[Coverage] Trey Anastasio Band at Tower Theater
Dec17

[Coverage] Trey Anastasio Band at Tower Theater

Firing On All Cylinders As Fall Tour Concludes Photography: Steven Philips StSteven.com | Words: Michael J. Fioretti, Esq. On the heels of the early 2015 release of their new full-length album, Paper Wheels, TAB embarked on a 12 date fall tour, beginning in late November and ending on Saturday night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby. Whether credit is due to time spent in the studio or a condensed touring schedule, the septet was...

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[Coverage] Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Take Jazz To The Next Level
Dec10

[Coverage] Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Take Jazz To The Next Level

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Take Jam/ Jazz To The Next Level At Dec. 5, 2014 Sold Out Union Transfer Show. Union Transfer was packed to capacity on Saturday night, with an audience that was fully appreciative of the avant garde jazz jams put forth by this group of Philly favorites.  They played two solid sets of creative compositions and improvisations that explored styles from classic jazz to rock, funk, and even reggae....

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[Recap] Groove Away Your Saturday // Tweed, Main Squeeze, Dopapod
Dec05

[Recap] Groove Away Your Saturday // Tweed, Main Squeeze, Dopapod

Tweed, Main Squeeze and Dopapod at District N9NE Nov. 22, 2014 Including Interview with Tweed Photography: Steven Philips StSteven.com | Words: Kathleen Orlando District N9NE offered the perfect Saturday night with a lineup of three great bands. Headlined by the versatile Dopapod, and opened by energizing performances by Tweed and the Main Squeeze, each band brought their A game and it made for a wickedly fantastic show. Philly-based...

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[Recap] Happy Funkday Philadelphia – PFH and Motet at Underground Arts
Dec01

[Recap] Happy Funkday Philadelphia – PFH and Motet at Underground Arts

PFH and the Motet at Underground Arts Nov 20, 2014 Photography by Steven Philips, StSteven.com Story by Kathleen Orlando The Philadelphia Funk Hustle and Motet show at Underground Arts left me at a loss for words. I was so completely involved from the time Philly Funk Hustle opened with a Phish cover to Motet’s encore that the three and a half hour show seemed to fly by. The crowd was phenomenal, and both of the bands seemed to feed...

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[Recap] Hip Hop Greats at Electric Factory – Ms Lauryn Hill w/ Talib Kweli, Kuf Knotz, & Local Khemistry
Nov24

[Recap] Hip Hop Greats at Electric Factory – Ms Lauryn Hill w/ Talib Kweli, Kuf Knotz, & Local Khemistry

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Opening last Saturday night’s show was Local Khemistry.  An “extra” act that wasn’t on the bill, he warmed up the crowd with some solid mc work.  Then Kuf Knotz took the stage with a solid band including Dave and Ginger – both solid on backup vocals, plus a full band.  Kuf’s energy is second to none, both in it’s level and it’s nature –...

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