for the third in our monthly Blox Cord series. It was also SIMGE Staff Photographer Mike Petzinger‘s first time at [...]

January 18, 2017 Live, Reviews
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Stream: johnnycola – unbind

With only a handful of New Brunswick gigs under the belts since July, the genre-blending sextet johnnycola wasted little time in getting us their, very promising, debut. Consisting of, in their own words, leader John Colaiacovo III (keyz), Matt Gordeuk [...]

January 11, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings, Fool!

Are you ready for this? The Regrettes are a Los Angeles based quartet along the lines of Shannon and the Clams meets Hinds crossed with La Luz and Hunx and His Punx made up of ALL TEENAGERS. “Whatever, that’s cool,” [...]

January 9, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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Stream: Band Cramps Volume 1 (Benefiting The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls)

Yup! I’m a pretty big fan of charity compilations. The idea of gathering a pool of awesome talent to come together and create is thoroughly rewarding in and of itself, and to put all of that effort towards a worthy [...]

January 6, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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Stream: Holy Tunics – Hot to Trot

Since late 2014, Brooklyn-based band Holy Tunics has been a steady fixture gigging out in the local scenes. It wasn’t until just a few weeks ago, however, that the band released their proper debut, the Hot to Trot EP, with [...]

January 4, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Samantha Louise, Girl, The LeMats and The Jolly Daggers Played The Saint

My musical 2016 concluded with some Tuesday Tunes at The Saint. Seems this year was a blink of an eye, and one wonders where does the time go too. Turning the corner, the map for January looks very strange without [...]

December 29, 2016 Live, Reviews
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Stream: Jacobus – Albam

Serving as a snapshot of a junction between three friends, Albam, the debut LP from the NJ-born band Jacobus, examines the ephemera and existential angst of the modern age. Separated by college, the trio of Dylan Hertzberg (bass, vox), Eli [...]

December 28, 2016 New Music, Reviews
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Stream: Whiner – Forever

Photo Credit: John Cooper // N.J. Racket Earlier this year, NJ-based band Winona Ryder re-emerged as Whiner and settled into their new skin popping up on a ton of basement/DIY bills all over the tri-state. All the while, the group [...]

December 23, 2016 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: Ron Santee, Shady Street Show Band & Levy and the Oaks Played Happy Mondays

The final Happy Mondays of the year, and possibly the series, concluded this week with a huge party. The event was bittersweet for me as I began this journey of mine almost three years ago with this weekly gathering. I [...]

December 21, 2016 Live, Reviews