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SIMGE On The Scene: Little Vicious, Yawn Mower & Gay Guy/Straight Guy Welcomed Back Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays has returned! For me, this is the one event I will attend without looking to see who is playing. Unless we get a request, I am going to shows that have piqued my interest, but for the past [...]

May 3, 2017 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Lyons, Morgan Freemasons, & Common Wealth Played Jeff Crespi’s Birthday Bash

Bouncing back from a medical issue can be a trying experience. I have dealt with it as a caretaker and many times as an observer. The mayor of NJ music photography had a little excitement to deal with over the [...]

April 10, 2017 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Pepperwine, Waiting on Mongo & Pimps of Joytime Thrilled The Wonder Bar Crowd

It is not often you come across a bill that melds perfectly together. The sound and styles of one band complimenting the next, providing a crescendo of energy that leaves you quite restless after you are done and home. I [...]

March 26, 2017 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: The Battery Electric & Black Flamingos Played Wonder Bar

Last week, rockers The Battery Electric and Black Flamingos played the Wonder Bar as a part of the Cold War Winter Surf Competition kick off. Fortunately for us, SIMGE Staff Photographer Mike Petzinger was on the ground to capture all [...]

March 9, 2017 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Death By Unga Bunga, gods & Wreaths Played Wonder Bar

I stopped by the Wonder Bar on the 24th to take in some music that featured an act from across the pond. Not talking about the UK here, we are talking about Norway! When a band of Vikings makes their [...]

February 26, 2017 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Chris Brown, Above the Moon, Levy & the Oaks and Deaf Rhino Played Jersey Rock Showcase

The folks over at Jersey Rock and The WRAT held their second showcase of the winter at the Wonder Bar. It was great to back and catch up with a bunch of familiar faces many of whom were constants at [...]

February 17, 2017 Live, Reviews

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

SIMGE On The Scene: The Wag, Underlined Passages, & Flammable Animals Played Happy Mondays

This week’s Happy Mondays began with a really nice, indie folk act. The Wag, a quartet from Middletown, has some killer harmonies going and they performed with the perfect use of sparseness. Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Bongos and various percussive [...]

December 14, 2016 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Sister Ancestor, Lunch Ladies, & Gravity Well Played Happy Mondays

The final month of Happy Mondays kicked off this week in, I am going to have to say, surprising fashion. There was something in the atmosphere this night that transcended all good feelings even with the Jets stinking up the [...]

December 6, 2016 Live, Reviews

SIMGE On The Scene: Garden State Line, Tico, & The Vansaders Played Happy Mondays

We end November with the feasts devoured, the Wonder Bar all decorated for the holidays, 60 degree temps not withstanding, and the music still pumping along. This week’s Happy Mondays was a special celebration for Wonder Bar employee Kevin Ihnen. [...]

November 29, 2016 Live, Reviews