[RECAP] Shpongle, Phutureprimitive, and Schlang Tour Closer at Electric Factory
Apr08

[RECAP] Shpongle, Phutureprimitive, and Schlang Tour Closer at Electric Factory

 Words by Kathleen Orlando Saturday night’s show at the Electric Factory was the final stop on the 2015 Shpongletron 3.1 tour. Simon Posford brought the energy and Zebbler’s visuals were completely mind-blowing. Shlang opened strong with a friendly and engaging set. The duo was clearly having an awesome time as they prepared the audience for, as they themselves put it, a “full Shpongle lobotomy”. Shpongle was joined by...

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[recap] Disco Biscuits at Best Buy Theater
Jan20

[recap] Disco Biscuits at Best Buy Theater

Words: Michael Fioretti | Photography: Steven Philips StSteven.com The Philadelphia-based godfathers of electronica-jam fusion closed out an absolutely stellar year for the quartet with five jaw and flat-brim sopping shows at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall (12/26-27) and New York City’s Best Buy Theater (12/29-12/31). This is the experience of one guy at the last three shows. As far as venues go, Best Buy (formerly Nokia) once again...

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Don’t Mix Business with Leather – An Evening with Keller Williams atTLA
Jan12

Don’t Mix Business with Leather – An Evening with Keller Williams atTLA

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Words by Kathleen Orlando Keller Williams‘s performance at the TLA offered many fun covers, a one man show, a funky finish, and a shoeless Keller, par for the course. He started off playing as a one-man band, recording loops live and then layering them for a skillfully entertaining take on some of his own songs and a few renditions of others. First I picked up on a folksy Pepper by the...

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[Recap] Dark Star Orchestra Returns to Electric Factory
Jan08

[Recap] Dark Star Orchestra Returns to Electric Factory

Annual Holiday Tradition Photography and Words by Steven Philips StSteven.com Every year around this time I look forward to Dark Star Orchestra‘s return to the Electric Factory.  Having recently seen their traditional Thanksgiving show at Penn’s Peak, I was psyched as usual.  They played an awesome show from the 80′s and every aspect of it was as expected – spot on. The neighboring Voltage Lounge has been...

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[Recap] Matisyahu at TLA for the final night of Chanukah 2014
Jan07

[Recap] Matisyahu at TLA for the final night of Chanukah 2014

Words and Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com The TLA was packed on Tuesday night December 23 with an enthusiastic all ages crowd that included children with their parents, young couples and singles, and the usual variety of music lovers.  Judith Hill, who opened in support of Matisyahu, in addition to sitting in with him for a song later in the evening, began her set unaccompanied, strolling in from the wings with microphone...

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