INTERVIEW: Marco Benevento Experimental Visionary

Words & Interview by: Tasha Funk Pianist, organist and all around jazz visionary Marco Benevento comes to us from Brooklyn, New York where he has been apart of the experimental music scene since 1999. After constructing The Jazz farmers Benevento has made his mark playing with the likes of Kenny Werner, Joanne Brackeen, and Brad Mehldau. Concluding the success of The Jazz Farmers Benevento ventured out in hopes of doing something...

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Pearl & The Beard + Lucius + You Won’t at Johnny Brenda’s Recap

Words:  Matt Alfano Photos:  Ed Roper Last Friday evening indie-folk trio Pearl and the Beard stopped by Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia and brought bands Lucius and You Won’t along with them to serenade an audience with all original tracks.  First up was You Won’t.  They consist of two guys from MA who play “strummy melodic eclectic lyrical folky rock n roll” according to their Twitter page.  They played...

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Album Review: Hey Rosetta! ‘A Cup of Kindness Yet’

  Words by Matt Latessa Christmas music could have its own discourse within pop culture.   Whether it is in the spirit of genuine celebration of the holiday or just another ploy to bolster the hyper-commercialization of the season, Christmas music takes many forms.  Christmas music can be heard on nearly every radio station, seen in many advertisements, and used at  thousands of office parties across the nation. Indie Christmas...

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Album Review: Young Rival, “Stay Young”

“Stay Young” is the most recently released album of Canadian garage-pop trio Young Rival. The band sounds like something out of the British Invasion combined with the Beach Boys with added indie rock flavor, often using catchy guitar riffs to pull in their listeners. I can specifically detect a good deal of guitar styles similar to that of the Strokes. If you’re looking for music that is just flat out fun to listen...

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Album Review: Nothing’s, “Downward Years to Come”

Downward Years to Come is the 3rd EP by the Philadelphia band Nothing. Nothing consists of only a few members, but one would never assume that during a first listen. The music is so full and atmospheric, it often sounds more like an orchestra than a few wood and string instruments. It is clear that Nothing is greatly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, with very similar guitar and vocal styles. The EP is short but sweet, consisting of...

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Album Review: The Parsnip Revolt’s, A Sunshine Report

The Philadelphia-based band The Parsnip Revolt performed at World Café Live on Saturday, November 3rd to celebrate the release of their debut album, A Sunshine Report. Band members Geremiah Giampa (vocals/guitar), Jake Williams (guitar), Brian Fin (bass), and Tom Mellon (drums) distributed a free copy of their new album to each ticket-holder of their sold-out show. The album consists of ten poppy, radio-friendly rock tracks containing...

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