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Todd Jones-Jammin’ For The Animals II Festival Promoter

When I get Todd on the phone I can feel his enthusiasm for the festival he is co-promoting with Plus Vibes Productions that takes place this weekend rushing through the phone.”Last year’s festival was only one day and it wasn’t enough so we expanded it to two”.”The venue[Blue Falls Grove] is just amazingly beautiful and the

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Jammin For The Animals- Interview w/Natural Breakdown-Music, Cause, Community

Eric WaldMAN keyboardist from Natural Breakdown took a few minutes from his busy rehearsal schedule to fill me in about the band. I tell him that I noticed from the band’s web page that there are not a lot of dates booked for the summer, which is usually an active time for especially for jam

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Shaika-Trying to Figure It Out

One of the cool things about what I do is talking to bands at different stages of their development. Shaika is a relatively new band based in Lancaster County. They are named after their guitarist and lead voacalist Jake Shaika and featuring Bonnie Watson on keys and vocals, Brian McCelland on bass, and Josh Brown on

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These United States-XPoNential Newcomers,New Album

One of the wonderful things about attending a great music festival is not just seeing anticipated sets by bands you are familiar with but of course discovering a great band for the first time.Lexington Ky./D.C. newcomers[not really,four years and four albums]These United States was my nice surprise on Sunday.This quintet led by Jesse Elliott  plays

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Birdie Busch returns to XPoNential Festival

“Music for a long attention span” is what Birdie Busch’s manager calls it.Not something easily experienced in a twenty second clip on your laptop.Better enjoyed in a comfortable chair playing from old wooden box speakers,heard and savored from beginning to end.Or better yet,seen performed live.Birdie Busch will be part of the XPoNential Music Festival in

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XPN Fest – Free Energy-Bang Pop “Philly Style”

Got to chat with Free Energy front man Paul Spranger[Do I have the greatest job or what?]while the band was enroute from Asheville N.C. to Baltimore for another show opening for  Mates of State.The band is on the road in support of their release “Stuck On Nothing” on DFA Records.The month of August finds them

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Twin Sister-My Song Of The Summer

I had that all too rare occurence a couple of months ago when I immediately became obsessed with a song I heard on my radio.From the opening bass groove to the swirling ethereal backgrounds to the seductive Nico meets Mae West through a megaphone vocals I was instantly transported.The song was All Around And Away

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Kevin Murphy Of The Moondoggies

Caught up with Kevin Murphy lead singer and guitarist for Seattle’s The Moondoggies as he and the band were loading up after a successful Webster Hall show in NYC to head for the Chameleon Club in Lancaster. The Moondoggies originally from Everett,Washington moved to Seattle about five years ago where the  music scene is much

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EastHundred at Musser Park

Despite the steamy weather and threat of rain which thankfully did not come, a nice crowd of folks brought their lawnchairs to enjoy some live music on Monday night at Lancaster’s charming Musser Park.The event was sponsored by MOOSE[the Mayor's office of special events] and was hosted by WXPN radio.The original opening act The Mint had

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Non-Commvention-The Rescues

Was lucky enough to attend the Non-Commvention at World Cafe  on Friday.Non-Comm is a gathering of of non-commercial radio programmers and DJs,record label and record promotion professionals,artists,and passionate music folk in general.It is three days of panel discussions,Artist showcases and music biz hobnobbing .It is always one of my favorite events because there is always

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