Coverage from Madsummer Meltdown 2014!
Jul07

Coverage from Madsummer Meltdown 2014!

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Story by Jess Fresquet and Steven Philips Madsummer Meltdown officially started last Friday, so I can only report on the Thursday pre-party from rumor and innuendo, but from what I heard it was a good crowd, a good party, and great music from Steal Your Face. We arrived Friday afternoon in time for a set byMason Porter, a folky, rocky, bluegrass band from Philly, where they are a part of the...

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Hezekiah Jonesin’ at the Lovers League EP Release at Johnny Brenda’s
Jul02

Hezekiah Jonesin’ at the Lovers League EP Release at Johnny Brenda’s

Words by Autumn Walden, Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com The heavy weights of the local Philly, PA music scene collided in folk-rockery at Johnny Brenda’s—presented by the Philly Music Co-op. The band Lovers League held its album release with the help of headliner Hezekiah Jones, along with the Spinning Leaves, and New Sweden. It was clear that this was not only a band’s celebration of its creative product but...

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Madsummer Meltdown 5! This weekend, Festie Preview here!
Jun25

Madsummer Meltdown 5! This weekend, Festie Preview here!

By Steven Philips StSteven.com Over the last five years I’ve been immersed in the festival circuit as a fan, journalist, and photographer. I’ve been to many huge festivals as well as most small and medium fests within a few hours drive of Philly. Lots of people ask me about these local events and often wonder which fests they should attend that have the best music, camping, family activities, late night raging, campfires and drum...

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Opple Topple 5 – Under the Full Honey Moon

Photography by Dave Fi, Story by Jen Schratz This past weekend, June 13th-15th, fest veterans and virgins gathered together on the rolling hills of Winding Brook Farm in Warrington, PA for the fifth Opple Topple Music Festival. Although Thursday night threatened with flash flooding and muddy grounds, the stage and sound crew managed to persevere through the unfavorable weather and get everything completed unscathed. The dedicated...

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Marco Benevento. Familiar Face, New Venue
Jun16

Marco Benevento. Familiar Face, New Venue

Photography by Steven Philips, StSteven.com. Story by Jessica Fresquet On a drizzly spring Thursday night (June 12, 2014) we stayed warm and dry at Ardmore Music Hall with a triple bill including Beth Sorrentino, Bird Watcher, and Marco Benevento, who were all playing this venue for the first time. We arrived just as Bird Watcher took the stage. Bird Watcher is a self-proclaimed recording/ studio project created by Singer/Song Writer...

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