[Interview] w/ Lotus- Preview for New Years Run
Dec18

[Interview] w/ Lotus- Preview for New Years Run

I caught up with Jesse Miller of Lotus last week in preview of their upcoming New Years Run. The next upcoming weeks Lotus will play two consecutive nights at Electric Factory, in Philly, Dec. 27-28; one night at The NorVa, in Norfolk, VA., Dec. 29; and their New Years run will finish with two consecutive shows at The National, in Richmond, VA., Dec. 30-31. Lotus’ Gilded Age Tour starts shortly after at the end of January 2015!...

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[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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D’Angelo Releases Black Messiah on iTunes
Dec15

D’Angelo Releases Black Messiah on iTunes

The neo soul/R&B artist, D’angelo, is now streaming Black Messiah on Spotify.  After his release of VooDoo in 2000, fans have patiently waited for more.  The single, “Sugah Daddy,” was released on Sunday, and it echoes influences of Stevie Wonder, Cee Lo Green, and Prince.  Revealed in a listening session, ?uestlove, Pino Palladino (Bass), and James Gadson (Drums) will make appearances on the album, and Q-Tip and...

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Interview w/ Marco Benevento – plays 2 show Johnny Brenda’s Fri & Sat
Dec12

Interview w/ Marco Benevento – plays 2 show Johnny Brenda’s Fri & Sat

You want to go to a show this weekend, but you’re craving something different. You’re feeling something dancey, deep, and meditative. Marco Benevento is just the choice for you. This New York based rock pianist will be playing a special two-night show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight and tomorrow night. Along with the eclectic sounds of Benevento, each night has a different opener. Tonight, enjoy the bright energetic sound of Brooklyn based...

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[Recap] Flatbush Zombies + The Underachievers Take Over TLA
Dec12

[Recap] Flatbush Zombies + The Underachievers Take Over TLA

Photos By Teresa McCullough Words By Fredric Fresh December in Philly is usually marks the start of some sharp winter nights. Last sunday was no exception. Crazy cold outside, with a dash of wind. Time to hit the TLA right? Any resemblance to the outside world melted away as soon as I walked through the door. Clockwork Indigo, (Flatbush Zombies + The Underachievers) was like stepping into an alternate universe in which record...

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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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