[Coverage] Rubblebucket at Union Transfer 9/18
Sep24

[Coverage] Rubblebucket at Union Transfer 9/18

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com, Words by Kathleen Orlando Thursday night’s show at Union Transfer brought a little Brooklyn to Philly, in the form of groovin’ beats, impressive vocals, and a fun vibe that whisked you back to younger days. Check out Survival Sounds, Rubblebucket’s new album. The opener, Body Language, brought a strong disco sound with soulful lyrics and a solid stage presence. The quartet spans many genres,...

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[Coverage] Dr. Dog, Front Bottoms, Hop Along, & Mac Demarco @The Mann
Sep17

[Coverage] Dr. Dog, Front Bottoms, Hop Along, & Mac Demarco @The Mann

Photos By Steven Philips StSteven.com, Words By Toby Koekkoek  On Saturday night Philly music fans were treated to an all night party on the lawn atop the hills of West Fairmount Park at The Mann Center. The musical fiesta taking place on the Lawn of Mann was headlined by Dr. Dog with support coming from Hop Along, The Front Bottoms, and Mac Demarco. It appeared to be a dreary Philadelphia day from the start, but as the bands came a...

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Snarky Puppy Returns to World Cafe Philadelphia for a Late Summer Sellout
Sep15

Snarky Puppy Returns to World Cafe Philadelphia for a Late Summer Sellout

Photography and Words by Steven Philips StSteven.com The last time Snarky Puppy played World Cafe Live in West Philly, it was a a packed house and a super fun show. Last night’s repeat performance was much anticipated, sold out, and as much fun as the last visit. The first thing you notice about Snarky Puppy’s music is the texture. After an opening band that blasted out “in your face” funk, the subtly sophisticated sound of Snarky was...

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CATSKILL CHILL BRINGS THE HEAT ONCE AGAIN
Sep12

CATSKILL CHILL BRINGS THE HEAT ONCE AGAIN

Photos by Steven Philips StSteven.com, Words by Michael Fioretti Since its inception in 2009, those traversing the festival scene are well aware that the Catskill Chill, held in Hancock, New York, carries the distinguished reputation as a true celebration of music with an undeniable family vibe. Held from September 5-7, the fifth annual Chill provided no exception to the general rule. The grounds were in excellent condition and...

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Catskill Chill One Week Away!
Aug28

Catskill Chill One Week Away!

By Steven Philips – StSteven.com So it’s been a full summer of festies for me, and for many of you as well. Labor Day weekend is upon us, and it’s time to put an exclamation point on the summer of ’14.  Many people have asked what I’m doing next weekend (Sept 5, 6 and 7) and when I say Catskill Chill, if I get anything other than a knowing nod for reaction, I simply state that it’s my favorite...

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