Playing For Change at the Musikfest Cafe – Photo Recap
Jun16

Playing For Change at the Musikfest Cafe – Photo Recap

Imagine 9 different points on the globe. Now, pluck one of the most talented musicians from each of those 9 points. Put them together in the same room with microphones, drums, guitars, keyboards, tambourines and a harmonica and you have the outstanding Playing For Change ensemble. Although the band makeup may not always be exactly the same, the cause is:  to raise funds for various musical charities, hoping that by bridging cultural...

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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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[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’
Jun15

[LISTEN] Medeski Martin & Wood Team Up with John Scofield on Fourth Album ‘JUICE’

On September 16 you can fully listen and buy Juice. Fourth studio album of a collaboration between Avant-Jazz-Funk band Medeski Martin and Wood and  jazz guitarist John Scofield. They came together 17 years ago and have been seen to have a great musical interplay kinship on and off the stage. Take a listen to Sham Time below.   Medeski Martin and Wood’s last three albums had great reviews and this album will sure be viewed...

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[RECAP] A Sold Out Radio 104.5 Block Party Moves to Fesitval Pier and
Jun13

[RECAP] A Sold Out Radio 104.5 Block Party Moves to Fesitval Pier and

Sometimes a move is a positive thing. Radio 104.5′s Block Party, which are usually held at the Piazza at Schimdts in Northern Liberties Philadelphia, have moved to Festival Pier. Unlike when the shows were at the Piazza, the Festival Pier runs on a first come first serve ticket system. While tickets are still free. There is a possibility they can run out. Some may find this to be a negative, but I find it to be a positive. The...

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[RECAP] Rap Meets Reggae – Atmosphere & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley @ The Electric Factory
Jun13

[RECAP] Rap Meets Reggae – Atmosphere & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley @ The Electric Factory

Photography by Steven Philips StSteven.com Story by Jessica Fresquet As we cruised out of Chinatown and up North 7th Street in center city Philadelphia, the parking lot of the Electric Factory was already full, normal when arriving late for a show.  When it’s full at 8pm sharp, you expect a great crowd looking forward to some great music, and that’s we were treated to.  This show was originally scheduled for the Mann Music...

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[UPCOMING SHOWS] Tellus 360 features eclectic mix of artists this June
Jun13

[UPCOMING SHOWS] Tellus 360 features eclectic mix of artists this June

Right in the heart of Lancaster City, Tellus 360 embodies the creative, community-driven lifestyle of the city featuring art, music, cultural events-you name it, Tellus will deliver. Tellus 360 holds two stages, one small pub stage and a larger stage in the back, a gallery, newly added rooftop bar, and much more.  This summer, Tellus is featuring an eclectic mix of artists to their stages and introducing new sounds to your ears. They...

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